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Student Arts Spotlight: Mason Catalon

Student Arts Spotlight: Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral part of her life and her need to draw is equivalent to her need to breathe.   “I’v...

Spanish teen drama entrances CHS students

Spanish teen drama entrances CHS students

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

On Oct. 5, Netflix released the Spanish show Elite, a teen thriller and drama. The show takes place at a school in Spain, and over the course of eight episodes, it unravels the murder of one of the 11 characters. However, the emotional acting and storyline has drawn viewers from all over the world t...

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

In recent years, popular TV shows and movies have gotten their very own Broadway musical adaptation and are usually well-received. It comes as no surprise that fans were ecstatic when it was announced that the cult classic film “Beetlejuice” was getting its own adaptation in the form of “Beetlejuice: ...

Art major applications generate student stress

Art major applications generate student stress

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts

The month of Nov. is infamous among senior high school students. Early action deadlines, essays and supplementals leave seniors stressed and scrambling to fulfill all the requirements necessary for applying to college. Students who are going into college to pursue the arts, however, not only have to...

Student Art Spotlight: Avi Grant

Student Art Spotlight: Avi Grant

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts

Whether you see him in the hallways giving out high fives or hear him cracking jokes in his classes with his quirky sense of humor, just about everyone at WCHS knows who senior Avi Grant is. However, what some may not be aware of is Grant’s love for photography, and how it has shaped who he is tod...

Anchor yourself for a sweet treat at newly-opened bakery

Anchor yourself for a sweet treat at newly-opened bakery

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Do you like cupcakes, brownies, or intricate birthday cakes? Then visit the new bakery in Cabin John Shopping Center, Sweetly Anchored. The store’s friendly atmosphere coupled with the irresistible scent of freshly baked cookies and a beautiful array of cupcakes and cakes is sure to draw you in an...

Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

Student Art Spotlight: Mason Catalon

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the random paint colors staining her wardrobe to the doodle-filled sketchbook that is glued to her hand, it is no secret that senior Mason Catalon is a passionate artist. For her, art is an integral part of her life and her need to draw is equivalent to her need to breathe. “I’ve always b...

CHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

CHS students travel back in time at MD Renaissance Festival

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

With the weather finally signaling the start of fall, many students are looking for ways to go out and enjoy the autumn air. While pumpkin patches are a must, many students have been travelling a little farther away to a land of princes, princesses, elves and fairies.   The Renaissance Festival ...

Students create new art class for 2019-2020 school year

Students create new art class for 2019-2020 school year

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts

Juniors Nura Dhar and Leah Stein are working with CHS art teacher Paul Dermont to create a new arts course at CHS next year. After taking AP Art History last year, Dhar and Stein felt that they did not have enough time to fully discuss the artifacts and paintings they discovered. They wanted a more ...

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

A Star is Born is a star in the theaters

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A significant prerequisite that determines whether a film will succeed in the box office is that it leaves an impact, and if any film has done that this year, it's “A Star is Born.” Marking both the film debut of Lady Gaga and the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born” has ...

Shake Shack flips food options for CHS students

Shake Shack flips food options for CHS students

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

In the past, the most popular lunch spots for CHS students were California Tortilla, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and McDonald’s. However,  Shake Shack has quickly become a favorite lunch spot for students after only opening on Sept. 6th. Shake Shack is a very popular chain founded in New York. It rece...

Netflix romances the idea of originals directed at teens

Netflix romances the idea of originals directed at teens

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts

Netflix has recently become known for its original movies and television shows, with over 700 programs in existence currently and more than 60 new originals coming during Oct. Throughout the month of Aug., Netflix released multiple romantic comedy movies that have stirred both enthusiasm for more romanc...

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