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Slam poetry club soon to compete in poetry slam festival

The WCHS slam poetry team poses after their 2017 competition with club sponsor, Christin Nixon, who also teaches English (top left).

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

March 7, 2019

Slam poetry is spoken word poetry full of expression and performance. Finding comfort through the sounds and rhythm of this art, the WCHS slam poetry club is ready for any verse to come their way. Members of the slam poetry club here at WCHS are eager to perform the pieces that they have been drafting,...

Open Mic Night To Occur This Month

By Lauren Roseman, Senior Writer

April 17, 2017

  The Slam Poetry Club, Forensics Club and Literary Magazine are holding an Open Mic Night on April 24, 2017.   According to Slam Poetry Club President Lauren Hassan, students will get a chance to show their artistic and literary skill on this night.   “People will read poe...

Dani Miller Slams to Success with Poems

Dani Miller with fellow competitors at a semi-final round to compete for selection on the DC Youth Slam Team.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

March 10, 2017

Whenever one thinks of slam poetry, their first thought is most likely of the iconic slam poetry scene in the movie 22 Jump Street and yet there’s still so much unknown about the art. Every year, there is a competition for people in the DC area to get on the DC Youth Slam Team, a slam poetry competi...

Student Art Spotlight: Lauren Hassan

Senior Lauren Hassan, founder of the CHS Slam Poetry Club, delivers a slam poem. Hassan writes and performs poems covering a wide range of topics from racism to romance.

By Sarah O'Brien and Balbina Yang, Arts Editors

September 29, 2016

When we think of the arts, it’s usually music, theater or fine arts. However, ever since senior Lauren Hassan started the Slam Poetry Club, the CHS arts community has had an outspoken new member. “Since she came to CHS, I have seen her grow into a respected leader of her peers,” Slam Poetry club...

Slam Poetry Club Allows Students To Express Themselves

President junior Lauren Hassan delivers a slam poem.

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Senior Writer

April 29, 2016

Fresh, expressive and passionate, slam poetry, a new form of art, is filling the halls of CHS. Junior Lauren Hassan formed the Slam Poetry Club last September as an outlet for students to express themselves in a new way. “It gives you a chance to get really angry and passionate on a sub...

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