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

    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, beautiful-yet-emotionally ugly and young-yet-really old people like myself. We fought, made...

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

    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 is projected to finish in mid to late December. “Burrit-ification” banners will appear on the soon-to-be Chipotle...

  • News
    News Briefs for October 2008

    Additional Courses Debut at WJ WJ 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 introduced Italian 4, Technology began offering TV Production and Fashion Illustration will make its debut in the second...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    Skeletal Lamping a Jumbalaya of the Zany, Ironic and Fantastic

    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 of a fruit fly, Barnes and his gaggle of merry, brightly-dressed band mates have possessed a contagious,...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    “Skins”: The Best TV Show You’ve Never Seen

    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 a show that not only dresses its actors in affordable clothing, but repeats outfits and actually...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    Gossip Girl Returns for Second Season

    “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 the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  With dramatic relationships, betrayals, and...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    Palahniuk’s Novel Adaptation Choke Falls Flat

    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 directed by Clark Gregg. Victor Mancini (a sickly sly Sam Rockwell) is a sex-addict anti-hero...

  • Arts & Entertainment
    Movies from the Vault: The Princess Bride

    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 Peter Falk bearing a copy of The Princess Bride, you’re in for...

  • Opinion
    Up at Bat: What do you hate about construction?

    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, but for the time being does it really matter what the end product is? Especially...

  • Opinion
    Local Institutions Greatly Misjudged

    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. Here in “MoCo,” the college application process marks the beginning of junior year, as...

  • Opinion
    Spirit: Not Just Fun and Games

    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 fall pep rally, one student showed us exactly how dangerous a rally can...

  • Opinion
    Point-Counterpoint: Cost of Prometheans Not Worth Insubstantial Benefit

    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 of all kinds by connecting with them, one by one.” What a joke. We currently have 40 boards in the school...

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