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“Birds of Prey” flocks to the top

“Birds of Prey” flocks to the top

By Liam Klein, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Superhero,” probably a six-foot-tall cut white guy, and not Margot Robbie. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) or its new names as of Feb. 10 Harley Quinn is the newest installment in a Warner Brothers DC extended universe....

“~how i’m feeling~” album paints different versions of Lauv

“~how i’m feeling~” album paints different versions of Lauv

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

March 12, 2020

The Hopeless Romantic (blue), The Existentialist (purple), The Playboy (orange), The Eccentric (red), The Jokester (green), The Optimist (yellow): these are the different versions of Lauv that portray themselves throughout the album "~how i'm feeling~". The album cover has Lauv sitting in white attir...

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are fitting descriptors. From the get-go, Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) shows that she is a woman of order,...

“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” paves a path to fame for Roddy Ricch

“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” paves a path to fame for Roddy Ricch

By Jasper Bernstein, Assistant Observation Editor

March 11, 2020

“Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” is anything but Roddy Ricch being antisocial, talking to the listener about different themes and opening up about his past. It’s a tough album to evaluate due to one reason: each song has a different style, and a different claim to fame.  The rise of...

Teamania-c students found their new study spot

Teamania-c students found their new study spot

By Fatima Yazdi, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

Rockville is known to have a plethora of eatery options—from Qdoba’s Mexican Eats to Sadaf’s Middle-Eastern staples, you can get a taste of just about any cuisine you’re craving. Since opening this past June, a new Asian-European inspired sit-down bakery and cafe has garnered lots of buzz and h...

“Radium Girls” radiates strong messages with female leads

“Radium Girls” radiates strong messages with female leads

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

The WCHS drama department promises a “jaw-dropping” performance with the spring play “Radium Girls,” which opened on Feb. 14. Highlighting a true American story that is often forgotten in history, the show has a strong message of female empowerment and fighting for what is right, similar to t...

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 3, 2020

You don’t control what people think of your story, but you do control what you believe about yourself and how you tell your story to the world.  Having spent half of her life in the spotlight, Taylor Swift knows what it’s like to watch her reputation get shattered over and over again, but sh...

Student Art Spotlight: Nura Dhar

Student Art Spotlight: Nura Dhar

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

March 3, 2020

From using watercolors and prismacolor markers for fashion illustration, to sewing with unconventional materials, senior Nura Dhar is passionate in the art of fashion design. At WCHS, Dhar has taken four years of fashion design, as well as AP Art History, and now interns in the new architecture course ...

SnoCream offers competition to local ice-cream stores

SnoCream offers competition to local ice-cream stores

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

March 1, 2020

As the warmer months approach, new frozen desserts are popping up everywhere you look. Before we get to the peak of the hot seasons, it is important to find the ice cream place that best suits you In Pike & Rose, everyone already knows about Baked Bear Ice Cream. The storefront opened last year in M...

Ben Phillipe’s new book guides students through high school

Ben Phillipe’s new book guides students through high school

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 25, 2020

If only there was a guide to high school. What to do. How to do it. What to say. Dating, crushes, jobs, friendships, schoolwork and fitting in would be among the topics covered.  While there is no such thing as a “guide to high school,” there is a book that could serve a similar purpose. New...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” races into theaters

“Sonic the Hedgehog” races into theaters

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

February 25, 2020

Video games, as popular as they are, have had a spotty history when it comes to film adaptations. While franchises like Pokémon have had success with animated features and with the recent success of Detective Pikachu, this is the exception rather than the rule.  When it was announced that Sega would be pro...

“How to Be Safe” explores gun violence in America

“How to Be Safe” explores gun violence in America

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 23, 2020

The world is not always a safe place. There are robberies, drugs, alcohol and shootings. It is hard to be safe all the time, and Tom McAllister’s “How to Be Safe” certainly shows what it is like in 2020. The book starts off with a school shooting, a horrible and senseless act devastates the sm...

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