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Open Mic Night To Occur This Month

Lauren Roseman, Senior Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

  The Slam Poetry Club, Forensics Club and Literary Magazine are holding an Open Mic Night on April 24, 2017.   According to Slam Poetry Club President Lauren Hassan, students will get a chance to show their artistic and literary skill on this night.   “People will read poe...

Kodak Black’s Album Paints a Unique Picture

Kyle Emery, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

After releasing his first mixtape in December 2013 called, “Project Baby,” Kodak’s rise to fame has only sped up. Since then, he has produced 3 mixtapes each year, signing a deal with Atlantic Records in October 2015. Not only has he produced top rated mixtapes, but he has also debuted hit singles...

Midnight Album Mixes Melody and Meaning

Maya Rosenberg, Editor-in-Chief
April 2, 2017
Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

British singer-song writer Lewis Watson released his sophomore album “Midnight” Mar. 25, and he’s never sounded better. His signature acoustic style blends perfectly with the heavier sounds of percussion, piano and electric guitar to create an album that has both beautiful melodies and creative...

Changing Political Landscape Makes for Good Comedy

Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts

Live from New York, it’s your weekly dose of Donald Trump and political comedy on Saturday Night! Viewership has never been higher. Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an iconic, late-night television sketch-comedy show that was created by Lorne Michaels in 1975. The show is known for making parodies of...

NAHS Students Create Art for Local Hospital

NAHS Students Create Art for Local Hospital

Emily Wang, Arts Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) wrapped up their community service project with Youth Art for Healing March 10. The students created 12 paintings highlighting different species of birds from the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area – eight of the paintings were large scale macro (close up) portraits...

New Glenstone Exhibit Brings Innovative Art to Potomac

New Glenstone Exhibit Brings Innovative Art to Potomac

Sai Sreenivasan, Observations Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Arts

The Glenstone museum is a private art collection, tucked away on Glen Road, that presents a modern, fresh and contemporary twist on a traditional museum setting. Established by the non-profit Glenstone Foundation in 2006, Glenstone Museum has become a prized secret in our area. According to the Glenstone...

Blast Infinity Continues to be Successful

Blast Infinity Continues to be Successful

Eliza Asbury, Features Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

As the lights begin to dim in the CHS auditorium, singers scatter the stage and sparkling lights illuminate the dancers. The audience falls silent. Blast 28 Infinity has begun.   Similar to years past, the Blast crew led by director Matt Albright, chose a theme to echo throughout the whole sh...

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

Boardwalk Restaurant Opens in Montgomery Mall

Brandon Li, Business Manager
March 20, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...