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Pet Sematary rises from the dead

Pet Sematary rises from the dead

By Mary Hinton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The 2019 version of “Pet Sematary” may be a remake, but it still manages to be fresh and original in its premise to draw in new viewers, as well as the old. “Pet Sematary,” originally a Stephen King novel published in 1983, was made into a film in 1989. Although the film never quite reac...

Fans marvel at the sublime Avengers Endgame

Fans marvel at the sublime Avengers Endgame

By Janneke Kovoor, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

At 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in an Arclight Cinemas theater, an audience of mostly 13 and 14-year-old boys waited in anticipation to watch what would become the biggest movie of the year. From across the theater, a true fan exclaimed, “Yo, I can’t wait to see Batman die.” An Arclight staff me...

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

By Jenna Greenzaid, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019

Four desks, eight chairs and a whole lot of money—millions on millions. This is the minimalistic scene Arena Stage’s “Junk” sets in the first few minutes of the play, though the play is anything but. Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk,” being performed at D.C.’s Arena Stage from April 5 to May 5, chronic...

‘She Kills Monsters’ relates to teen audience

‘She Kills Monsters’ relates to teen audience

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

May 10, 2019

In every typical high school movie, there are the gamer geeks, the jocks, the popular cheerleaders, the annoying freshmen and of course the drama that comes with the social divide. However, WCHS’ spring play She Kills Monsters comes with a different yet realistic approach of high school life, student revelation and...

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

By Nora Holland, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019

You press play and immediately hear the slurping sounds of a pair of Invisalign being taken out of a mouth as Billie presents her album. Despite the lighthearted and quirky entrance, you are quickly submerged into a world of darkness, demons, tears and pain. This is “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE...

Country music is more explicit than people may think

Country music is more explicit than people may think

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Parents traveling with little kids will often switch the station when a rap song comes on to a “safer” genre, like country, to avoid exposing them to controversial topics. However, changing the station to country music does just the opposite. While country music may seem to be clean, many songs in the genr...

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

By Charley Hutton, Advertising and Subscription Manager

May 9, 2019

Flowers are blooming. People are sneezing. Iced Coffee is making a comeback. Spring is officially here, and with that comes many little events that people wait for all year. One of which, is the release of new seasonal foods and drinks that chain restaurants create each year. Starbucks Lemon Cake ...

SAS: Brandon Bland

SAS: Brandon Bland

By Laura Sneller, Senior Writer

May 8, 2019

When watching the beautiful WCHS theater productions, the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and during rehearsal is easy to overlook. Senior and student producer Brandon Bland is an integral part of WCHS theater, but his interests extend beyond just high school shows. Bland began his inte...

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 8, 2019

A Broadway musical review seems a far off discussion for a piece in a Potomac high school’s newspaper. A science fiction comedy makes for an even less likely candidate. However, the new musical “Be More Chill” presents an ever relevant and relatable perspective on the modern high school expe...

Bao film impresses WCHS students

Bao film impresses WCHS students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019

Pixar has recently become an avid supporter of cultural inclusion through its films like “Sanjay’s Super Team” portraying Indian culture, and “Coco” portraying Latino culture. To add another one to the list, “Bao” is an eight minute short film taking a bite into Chinese culture in a way t...

Captain Marvel impresses

Captain Marvel impresses

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019

A comic book hero turned into film? Check. Shooting laser beams from her wrists? Check. Nice battle scenes and great chemistry? Check. And Marvel’s first female-led superhero film? Check. The story of a fighter pilot turned superhero hit theaters March 8. Co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck,...

Cycling studio pedals to CJ

Cycling studio pedals to CJ

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019

In February, Biker Barre opened a new studio at Cabin John Shopping Center. The franchise started off as the first-ever indoor cycling and barre studio in D.C., but with rivals like Soul Cycle and Zengo Cycle, it’s certainly had its fair share of competition in the area. Biker Barre offers a variety...

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