Fenty Beauty tackles lack of inclusion in the makeup industry

Brooke Mengistu, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Fashion, Recent Posts, Style

On Sep. 8, 2017, singer Rihanna launched her much-awaited makeup line, Fenty Beauty By Rihanna, in 19 countries at 1700 stores. The superstar's goal in making the line was to create makeup for "women of all shades to feel included, and all races and all cultures to be a part of this." The ideology behind the bran...

Students elect Matt Post as 40th SMOB

Minjee Jung, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017


Filed under Current Events, MoCo News, News, Recent Posts

Eric Guerci’s second year as SMOB is coming to a close as incoming senior at Sherwood High School Matt Post takes the reins. Post was Guerci’s Chief of Staff and Vice-President of MCR. He helped Guerci behind the scenes and now is ready to take on the role of SMOB himself. Post’s primary goals...

13 Reasons Why stirs up controversey

Rachel Ryan, Staff Writer

June 6, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Recent Posts

Netflix’s hottest new show, 13 Reasons Why, has taken social media and the teenage world by storm. The show follows the story of Hannah Baker, a high school teenager who took her own life and left behind cassette tapes explaining the thirteen reasons why she did what she did. The story is told fro...

Swim and Dive team wins sixth championship

Swim and Dive team wins sixth championship

Alison Huber, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys and girls swim and dive teams are once again Champions of the 3a/2a/1a West Region as well as state champions for the sixth year in a row. At regionals, 10 new meet records were set by swimmers and they set two new team records. The Boys 200 medley relay record was set by swimmers Justin Kim,...

Alumni Rachel Stream steps up to coach varsity girls lacrosse

Alumni Rachel Stream steps up to coach varsity girls lacrosse

Anna Job, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Recent Posts, Sports, Spring Sports

As the warm weather starts to arrive and the sun begins to shine, the girl’s varsity lacrosse team kicks off their season with their new coach, Rachel Stream. Coach Stream is the new head varsity lacrosse coach for the Falcons. She is enjoying her time with the girls who she says have great persona...

Bethesda Urban Partnership holds its 5th annual film festival

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Current Events, MoCo News, Recent Posts

The Bethesda Film Festival, held on March 17 and 18 at the Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda, featured five short films made by local filmmakers. Each film was screened three times, once on March 17, and twice on March 18. The festival is hosted by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, which manages down...

New bill calls for healthier food options in Montgomery County vending machines

Angela Wang, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Food, Government and Politics, MoCo News, Recent Posts, School News, Student Life

Amidst recent research revealing that over 25 percent of children in Montgomery County are overweight, the Montgomery County Council is considering a proposal that would require at least 50 percentage of items in vending machines on county property to meet healthy guidelines. Named the “Healthy Vending Ma...

Project Lead The Way seniors present culminating engineering projects

Sachi Howson, Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under Current Events, News, Recent Posts, Technology

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a national program and is the leading provider of kindergarten through 12th grade STEM programs. PLTW takes pride in their renowned high quality curriculum and professional teacher model, along with an engaged network of educators through the community. This program’s...

Women’s March on Washington empowers women across the globe

Women’s March on Washington empowers women across the globe

Michelle Moraa, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics, News, Recent Posts

January 21, 2017 will possibly go down as the most female empowering day in history. Women's marches took to the streets on every single continent to ultimately make one thing known: women’s rights are human rights. In the capital of our country, over 750,000 marched on Independence and 12th, block...

The Bromance: Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Minjee Jung, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Government and Politics

The Obama and Biden bromance has once again showed itself. On January 12th, 44th President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. This award is different because it is a Presidential Medal of Freedom with...

New meaning for “Apple TV”?

Michelle Zheng, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Recent Posts, Technology

Apple TV and Apple Music are two of Apple, Inc.’s newest ventures. Apple is following the footsteps of Amazon and Netflix by planning to add original TV shows and movies to its Apple Music service. However, insiders say that Apple is not trying to compete with Amazon and Netflix, the top two on-demand...

17 things to look forward to in 2017

Mark Herron, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Current Events, Recent Posts

After the whirlwind that was 2016, many are looking ahead to 2017 and hoping for a change. If you are one of those people, have no fear because this is what you have to look forward to in 2017:   Nintendo Switch - After the failure of the Wii U, Nintendo hopes this new home console will be a h...

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