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Annie finds parallels in school and horseback riding

Annie finds parallels in school and horseback riding

By Lara Fu

June 3, 2013

Horseback riding has been a significant part of my life for almost six years now. I’ve gotten very familiar with a wheelbarrow and shovel; I’m practically a pro at stuffing my hair into a hairnet and then into a helmet, and I’ve greeted the ground with my face many times (not of my own accord)....

‘Observer’ sits down with local best-selling author

‘Observer’ sits down with local best-selling author

By Lara Fu, News Editor

April 23, 2013

Many students dabble in writing throughout their years in school, whether it be through English class, writing for the literary magazine or the school newspaper. Sarah Pekkannen, an author living in Bethesda, has always loved writing. She made the transition from occasional student journalist to professio...

T-Swift needs to grow up

T-Swift needs to grow up

By Lara Fu, News Editor

December 21, 2012

Who has curly blond hair, plays the guitar and badmouths ex-boyfriends for a living? (If you guessed Dolly Parton, you’re wrong.) Over 1.2 million copies of country darling Taylor Swift’s fourth album Red were sold in its opening week, breaking rapper Eminem’s record set by The Eminem Show a ...

Star Wars goes to the dark side

By Lara Fu, News Editor

November 29, 2012

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Disney bought Lucasfilm and ruined the Star Wars  franchise forever. According to an Oct. 30 Associated Press article, Disney will buy Lucasfilm and the rights to George Lucas’s Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises for $4.05 billion. Disney has announced ...

Despite predictable plot, ‘Pitch Perfect’ delivers

Despite predictable plot, ‘Pitch Perfect’ delivers

By Lara Fu, News Editor

November 7, 2012

Glee. High School Musical. Raise Your Voice. Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly stomach another TV show or movie about singing, the witty and hilarious Pitch Perfect hit theaters Oct. 5 and won audiences over. The movie focuses on Beca (Anna Kendrick, 50/50), a Barden University freshman...

New SAT, ACT security oversteps boundaries

New SAT, ACT security oversteps boundaries

By Lara Fu, News Editor

May 2, 2012

For most students, standardized testing is not the ideal way to spend a weekend morning. Nearly anything is better than sitting in a small classroom taking a four-hour exam on reading, math and writing. However, no student can be exempt from standardized testing if he or she wishes to attend elite c...

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