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LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television, Top Stories

Social media is here to stay, and that’s a fact. How we use it, however, is constantly changing. The IndieFlix Original documentary LIKE, released Oct. 2018, highlights these modern effects of social media and technology on our generation and future generations. The 48 minute documentary cover...

Anything Goes is a big hit on Arena Stage

Anything Goes is a big hit on Arena Stage

By Jenna Greenzaid, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I first went to see Anything Goes, though I can honestly say that what I watched was a hundred times better than anything I could’ve imagined. Anything Goes is a musical (originally from Broadway) that is being performed at Arena Stage in D.C. from Nov...

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosts annual concert for good cause

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising/Subscriptions Manager

January 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Online Exclusives, School, Top Stories

On Friday Dec. 14, The WCHS Jazz Ensemble hosted their annual Jazz Coffeehouse in the band room. To accompany the music, they provided snacks and refreshments outside. The jazz performance was broken up into two sets, each consisting of four songs, with a brief intermission in between. Senior Tim Ducke...

Stage crew dedicates hard work to school productions

Stage crew dedicates hard work to school productions

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, News, School, Top Stories

School plays, they’re full of hard work, dedication, music and performances put on by students who have a passion for theatre. It requires countless hours of memorizing lines and practicing. But what do people say about the stage crew? Stage crew has to stay after school really late, to the point wh...

“The Grinch” steals Christmas and the hearts of viewers

“The Grinch” steals Christmas and the hearts of viewers

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

Holiday season is rolling around, and that means three things: lots of cookies, hot chocolate and holiday movies such as “Elf,” “Santa Claus” and, of course, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This year, a remake of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” came out Nov. 9, just in time for...

The shoe fits: “Cinderella” exceeds expectations

The shoe fits: “Cinderella” exceeds expectations

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

This year, the WCHS drama department has put on the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s version of the classic “Cinderella,” and it has already proved to be one of their most spectacular productions to date. Between the talented cast of actors, beautiful stage sets and entertaining performances, this show...

“Creed II” fights its way to the top as successor to “Creed”

“Creed II” fights its way to the top as successor to “Creed”

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies and Television

“Creed II” delivers a smashing hit as the seventh installment in the “Rocky” franchise. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., “Creed II” picks up right where “Creed” left off, following the life of boxer Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). At the start of the film, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren)...

Diverse foods dish out flavor at Pike Kitchen

Diverse foods dish out flavor at Pike Kitchen

By Vicky Gunawan and Max Kandel

December 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

Have a craving for bubble tea? Poke bowls? How about Korean gyros? Pike Kitchen offers all of these in the same place. Located in Rockville Pike, Pike Kitchen delivers consumers a variety of diverse foods. Owners Mike Kim, Jay Kim, Peter Choi and James Park decided to open Pike Kitchen as soon as...

New local restaurant impresses with healthy food options

New local restaurant impresses with healthy food options

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurants

The bright green entrance way leads to a spacious room enclosed with white walls, covered in images of colorful flowers, various cheerful, earthy paintings and other subtle pops of vibrant colors. Inside, the vibe, reminiscent of the sweetest summer day, makes you forget about the cold weather. Nestled...

Student Art Spotlight: Heather Kirschner

Student Art Spotlight: Heather Kirschner

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Arts

You may recognize her from her most recent role as the beloved Disney princess Cinderella in the WCHS fall musical or have seen her perform last spring in Blast, but it is no surprise that junior Heather Kirschner has set the standard for musical and theatrical performance at WCHS. Kirschner’s passion...

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 WCHS students

Spanish teen drama entrances WCHS 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...

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