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Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

Brandon Li, Business Manager
March 20
Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Restaurants, Top Stories

Montgomery Mall’s new restaurant introduces a unique beach-style cuisine to the food court. Established in 1981, Boardwalk is located between Panda Express and Sarku Japan in the Mall. Boardwalk is a combination of a fast food restaurant and classic beach cuisine. The Montgomery Mall site opened ...

Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

Logan Displays a Gritty Side of Wolverine

Emily Wang, Features Editor
March 19
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Hugh Jackman’s final swan song as the beloved mutant Wolverine, “Logan”, is a fitting conclusion to his 17 years playing this character. Joining Deadpool in the trend of R-rated superhero movies, “Logan” delivers the uncensored version of Wolverine that the previous X-Men movies were never...

Dani Miller Slams to Success with Poems

Dani Miller Slams to Success with Poems

Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager
March 10
Filed under Arts, Top Stories

Whenever one thinks of slam poetry, their first thought is most likely of the iconic slam poetry scene in the movie 22 Jump Street and yet there’s still so much unknown about the art. Every year, there is a competition for people in the DC area to get on the DC Youth Slam Team, a slam poetry competi...

Great Wall Reveals More Than Meets the Eye

Great Wall Reveals More Than Meets the Eye

Joe Raab, Social Media Editor
March 10
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

When I first saw the trailer for The Great Wall, I was confused. What was Matt Damon doing in a movie about the Great Wall? What is this movie even about? I was a little skeptical as I walked into the theater, but all of my concerns were quickly washed away.   The movie is based on the adventures of Will...

What Does the Future Hold For Future?

What Does the Future Hold For Future?

Max Kandel, Advertising Manager
March 8
Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

When Future, the 33 year old rapper from Atlanta released his latest album “FUTURE” with 17 songs, everyone was excited for to hear his latest music as his last release was “EVOL” in Feb. 2016. After releasing “FUTURE,” an album that pays homage to Atlanta on Feb. 17, 2017, Future surprised...

Observer Details Two-Part Flash Special

Observer Details Two-Part Flash Special

Ben Dross, Sports Editor
March 1
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

*Disclaimer: As the Flash is a science fiction show, there are both an "Earth 1" and "Earth 2." In its 2 part Flash vs. Gorilla Grodd special, The Flash fails to stick the landing, finishing a promising 2 hour saga with a lousy, anticlimactic ending. EPISODE ONE The first episode begins wit...

The Observer’s Fab February Albums/EPs

Sarah O'Brien, Arts Editor
February 25
Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

Every week, a large selection of albums and singles are released. It can become overwhelming to figure out what’s worth listening to and what’s not. The Observer made a list of some noteworthy albums that have already been released in February.   Process by Sampha After his collaboration...

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

Balbina Yang, Arts Editor
February 23
Filed under Arts, Books, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

It has been two years since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first of E.L. James’ erotic drama trilogy. It has been about a week since Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel, came out in theaters and broke top box office records, coming in second behind The Lego Batman Movie. But, why is the franchis...

Split Surprises Viewers In Multiple Ways

Split Surprises Viewers In Multiple Ways

Megan Park, Business Manager
February 22
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

I was under the impression that Split would be closely related to a horror movie. Surprisingly, it was anything but. Split is centered around a main character with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and three girls, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula). The three gir...

The Observer’s Must Read Book Recommendations

The Observer’s Must Read Book Recommendations

Jenna Greenzaid and Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager and Observations Editor
February 21
Filed under Arts, Books

When it comes to finding a good book to dedicate yourself to, there is an overwhelming number to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the list with suggestions, from staff and students alike, of books that you’ll be sure to enjoy. “Legend” by Marie Lu Although dystopian novels have become commonplace,...

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Delights Viewers

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ Delights Viewers

Nora Holland, Contest Manager
February 21
Filed under Arts, Books

If you are looking for a new way to relieve stress after a tedious day of school, look no further than “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the newest binge-worthy show on Netflix. Jan. 13, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” arrived on Netflix. Based off of the well-known young adult book series...

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

Netflix Remake Portrays Latinos Accurately

Eugenia Cardinale and Emi Cardinale, Editor-in-Chief and Production Editor
February 21
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“This is it. This is life. The one you get.” The new Netflix original series, “One Day At a Time” (ODAAT), took the Netflix universe by storm Jan. 6. The show, which is a remake of the 1975 sitcom by the same name, is about three generations of a Cuban-American family living in the United States....