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Bethesda Row’s newest sweet treat: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Bethesda Row’s newest sweet treat: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

By Lexi Fleck

January 17, 2020

Jeni Britton Bauer was halfway through college at Ohio State University when she realized that she should incorporate her passion for art history into something bigger — she loved learning, but she thought the school environment wasn’t exciting enough for her.  While working at an indoor farmers market in...

Photo of the Day: 1/16

Photo of the Day: 1/16

By Ally Navarrete

January 16, 2020

An anonymous leadership student, dressed up as Dr. Bear from Children’s National Hospital, poses in front of The Black & White room. Jan. 31 marks the start of SGA’s charity month, which consists of multiple events throughout February to raise money for Children’s Hospital. Key events include...

Bridging the gap: The challenges of transitioning from an international school

Bridging the gap: The challenges of transitioning from an international school

By Celina Fratzscher

January 16, 2020

Junior Abbie Hall has been moving her whole life. When she was only three months old, her family moved from the U.S. to Sweden for her father’s job. But her Scandanavian adventure proved short-lived; at the age of four, Hall moved back to Bethesda for three years. From there, off to Kathmandu, Nepal ...

“Jeepers Creepers:” Whitman teachers have lots of catchphrases

“Jeepers Creepers:” Whitman teachers have lots of catchphrases

By Ethan Wagner

January 14, 2020

If you walked by a teacher’s classroom, you’d see nothing but the standard — a teacher standing at the front, lecturing from the Promethean board or a teacher grading quizzes. But, inside the classroom, students learn so much more about a teacher’s personality and funny quirks — including ...

Q&A with ABC’s season 20 “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins

Q&A with ABC’s season 20 “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins

By Ally Navarrete

January 6, 2020

Ben Higgins placed third on season 11 of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” in 2015 and then starred as the lead on season 20 of  “The Bachelor” in 2016. Higgins grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, attended the University of Indiana and moved to Denver, Colorado, when he was 24 years old. From a standard d...

What’s in, what’s out: 2020

What’s in, what’s out: 2020

By Ally Navarrete, Anna Yuan, and Dana Herrnstadt

January 2, 2020

Hey, gang!  Suffrage! Prohibition! Al Capone’s rise (but not his fall)! Here we are in the Roarin’ 20s — but 100 years later. Every New Year’s Day, The Washington Post comprises a list of what’s in and what’s out. We wanted to try our hand. Here’s what we came up with. What's in:...

Nutcracker production builds community, year after year

Nutcracker production builds community, year after year

By Isabella Brody

January 1, 2020

The curtain parts and lights illuminate the small stage at American University’s Greenberg Theatre. The classic Tchaikovsky overture plays, reminding families in the audience of why they keep coming back year after year to see this production.  For over 10 years, Ovations, a small dance studio in Bethesda, p...

Looking back: The best of the 2010s

Looking back: The best of the 2010s

By Meera Shroff

December 31, 2019

The 2010s has been a decade of change. It’s impossible to narrow down all of that change — all of those moments, people and things — to a short list. But there have been a few universal changes more notable than others — changes that have shaped the decade by creating and reflecting what...

RecharjDC offers a safe haven for D.C.’s busy-bodies

RecharjDC offers a safe haven for D.C.’s busy-bodies

By Isabella Brody

December 28, 2019

Ambient blue lighting, tranquil music and a cushion-filled room all create the relaxed vibe of the Recharj meditation studio. Residents in the D.C. area seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life can attend the variety of meditation classes that Recharj has to offer. Whether custom...

Christmas is more than just a holiday

Christmas is more than just a holiday

By Matt Mande

December 24, 2019

I’m Jewish. I’ve spent countless hours in Hebrew school, and countless more at three-hour long holiday services. I’ve read from the Torah and Haftorah, I’ve had a Bar Mitzvah and I’ve attended the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs of my peers and family, muttering prayers under my breath at services whi...

Art museums should feature more work from female artists

Art museums should feature more work from female artists

By Chloe Lesser

December 24, 2019

Can you name five female artists? As an aspiring female artist myself, answering this question seemed like it would be a breeze. I timed myself, expecting to take no longer than 30 seconds. But it took me four minutes and twenty six seconds to come up with just five names.  D.C.’s National Mu...