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Local burger joints to try this summer

June 8, 2019 12:06am | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20 & Zenaida Vasquez, '20

May was burger month and a perfect excuse to eat burgers. Luckily for you, we reviewed some common burger joints to save your taste buds. We are rating these burgers out of five categories: Place, Time, Taste, Price, and if we would go again/worth.   […]

Spring meets Carnival season

May 23, 2019 4:46pm | Yesenia-Viveros Saavedra '20

Every Spring, the Carnival swoops in to Landover to kick off the change in weather and bring local residents excitement and joy. The carnival is made for the whole family to enjoy. This year the carnival came back around, it was AMAZING! It was full […]

“The Curse of La Llorona”: A flop

May 7, 2019 12:46am | Gissel Jimenez, '19

Horror films are supposed to be creepy, gorey, sending chills down your spine, and give you nightmares, etc. Yes, many of them are hard to watch and are intriguing because of the trailers, but please, don’t fall for trailers, because most of the time, those […]

Lil Uzi Vert emerges from retirement; fans rejoice

May 6, 2019 4:45pm | Justice John, '19

Lil Uzi Vert may have scared fans in the beginning of the year with his social media “retirement announcement,” but we haven’t heard the last of him just yet. Lil Uzi Vert burst onto the music scene in 2015 with his breakout mixtape Luv Is […]

Audiences need to Get In with Us

April 3, 2019 1:05am | Neziah Osayi, '20

The 2019 movie Us surpasses the bar of a traditional horror flick, as the film dips its toe into numerous themes and genres that are usually unexpected from a “horror” film like this. The film serves as the sophomore feature of first-time director Jordan Peele, […]

‘Umbrella Academy’ rains binge-worthiness on Netflix addicts

March 29, 2019 3:31pm | Jamal Anderson, 19'

In recent years, Netflix has been obsessed with teenage cliche dramas, like the very-popular 13 Reasons and To All The Boys I Loved Before. That “teenage” market can be a bit well, oversaturated. And if it’s not corny teenage drama, Netflix’s obsession with cocaine and […]

The Best Self-Study Tool: Foreign Music

March 27, 2019 4:33pm | Gisela Jimenez, 19'

Learning a different language could lead to many challenges, including learning culture, tradition, slangs, and/or meanings in sayings. While talking to a native speaker could help, there’s a more fun way to teach yourself: listening to foreign music. Not only can foreign music teach the […]

BTS V ‘Scenery’ gives fans the ‘chills’

March 5, 2019 7:38pm | Gissel Jimenez, '19

Taehyung, a member of the record-smashing Korean pop group BTS, is bringing ALL THE FEELS with his latest single, “Scenery.”  Fans had to wait quite some time to have access to this sweet melody, though. On December 30th, Jimin, a member of BTS, dropped a […]

Mexican restaurant puts others to shame

March 5, 2019 5:45pm | Ana Reynosa, '20

While it may just seem like any other Mexican restaurant, Uncle Julio’s restaurant will certainly surprise customers with their rich flavors and aesthetic. According to Piper Jaffray survey, Chipotle Mexican Grill tied to Olive Garden is the fourth most favored restaurants by teenagers in 2017. […]

The top 5 best cars for new road hitters

March 4, 2019 8:57pm | Jamal Anderson, '19

Teenagers have always been quite particular about their first cars. Although studies from The Atlantic show that only 25 percent of 16-year-olds had a driver’s license in 2014, getting behind the wheel and even owning a car is a big part of getting older. From transporting […]