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Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

Brooklyn Nine-Nine impresses WCHS students

By Olivia Yasharoff, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


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

“Noice.” “Smort.” “Cool, cool, cool.” These phrases can all be used to describe NBC’s hit comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in addition to being the lingo that the characters on the show (and its fans) love to use. Starring comedian Andy Samberg, actor Andre Braugher and actress Melissa Fumero...

Isn’t It Romantic inspires viewers

Isn’t It Romantic inspires viewers

By Ela Jalil, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

A stereotypical gay best friend, a clumsy but charming main character and a belief that all things will be solved by love all sound like parts of your classic romantic comedy. Nowadays, most people roll their eyes at these type of movies and the types of lessons they teach young girls and boys. Fortunate...

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

I-Illustrate club allows students to express their creativity

By Emily Zhang, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts, CHS Community, Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Interested in art, but do not know where to start? One of WCHS’ many clubs, i-Illustrate is the right place to express one’s creativity. Every Thursday during lunch in room 276, WCHS students can drop by to enjoy some relaxing art sessions. Juniors Claire Yang and Kristin Zhu run the club as Co-President...

Top Grammy performances of 2019

Top Grammy performances of 2019

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

March 11, 2019


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

From Camila Cabello and Ricky Martin scaling the replicated streets of Havana, to Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton’s soaring pipes and vocal highways, the performers at the 61st Grammy Awards blew the roof off of Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb.10. But the question is, which one was the best of the e...

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

Marie Kondo innovates cleaning techniques

By Kathy Hu, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

March 11, 2019


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

Marie Kondo is seen by many as the ‘Queen of Organization,’ after the popularity of her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” blew up and she was awarded her own Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The series shows how she declutters and organizes peoples’ homes. She ha...

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

Hostless Oscars create memorable night

By Jordyn Green, Assistant Online Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Online Exclusives

The Oscars was a night filled with talented musical performances, comical ad-libs and a lack of a host. The flow of this show, however, was what made it so exceptional: the ceremony felt special and smooth, and was very personable. The Oscars was held on Feb. 24th, with, according to Time Magazi...

Netflix show hooks WCHS students with comedy

Netflix show hooks WCHS students with comedy

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Netflix released the show “Sex Education”, a quirky yet hilarious show that seems to be meant for teens, Jan. 11. In each of the eight episodes, a new sexual or teen issue presents itself between one or two characters in the show and the rest of the episode is left to the resolution of said issue,...

Fashion club sews together new idea for show

Fashion club sews together new idea for show

By Fatima Yazdi, Features Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts

Trendy, casual, exotic and bohemian. All are types of fashion that have been featured in New York Fashion Week and are soon to be featured in future WCHS fashion shows. Previously, the WCHS fashion club has put together extensive and grand fashion shows displaying work from WCHS’ artistically talented...

Slam poetry club soon to compete in poetry slam festival

Slam poetry club soon to compete in poetry slam festival

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts

Slam poetry is spoken word poetry full of expression and performance. Finding comfort through the sounds and rhythm of this art, the WCHS slam poetry club is ready for any verse to come their way. Members of the slam poetry club here at WCHS are eager to perform the pieces that they have been drafting,...

WCHS celebrates 30 years of student tradition

WCHS celebrates 30 years of student tradition

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Every year, the WCHS community comes together to experience a voyage through time through song. Blast has been a WCHS tradition that consists of a series of popular musical numbers from throughout time corresponding to a theme that changes every year. This year the theme is Blast From the Past in honor...

Student Arts Spotlight: Julia Maa

Student Arts Spotlight: Julia Maa

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

March 6, 2019


Filed under Arts

Learning and mastering even a single medium of art is already impressive on its own, but finding a balance between multiple forms might as well be an otherworldly ability. Yet this is just the everyday reality for illustrator, senior and animator Julia Maa. Maa has had a great interest in illustration...

Netflix’s You reveals the dark side of human nature

Netflix’s You reveals the dark side of human nature

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2019


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

On Sept. 9, Netflix released the show You, an intense and steamy drama. The show takes place in New York City, and throughout the ten episodes, a sinister relationship forms between the two main characters, while we find out more about each of their scary pasts. The acting and shocking plot has brough...

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