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Netflix Originals: Binge-worthy shows to start watching today

Milagro Nolasco-Argueta, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Filed under Arts and Style

Netflix has been stealing the hearts of many through its abundance of TV shows and movies. The streaming service not only offers TV shows from network channels, but also has its own originals. Many have heard of the popular serie...

A journey to another world: “Melancholia”

Andrew White Cleary, Copy Editor

March 3, 2017

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Note: This article reveals major plot points of the 2011 film “Melancholia”. “Melancholia” (2011), an aptly titled film, tells the story of an immensely downward spiral from a euphoric occasion. It is a work of lof...

Oscars increase in diversity from years previous

Rithika Ashok, Assistant Features Editor

March 3, 2017

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The infamous hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, started trending last year after the 88th Academy Award nominations were announced. Some believe the wave of white celebrities at the 2016 Oscars ceremony did little to help the lack of dive...

Students revisit uncomfortable first dates

Ted Thomas, Academics Editor

March 3, 2017

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Dating in high school is synonymous with awkwardness. From asking one out to going on a date, there are many opportunities to embarrass oneself and risk ruining what could be a good thing. Let’s hear from students who have exp...

Classroom celebrations build a positive community

Kaitlyn Cheng, Features Editor

March 3, 2017

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Children anxiously bounce in their seats as they wait for their teacher to give them the all-clear. Right when the teacher announces that the students may start, children jump out of their seats and rush around the classroom i...

Is Snapchat still relevant?

Julia Shyy, Copy Editor

March 3, 2017

Filed under Arts and Style

In the world today, people are surrounded by the wonders of social media and the power of the internet. Anyone can instantly connect with people, whether in the same room as them or across the country. Snapchat is among the most popu...

#JustNoVAthings

Elizabeth Lee, Managing Editor

March 3, 2017

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Northern Virginia residents discuss the various daily struggles of living in one of the most affluent areas of the country. Northern Virginia is a fast-paced metropolitan hub for diversity and excitement. Located next to the nat...

When the weather outside is frightful, make this winter delightful

Grace Snarr, Copy Editor

January 27, 2017

Filed under Arts and Style

Staying positive and motivated throughout the cold, dreary and depressing months of winter can be difficult. Such a feat would require conscious efforts on the part of the individual to remain driven and optimistic. Teenagers c...

“La La Land” dazzles audience

Andrew White Cleary, Copy Editor

January 27, 2017

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“La La Land” is a film which takes place in the “city of dreams” – and it indeed evokes this fact from the very beginning. An opening credit, informing us that the film is shot in CinemaScope, is distinctive in its vibrancy ...

Snow day survival guide

Maura Olson, Arts & Style Editor

January 27, 2017

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You wake up to get ready for school, and as you groggily check your phone, you see the announcement: “Today, January 27, 2017, all FCPS schools will be closed due to inclement weather.” Immediately, you go back to sleep for your d...

Goldilocks goes to court in winter children’s show: “Goldilocks on Trial”

Milagro Nolasco Argueta, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

Filed under Arts and Style

  “This porridge is too cold; this porridge is too hot; this one is just right,” Goldilocks said as she sat in the three bears’ house.    We all know the classic tale about Goldilocks trespassing in the three be...

Students give insight on the complexities of zodiac signs

Anupriya Jacob, Managing Editor

January 27, 2017

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The stars and planets have always been mysterious entities, especially considering how many believe that they can be used to reveal key parts of our inner workings through zodiac signs and horoscopes. “Zodiac signs are based o...

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