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Participating in the Palme d’Or competition at the Cannes Film Festival, “The Sweet East” (directed by Sean Price Williams) is a sweeping and dynamic drama  starring Talia Ryder, Earl Cave and Simon Rex.

7 must-see films from Cannes Film Festival

By George Chang, Features Editor May 30, 2023

Founded on September 20, 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has been a curator of taste and a harbinger of film trends for actors, directors and cinephiles all around the world. Along with its prestigious...

As “The Mandalorian” season three returned after a two year hiatus, promotional material more prominently featured older characters. Some viewers might have forgotten more crucial characters in that timespan.

“The Mandalorian” season 3 leaves viewers hanging

By Isar Uslu, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

After a long two-year wait, Star Wars fans were finally able to tune into the latest season of the hit Disney+ show “The Mandalorian.'' However, the show that met viewers in early March entered a vastly...

The popular Tri-Fecta dish includes a generous portion of waffles, eggs, and bacon. It is one of First Watchs most classic favorites that families like to delight in to start their day off right.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at local restaurants

By Catherine Chan, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

Food not only fuels the stomach but fuels the soul. The taste, smell, and texture of a dish can bring back core memories of a special moment in time. As Mother’s Day approaches, here are some nearby...

Vibrant colors and nostalgic video game references are among the more notable elements of this film.

New Mario movie is fun, but has a loss of plot originality

By Tafa Nukator, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager May 16, 2023

"It's-a-me, Mario!" If his signature red hat is not enough to identify him, his catch phrase certainly is. This iconic character has long dominated the video game industry, generating nearly 300 games...

Seniors Ian Rubin and Elyssa Shenker took the stage on the evening of April 14 to perform their senior showcase, The Last Five Years. While both actors were on stage for the majority of the show, they only directly interacted with one another during one song.

WCHS Seniors produce “The Last Five Years”

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor May 16, 2023

As the lights dimmed in the WCHS auditorium, the audience’s voices hushed as they waited with bated breaths for the show to begin. Spotlights illuminated the dark stage and the orchestra played their...

Besides playing multiple intruments, WCHS senior Lucy Chen composes her own music, with some of her pieces recognized on all levels

Student Art Spotlight: Lucy Chen

By Jeremy Chung, News Editor May 16, 2023

Imagine sitting down and waiting to hear some of the best orchestra students in the U.S. perform. The stage is set, and the musicians are ready, but instead of an older adult walking onto the stage as...

IMAX and Guardians of The Galaxy 3 have decided to collab for an exclusive early marathon screening beginning on May 3 which brings lots of excitement towards fans as they would love to experience the movie before the real release.

“Guardians of the Galaxy 3”: the highly anticipated finale promises to deliver new surprises for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Jack Gans, Social Media Manager May 1, 2023

One of the most eagerly awaited movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.” The first two Guardians movies received positive reviews and performed well at the box...

John Wick faces off with his dog displaying masterful cinematography by the producers of the film and abstract lighting which incites pleasure from fans.

“John Wick: Chapter 4”: his fourth return

By Jack Gans, Social Media Manager April 27, 2023

The fourth installment of the John Wick franchise, "John Wick: Chapter 4", exceeds expectations and delivers an intense and thrilling action film. The movie continues where the previous film left off,...

There are numerous ways of listening to and exploring indie music, whether it be through earbuds or streaming services. For example, Spotify is a great vehicle to get personalized music recommendations for every genre.

Has indie gone past the point of no return?

By George Chang, Arts Editor March 24, 2023

January 26th, 2010, from Paste Magazine: “Is Indie Dead?” January 16th, 2012, from The Guardian: "Indie rock's slow and painful death." October 25th, 2017, from Vox: "The life and death of the indie-rock...

Two Sentence Horror Stories leaves the audience feeling panicked, just as the characters in the show feel themselves. It is impossible to escape the terror that the protagonists are feeling throughout each episode.

“Two Sentence Horror Stories” spooks watchers

By Charley Hutton, Advertisement and Subscription Manager February 4, 2020

What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences? This prompt sparked a Reddit thread in 2013, accumulating over 15,000 comments. Inspired by the thread, Vera Miao created the new-to-Netflix...

WCHS senior Markus Silvertree paints in his 4th period class, AP Art Studio, for his sustained investigation. On this large sheet, a compilation of ideas for new and potential pieces are mixed into one consolidated and designed brainstorming board.

Student Art Spotlight: Markus Silvertree

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor February 4, 2020

It is commonly said that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but what they don’t say is that as the apple falls down, it gets closer to the tree’s roots. In the case of senior Markus Silvertree,...

A view of the entrance to the Bethesda Arts Festival.

Bethesda arts festival displays work of numerous artists

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor June 5, 2019

Imagine a festival that celebrates the arts and accomplishments of various artists. Such a festival exists, and were held on May 11th and 12th called the Bethesda Arts Festival. It was hosted along the...

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