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Love Dot Loooong: this rom-com set in DC is a bit boring

Sarah Morgan

May 3, 2020

Okay, so I didn’t need a love story set in DC with two Black leads until I heard it existed. “Love Dot Com: The Social Experiment” is just that! Made in 2019, a Netflix original directed by Charneice Fox and filmed here in DC, the movie had a cute, relevant premise, and used beautiful shots of the...

The powerful stories of female Native artists

Amelia Bergeron

May 3, 2020

Vibrant color, multiple mediums, and seemingly endless rooms of art are what I experienced walking into “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists” at the Renwick Gallery. The exhibit focuses on traditional and individualistic artistic practices of female Native Americans with 82 pieces of art. ...

Music that will get you through social distancing

Madeline Kessler

May 2, 2020

Hope everyone is staying safe right now! Here are some records to crank for all social distancing appropriate activities:   While hosting a rave in your bedroom: Faneto by Chief Keef  Fall in Love by Phantogram 4ÆM by Grimes She Got A Thing by Pop Smoke 6 Feet by Goonew 2 On by Ti...

A humble reflection on creativity

Camelia Terraza

April 5, 2020

As I drift aimlessly amid stiff smiles, performing thoughtless recitations that have become so routine, I reframe the life that plays before me. Schoolwork appears humorous, pens seem to click in a synchronized fashion. My motions begin to align with an internal monologue; the hum of the Metro tracks will u...

Best Bowls in Tenley

Best Bowls in Tenley

Hannah Frank and Anna Gustafson

April 3, 2020

Soon enough (hopefully), people will flood the streets of Tenleytown eager to get out for a bite to eat after being in quarantine for so long. We know the neighborhood can be quite intimidating with so many options to choose from, so let this be a guide for the best bowls in Tenley.    Seoul...

Harley, action shine in gleeful “Birds of Prey” movie

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Alex Holmes

April 1, 2020

What else did you expect from a movie with the word ‘fantabulous’ in its title? “Birds of Prey: and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is not a great film by any means, but it’s a fun, energetic, joyous, and, yes, fantabulous romp. The plot is more coherent and inventive tha...

Faculty favorites: Dr Moore’s dining

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Margot Durfee

March 31, 2020

Imagine this: you are out eating dinner with your family and as you sit down at the restaurant you have an uncanny feeling you know the person sitting a few tables away. After multiple (not so) discrete glances, you realize “[oh look!] there’s Dr. Moore sitting there and staring off into space beca...

TV shows you should binge during break

TV shows you should binge during break

McKenzie Barner

March 26, 2020

While everyone is home social distancing, it’s the perfect time to relax, kick back, and binge watch! Here are some TV shows that will keep you hooked. Pose (FX) - Set in 1980’s New York, Pose tells the stories of black and latino LGBTQ+ youth who come to the big city in hopes of finding a communi...

February Albums of the Month

February Albums of the Month

Sophia Ibrahim, Zach Isaacs, Alex Metzger, and Chau Nguyen

March 9, 2020

"QPac by Quando Rondo Zach Isaacs 7.5/10 “QPac,” the debut album of Quando Rondo, a young rapper from Savannah, is instantly put to high standards and a lot of skepticism. Referencing one of the best rappers of all time (2Pac) in your first album is definitely a risk. The 18-song album has a lot of ...

From the atrium floor to the red carpet: Fashion Club showcases school style

From the atrium floor to the red carpet: Fashion Club showcases school style

Anna Gustafson

March 8, 2020

Didn’t catch the last fashion show in December? No worries, the Wilson Fashion Club has another in the works. Formed last September by junior Sydni Lewis, the club is co-led by junior Azariah Riley and is sponsored by 12th-grade counselor Aleta Lane.  Going into the 2019-20 school year, there wa...

Wilson students to take on the retelling of Peter Pan

Chau Nguyen

March 8, 2020

This spring, Wilson Theater will be performing an exciting production of the musical “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The musical serves as a reinterpretation of the beloved Peter Pan and provides insight in...

The colorful, artistic story of Moira Dryer

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Amelia Bergeron

March 8, 2020

In a white-painted room hangs rectangular pieces of bold and spectacular color. The art ranges from abstract to patterned, but the strong use of color variation remains constant. Moira Dryer’s artistic expression in Back in Business at the Phillips Collection calms and provokes questions in the viewer. The...

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