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Young travelers broaden their horizons

Young travelers broaden their horizons

By Riley Hurr and Fatima Yazdi

May 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

Traveling is an escape from reality, allowing one to experience different cultures all while creating lifelong memories and adventures along the way. Many WCHS students and teachers love to travel during breaks in order to relax and de-stress from school. From every corner of the globe, diverse coun...

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

Five Feet Apart has viewers on the edge of their seats

May 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to think about what love would be like without touch. This was a thought teens Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will Newman (Cole Sprouse) had never faced until they met each other. “Five Feet Apart” is a tear-jerking romantic drama film based on the forbi...

One Act productions captivate audience

One Act productions captivate audience

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

A horde of zombies, a crazed director, a pharmaceutical marketing team, and a man with one arm all appear on one stage over the course of two hours. No, this isn’t a horror movie, or a mistake: it’s WCHS One Act plays. The performances took place on May 1st in the auditorium, and were complet...

Pet Sematary rises from the dead

Pet Sematary rises from the dead

By Mary Hinton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Uncategorized

The 2019 version of “Pet Sematary” may be a remake, but it still manages to be fresh and original in its premise to draw in new viewers, as well as the old. “Pet Sematary,” originally a Stephen King novel published in 1983, was made into a film in 1989. Although the film never quite reac...

Fans marvel at the sublime Avengers Endgame

Fans marvel at the sublime Avengers Endgame

By Janneke Kovoor, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

At 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in an Arclight Cinemas theater, an audience of mostly 13 and 14-year-old boys waited in anticipation to watch what would become the biggest movie of the year. From across the theater, a true fan exclaimed, “Yo, I can’t wait to see Batman die.” An Arclight staff me...

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

By Jenna Greenzaid, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts

Four desks, eight chairs and a whole lot of money—millions on millions. This is the minimalistic scene Arena Stage’s “Junk” sets in the first few minutes of the play, though the play is anything but. Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk,” being performed at D.C.’s Arena Stage from April 5 to May 5, chronic...

‘She Kills Monsters’ relates to teen audience

‘She Kills Monsters’ relates to teen audience

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts

In every typical high school movie, there are the gamer geeks, the jocks, the popular cheerleaders, the annoying freshmen and of course the drama that comes with the social divide. However, WCHS’ spring play She Kills Monsters comes with a different yet realistic approach of high school life, student revelation and...

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

By Nora Holland, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music

You press play and immediately hear the slurping sounds of a pair of Invisalign being taken out of a mouth as Billie presents her album. Despite the lighthearted and quirky entrance, you are quickly submerged into a world of darkness, demons, tears and pain. This is “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE...

Country music is more explicit than people may think

Country music is more explicit than people may think

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

May 9, 2019


Filed under Music, Opinions, Top Stories

Parents traveling with little kids will often switch the station when a rap song comes on to a “safer” genre, like country, to avoid exposing them to controversial topics. However, changing the station to country music does just the opposite. While country music may seem to be clean, many songs in the genr...

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

By Charley Hutton, Advertising and Subscription Manager

May 9, 2019


Filed under Restaurants, Students

Flowers are blooming. People are sneezing. Iced Coffee is making a comeback. Spring is officially here, and with that comes many little events that people wait for all year. One of which, is the release of new seasonal foods and drinks that chain restaurants create each year. Starbucks Lemon Cake ...

SAS: Brandon Bland

SAS: Brandon Bland

By Laura Sneller, Senior Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Students

When watching the beautiful WCHS theater productions, the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and during rehearsal is easy to overlook. Senior and student producer Brandon Bland is an integral part of WCHS theater, but his interests extend beyond just high school shows. Bland began his inte...

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A Broadway musical review seems a far off discussion for a piece in a Potomac high school’s newspaper. A science fiction comedy makes for an even less likely candidate. However, the new musical “Be More Chill” presents an ever relevant and relatable perspective on the modern high school expe...

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