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King and Queen - Young King George III and Queen Charlotte are seen toasting at a celebratory ball in Bridgertons prequel Queen Charlotte.

Bridgerton Spin-off Takes the Crown

Sabrina Boughanem, Managing Editor May 22, 2023

The popular Netflix original Bridgerton, recently released its prequel Queen Charlotte. This series featured a background story for several Bridgerton characters, specifically Queen Charlotte and King...

McLeans summer song recommendations

McLean’s summer song recommendations

Odile de Vachon, Reporter May 15, 2023

Summertime is the perfect season for students to make the most of their time off and enjoy the warmer weather. Music is always a great way to get into the summer spirit and there are plenty of songs that...

Im Dancing, Queen: TheatreMcLeans Mamma Mia! is a hit

I’m Dancing, Queen: TheatreMcLean’s Mamma Mia! is a hit

Dalia Fishman and Makda Bekele April 28, 2023

“Mamma Mia!” sums it up about right, because TheatreMcLean’s newest production of the iconic ABBA musical will leave you incoherently exclaiming with sheer joy.  Mamma Mia! Follows the story...

From left to right: Magic Dragon Bowl, Blue Glaze Shake, Nutella Bowl, and Avocado Toast.

South Block review

Sarah Soltani, Online News Editor April 20, 2023

South Block, a local juice bar and café, has opened its twelfth location in the DMV area this March. Committed to building healthier communities and providing fresh food for customers, South Block seems...

Seniors Emma Pirhala and Sophia Lebowitz dress up in floaties and goggles for immunity in Senior Assassin. Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Li

First round of Senior Assassin ends, leaving soaked seniors in its wake

Tara Pandey and Makda Bekele April 18, 2023

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The Record, Boygeniuss upcoming album, releases on Friday, March 31.

Boygenius album is ineffably divine

Dalia Fishman, Reporter March 30, 2023

In anticipation of their album, The Record, dropping this Friday, March 31, supergroup Boygenius, composed of singer songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, has sent their album to independent...

Lana Del Reys newest album, Did you know that theres a tunnel under Ocean Blvd, released on March 24.

Lana Del Rey’s latest album proves to be her most exploratory

Issy DiPatri and Ingrid Shumway March 26, 2023

Lana Del Rey released her ninth studio album Friday, March 24. An experimental and psychedelic inspired album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd? works to reveal her life experiences...

Netflixs recent hit show Outer Banks follows the story of a group of teenagers searching for treasure.

OBX season three raised the stakes and lowered the ratings

Sabrina Boughanem, Features Editor March 9, 2023

Ever since the first release of season one of Netflix’s original show Outer Banks (OBX), the show has had teens all across the world in a choke-hold. OBX featured a group of teens living on “the wrong...

Fish, Claudio and Luis deliver a musical number together.

Claudio Quest jumps to the stage

Philip Rotondo, Managing Editor February 14, 2023
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Oscars announce 2023 nominations

Dalia Fishman, Reporter February 2, 2023

As is usual with the annual announcement of Oscar nominations, The Academy’s list of nominees was published Jan. 24 with many obvious contenders, snubs, and usual conversation starters. “My family...

The cover for Munch (Feelin U), Ice Spices breakout single and a song featured on Like...?

Like…? Is Not So Likeable

Tara Pandey and Makda Bekele January 28, 2023

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House Party vs. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

House Party vs. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Farah Eljazzar, Isabella DiPatri and Dalia Fishman January 25, 2023

House Party Party necessities: hype music, chill people, legendary stories told over regret-filled morning afters. Party movie necessities: Banger soundtrack, eccentric ensemble cast, overall fun...

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