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Advice to Rising College Freshmen

Advice to Rising College Freshmen

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
June 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

"If I could give one piece of advice to incoming freshman in college, it would be to meet as many people and remember as many names as you possibly can. In the first few weeks – especially if you go to a school where you don’t initially know anybody – it’s a blur of new faces and it can be hard...

The controversy of “Dear White People”

Ashley Shepard, staff writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

On April 28, 2017, Netflix released a new Netflix-original series, “Dear White People.” This show is based on the movie “Dear White People” which was released in 2014. The movie portrays a culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school that comes breaks out when the staff...

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music

     In today’s media, you often see popular artists “topping the Billboard charts,” but what exactly is Billboard? The Billboard charts gives daily updates on who’s ranking at the top in the music industry, so you can know who everyone is listening to. Every year in May, Billboard hosts a...

Harry Style’s New Era

Katie Thompson, Opinion Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music

If you haven’t heard of Harry Styles by now, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Probably the most famous member of the now dissolved British boy band One Direction, Harry Styles’ new album has been the object of rampant speculation for the past few months. I’ll admit that as a closet O...

Five outdoor things to do this summer

Five outdoor things to do this summer

Kristen Peters, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve     Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is a favorite outdoor hangout spot of many teenagers who flock to the Fairfax County Park in the warm weather to take advantage of the trails and creeks. The most popular feature of the park is the long creek that leads t...

‘13 Reasons Why’s Success and Controversy

‘13 Reasons Why’s Success and Controversy

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under A&E

The sound of the TV always lingering in the background. Just another show is on, with the same old plots and stories. It was interesting at first, but all the different shows slowly blended into one. Most of them have no purpose but to capture your attention with no real goal or message. But what happens...

Gorillaz out the zoo

Gorillaz out the zoo

sarina javanmardi, staff writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music

You have probably heard about Gorillaz somewhere on social media, maybe even gotten to hear one of their new songs from the Humanz album, but to many the band is still somewhat of a mystery. You'd be shocked to find that the band has been around for quite some time, releasing their first alb...

New and Upcoming Music This Spring

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music, Uncategorized

The Bleachers New York indie pop act The Bleachers, headed by Jack Antonoff, enjoyed success and radio time for their songs “Rollercoaster” and “I Wanna Get Better” back in 2014. Their distinctive style is back with two singles from their upcoming album Gone Now. “Don’t Take The Money”...

The Ever-Evolving Prom

The Ever-Evolving Prom

Snehal Srivastava, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under A&E

   Before the invention of sliced bread, prom has been a tradition. That’s right, the delicacy we all enjoy today was invented after the night which some of us anticipate since our first year in high school. Prom seems to always be raised to the highest pedestal as a night in which dreams come t...

What social apps are popular in different countries?

What social apps are popular in different countries?

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under A&E

In the 21st century, social media has taken over. Millions of people have integrated media apps and websites into their daily lives. Adults often talk about how millennials are always on their phone and on the internet, and with most cases, they’re right. But what exactly do teenagers spend all thei...

How safe is Uber?

How safe is Uber?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under A&E

What happens when people want to go somewhere but have no transportation? Without a car, it’s hard to get around in most places. Taxis and cabs are available, but most millennials and high schoolers are not too familiar with them, and most would prefer not to call one every time they need to go somewhere...

Treat yourself to a break

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

  The end of third quarter is one of the most stressful times of the year for any high school student. With teachers cramming multiple tests and projects into the quarter before spring break, it is hard to maintain it all. Your planner could look a little bit like ~this~:   This larger than average workload ...

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