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Top 10 Rod Serling “Twilight Zone” episodes

Top 10 Rod Serling “Twilight Zone” episodes

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

"You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!" This was one of four introductions made by the late Rod Serling, creator of the science fiction series "The Twilight ...

WCW: Selena Quintanilla Pérez

WCW: Selena Quintanilla Pérez

Marianeli De Leon, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Todays #wcw spotlight is given to the "Queen of Tejano" Selena Quintanilla Pérez. She was born as Selena Quintanilla in Lake Jackson, Texas on April 16. 1971. She started singing at the age of six and at the age of nine became the lead singer of the newly formed band "Selena Y Los Dinos" alongside...

WCW: Dodie Clark

WCW: Dodie Clark

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Dorothy "Dodie" Clark is an English singer-songwriter and YouTuber. She has been writing songs and posting them on her YouTube channel since 2011. Known best for a soft, ethereal sound often accompanied by ukelele or piano, she writes about life and social situations, her experiences with anxiety, ment...

¡Azúcar! Women’s Day: Celia Cruz

¡Azúcar! Women's Day: Celia Cruz

Marianeli De Leon, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

Happy International Women's Day! We're going to be talking about "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz. She was born as Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso on Oct. 21, 1925, in Havana, Cuba. Cruz had always been drawn to music as she would sing to her siblings so they could sleep at night and sing at...

Who was Ida B. Wells?

Who was Ida B. Wells?

Anna Sohn, Staff writer

February 27, 2019

Ida B. Wells (1862 – 1931) was an investigative journalist who lived during Reconstruction-era America, known best for her work in exposing lynching practices. Her social work in fighting racism and sexism through the power of the pen and public speaking made her into one of America’s pioneering...

Brace Yourself for Valentines Day

Brace Yourself for Valentines Day

Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

February 14, 2019

Ugh! Another year, and you're still single, huh? Well, you’re not the only one feeling this way. Brace yourself for Valentine's day! According to Wikipedia, Valentine's Day began in the early 1900s and was recognized as a significant, cultural and religious celebration of romance. Valentine...

The Hate You Give: Movie v. Book

The Hate You Give: Movie v. Book

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

"The Hate U Give," a movie starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman Jr., is a phenomenal drama about a young black teenager who witnesses a police officer murder her childhood friend. The movie is based on the award-winning novel released in 2017 by Angie Thomas. Much like the book, it...

Podcast: The Closet

Little girl and her mother promote respect through a hand-made banner signed by family and friends.  (photo: Sara Monterroso)

Isabel Rockwood, Quinn McKenzie, and Elyssa Kelly

November 16, 2018

  The podcast done by students for students—here we discuss some hot topics relating to student pressures and entertainment.

FOOD PORN: Duck Donuts

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Jarata Jaffa, Multi-Media Editor

October 24, 2018

If you’re looking for the best doughnut shop in all of Rockville, look no further: Duck Donuts is where you should be buying your doughnuts from. I know as a Dunkin Donuts fan, this is hard to come to terms with, but by far, Duck Donuts win, because of their creativity and style, and fluffy texture...

Foreign Stories: Enrollment what?

Foreign Stories: Enrollment what?

Caamila Cevedo, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

So, everyone knows (or at least can imagine) how hard and weird it can be living in another country, specifically if it is America that we’re talking about. At first, everything seems pretty cool, everything looks big and tidy, some places are incredibly clean, people are very friendly, even the ...

Do You Need to Relax? Read a book!

Do You Need to Relax? Read a book!

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Summer is officially over so you know what that means: school! Assignments are already piling up, and the stress may or may not already be getting to you. Sometimes you may find yourself needing to lay down and just relax. Watch a sitcom. Maybe even read a book. There’s nothing like drinking a stea...

Already feeling stressed?

Already feeling stressed?

Jarata Jaffa, Assistant Editor

September 11, 2018

Feeling stressed? Here are some tips to help you out this semester! Wake up early! Just because you don't have class on a specific day doesn’t mean you should sleep in. Save sleeping in for the weekends. When you wake up early, you can get a lot of your school work done and have a relaxin...

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