Wildcats explain: Being in a band

By Breeon Estermeyer

Joining a band is like joining the circus, so pack up your things and get ready for the time of your life. Disclaimer: A small portion of your soul must be sold for the full experience. Continue reading “Wildcats explain: Being in a band”

An eye-opening interpretation of Jaden Smith’s Tweets

 

My third eye has been opened and no, it is not because of water fluoridation .  If you haven’t seen Jaden Smith’s tweets prepare yourself to find your inner zen. Continue reading “An eye-opening interpretation of Jaden Smith’s Tweets”

Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor bring Arena Football to DMV Area

By Jordan Johnson

It’s your classic game of American Football. Throwing, hitting, scoring and all the same exciting plays. There’s just one catch: you’re inside. Continue reading “Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor bring Arena Football to DMV Area”

D.C. day trip: how to get there

By Katelyn Shibilski

Our country’s capital is full of places to explore, and it is only a short ride away. A trip to D.C. can be a great way to spend a day, whether it be to see the monuments around the mall or to see a world class collection of art. But first, you have to know how to get there.  Continue reading “D.C. day trip: how to get there”

Project Affinity: A reflection on community service

Project Affinity is a service-based organization that assists those in need, in and around the D.C, Maryland, and Virginia areas. At least once a month, I, along with a group of others, prepared, cooked, and distributed boxes of food and drinks to local shelters and individuals found nearby. In the fall, Project Affinity holds an annual Winter Clothing Drive, collecting donations of coats, hats, gloves, and even socks throughout the season. Then, in mid-December, the group heads to the nation’s capital, home to more than 11,000 homeless citizens, to distribute the contributions.

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Wizards, Bulls,and Cavs all up 2-0 in playoff series

By Jordan Johnson

The Wizards played Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Hawks at Verizon Center and the home crowd propelled them to 109-101 win over the Hawks. Continue reading “Wizards, Bulls,and Cavs all up 2-0 in playoff series”

Newk’s eatery Waugh Chapel: A fresh take on salad

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By Isaiah Freeman

Newk’s eatery is tucked away in Gambrills Maryland sitting next to the Navy Federal Bank off of route 3 in the Waugh Chapel. Dan Newcomb founded Newk’s in 2004. Newk’s sells anything and everything from pizza to Sandwiches to salads to wraps. Walking into Newk’s eatery you are greeted by the smiles and pleasant voices of the high school-aged cashiers just trying to make an extra buck before college. As you walk through the eatery, you’re hit with the warm feeling of upbeat indie rock music and walls resembling the evening rush; painted in crimson red, yellow, and orange. The ambient lighting is extremely inviting, along with the exceptional service from the workers, this is definitely a place that you would like to bring your friends and stay awhile.

What I ordered was a chicken salad and I topped it off with the roundtable breadsticks, extra virgin olive oil, and parmesan cheese. I also had ranch dressing off to the side just in case I needed to save my taste-buds.

First Bite Impression:

Very good, all the ingredients tasted so fresh and so lush the salad didn’t need ranch dressing. It’s a literal sensation of freshness. Although the chicken taste hit me at the back of my throat, it is not as overpowering like other chicken salads. However the croutons are tough and heavy, I’m more of a light and delicate crouton guy. When I added the ranch dressing it became apparent that this dressing was not the average hidden valley, in fact it surpassed the taste of hidden valley ranch dressing. The taste is subtle but voluptuous, creamy and moderately thick in which it glides through the crevices of your salad.

Portion Sizes:

The size of the chicken salad was very substantial. I’m a one-hundred seventy-five pound guy and I felt pretty full when I left the eatery.

What I did not like:

The chicken to lettuce ratio may as well have looked like the teacher to student ratio at a big college. I found myself trying to spread my chicken sparingly throughout my salad but my efforts were in vein seeing that I had a considerable amount of lettuce.

Rating:

8 out of 10, I recommend spending your next lunch outing at Newk’s indulging in their great-tasting chicken salad.

Arundel Voices: A New Beginning a World Away

By Jaime Abdu Na Man Sa

I was born in Africa in a country called Guinea-Bissau. When I was 5 years old, my father came to America in search of a destiny: to guarantee a good future for our family; me, my mother and my siblings. Continue reading “Arundel Voices: A New Beginning a World Away”

Josh first, disability second: raising a child with Duchenne and autism

By Rachel Heller

When describing her son Josh, Diane Kirk will tell you five things:

  1. He’s a sophomore at Arundel High School.
  2. He loves music.
  3. He has a knack for cooking.
  4. He exudes kindness.
  5. He has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and autism. Continue reading “Josh first, disability second: raising a child with Duchenne and autism”

Varsity Softball off to 4-1 start after win vs Chesapeake

By Jordan Johnson

The Wildcats Varsity softball team is off to great start especially after a 10-3 win vs Chesapeake yesterday Continue reading “Varsity Softball off to 4-1 start after win vs Chesapeake”