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WCHS celebrates 30 years of student tradition

WCHS celebrates 30 years of student tradition

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

March 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

LIKE documentary highlights dangers of social media

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

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

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

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

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...

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