The Pitch

Out of Left Field: Spotted On Network TV: Surgically Enhanced, Old-Ass, Fake Teens — xoxo Gossip Girl

Alex Baden

October 30, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A couple of nights ago, I was out on the town at one in the morning, swigging Cosmos and soaking in my own fabulousness. I made my way down Rodeo Drive (or was it Park Avenue?) surrounded by other paradoxically bright-yet-dumb, be...

Chipotle:The “Burrit-ification” of G-Square

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under News

Rumors abound through the hallways of the possibility of a Chipotle being constructed in replacement of Greenbrier’s Bagels. Come January, a buffet of burrito’s and salad bowls will be available to WJ students. The construction i...

News Briefs for October 2008

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under News

Additional Courses Debut at WJWJ has made additions to course selections in the Math, Foreign Language, Technology, Art and Social Studies departments.The Math department added Bridge to Algebra 2, Foreign Language has introduce...

Skeletal Lamping a Jumbalaya of the Zany, Ironic and Fantastic

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

To say that Kevin Barnes, the loopy front man of indie-pop/psychedelic/funk/experimental/twee pop band of Montreal, is weird would be putting it mildly. Best known for wearing colorful war paint and having the musical attention span ...

“Skins”: The Best TV Show You’ve Never Seen

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Let’s face it: we live in a world dominated by overly-made up, twenty-something models attempting to play “normal” teenagers on television programs. So common is this practice that it’s a rare and unexpected delight to discover ...

Gossip Girl Returns for Second Season

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Gossip Girl” returns with its second season, airing Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the CW. Based on the Gossip Girl series of books by Cecily von Ziegesar, the show follows the fabulous lives of a group of teenagers living on...

Palahniuk’s Novel Adaptation Choke Falls Flat

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sex in our modern culture is generally revered, glorified, and at times nearly heralded. Seldom, if ever, is sex seen as a drug as it is in Choke, a jumbled, confusing, and altogether rushed Chuck Palahniuk novel adaptation dir...

Movies from the Vault: The Princess Bride

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When you’re stuck in bed, feeling on the verge of death by flu, a visit from Grandpa and an uncomfortable cheek-pinching session is about the last thing you want. However, when your Grandpa happens to be the kindly and comical P...

Up at Bat: What do you hate about construction?

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

The modernization plan eating away at WJ holds numerous promises to students once finished by the year 2010. New tennis courts, a new stadium, even wireless Internet will be made available. These guarantees are great and all,...

Local Institutions Greatly Misjudged

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

As summer begins to slip off over the horizon, seniors across the nation are buckling down to do their college apps, each one of them sighing as their summer disappears into a stack of transcripts and teacher recommendations.He...

Spirit: Not Just Fun and Games

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Opinion

Believe it or not, school spirit just might kill you. The seemingly innocent seasonal assembly can be as dangerous as a live shark winched to a helicopter, flying low and close through the streets of Bethesda. In the recent f...

Point-Counterpoint: Cost of Prometheans Not Worth Insubstantial Benefit

Alex Baden

October 2, 2008

Filed under Opinion

According to their website, the Promethean Activboards which have infested the school are a "revolutionary learning environment that focuses on embracing and celebrating each individual’s unique needs and capabilities, engaging learners ...

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