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School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play brings the Mean Girls of Ghana to D.C.

School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play brings the Mean Girls of Ghana to D.C.

Alex Schwartz, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Hitting the Round House Theater at the start of September, School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play, is a hit in the realm of off-broadway performances. Set in central Ghana during 1986, School Girls is full of high school drama, with cliques, gossip, and of course: mean girls.  Paula is the ...

“IGOR”: What does it mean?

“IGOR”: What does it mean?

George Price, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

"On midnight of May 17th, Grammy-nominated artist Tyler Okonma or Tyler, The Creator released his sixth album titled "IGOR," named after the infamous movie character that was seen in many horror movies as a monster. At surface value, this album is a work of art, sonically and aesthetically, featuring ar...

Thanksgiving, a review

Thanksgiving, a review

Isabella Sisson

December 5, 2018

Thanksgiving is truly an enigma; I mean, compare it to other holidays. It doesn’t have a huge hype around it and kids honestly don’t seem to care about it in this generation. Thanksgiving just kind of happens. But then, there are those moments where you think to yourself “my cousin is kinda funny” ...

Northside Social: Falls Church’s Newest Coffee Spot Reviewed

Northside Social: Falls Church’s Newest Coffee Spot Reviewed

James Weichert, Contributor

September 24, 2018

You come back from your summer break and you’re looking to start the new school year on the right foot. That means new school supplies, new clothes, and a perhaps even a new study routine. If that’s the case, why not take an hour or two to visit Northside Social, the newest coffee shop in The Little City. The café, which doubles as both a bakery and full-service restaurant, opened this June.

The best movies of 2017

The best movies of 2017

Evan Stegenga

January 16, 2018

Coco Pixar is back at it again! Pixar’s Coco was their nineteenth feature film about a young boy and his journey with music. Miguel wants to become a professional musician, but he encounters a barrier, his ancestor’s ban on music. In order to overcome this barrier, he winds up in the land of the dead where he meets a trickster named Héctor. Together, the pair takes a mag...

Movie review for Annabelle: Creation

Movie review for Annabelle: Creation

Evan Stegenga

October 2, 2017

Creepy dolls and old, creaky houses always have a special place in the heart of horror fanatics. Lucky for them, Annabelle: Creation (2017) is packed to the brim with all of the components to make a terrifying movie thanks to the signature porcelain doll, Annabelle. Annabelle: Creation is a prequel...

Album review of Khalid’s “American Teen”

Album review of Khalid’s “American Teen”

Viraj Suri

March 30, 2017

With some help from Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat stories, Khalid’s silky and sultry ‘Location’ became his first hit and gave him more than 50 millions plays on Spotify plus a record deal with RCA Records, all during the summer after his high school graduation. After a handful of released singles, ...

Movie Review: “Moonlight”

Movie Review: “Moonlight”

Liam Bridge

March 19, 2017

Movie Director Barry Jenkins has not only created a movie that any audience member can connect with, but also a movie igniting great empathy for its characters. “Moonlight” is the story of an African American man named Chiron. The film depicts three pivotal and liminal stages in his life – childhood,...

Don’t “Get Out” of the theater

Don’t “Get Out” of the theater

Kate Karstens, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2017

I have never squirmed so much in my entire life. Ordinarily, I can comfort myself in horror movies because ghosts aren’t real, people don’t have chainsaws for hands, and there are no such things as demon sharks. The problem with watching a present-day slave auction scene is that I can’t say it ...

Future’s Double Header: Trash and Treasure

Future’s Double Header: Trash and Treasure

Viraj Suri

March 8, 2017

Future, the 33 year old Atlanta-based rapper, singer, and auto-tune enthusiast has - finally - foregone the sensitive, emotional music style best known from his earlier albums, Pluto and Honest. He’s given us two full albums to digest back to back, and it shows that he is one of the most versatile ra...

One movie to see: “Manchester By The Sea”

One movie to see: “Manchester By The Sea”

Liam Bridge

December 20, 2016

Biting into an apple can be sour, sweet, and filling, and biting into the movie “Manchester By The Sea” can all of the same. For the holiday season, this is one apple that’s worth biting into.   After the death of his brother, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) must temporarily relocate ba...

What’s your Destiny?

What’s your Destiny?

Matthew Ng

November 6, 2015

Destiny, a challenging and fun video game, is in its prime right now. With the release of The Taken King expansion, its community and gamer population has grown bigger than ever. The Taken King has had a major impact on Destiny’s community of gamers, with its addition of new weapons, armor, and miss...

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