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Juice bar energizes with natural alternatives

Juice bar energizes with natural alternatives

Emily Williams, Staff writer
March 21
Filed under Reviews, Showcase

The phrase “new year, new me” has been plaguing everyone’s minds, and what better way to fulfill those New Year’s resolutions of eating healthier than fueling the body with fresh fruit! Pure Raw Juice Bar, located in Towson, offers customizable meals made straight from nature’s candy. The...

People need $#*!

People need $#*!

Jason Fontelieu, Deputy editor
March 17
Filed under Features

Latin teacher Dawn Mitchell has no issue with cursing. “Who doesn’t like the f-bomb?” Mitchell said. “It’s a beautiful word, starts out soft ends mean with the ‘k’ sound. It almost bring tears to my eyes just thinking about it.” A sensitive topic, it’s often difficult to determi...

The Post: Lucia Quan

The Post: Lucia Quan

Olivia Summons, Staff writer
March 17
Filed under Features, The Post

Vegan activist and do-it-yourself fashion expert sophomore Lucia Qian takes pride in her creativity and resourcefulness. She sat down for a chat with staff writer Olivia Summons to share her latest interests in food, music, media and the arts. Listening: I’ve been listening to the whole “La La Lan...

Yes, dressing for game day does make a difference

Bryce Frederick and Hyungsong Ko
February 22
Filed under Features, Sports

Tradition holds in the athletic program that, like in professional sports, varsity and junior varsity athletes sport dress attire on game days. After having to dress up for football, basketball, and baseball games in his first two years, junior Danny Beard can attest to what dress codes mean for an...

War film surprisingly psychological

War film surprisingly psychological

Matt Ellis, Associate Editor
February 21
Filed under Features, Reviews

Naïve soldiers advance slowly into desolate oblivion. Low hanging fog masks the omnipotent adversary lying confidently ahead. Suddenly, the already brimmed graveyard erupts in a barrage of bullets and mortar shells, dismantling the recently assembled army. Troops scatter and dive for coverage, unable...

Fast-paced heist movie revitalizes tired western genre

Fast-paced heist movie revitalizes tired western genre

Victor Yang, Staff writer
February 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

Director David Mackenzie‘s film “Hell or High Water” separates itself from the rest of the heist movie genre by focusing on the characters more than the gun-play. The movie opens with the unprofessional robbery of a run-down West Texas bank by two brothers armed with pistols and ski masks. The...

Unsung heroes take spotlight

Unsung heroes take spotlight

Randhika Aturaliya, Deputy editor
February 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

The 1960’s were a time of jamming rock and roll tunes, electrifying space discoveries and, above all, a deep and poignant racism. “Hidden Figures” in no way shies away from this racism, portraying the day to day racism that African Americans faced. While also unearthing a piece of history never...

‘Manchester by the Sea’ gracefully portrays grief

‘Manchester by the Sea’ gracefully portrays grief

Maria Eberhart, Staff writer
February 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

Take tissue, Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” paints a stark portrait of grief. But go anyway. Casey Affleck’s phenomenal performance will likely win him best actor and ranks among some of this year’s best. A cinematic masterpiece, the film has garnered...

Powerful film fulfills hype

Powerful film fulfills hype

Jason Fontelieu, Deputy editor
February 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

Every second of director Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” contributes to this gorgeous triptych, a haunting narrative about an African American male’s journey of self-discovery. The movie, one of the year’s most provocative films, denounces the stereotype of equating homosexuality with weakness....

Children’s flick tackles stereotypes, prejudice

Children’s flick tackles stereotypes, prejudice

Anna Yan, Staff writer
February 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

A bunny hops through a dark forest, eyes wide and innocent. She sniffs at a pool of water when a stalking cheetah suddenly pounces with a ferocious roar. Just before it gets gruesome, the scene cuts to a play where kindergarteners are enthusiastically reenacting the history of mammals before their civilization. In...

Lighthearted film enchants

Lighthearted film enchants

Emma Walz, Managing editor
February 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

The film “La La Land” opens with a stretch of colorful cars immobilized by traffic, prompting a spontaneous musical number. Brightly-colored shirts contrast with dull concrete on the highway as young men and women jump on top of their cars and sing about their hopes of “making it” as actors. After...