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“Bombshell”: Shocking, but not quite explosive
Arts & Entertainment

Grace Burwell | January 10, 2020

After much anticipation, I finally sat down to watch Jay Roach’s “Bombshell,” a shocking account of ongoing sexual harassment buried within the inner levels of Fox News that helped ignite future…

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Sister Sister: Legacies in the making
Sports

Eileen Zhang | December 16, 2019

Sister duos Lindsay and Caroline Maggio and Elise and Charlotte Turesson are currently four of the most prominent athletes at RM. However, despite being related, they have all paved their legacy within…

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Elmo takes on issues of parental addiction
Arts & Entertainment

Lynna Deng | December 11, 2019

Ever since its creation more than 50 years ago, “Sesame Street” has been continually expanding from its original cast. Most recently, on Oct. 9, Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind…

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Below the stage, musicians accompany Arena Stage’s “Newsies”
Arts & Entertainment

Christine Zhu | December 9, 2019

As someone who has played in the pit orchestra for six musicals, music directed an original one-act play and composed a soundtrack to accompany a Shakespeare play, it’s no secret to me that the instrumental…

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MoCo for Change marches toward a better world
Features

Natalie Weger | December 6, 2019

Eight months have passed since over 8,000 students from the DMV area rallied against gun violence at Capitol Hill. This momentous event that gained national media attention was coordinated by Montgomery…

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Lunch shaming practice spreads throughout nation
News

Hannah Lee | November 26, 2019

Throwing away trays of untouched food, distributing cold cheese sandwiches, branding childrens’ arms, firing workers, threatening loss of custody to parents: ‘Lunch shaming’ is the overt identification…

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RM athletes represent Team USA on national level
Sports

Eileen Zhang | November 21, 2019

Lili Freeman
Senior Lili Freeman has been tumbling since she was young, but she is relatively new to the world of acrobatic gymnastics. Despite this, she has made many accomplishments and memories during…

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“Unbelievable” reflects a gravely believable reality
Arts & Entertainment

Grace Burwell | November 20, 2019

“Unbelievable,” which was released on Sept. 13 on Netflix, is a show based on “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a true story published by ProPublica and The Marshall Project. The show follows a…

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Dear Shane Gillis: Stop making racist jokes
Opinions

Delaney Crawley | November 14, 2019

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. That universal statement applies to not only physical activities, but social situations as well. In September, Saturday Night Live (SNL) hired Shane Gillis,…

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“The King” shows potential but turns out forgettable
Arts & Entertainment

Helen Qian | November 13, 2019

As a film that determinedly blankets itself in the grim hues of medieval war and political strife, Netflix’s “The King,” at first glance, seems like it would make for yet another sobering but forgettable…

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Should Netflix films win Oscars?
Arts & Entertainment

Andy Zabinski | April 19, 2019

In the past few years Netflix has become a dominant force in releasing original content that has garnered some success at the Oscars and other award shows, most recently with the film Roma directed by…

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Students compete in Pi Day Puzzle Hunt
News

Jerry Shen | April 18, 2019

On Monday, March 11, crowds of eager students gathered in Room 322 for the first puzzle to be released at the opening ceremony for RM’s fifth annual Pi Day Puzzle Hunt. Sponsored by RM’s Math Honor…

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Ignore the ratings: “Captain Marvel” takes a seat alongside Marvel gems
Arts & Entertainment

Colleen Weinburke | March 28, 2019

All in all, “Captain Marvel” is a well deserving global blockbuster. Although the female-led film has generally been deemed a feminist movie, “Captain Marvel” is really just about Marvel’s most…

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Alumnus Pincus-Roth pursues journalism at the Washington Post
Features

Brooke Hilliard | March 10, 2019

This RM alumnus’ job includes attending popular movies and theater performances, traveling across the world, and visiting striking museum exhibits, all while writing for one of the largest newspapers…

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