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“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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...

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

“Beetlejuice” musical adaptation impresses with humor

By Ohio Meshanko, Promotions Manager

November 20, 2018

In recent years, popular TV shows and movies have gotten their very own Broadway musical adaptation and are usually well-received. It comes as no surprise that fans were ecstatic when it was announced that the cult classic film “Beetlejuice” was getting its own adaptation in the form of “Beetlejuice: ...

Art major applications generate student stress

Art major applications generate student stress

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

November 20, 2018

The month of Nov. is infamous among senior high school students. Early action deadlines, essays and supplementals leave seniors stressed and scrambling to fulfill all the requirements necessary for applying to college. Students who are going into college to pursue the arts, however, not only have to...

Student Art Spotlight: Avi Grant

Student Art Spotlight: Avi Grant

By Bryan Fletcher, Production Manager

November 20, 2018

Whether you see him in the hallways giving out high fives or hear him cracking jokes in his classes with his quirky sense of humor, just about everyone at WCHS knows who senior Avi Grant is. However, what some may not be aware of is Grant’s love for photography, and how it has shaped who he is tod...

Anchor yourself for a sweet treat at newly-opened bakery

Anchor yourself for a sweet treat at newly-opened bakery

By Cherri Tung, Photo Editor

November 20, 2018

Do you like cupcakes, brownies, or intricate birthday cakes? Then visit the new bakery in Cabin John Shopping Center, Sweetly Anchored. The store’s friendly atmosphere coupled with the irresistible scent of freshly baked cookies and a beautiful array of cupcakes and cakes is sure to draw you in an...

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