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Oscars 2021: the winners, the losers, the forgotten

Oscars 2021: the winners, the losers, the forgotten

Chau Nguyen May 4, 2021

It’s time, once again, for the annual award show celebrating the year’s best movies, in a year when no one can go to the movies. But since nothing can stop Hollywood stars from giving awards to each...

How to prevent burnout during online school

How to prevent burnout during online school

Addison Childre April 19, 2021

Not everyone is well suited for online school. As the days blend together, due dates seem sooner, and work piles up, class can become more frustrating. We should all check out methods to prevent burn out...

March Album Reviews

March Album Reviews

"Spaceman" by Nick Jonas Rating 7/10 By: Sabrina Bergeron On March 12, one member of the Jonas brothers, Nick Jonas, released his first solo album, “Spaceman”, since the trio reunited in 2019....

Sam Pain sets sights on rap success

Sam Pain sets sights on rap success

Zach Isaacs and Chau Nguyen April 5, 2021

Sam Pain, an up-and-coming DC artist and Wilson alumnus, came out with his third mixtape, "Safe House" on February 11th.  Pain details his DC upbringing and new life in Los Angeles with complex beats...

“A Promised Land” reveals the inner workings of Obama's presidency

“A Promised Land” reveals the inner workings of Obama’s presidency

Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter March 30, 2021

“A Promised Land”, a memoir written by former president Barack Obama, provides an engrossing look into his eight-year tenure as Commander-in-Chief. The 700-page book is as wordy (yet enthralling) as...

“WandaVision” tells a mysterious yet relatable story

Mary Harney March 30, 2021

“WandaVision” takes two Marvel superheroes on a twisty journey through TV sitcoms into a science fiction thriller that, in the end, becomes a very human story that shows that love and what we do with...

In honor of Women’s History Month, please don’t watch “Moxie”

In honor of Women’s History Month, please don’t watch “Moxie”

Chau Nguyen March 30, 2021

Remember when Netflix originals were actually exciting to watch? “Moxie” isn’t. This coming-of-age movie crams in too many substances without execution, its characters fail to be fully fleshed out,...

Pooh Shiesty: rap’s newest icon

Pooh Shiesty: rap’s newest icon

JJ Najera March 28, 2021

Lontrell Denwel Williams Jr., aka Pooh Shiesty, is poised to have a breakout year. After being signed by Gucci Mane into a life-changing contract, the Memphis rapper got right to work.  Signing with...

March Cookstrip

March Cookstrip

Max Gualtieri and Anya Herzberg March 28, 2021

Hello fellow chefs! This month, we have a new artist: Max Gualtieri! I love cooking, and Max loves drawing, so we decided to put our talents together and create a one-of-a-kind, tasty, unique cook strip!...

Sophia's playlist exchange

Sophia’s playlist exchange

Sophia Hosford and Sophia Ibrahim March 26, 2021

We were sitting in Mr. Besser’s AP Human Geography class, listening to our class playlist. While listening to the curated tunes,  an idea came to both of our minds: what if we make a playlist for each...

Ten ways to honor Black History Month

Ten ways to honor Black History Month

Nacala Williams March 18, 2021

Buy from Black owned businesses Donate to Black organizations or HBCU Watch films about Black history  When They See Us The Great Debaters One Night in Miami Red Tails or Tuskegee...

Ten songs for Women’s History Month

Ten songs for Women’s History Month

Leah Carrier March 16, 2021

It’s time to celebrate Women’s History Month with a dance sesh featuring ten iconic and empowering songs. Enjoy! Good as Hell by Lizzo - Lizzo’s contagious energy carries these heartwarming lyrics...

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