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Bands In Town

Bands In Town

Callie Randall

October 23, 2014


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      For what others use as free time, local student bands Safety Third and Red Light Distraction are kept busy with brainstorming, rehearsing, recording, marketing and performing. Composed of all juniors, both bands are compiled of students from Washington-Lee.     Safety Third’s members incl...

Undercover Colors Nail Polish

Undercover Colors Nail Polish

Luna Uprety

October 23, 2014


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Date rape and rape in general are known to be very sensitive topics for everyone, and there are many contrasting views on the use of date rape prevention methods. Four students, Ankesh Madan, Stephen Grey, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have ...

OnYou phone case

Jasmine Ben Hamed, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014


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OnYou, a phone case that magnetically attaches itself to consumers’ bodies, is the next advancement in athletic arm bands for phones. Inventor James Rogers and his silent partner Scott Bauer came up with the idea to make a phone case that has a magnetic pad that will stick to a magnetic strap that can be strapped on the users arm or calf.    Rogers came up ...

Amazon Drones

Thomas Odlum, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2014


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It seems like an impossible feat, thought up by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, to have drone delivery. Yup, drones dropping off your packages in just 30 minutes! When people talk of the future, this is what they must’ve meant. The idea was officially announced December 2 in a 60 Minutes interview with Bezos...

Product Reviews

Nathan Nisenson, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2014


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The technology juggernaut Google is venturing out its comfort area with its new streaming device. The company exploded in size and profit because of its search engine and computer software, and has recently entered into the mobile market with the popular line of Nexus phone’s. Now Google has set its ...

The Walking Dead

TR Sheehy, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2014


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  AMC’s The Walking Dead is currently on its mid season break and will return on February 9th. The hit zombie apocalyptic thriller is in its 4th season of production, originally airing in October 2010. The shows success has grown with all of the season four episodes having over 11 million view...

Favorite Social Media

Favorite Social Media

Fiona Turner, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2014


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Facebook - Facebook started being popular in 2009. Facebook can be used to share pictures with family and friends that you “friend” online. The user also has the option to chat with one person in a chat room that functions off Facebook. Although the number of Facebook users has been declining in...

Glee Viewership Downfall

Jordi Kassa, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2014


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Glee’s season 5 viewership has dropped more than ever with Cory Monteith’s death, confusing story lines and new characters. Glee is a show about William McKinley’s glee club, and their struggle to fit in the social caste system of their school. During seasons 1 - 3, the main characters were set in ...

New Album Stays Away From Trap Music’s Origins

Henry Weiss, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2014


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The second volume of the massive compilation of Trap tracks, entitled All Trap Music, was released about a month ago, and for those who were exposed to the genre before it became popular among dancehall producers, it is a bit of a disappointment. For those who aren’t familiar, Trap music finds it...

Pentagon City Ice Rink

Pentagon City Ice Rink

Jasmine BH, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2014


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Certain activities are meant to be enjoyed only during the winter season, one of them being ice skating. Pentagon City’s recently underwent construction to expand their outdoor ice rink. The biggest change is the size of the rink, they have doubled the size of what it used to be, making it easy for...

Pop-up Shops

Carolyn Bradley, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2013


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On November 30, shoppers at Ballston Mall will experience a new type of shopping. Shoppers will be able to view offerings of online-based or home businesses in person at a “pop-up” shop. The shop, sponsored by the Ballston Business Improvement District,  will be found where the old Chevy’s use t...

New TV Shows

Fiona Turner, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2013


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Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory, entering its’ seventh season on CBS. This show is focused on five characters living in Pasadena, California; two roommates-Leonard and Sheldon, Penny, and Leonard and Sheldon's friends - Howard and Raj. Raj, Sheldon, Howard and Leonard Modern Family Modern Family is cont...

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