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Dive into the Spirit of the Season

Noshin Hassan, Style Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Style

Pumpkin Spice Lattes: As the weather gets cooler, senior Claudia Seleme said she buys more hot drinks. Although she drinks coffee year around, seasonal coffees become a must. “I would only go to Starbucks for the seasonal drinks, not just for the brand, but for the flavor,” Seleme said. ...

Online Shopping

Noshin Hassan, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Style

Society and innovations have led to consumers shopping from the comfort of their own home. Online shopping is the modern way to purchase items. However, too much of a good thing could be a bad thing. Some students have self-control, while others get carried away with adding items to their shopping cart. “I...

Food Around The World

Emily Key, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Style

Lake Braddock is a diverse school with many people of different backgrounds. Not everyone at LB eats the same food or has the same traditions. Students come from all over the world, and have different favorite foods that they or their family like to eat and make. Sophomore Niva Sainju is from Nepal....

‘Senioritis’ hits hard as the second semester continues

‘Senioritis’ hits hard as the second semester continues

Marleen Tipu and Brittany Derwacter
April 18, 2016
Filed under Style

Senioritis, an annual phenomenon, occurring at the start of second semester every senior year, affects a multitude of students. Common symptoms include but are not limited to: slacking off, sudden apathy to anything school related and attitude issues. Teachers have long warned students not to fall int...

Local church makes preparations for upcoming Easter Sunday

Local church makes preparations for upcoming Easter Sunday

Michelle Kurilla, Reporter
March 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

In the Christian church, Easter Sunday is the most important holiday of the year, and celebrates the day that the Lord Jesus Christ rose again after being crucified on Good Friday. “We worship and serve the risen Savior, Jesus Christ, who stands ready to grant new spiritual life to those who come...

For many students, the problems of procrastination can be significant

For many students, the problems of procrastination can be significant

Maggie Marcia Reyes, Reporter
March 24, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

No matter how easy the work is, there are still people out there who just want to push it aside. This is procrastination, something many students do. About 87 percent of students consider themselves procrastinators, according to the PR Newswire. Freshman students Jared Nguyen, Alicia Johnson and Bela...

How Addicted are People to Their Phones?

How Addicted are People to Their Phones?

Maggie Marcia Reyes, Staff Writer
March 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

What's the first thing you look at in the morning? Your ceiling? Your alarm clock? Many say they look at their phone first thing in the morning. Of course, smartphones are definitely a great advancement in technology, and they can help us do things faster and easier. But people have become attached to ...

What People Really Feel About PDA

What People Really Feel About PDA

Brittany Derwacter, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

February is known as the month of love, but is PDA really necessary in the hallways of LB? Many students and teachers think PDA is okay to a certain extent but going over that limit makes a lot of students uncomfortable. In the school environment a certain amount of respect for the situation and for the s...

Where to take your Valentine: Local Valentine’s Day date ideas

Where to take your Valentine: Local Valentine’s Day date ideas

Thy Luu, Staff Writer
February 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

http://mosaicdistrict.com/ Still deciding on where to spend time with your Valentine? Well, if you're looking for a cute little area, the Mosaic district is just what you’re looking for! Mosaic is like its own little city, with apartments, shops and eateries. With a modern, youthful vibe, it’s perfect for yo...

The Sound of Fashion

The Sound of Fashion

Claire Hollinger, Staff Writer
February 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Style

Thursday night, Lake Braddock’s Little Theatre was filled with loud music, a full house and the scent of hairspray at the fifth DECA fashion show with fashion marketing teacher Ericka Symonette overseeing. Students from middle school to 12th grade, as well as 12 teachers, participated in this year’s s...

Taste of Bethesda cooks up a show

Taste of Bethesda cooks up a show

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor
September 29, 2015
Filed under Capital Connection, Showcase

The annual Taste of Bethesda festival is returning this upcoming weekend to the capital region. Held at Woodmont Triangle in Bethesda, MD, this culinary tradition will be visited by over 40,000 attendees. This event, presented by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, will be held along with Come Back to B...

“Crafty Bastards” comes to Washington

“Crafty Bastards” comes to Washington

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under Capital Connection, Showcase

Patrons to Union Market next weekend will get quite a treat as the 12th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will be held in the market’s rear staging area from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 26-27. Union Market, located at 1309 5th Street NE, is a bustling, upscale marketplace in Northeastern Washing...