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The candor in Euphoria about teenage experiences makes it one not to miss

HBO’s “Euphoria” returns with amazing soundtracks, mind-boggling visuals and personal plotlines

Sasha Karasik, Reporter January 19, 2022

I opened my computer to HBO Max at 8:55 p.m. and watched the clock meticulously, as I knew HBO would be overwhelmed by viewers trying to watch the season two premiere of “Euphoria.” As soon as the...

Sing 2 is a fun movie for adults and kids alike, but the plotline can be unrealistic.

“Sing 2” includes great music and animations but the plotline falls a little flat

Cati Werbin-Gradel and Gigi Gordon January 18, 2022

“All creatures big and small.”  Buster Moon, the fictional koala and director of Moon Theater, introduces each and every one of his shows with these five words. They could not be more fitting to...

Dont Look Up, provides an interesting commentary on issues in our current lives.

“Don’t Look Up” shares a worrisome but gripping message about the state of our society

Nathan Szubin , Abby Zuckerman , and Leo Landau January 12, 2022

“BASED ON REAL EVENTS. THAT HAVEN’T HAPPENED. YET.” These words kick off one of the strangest and most enjoyable movies we have ever seen.  "Don't Look Up", now streaming on Netflix, was clearly...

Emily in Paris tells the shallow romantic story of a young woman who moves to Paris for a year.

Netflix’s glamorous “Emily in Paris” returns for a second season

Ellie Fischman, Incoming Opinion Editor January 11, 2022

With a dazzling Parisian backdrop and no shortage of drama, season two of Netflix original “Emily in Paris” was an entertaining winter watch. I wouldn’t necessarily call it substantive television,...

Melina offers a homey and comfortable meal with great service.

Greek restaurant “Melina” opens at Pike and Rose with a variety of flavor-packed dishes

Lena Nadaner , Assistant In-Depth Editor December 21, 2021

Melina, a new Greek restaurant with a modern twist, opened its doors in Pike and Rose on Nov. 22. With a warm and earthy feel, Melina is a great place to go for a delicious meal with a pleasant atmosphere...

Senior Maia Zimmers, playing Benjamin Franklin, practices with co-lead senior Elyon Topolosky, playing John Adams.

Revolution in lights

Harry Davidson, Assistant Copy Editor December 16, 2021

After a nearly two year hiatus from in-person productions due to COVID-19, the Joan and Marvin Rosenberg High School Musical made its return with “1776.” The production debuted on Dec. 9 and it focuses...

12 new tracks going on “30”

Lilli Libowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor December 16, 2021

Grappling with the aftermath of guilt, sadness and shame from her divorce, Adele released “30,” her most intimate album yet, on Nov. 19. The album is brutally honest, as Adele expresses emotions of...

Behind the counter, fresh manoushe is prepared within 10 minutes of ordering.

A taste of the Middle East

Eva Bard, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2021

For five years, Z&Z Manoushe Bakery traveled its way around the D.C. area selling manoushe at local grocery stores and farmers markets. After a long journey, Z&Z landed its rich flavors and fluffy...

Shouk offers differing Middle Eastern options, such as shawarma and falafel.

Enjoy a taste of the Middle East at “Shouk”

Lilli Libowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor December 15, 2021

Shouk, a plant-based vegan restaurant, opened on Randolph Road in Rockville on Nov. 16. The shop offers a variety of Middle Eastern choices ranging from shawarma to veggie burgers. Shouk originated...

The album cover of Silk Sonics newest album.

Silk Sonic’s new star studded album puts a spin on 60s and 70s funk

Julia Rich , Reporter December 8, 2021

This November, I was transported to a concert of soul and funk music for 31 minutes and 19 seconds. The duo Silk Sonic, composed of singer Bruno Mars and singer/rapper Anderson .Paak, released their debut...

Richard Williams playing with his daughters, Serena and Venus.

“King Richard” tells the heartfelt story of the Williams’ sisters rise to tennis stardom

Yael Greenblum, Reporter December 2, 2021

“King Richard”, a new movie released in theaters on Nov. 19, tells the story of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. It provides an exciting and factual history to their tennis stardom and explaining...

Kid Cudi openly discusses his struggles with depression and substances in his new film

“A Man Named Scott” beautifully showcases artist Kid Cudi’s uphill musical journey

Zara Ducker, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 29, 2021

A new Amazon Prime Video documentary, “A Man Named Scott” about Scott Mescudi, known by his stage name Kid Cudi, beautifully walks through his journey as a musician and touches on his creative process...

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