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The fried green tomatoes were a filling appetizer. Tiara Oldfield
The fried green tomatoes were a filling appetizer.

Hen Quarter delights eyes, not stomachs

Tucked away behind the large stairway in the center of Downtown Silver Spring is Hen Quarter, a local Southern food chain with other locations in Alexandria and D.C.

"Coco" brings vibrant color and life to the land of the dead

Pixar and Disney have taken us into outer space with "WALL-E", inside our mind with "Inside Out", and under the ocean with "Finding Dory," but "Coco" enters into a world that we've never seen before.

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Prime real-estate at Four-Corners

A new school supply is becoming essential in many classrooms and offices at Blair. It often sits on the floor under desks and near crevices, but some are found higher up in cabinets or by sinks. They come mainly in the form of a wooden rectangle, with a spring loaded wire and a tasty treat placed just in the right position. In some cases, theyíre activated and the treat is gone, replaced by a once-hungry critter who was hoping to get a bite to eat.

On the other hand

Freshman Nicole Frank takes ambidextrousness to a completely new level. Frank is such a skilled violinist that you wouldnít notice the difference between her left hand and that of the other violinists in Blairís Symphonic Orchestra at first glance. However, Frank was born with very short fingers, often referred to as "nubbins," on her left hand. "Many people tell me they look like toes," Frank says.

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Screenagers doesn't keep audience engaged

We've all heard it before. A parent thinks you're spending too much time with screens and launches into the same tired tirade: "nobody had a computer when I grew up" or "back in my day we used to make friends waiting around at a payphone."

The Miracle of "Dunkirk"

Christopher Nolanís Dunkirk is a landmark combat thriller, unprecedented in cinematic scale and technique. The film invokes powerful emotions creating an atmosphere where viewers unconditionally commensurate with the brave heroinesí profound story. Nolanís masterpiece recounts the intense and imperative evacuation of Dunkirk from three different perspectives: The mole (the beachhead), sea, and air.

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The Takoma Bev Co is anyone's cup of tea (but mostly coffee)

The Takoma Park Beverage Company (Takoma Bev Co) is a local restaurant located in Old Town Takoma Park, between a vision center and a post office. Takoma Bev Co was co-founded by Christopher Brown, a former biology teacher at Montgomery Blair High School.

Around the world in one week: exploring D.C.ís restaurant scene

Every year, summer break provides the perfect opportunity to travel and explore, whether it be a one day road trip to a nearby beach, or an adventurous month spent hiking in the mountains. However, traveling doesnít always need to entail patiently packing away clothing, browsing online for the best hotels or spending hours searching for flight availability.

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Volunteer to beat the cold

Even though the holidays are over, itís important to carry on with those feelings of family, of love and of giving back. It's time to help someone else, whether it be through monetary donations or hard work, by planting a new tree or handing someone a bowl of hot food.

Living in the liberal bubble

Welcome to the bubble; where Donald Trump can't touch us. This is a safe space, a place where open-mindedness and inclusivity comes at the cost of ignorance towards any and all alternative world views. Not even the electoral college is allowed inside.

Merry Krishnamas?

Iím a Hindu who also celebrates Christmas. Itís not as weird as it sounds. Everyone has their own Christmas traditions, just like my family.

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