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Nov 29 2017

Theatre department performs gender-swapped version of Julius Caesar

The theater department began their newest season with a genderswapped version of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that ran from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5. The play takes place in a boarding school, and introduced gender swapped characters, rather than in ancient Rome, like the original. Theatre director Jason Tamborini said the play experimented with the …

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Nov 29 2017

Miller releases Everything’s Jake

English teacher Walter Miller debuted his third album, Everything’s Jake, with his band the WD Miller Band at the Epicure Cafe on Nov. 12. “I’ve spent the last eight years working on this CD and I’m very proud of it,” Miller said. His efforts with the album have not been without its struggles, and his …

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Nov 29 2017

Taylor Swift releases reputation

Swift’s reputation is the highest selling album in the first week since its release. Here we review the four most notable tracks. “Getaway Car” The lyrics in this song are much more mature and sound like a track off of 1989. This song is about being ready to leave a relationship and enter a fling …

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Nov 29 2017

Photo Club holds the first photo contest of the year

Freshman Jamie Bol was named the winner of the first photo contest of the year held by the Photo Club, for her submission of raspberries spilling out of a pomegranate juice bottle. She won $10 in cash, as well as the title. “I did not expect to win, and I was so excited when I …

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Nov 06 2017

IB English standards restrict freedom with course books

While free choice books promote engagement and better discussion, they are a restricted option due to the English department’s focus on IB style learning. Choice reading can stimulate more insightful evaluation during class discussion. Sophomore Eric Prindle said that the benefits of choice reading outweigh those of assigned reading. “I would actually like to have …

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Nov 06 2017

Sahgal breaks fashion stereotypes

For the past three years, senior Mohit Sahgal has been pursuing his dreams in the field of fashion design both at Marshall and at the Fairfax High School Academy. Although the dream of one day designing clothes has been the driving force behind Sahgal’s enrollment, being a boy in an exclusively female classroom has posed …

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Jun 14 2017

E3 Convention “The Big Reveal”

Xbox One X Microsoft will be shipping out the Xbox One X on Nov. 9 at $499 worldwide with the ability to produce true 4K visuals, along with 4K UHD blue ray playback. The consoles hardware makes it the most powerful console on the market with a 6 teraflop GPU clocked at 1.172 …

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Jun 14 2017

Wonder Woman generates optimism for new DCEU films

With the first three entries of the DC Extended Universe all having less than 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Wonder Woman was Warner Brothers last hope to keep both critics and fans interested in their new franchise. Released on June 2, the highly anticipated entry into the DCEU stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, better …

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Jun 06 2017

Studying playlist to help you focus

Studying can often be stressful and require lots of concentration. But, a playlist filled with good music can turn studying into something enjoyable. Here, Rank & File lists the best songs for your study sessions. “Location” by Khalid This song gives off chill vibes that make studying enjoyable. Its unqiue R&B/Soul beat will …

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Jun 06 2017

Alien: Covenant fails to impress long time fans of franchise

Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus (2012) and the next installment of the Alien prequel series came out on May 19. The science-fiction horror film, starring Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston, revolves around the colony ship, the Covenant, as it diverts from its original destination after receiving a cryptic radio transmission from an unknown Earth-like …

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