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A vegetarian friendly Arlington

 The Falafel Wrap from Busboys and Poets, a great vegetarian dish with hummus, cucumbers and tahini sauce, wrapped in a grilled tortilla. Busboys and Poets is located in Shirlington.

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

There are many restaurants across Arlington, but some vegetarians in Arlington still struggle to find restaurants and cafes where they can enjoy good food without the meat. Here are some great vegetarian options  across Arlington, according to vegetarians. First is Sweetgreen, which has many vegetari...

Chew on this

Ted's Bulletin offers unique, handmade poptarts. Located in five places in the D.C. area, Ted's Bulletin is coming to Ballston Quarter later this year.

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Ballston Quarter restaurants are opening on a rolling basis. According to Ballston Quarter Marketing Director Cristian Becker, all restaurants should be open by May, but two opened in December: Chick-fil-A and Punch Bowl Social. The newer restaurants will provide customers with additional cuisines a few ...

Higher, further, faster

Captain Marvel showcases her power of energy manipulation in the latest poster for the film. “Captain Marvel” will be released in cinemas on March 8.

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

March 21, 2019

The first blockbuster superhero film of 2019, “Captain Marvel,” made its highly anticipated release on March 8. This film is the twenty first installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, the buzz surrounding this film is much more intense than others, with the first trailer for the ...

Awards galore

Spike Lee pounces on Samuel L. Jackson as he takes the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman at the Dolby Theatre. Despite writing and directing many acclaimed films, this year marked Lee’s first Oscar win.

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 24. In the lead up to the actual show, controversy plagued the Academy. The issues started back in August when it was announced that a n...

New Spider-Man movie goes the extra Miles

Spider-Man swings through New York City. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse was released on December 14.

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019

When Sony announced that they were in production of yet another Spider-Man movie, it is likely most rolled their eyes at the thought. This is the seventh Spider-Man movie to be produced, not to mention an existing franchise with three versions of the same Peter Parker story. However, Spider-man:...

Black Mirror

Black Mirror’s poster shows a screen shattered to look like a smile with the tagline “The Future Looks Bright”. The show’s title comes from how the black screens of turned-off electronics function as mirrors.

Hannah Rosman, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2019

Black Mirror, a science fiction anthology series on Netflix, has been making headlines since its premiere in 2011. Each episode tells a self-contained cautionary tale of futures with new casts, contexts and plots where technology controls, terrorizes and possibly destroys humanity. Episodes, which are prim...

“Legally Blonde” rehearsals begin

The cast was told to pose in an “awkwardly sexual way” per instructions from their choreographer Randy Snight. According to Mr. Cassidy, only profanity will be taken out of the show, and all scenes will remain.

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

February 27, 2019

“Legally Blonde”, the school’s largest theater production of the year, has finished casting and begun choreography and music rehearsals. “Legally Blonde” is the story of a valley girl, Elle Woods, who applies to Harvard University to be with her college boyfriend who she thinks she loves, ...

Remembering the Holocaust Through Film

The girl in the red coat is the only color used in “Schindler’s List”, along with the Shabbat candles. The girl in the red coat was used to represent all of the innocent lives lost in the Holocaust.

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019

“Schindler's List” first came out in 1993, but now the movie is back in theaters for its twenty-fifth  anniversary. As anti-Semitism incidents increase, the story may remind people of the horrible events that went on during World War II. “Schindler’s List”, directed by Steven Spielberg, is about...

Theatre Department’s “Inherit the Wind”

Students rehearsing a courtroom scene for the school’s fall play, “Inherit the Wind.”

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

The school's school fall play “Inherit the Wind” played November 15 through the 17 at 7 p.m. Many students and family members went to watch the final performance of the play, but much more goes into the production of the play than just the acting. “Inherit the Wind” is based on the true story of the 1925 Sc...

Ballston Quarter begins soft opening

The mall construction workers recently painted Ballston’s name onto the side of the building. The newly-restored mall features several new entertainment options.

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018

After a period of renovation, the brand-new Ballston Quarter has begun to open shops in the last few weeks. The mall offers clothing stores, entertainment and lots of dining. It is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the school, and is easily accessible to public transportation to the Ba...

Merry Grinch-mas

People wait in line at Ballston Mall to see what is new in theaters. The Grinch made approximately $66 million during the first weekend of its release.

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching and the weather getting colder, it seems like time to take out “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, cuddle up on the couch and continue with my family’s tradition. This year may mark the beginning of a new tradition with the family-friendly, 2018 animated film, “The ...

A new type of dining

Ballston Quarter Mall’s website listing the new restaurants opening.

Abdellah Mouslik, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018

The long-awaited, completely renovated Ballston Quarter Mall is nearing its grand opening after delays. Specifically, the new food hall will open this spring and feature 18 dining options in a 25,000 square feet area. The new food court will be called Quarter Market and will be accompanied with a 5,00...

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