Origins of the Real Slim Shady

by Andrew Ventura ‘19 Twenty years after its initial release, Eminem just dropped the new expanded edition of his classic album, “The Slim Shady LP.” As soon as I heard it, I knew this was not a traditional rap album. It made me smile and laugh at all the ridiculous stories and funny bars embedded through it. Marshall Bruce Mathers … Read More

Anthem Has Potential, But is Seriously Lacking at Launch

Jack DeGonia ‘19 EA and Bioware’s newest game, “Anthem”, provides a fun game with very little content. Despite having satisfying and intuitive controls and a decent story, once the story is finished the player has next to nothing to do.  This, accompanied by exceedingly long load times, provides an average experience in a game that could be great. “Anthem” provides … Read More

Slapfish Slaps

by Sophia Wooden ‘20 Slapfish opened on Rockville Pike in June 2018 and offers a new twist on a seafood restaurant. Advertised as  “A Modern Seafood Shack,” and surrounded by many other trendy restaurants in a strip mall, Slapfish has a nautical vibe and is a great place to meet up with friends after a long, tiresome day. This new … Read More

Oscars Breaks Free From 30 Year Tradition

by Brynn Smith ’19 Instead of premiering with a monologue from Jimmy Kimmel about the former years best picture fiasco or Chris Rock and the lack of black nominees in the running for the awards, the band “Queen,”, featuring Brian May, Roger Taylor, and current frontman Adam Lambert opened the award show. With a medley of the most famous “Queen” … Read More

“thank you, next”: Honesty is Ariana Grande’s Best Policy

 by Dinah Aguilar ‘19  Honesty is a quality many artists lack in the music industry, but for one of the world’s biggest female star, Ariana Grande, this trait is used to her advantage in the new album “thank you, next.”  In the past, Grande was primarily known for catchy pop hits, with easy-to-dance-to beats and cliché subjects of love and breakups. … Read More

Panic! At The Disco’s Stunning Performance In DC

by Christianna Tran ’20 Panic! At the Disco made its debut in 2005 when the song “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” took the world by storm, becoming one of the most recognized alternative songs ever. After over 14 years, it is hard to believe that this band is still relevant. However with sold out shows almost every night, the band … Read More

Riding Zedd’s Spectrum at Echostage

by Andrew Ventura ‘19 I heard about raves from my older cousin because he often went to Echostage. He described it as an electric paradise filled with people that share the same love for electronic dance music. Ever since, I really wanted to go see DJs perform live there. One of my favorite DJs, Zedd, a Russian-German DJ, multi-instrumentalist and … Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Inspirational Truth

by Kat Mahoney ‘20 “On the Basis of Sex” is a film created to inspire the nation by telling the story of current Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s breakthrough case when she was a young lawyer in the 1970s. The story, focused on the normality of gender discrimination nationwide, shows how Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) and her husband, Martin, (Armie … Read More

Cheney Biopic “Vice” Falls Short of Expectations

by Nick Hermosilla ‘19 Adam McKay’s newest film “Vice” is one of the most unintentionally funny and impressive yet poorly executed movies of this past year. The film stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, and Sam Rockwell as George W Bush. Despite it’s outwards appearance as a biopic of former Vice … Read More

Netflix Show Connects Teens to the News Today

by Vendela Krenkel ‘20 Seven episodes into its first season, Daily Show alum Hasan Minhaj has taken the internet by storm with his political satire “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” a Netflix show that blends current events and comedy in every half-hour episode that leaves viewers knowledgeable on the topic covered. He often discusses minority representation in entertainment today and … Read More