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Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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In past years, the school’s theater department has traditionally produced one musical and one play every year. This year, the department is producing two plays along with the production of Bye Bye Birdie which was performed in February. J. B., a play by Archibald MacLeish, was directed by the school’s theater t...

Migos lyric falls flat

Migos lyric falls flat

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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The rap group Migos released Culture II on January 26, a sequel to last year’s popular Culture album. Migos, whose members are Quavo, Offest and Takeoff, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. They have seen commercial success in recent years as Culture was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Associati...

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

March 20, 2018


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One of the most popular social media apps among students is Snapchat, the image messaging app that allows account holders to send pictures or messages that disappear after ten seconds unless set to be viewed infinitely. However, the company has received intense criticism for their latest update, which ...

Wakanda forever

Wakanda forever

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Director Ryan Coogler’s highly anticipated film, Black Panther, hit theaters on February 16. The movie created buzz because it is one of the first superhero movies to feature such a predominantly black cast. Black Panther is also the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is Ma...

Pulling the plug on cable: The rise of Netflix Originals

Pulling the plug on cable: The rise of Netflix Originals

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Netflix was founded in California in 1997 and is a streaming media provider based in the United States. Originally starting out as a small DVD-by-mail service in the U.S. and specializing in streaming media and video on demand, Netflix has had one of the largest company growths, considering its current...

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Oscars

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Oscars

Gus Nathanson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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On March 4, the 90th Academy Awards will commence, celebrating the year’s best films, actors and actresses and people in production. The list of all Oscar nominees has been released, showcasing both foreseeable nominees as well as its fair share of surprises and snubs. As per usual, certain categories...

Passion of the Christ again

Passion of the Christ again

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


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Almost 15 years after the original film, Jim Caviezel and Mel Gibson, the lead actor and the director of The Passion of the Christ have announced plans to start production on a sequel to the controversial film. Caviezel recently discussed the new film in an interview saying, "I won’t tell you how h...

New year, new resolutions

New year, new resolutions

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

January 11, 2018


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Every winter thousands of people make new year's resolutions in hopes that they will be able to improve aspects of their lives. According to statistical surveys conducted by Statistic Brain about 41 percent of Americans usually make new year’s resolutions. However, about 42 percent of those people ha...

Festival of Lights brightens the community

Festival of Lights brightens the community

Atashi Barua, Staff reporter

January 11, 2018


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The Festival of Lights was a two-day event on December 19 and 20 held at the school. The festival was a community event based on shining light on the goodness of people and to celebrate the community before students and teachers departed for winter break. This event was not a typical art show because ...

The Force is back

The Force is back

Tatiana Rivera, staff writer

December 21, 2017


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As the holiday season approaches, new movies begin to make their way to theaters throughout the month of December. One new film sparking excitement among some students and staff around the school is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Scheduled to arrive on December 15, tickets are expected to be sold out qu...

Snow school, snow problem

Snow school, snow problem

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

December 19, 2017


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As Winter Break approaches, families are confronted with the question of what to do with the eight days of vacation from school. While many students travel to see family, some students remain in Arlington. Even if students are not traveling, there are many activities both in Washington, D.C. and the cou...

Season 2: things get stranger

Season 2: things get stranger

Hannah Rosman and Luke Dangel

December 13, 2017


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After a long wait it is time to take a trip back to the 80s in Hawkins Indiana, with everyone’s favorite Dungeons and Dragons playing nerds and psychokinetic girl. Stranger Things season two is finally here. After a much loved season one from the creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, more commonly referr...

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