Leyla Akselioglu, Features Managing Editor

May 23, 2019

At age 17, most teenagers are focused on maintaining their grades, climbing the social ladder and committing to the college of their dreams. Seventeen-year-old Billie Eilish, however, has other things planned. When she was only 14 years old, Eilish went viral with her single “Ocean Eyes.” Sinc...

$18 & Under: Sisters Sandwiches & Such

Sisters Sandwiches located in Olney is set in an historic log cabin style building.

Leyla Akselioglu, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

The smell of freshly toasted bread wafts through Sisters’ Sandwiches & Such at the historic Higgins Tavern on Georgia Avenue. as customers chat over their unique meals, each crafted to their specific needs. The vibrant, radiant colors of the store catch any customer’s eye, but it is the wide variety...

Khalid Struggles on New Album Transitioning from New Artist to New Star

Khalid Struggles on New Album Transitioning from New Artist to New Star

Jack Uhl, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

R&B artist Khalid was just 17 years old when he wrote his first album, “American Teen” and struck gold. Now at age 21, despite having the title “Free Spirit,” Khalid plays it safe with his sophomore album. “Free Spirit” does not experiment with anything new nor does it have as much artisti...

Misogynistic Culture Still Lingers In High School

The Jan. 19, 2019 Women's March in D.C. marked the third annual march in which more than 100,000 people attended.

May 15, 2019

Introduction In March of this year, a list of 18 girl’s names circulated the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC). Alongside each name was a ranking of the girl listed, rating her on a 10-point scale based on her looks. “Scores” ranged from 5.5...

NSPA Awards Echoes Club 2018 Pacemaker

Club adviser Sean Pang discusses the upcoming edition of Echoes literary magazine with his staff.

Corina Valldejuli, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Often times students’ artistic talents go unnoticed and are under appreciated, but the Echoes literary arts magazine gives them a platform to showcase their work and in recent years the magazine has received national recognition for students’ work. RHS’ Echoes’ self-described mission is to feature the ...

Autism Program Helps Prepare Students for Future

Students from Autism program instructor Caitlin Wise's class wear their new Rampace shirts given as a gift by the Rampage.  The Rampace 5k was held Nov. 17 at the RHS track.

Emily Tran, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Educators often talk about the lasting impact of watching their students grow. In one area of RHS, teachers have the unique experience of helping students grow from ninth graders all the way into young adults (age 21).   For over 25 years, the RHS autism program has offered students with autism the ...

Drake reflects on 10 years of music with ‘So Far Gone’

Drake reflects on 10 years of music with 'So Far Gone'

April 26, 2019

One decade after its original release, Aubrey Graham, famously known as Drake, surprised his fans with an anniversary stream of his 2009 hit mixtape “So Far Gone,” shocking many with his unfamiliar sound from 10 years ago. The mixtape first dropped Feb. 13, 2009 with the record label October’s ...

Weezer’s Back with Black Album

Weezer's Back with Black Album

Jack Uhl, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Weezer has been in the internet spotlight recently after releasing a cover of  Toto’s “Africa.” What started as an internet meme eventually gained traction and resulted in fans making a petition to get Weezer to cover the song on their cover album, “The Teal Album” which released in late January....

Senior Among Teens Awarded Bethesda Magazine Teen of the Year

Senior Christian Melgar was awarded as one of the teens of the year for Bethesda Magazine.  He shares his stories and memories of the difficult road to become a more successful student.

Zoe Moser, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

Senior Posse scholar Christian Melgar is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. In fact, his determination has propelled him to be named as one of Bethesda Magazine’s Extraordinary Top Teens, a standout award for adolescents in Montgomery County. Bethesda Magazine’s Top Teen award is presented to high achiev...

Juice WRLD Runs Out Of Juice On ‘Death Race For Love’

Juice WRLD Runs Out Of Juice On 'Death Race For Love'

Alex Levy, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Emo rap is a fast-growing music genre new to many despite originating in 1997 with a rapper named Slug. In 2017, rappers such as Lil Peep, Lil Uzi Vert, and Trippie Redd reinvigorated the genre’s popularity and most recently, with the release of Juice WRLD's newest album, emo rap is once again trending....

Grande Propels Sound With ‘thank u, next’

Grande Propels Sound With 'thank u, next'

Corina Valldejuli, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Ariana Grande released her Grammy award winning album “thank u, next,” Feb. 8 and it is the best album Grande has produced. The album is filled with songs that easily hype the listener up and make them feel empowered, and then there are other tracks that inspire feelings of wanting to break up with a s...

Top Venues in the Area for Students to See Concerts

Fans pack into the new venue, the Anthem, Dec. 15, 2017 to see Lil Uzi Vert perform.

Teddy Bilodeau, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Bass vibrating from wall to wall. Music pounding from the large speakers hanging from the ceiling. The crowd jumps along to the music, shaking the floor. The artist grabs the microphone and asks the crowd how they’re doing; the response is made up of screams and a sea of phones snapping photos. ...

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