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Online learning encourages students to adapt appearances

Online learning encourages students to adapt appearances

Sabrina Bergeron

September 23, 2020

As we have all been spending our days in quarantine lazing around and wearing nothing but our coziest sweatpants, it’s hard to imagine that we would change anything about our appearances when the new school year rolled around.  As sophomore Eimear Debhaile put it, “Oftentimes I don’t even change ...

Anya and Emily’s cook strip

Anya and Emily's cook strip

Anya Herzberg and Emily Mulderig

September 18, 2020

Hello fellow chefs! Chef Anya Herzberg and artist Emily Mulderig are ready to present our… cook strip! I love cooking, and Emily loves drawing, so we decided to put our talents together and create a one-of-a-kind, tasty, unique cook strip! Every other week, stay tuned, for some delicious recipes in c...

Album Review: Karma 3

Album Review: Karma 3

McKenzie Barner

September 11, 2020

Rating: 9/10 Nas protégé Dave East dropped his fifteenth mixtape “Karma 3” on August 14, marking the third installment of the Karma mixtape trilogy, with 15 tracks. Released just a few months after his debut album, “Karma 3” is a heavy hitter that features strong collaborations with artists suc...

Single Review: Garden

Single Review: Garden

James Paul

September 11, 2020

Rating: 8/10 Spotify shoveled Meet Me @ The Altar’s new single “Garden” into the dark corners of an obscurely alternative playlist, thus giving the song a well-deserved platform, while simultaneously dismissing a clean-cut pop-punk gem that would have Blink-182 and that girl from Lemonade Mout...

Album Review: The Horror and the Wild

Album Review: The Horror and the Wild

Newt Zoido Tortella

September 11, 2020

Rating: 10/10 “The Horror and the Wild” is a Folk-rock album by The Amazing Devil, a London-based band consisting of Joey Batey and Madeleine Hyland. The two singers have very different vocal ranges, yet they complement each other really well: Batey’s ability to go from a soft croon to an alm...

Album Review: Legends Never Die

Album Review: Legends Never Die

Francesca Purificato

September 11, 2020

Rating: 8/10 Juice Wrld’s posthumous album “Legends Never Die” was a big hit. It runs at a fairly large number of 22 tracks and was released on July 10 this year. The emo rap album as a whole was very melodic with a great use of drums, bass, and electric guitar. A lot of the songs had a quit...

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...

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