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A Bit at a Time

A Bit at a Time

Jake Alcott, Staff Writer

September 28, 2015

Technology can be scary. As a person who lives and breathes the latest phones and tablets, stays up late at night watching footage from obscure conferences, and once even convinced my mom to let me skip a Spanish final so I could fix my home PC, even I can struggle to keep up with the pace of tech. ...

“Fantastic Four” Review

“Fantastic Four” Review

Elias Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

The new Fantastic Four movie is the fourth attempt to turn the iconic comic book series into a movie. The first attempt was in 1994, the second in 2005 and was followed with a sequel in 2007. This current  reboot really wasn’t great. It’s not a bad movie, it’s just not a good one. We live in a...

Snapchat adds new features with update

Snapchat adds new features with update

Katie Karlinchak, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

On Sept.15th, Snapchat users logged onto their phones to see a new update available. The update included new features such as the rainbow puking filter, gigantic eyes and an aging filter. The update has had mixed reviews, with some get creeped out by many of the lenses, especially the monster and...

5 hidden gems on netflix

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

June 9, 2015

Five Hidden Gems on Netflix In Bruges (2008) This cult classic is the story of two Irish assassins, placed by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, who are instructed to stay under the radar in the majestic, yet uneventful, city of Bruges, Belgium by their boss, played by Ralph Fiennes. The dark, dry...

Senior solos at orchestra concert

Thomas Kendziora, Staff Writerf

June 9, 2015

For those in the audience, it was a lengthy spring orchestra concert. For those on the stage, it was much more: a celebration of four years of hard work and dedication to their instruments. On May 21, Lake Braddock Orchestra held its annual Senior Solo Concert in the Little Theatre. The Concert Orchestra,...

Rounding up some extra cash

Rounding up some extra cash

Gerardo Cerna Estrada, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

Senior Hannah Villarreal has turned a simple gift into a small and growing business. The creative process all started when Villarreal wanted to put a design on her nail polish rack so she  started practicing different types of pattern designs. She got into making water bottles with henna designs and...

Five hidden gems on Netflix

Five hidden gems on Netflix

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

In Bruges (2008) This cult classic is the story of two Irish assassins, placed by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, who are instructed to stay under the radar in the majestic, yet uneventful, city of Bruges, Belgium by their boss, played by Ralph Fiennes. The dark, dry humor employed by director Mart...

‘1984’ cast members nominated for Cappies award

‘1984’ cast members nominated for Cappies award

Anne Merrill, Staff Writer

May 20, 2015

Seniors Levi Meerovich and Marissa Chaffee were recently given Cappies nominations for their respective performances in the play 1984. Meerovich was nominated as supporting actor and Chaffee as supporting actress. “It’s kind of like the Tony’s but for high school students in the national capital...

Mad Max: Fury Road Review: The Drive of Their Lives

Mad Max: Fury Road Review: The Drive of Their Lives

Josh Wartel, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2015

It’s been awhile since the Mad Max franchise did much of a killing at the box office. The original Mad Max premiered all the way back in 1979 and the third in the franchise, Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome, debuted in 1985. Thus an entire generation of moviegoers, me included, impressed by the endless destr...

Senior class takes one final curtain call

Senior class takes one final curtain call

May 15, 2015

Explaining the plot of Lake Braddock Theatre’s (LBT) spring show, Rumors, would be somewhat pointless. Rumors, a production written by Neil Simon, is a “farce,” meaning that it uses nonsensical events to create an indecipherable story; this incomprehensible style of production is, nonetheless,...

Reptiles in school: The Drawing Zoo visits LB

Reptiles in school: The Drawing Zoo visits LB

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

Yesterday, April 22, Lake Braddock art students were given a unique opportunity: to draw, photograph and paint live animals in the lecture hall. Through an organization known as the Drawing Zoo, the Art Department brought in a ball or royal python, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko and a few madagascar...

Hypnotist returns April 15

Hypnotist returns April 15

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

Hypnotist Tom Deluca will be returning to Lake Braddock to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 in the Little Theatre. Deluca was inspired to hypnotize by his psychology professor, Dr. McMillan, while studying at the University of Illinois Springfield. McMillan did hypnotizing sessions to help...