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King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in Black Panther

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018

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

Netflix has become prominent network due to the success of the Netflix Originals.

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018

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

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

Mel Gibson smiles in a recent red carpet appearance.

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

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

Sophomore Jeanie Laybourn (on the left) smiles beside her friend, sophomore Giulia Messa, after finishing a cross country race. Although she didn't meet her goal time last year, her New Years resolution is to continue to push herself when it comes to her running.

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

January 11, 2018

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

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

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

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

December 19, 2017

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

Netflix: Stranger Things

Hannah Rosman and Luke Dangel

December 13, 2017

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...

Students lead school One Acts

Liza Harold and Grace Ann Brown act out a scene from the first one act play,

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

November 9, 2017

The One Act plays at the beginning of November gave students a chance to immerse themselves in the process of bringing a production to life on a stage. Students had complete control over designing the One Acts and put a lot of effort into getting them ready for a performance in front of an audience. Pro...

The Chainsmokers Album Review

The Chainsmokers duo, Drew Taggart and Alex Paul, released their album last month.

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2017

Song: The One         This song opens with a chorus of people singing, almost in a sad melody. This is also one of three explicit songs on the album as well. The singer in this song is expressing his guilt for being “selfish” and “drifting off.” As the song progresses, it appears to be a bre...

Fishing fever: The ancient sport gains modern attention

Sophomore Adam Carter catches a largemouth bass in a pond near National Airport.

Ethan Burka, Staff Reporters

April 3, 2017

Fishing is an old sport and one that is very easy to learn but hard to master. Now, there is a difference between fishing and putting a bunch of worms on a hook and tossing it into a pond. Surprisingly, fishing takes more skill than luck. In Arlington, in the Four Mile Run area, there are a number of...

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