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I want my youth back

I want my youth back

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

January 21, 2020

All my life, I have been influenced by the college admissions game. I was told what colleges wanted, and I chased that standard. I wanted the 1600 SAT score, the 4.0 GPA, the 275 SSL hours, the Honors Society tassels and to be the leader of a prestigious club. Now, all I want is my youth back.  Mark ...

Harry Styles walks a Fine Line in his second solo album

Harry Styles walks a Fine Line in his second solo album

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

January 5, 2020

Former One Direction member Harry Styles walks a fine line. He doesn’t follow the mainstream. He crafts his own unique style. Back in 2017, Styles released his self-titled debut album. He was the heartbroken ex-boyfriend. He was the lovesick teenage boy. In 2019, Styles has released his second ...

MCPS debates divisive redistricting policies

MCPS debates divisive redistricting policies

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

January 2, 2020

Members of Montgomery County are divided on the concept of redistricting, as the Board of Education pursues a comprehensive assessment of the county’s boundaries. The Board has been hosting Districtwide Boundary Analysis Public Meetings in Montgomery County, including a recent public hearing at the ...

Sasha Sloan concert does not disappoint fans

Sasha Sloan concert does not disappoint fans

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

December 27, 2019

She’s the girl at the party, trying to fit in. She’s the girl you can rant to at three in the morning, and she’ll understand. She’s the girl with the sad songs, the soft voice and a love for all things normal.  Sasha Sloan, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter, has a knack for confessional songwrit...

Camila Cabello invites fans to the world of “romance”

Camila Cabello invites fans to the world of “romance”

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

December 18, 2019

When the clock struck twelve on Dec. 5, all the world was asleep— that is, except Camila Cabello fans. The pop singer treated her fans with an early Christmas present that night: her highly-anticipated sophomore album, Romance. With every heartfelt lyric and colorful visual, Cabello introduced fans to the worl...

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

No Joke: How “The Joker” became a deadly hit

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

December 3, 2019

Hollywood’s latest comic book story, “The Joker”, has been marked on many people’s calendars for a while, but its dark themes may prevent this R-rated film from being a must-see. Critics called the film a masterpiece on Aug. 28, 2019, when it debuted at the Venice Film Festival. Lately, many hav...

“Be free or die”: Harriet Tubman’s remarkable story explodes on the big screen

“Be free or die”: Harriet Tubman’s remarkable story explodes on the big screen

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 25, 2019

Lying flat on the ground, her eyes are closed, but her mind sees the nightmarish memories of her past along with flashes of the future. Every time she closes her eyes in prayer, she has the uncanny ability to see the unseen.  This is our first glance of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) in the latest Ho...

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

Pink-out unites WCHS community together

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 20, 2019

Royal blue. Kelly green. WCHS students proudly rock our colors—and it turns out that we can definitely rock pink, too. WCHS’s school-wide Pink-Out Day was last Friday, Oct. 25. The amount of support for breast cancer awareness and school spirit displayed among students was apparent. Special pink-o...

Justin Bieber needs a new purpose

Justin Bieber needs a new purpose

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

November 9, 2019

For all the Beliebers out there, there might be a treat coming sometime this Christmas: Justin Bieber is working on a new album. But, as you might suspect, there’s a catch: Bieber asked fans for 20 million likes on one of his latest Instagram posts. On Oct. 27, Bieber posted an all-pink photo with the words, “I...

Poké Papa has a refreshing “create-your-own-bowl” option

Poké Papa has a refreshing “create-your-own-bowl” option

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 22, 2019

The food court in Westfield Montgomery Mall is one of the most popular places for WCHS students to hang out, and on Sept. 21, they introduced a new restaurant: Poké Papa. This restaurant is inspired by Hawaiian traditions, while also incorporating ingredients from Japanese, Korean, and Thai food. The resu...

Old Taylor comes back with new album release

Old Taylor comes back with new album release

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 21, 2019

Two years ago, Taylor Swiftーarguably the most influential musician of our generationーannounced the death of the “old Taylor” in her album “reputation.” Now, the old Taylor is back with “Lover,” a collection of eighteen songs with personal stories about self love, moony romance and po...

Finneas releases new EP “Blood Harmony”

Finneas releases new EP “Blood Harmony”

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

October 17, 2019

Billie Eilish’s 22-year old brother Finneas is gaining recognition as one of the most multi-talented people in the music industry with the release of his debut EP, “Blood Harmony.” The album has a cinematic quality to it, with dreamy production, creative storytelling, and beautiful cover art. Whi...

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