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Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” deserves a listen

Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” deserves a listen

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

Following Instagram posts of himself in the studio, Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd, released a new Extended Play Mar. 30.  Titled My Dear Melancholy, the six track record marks a return to The Weeknd’s dark style, which was featured heavily on his mixtape Trilogy and firs...

Large and in-charge: new rap artists break out on the scene

Large and in-charge: new rap artists break out on the scene

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

Each year, a new group of rappers emerges into the mainstream, turning heads and gaining recognition through social media. The annual XXL magazine Freshman List highlights the 10 hottest new rappers, earning each rapper the prestigious title: “XXL Freshman.” XXL is a magazine specializing hip-hop...

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

“A Quiet Place” impresses without saying a word

By Rebecca Jackson, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018

A new horror movie directed by John Krasinski came out Apr. 6 and made quite a statement at theaters and in the box office without making a sound, literally. “A Quiet Place” focuses on a rural family tormented by supernatural forces. They must stay completely silent in order to survive, and communicate...

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

By Drew Ingall, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer, outdoor concert venues are opening and big music artists are coming to town. That’s right, it’s concert season. The stretch from early May until the middle of June is jam-packed with visits from big music artists from all over; in the DMV,...

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

By Rebecca Jackson and Becky Wolfson

May 9, 2018

With an incredible amount of museums within the D.C. metropolitan area, it only makes sense that CHS students take advantage of free and entertaining art exhibits. The Renwick Museum just opened its “No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick” exhibit that highlights the art of the Burning Man Festival,...

Student Art Spotlight: Sebin Jeon

Student Art Spotlight: Sebin Jeon

By Vicky Gunawan, Observations Editor

May 9, 2018

Art is not just a black-and-white subject, as it is usually thought of as vibrant and complex. However, for junior Sebin Jeon, her style of expressing her creativity is through the use of monochromatic, or single colored, pencil drawings. Jeon recently received a Gold Key and honorable mention for...

Alumnus Michael Mainwaring makes dreams a reality

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

Have you ever wanted to become an actor but never thought you’ll have the opportunity? Well for Michael Mainwaring, he had the chance of a lifetime to realize his acting dreams. It all started in first grade when he went to a song and dance competition with his brother at Montgomery Mall to win...

Student Art Spotlight: Jiyou Kang

Student Art Spotlight: Jiyou Kang

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

April 12, 2018

High school is a time of discovery and self reflection. Many students are still searching for their passions and future career interests. But junior Jiyou Kang has already discovered his calling as an artist. Kang takes drawing classes both in and outside of school. Whether it’s doodling in his...

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2018

Tearing down all stereotypes in the music scene, Brockhampton (BH) is probably the most exciting act in music right now. The self-proclaimed “boyband” met online when frontman Kevin Abstract posted a message on Kanye West fan forum, KanyeToThe, asking if anyone wanted to form a band. This was the...

Maze Runner: The Death Cure thrills viewers

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Maze Runner delivers action packed plot

By Cherri Tung, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

For those students who have watched the “Maze Runner” movies, the last installment is finally here. For those who haven’t? This is a good a place as any to jump on board.   “Maze Runner” is a science-fiction action adventure film series based on the “Maze Runner” novels by ...

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

Paddington Two delivers sweet storyline

By Caitlyn Jennings, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

  As second semester draws to a close, most CHS students find that they are more stressed out than usual, having to deal with preparations for next year while maintaining their usual grades and extracurriculars.   Relaxing in a reclining movie theater chair is an often-overlooked method of st...

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