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“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

“Emma” brings a modern flair to Jane Austen classic

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 11, 2020

There is no single term that can quite define Emma from Jane Austen’s beloved rom-com “Emma” but wide-eyed, analytical, single-person-turned-lover, neat-freak and lover-of-all-things-beautiful are fitting descriptors. From the get-go, Emma (Anya Taylor-Joy) shows that she is a woman of order,...

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

Netflix says “you belong with me” to Taylor Swift

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

March 3, 2020

You don’t control what people think of your story, but you do control what you believe about yourself and how you tell your story to the world.  Having spent half of her life in the spotlight, Taylor Swift knows what it’s like to watch her reputation get shattered over and over again, but sh...

Students Welcome Teachers into the Year of the Rat

Students Welcome Teachers into the Year of the Rat

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

February 26, 2020

As of Jan. 25, 2020, a new Chinese new year began, signaling the start of the Year of the Rat. Six days later, WCHS students in the Asian American Festival Committee hosted the Lunar New Year Breakfast for WCHS staff. The event was sponsored by the PTSA and took place in Room 126 from 7:30 a.m. to 9...

Serious driving accidents demand action

Serious driving accidents demand action

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

February 3, 2020

Last month, two MCPS students were harmed in vehicle collisions near school bus areas. Both of these incidents have led members of the MCPS community to wonder what safety regulations are needed to ensure that students will be safe on their way to school. On Dec. 12, Sophia Chen, a 9-year-old from B...

Selena Gomez’s new album is a rare hit

Selena Gomez’s new album is a rare hit

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

February 1, 2020

It’s 2020, and everyone’s hoping for better vision and a better year, including pop singer Selena Gomez. After breaking up with Justin Bieber in 2012, dating The Weeknd in 2017 and learning more about herself in the span of four years, Gomez has decided to deliver a gift to the world to hear, he...

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 wo...

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...

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