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“The Hate U Give” proves to be thoughtful look into race in America

Freshman Emely Interiand begins reading “The Hate U Give”. The book was made into a movie and released on October 5 of this year.

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

November 29, 2018

In the book “The Hate U Give”, written by Angie Thomas and released in early 2017, teenager Starr Carter lives a double life. However, unlike the fantastical, action-filled secret lives of most young adult novel protagonists, Starr’s is an all too real look into racial biases. She hides aspect...

The Walking DEAD?

Actor Andrew Lincoln sits on a panel for

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

November 24, 2018

Millions of people excitedly gathered around their televisions on October 7, listened to Bear McCreary’s iconic theme, and watched Rick, Daryl, Michonne, Maggie, and Carol back in action for what could very well be the final season of “The Walking Dead.” While many have speculated that the show w...

Movies for this Halloween: Shrieks, slow burns, or schlock

Students huddle around a computer screen to get their horror fix before Halloween. Teenagers have long been a key demographic of horror movie watchers.

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018

As Halloween draws near, it is time to get in the mood with some tricks and treats in the form of classic horror movies. Horror is a very versatile genre, encompassing everything from ridiculous horror comedies to bloody slashers to chilling psychological thrillers.So, whether you are a horror buff o...

Should representation be that crazy?

Crazy Rich Asians is the first major film to feature an all Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club premiered in 1993. Crazy Rich Asians had a hit opening weekend, making back its $30 million  budget.

Anika Bahl, News Editor

September 17, 2018

2018 has marked the release of some of the most inclusive movies that Hollywood has seen in a long time. While Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther presented an underrepresented black audience with the first-ever Marvel superhero that resembled them, Greg Berlanti’s Love, Simon told the coming-of-age story...

To ballet or not to ballet

To ballet or  not to ballet

Kate Ford, staff reporter

July 8, 2018

Freshman Kiara Nelson has been dancing since before she can remember. After all of this time, she barely notices the pain of all her weight forced onto one toe. Instead, this pain means to her that she is beautiful, that she is graceful. She is in her element. As Nelson methodically turns and bends to th...

It’s music festival season

Atashi Barua

June 19, 2018

Festival season has finally arrived, and upcoming music festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Broccoli City Festival, Buzz Beach Ball, Arise Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival have many people excited for the summer 2018. As the school year ends, many students are looking forward to attendin...

Rap group takes radio

Concept's Logo

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2018

Local rap group Concept Collective, also known simply as Concept, will be interviewed on radio station WPGC 95.5 on Friday, May 18. The group is comprised largely of students and alums of the school. For example, Diego Holmes-Bonilla, Larry Carpenter, Julian Hinkson, and Eric Lusby are seniors and memb...

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters represented on a movie poster

Abigail Presson and Luke Dangel

May 8, 2018

**SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have already seen Avengers: Infinity War or if you do not mind major spoilers.** Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the entire month of April, you have most likely heard about the hype around Avengers: Infinity War. Since its premiere last week, it h...

Arlington eats you didn’t know you wanted

Storefront of Arlington Kebab. Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor.

May 1, 2018

Living on the outskirts of our nation’s capital, we have access to a variety of foods from the diverse set of cooks and families that fill our communities and our stomachs. Arlington has a plethora of restaurants of all kinds, and many of them are not appreciated in the way that they deserve. ...

Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Seniors Caleb Dunham and Avery Erskine perform a scene from Almost, Maine, which has performances April 26-28.

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018

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

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

The Snapchat logo. Celebrities have joined the public in criticizing Snapchat's latest update. Do students at the school agree?

March 20, 2018

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 ...

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