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Club Spotlight: Do Something Club

Marisa Sydnor, Writer

October 18, 2015

Do Something Club is a service club where the focus is on inspiring young people to take action in their community through creative service projects. The club was created in February of 2014 by seniors Bailey Hall and Rebecca Wroblewski. “I had the idea for the club and Rebecca and I worked to mak...

Spirit of Homecoming

Students hit the dance floor at the 2014 Homecoming Dance.

Marisa Sydnor, Writer

October 18, 2015

Spirit week and the homecoming football game are major landmarks of the school year, but homecoming is the main event of the week. Homecoming was originally started for the alumni of the school, but many current students and staff put a dominant focus on it as a way to show their love for their schoo...

Fall Into new music

Alice Bell, Features Editor

October 16, 2015

This autumn has been rife with new music. Earlier in September, the District saw the first Landmark Music Festival to benefit the National Mall, and the month was interspersed with gigs by The Neighbourhood, Wavves, FIDLAR and Wolf Alice. The fun only continues into October, November and December with...



Matthew Herrity, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2015

An estimated 15,000 people endured the brutal cold and rain at the Navy Yard for the district's 18th annual DCVegfest. Started in 1997, DCVegfest is an event organized by Compassion Over Killing to promote vegetarian and vegan living as well as animals rights in the district. The event hosted over...

Shirlington’s AMC renovations underway

Shirlington's AMC renovations underway

Jasmine BH

October 10, 2015

Since it's debut opening in 1995, AMC Loews Shirlington 7 has gone under many renovations, the latest being in 2012. However, the theater will experience it's biggest change to date when it will be closed for renovations this November in an effort to attract new customers. Among the planned upgrades are ...

W-L’s favorite local restaurants

W-L's favorite local restaurants

Ariya Nosouhian, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

In Arlington, good food is generally not difficult to find. However, sometimes inspiration fails to strike. Here are a few of the W-L community’s favorite places to eat in Arlington. If pizza is in the cards, try Rustico Restaurant or Pupatella Pizza. Rustico Restaurant is a tavern-style restaurant...

New band on the block

The members of HTC

Callie Randall and Hannah Rosman

October 8, 2015

Hard to Control (HTC), created in February by seniors Kaelan Brown, Peter Banks, and former senior Joaquin Friedman, is a new emerging hip hop and jazz band made up of 12 Arlington musicians, 11 being from W-L. The three founders played in the school’s jazz band together and from there added more music...

How to Get Away with Murder returns

How to Get Away with Murder returns

Hannah Rosman, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2015

After rave reviews of its first season, How To Get Away With Murder had its season two premiere on ABC last Thursday at 10:00 p.m.. This show is the third drama created by Shonda Rhimes. Her other two shows are also extremely successful and their season premieres earned very good reviews. The first ...

Clarendon has a party

The Muddy Crows play on the Car Free Diet Stage.

Will Siegal '16, Managing/Sports Editor

October 2, 2015

Before the music was playing and the smell of food commandeered the air, runners of all ages crossed the finish line in their respective races to cheers and goody bags. Races are only a fraction of the traditions and events Clarendon Day had to offer.       Having started in 1993, Clarendon Day...

The Taste of Arlington

Callie Randall, Staff Reporter

May 24, 2015

Arlington’s annual Taste of Arlington Festival was on May 17th in Clarendon from 12pm to 6pm. The festival has many activities and events that are directed towards people of all ages and showcases over 50 Arlington restaurants while benefitting the Arlington’s Food Assistance Center. The festival...

New Restaurant Open in Clarendon

Jasmine Ben Hamed, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2015

Many restaurants in Clarendon have recently closed due to construction of larger projects or simply because of lack of business. A new Australian restaurant is going to become the next new business to try and break the cycle in the area. Owned by Michael Darby, co-founder and principal of Monument Reality,...

Queen Elizabeth II’s Near-Record Breaking Reign

Queen Elizabeth II's Near-Record Breaking Reign

Carolyn Bradley, Lifestyles Editor

April 27, 2015

With this year marking her 63rd year of ruling over Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth II has made her mark on England and the world. She has had the British people’s support ever since she was crowned on February 6, 1952, through her Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees. The queen turned 89 on April 21 and...

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