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Senior Centerfold: Shreeyad Pant

Senior Centerfold: Shreeyad Pant

Sophie Bates, editor-in-chief

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

Shreeyad Pant is torn: major in biology or dance? Enrolled in five Advanced Placement courses this year, including Biology, Pant has eyed a medical career for years. But then he saw a break dancing tutorial by VincaniTV. The tutorials are on YouTube, according to Pant. He also seeks critiques...

Senior Centerfold: Julia Clark

Senior Centerfold: Julia Clark

Meher Hans, editor-in-chief

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

On a crystal clear April day in the midst of spring break, Julia Clark grasped a box of swarming honeybees, coaxing the insects into the wooden hive at her dad’s house in Smithsburg. For the second year, this soon-to-be biology major at the University of Maryland, College Park bought a batch of...

Senior Centerfold: Mary Charlotte Gitlin

Senior Centerfold: Mary Charlotte Gitlin

Grace Schneider, staff writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

Mary Charlotte Gitlin seems born for stardom. After all, she earned lead roles as Elizabeth Bennet in last fall’s “Pride and Prejudice” and as Elle Woods in this spring’s “Legally Blonde: the Musical.” But she’s far from a diva. She earned her chops playing Gaston’s silly sidekick...

The Post: Victoria Oluajayi

The Post: Victoria Oluajayi

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief

May 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Post

Senior and frozen yogurt enthusiast Victoria Oluajayi sat down with editor-in-chief Sophie Bates to share her favorites and talk about how she wants to change the world in a positive way. WATCHING: Right now I’m watching a lot of “Dance Moms.” It’s just a bunch of girls in Abby Lee’s dance co...

Juice bar energizes with natural alternatives

Juice bar energizes with natural alternatives

Emily Williams, Staff writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Reviews

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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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...