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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...

“Kleptocracy” brings post-USSR Russia to life on stage

“Kleptocracy” brings post-USSR Russia to life on stage

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts

Russia: previously known for its communist state, the USSR; recently known for involvement in email scandals with the American government; currently in the D.C. theater scene in the form of a play. D.C’s Arena Stage’s “Kleptocracy” follows Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Max Woertendyke) in his rise...

Travis Scott’s psychedelic music captures fans

Travis Scott’s psychedelic music captures fans

By Kathy Hu, Advertising & Subscritions Manager

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music

Travis Scott has quickly become a household name for anyone who knows music. Scott’s third album “Astroworld” came out shortly before the school year started, but its popularity continues to grow, especially with the announcement of his second nationwide tour in less than three months. His first...

“Aquaman” is predictable, does not exceed expectations

“Aquaman” is predictable, does not exceed expectations

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

A legend turned into film? Check. Discovering the lost world of Atlantis? Check. Nice battle scenes and sarcastic humor? Check. And a guy who looks a lot like Steven Adams? Check. The story of the legendary protector of the deep hit theaters Dec. 21. “Aquaman” documents the journey of the half-human...

Q & A with Bob Levey: author of “Larry Felder, Candidate”

Q & A with Bob Levey: author of “Larry Felder, Candidate”

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Books

Bob Levey is a former columnist for the Washington Post. Recently, he ventured into the world of novel writing with his book, “Larry Felder, Candidate.” I got the chance to have a question and answer session with Levey about his new book, what inspired him and how writing a book differs from writing...

Student Art Spotlight: Byron Tam

Student Art Spotlight: Byron Tam

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts

WCHS students often complain about the difficulties of balancing such a hectic workload consisting of various APs, honors classes and extracurriculars. For senior Byron Tam, balancing his two passions for art—singing and drawing—helps him ease the stress. Tam’s fascination with pen and paper...

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