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Fans marvel at the sublime Avengers Endgame

The

By Janneke Kovoor, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

At 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in an Arclight Cinemas theater, an audience of mostly 13 and 14-year-old boys waited in anticipation to watch what would become the biggest movie of the year. From across the theater, a true fan exclaimed, “Yo, I can’t wait to see Batman die.” An Arclight staff me...

Arena Stage’s “Junk” proves to be quite valuable

Junk, Ayad Akhtar's Shakespearean paced satire, masterfully grips the audience and keeps this grip from scene to scene, while also packing in rife subtext critiquing money's chokehold on our culture.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019

Four desks, eight chairs and a whole lot of money—millions on millions. This is the minimalistic scene Arena Stage’s “Junk” sets in the first few minutes of the play, though the play is anything but. Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk,” being performed at D.C.’s Arena Stage from April 5 to May 5, chronic...

‘She Kills Monsters’ relates to teen audience

The student directed production,

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

May 10, 2019

In every typical high school movie, there are the gamer geeks, the jocks, the popular cheerleaders, the annoying freshmen and of course the drama that comes with the social divide. However, WCHS’ spring play She Kills Monsters comes with a different yet realistic approach of high school life, student revelation and...

From pop to indie to EDM, Billie Eilish strikes new fans

Billie Eilish's new song

By Nora Holland, Senior Writer

May 10, 2019

You press play and immediately hear the slurping sounds of a pair of Invisalign being taken out of a mouth as Billie presents her album. Despite the lighthearted and quirky entrance, you are quickly submerged into a world of darkness, demons, tears and pain. This is “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE...

Country music is more explicit than people may think

Randy Houser is a country singer and many of his  previous songs have contained references to drug use.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

May 9, 2019

Parents traveling with little kids will often switch the station when a rap song comes on to a “safer” genre, like country, to avoid exposing them to controversial topics. However, changing the station to country music does just the opposite. While country music may seem to be clean, many songs in the genr...

New items appear on restaurant menus this spring

Chick-Fil-A features a new frosted key lime pie milkshake for the spring season.

By Charley Hutton, Advertising and Subscription Manager

May 9, 2019

Flowers are blooming. People are sneezing. Iced Coffee is making a comeback. Spring is officially here, and with that comes many little events that people wait for all year. One of which, is the release of new seasonal foods and drinks that chain restaurants create each year. Starbucks Lemon Cake ...

SAS: Brandon Bland

Senior Brandon Bland specializes in personal photography and strives to capture people's emotions in his work. He draws inspiration from his own life, such as his encounters and relationships.

By Laura Sneller, Senior Writer

May 8, 2019

When watching the beautiful WCHS theater productions, the hard work that goes on behind the scenes and during rehearsal is easy to overlook. Senior and student producer Brandon Bland is an integral part of WCHS theater, but his interests extend beyond just high school shows. Bland began his inte...

“Be More Chill” appeals to WCHS students

Will Roland stars as a highs chool student in

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor in Chief

April 8, 2019

A Broadway musical review seems a far off discussion for a piece in a Potomac high school’s newspaper. A science fiction comedy makes for an even less likely candidate. However, the new musical “Be More Chill” presents an ever relevant and relatable perspective on the modern high school expe...

Bao film impresses WCHS students

 the Oscar award winning short film, Bao, is depicted of a the mother with her baby dumpling.

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019

Pixar has recently become an avid supporter of cultural inclusion through its films like “Sanjay’s Super Team” portraying Indian culture, and “Coco” portraying Latino culture. To add another one to the list, “Bao” is an eight minute short film taking a bite into Chinese culture in a way t...

Captain Marvel impresses

Captain Marvel impresses

By Brandon Li, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019

A comic book hero turned into film? Check. Shooting laser beams from her wrists? Check. Nice battle scenes and great chemistry? Check. And Marvel’s first female-led superhero film? Check. The story of a fighter pilot turned superhero hit theaters March 8. Co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck,...

Cycling studio pedals to CJ

Biker Barre opened a new location at Cabin John Shopping Center and has already attracted many students and members of the community.

By Anna Kronthal, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2019

In February, Biker Barre opened a new studio at Cabin John Shopping Center. The franchise started off as the first-ever indoor cycling and barre studio in D.C., but with rivals like Soul Cycle and Zengo Cycle, it’s certainly had its fair share of competition in the area. Biker Barre offers a variety...

Student Arts Spotlight: Claire Yang

Artist Claire Yang at work, painting on canvas for John’s Hopkins's art competition.

By Laura Sneller, Arts Editor

April 3, 2019

After receiving an honorable mention in the Johns Hopkins Curiosity Art Competition and a silver medal from the Scholastic National Art Competition, junior Claire Yang is an artist with a promising future ahead of her. Her unique and thought-provoking art meshes personal experiences with relatable emotions. Yang...

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