Common Sense

Junior Sona Chudamani sings her way to success

Noah Lenkin, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Common Sense sat down with Sona Chudamani to talk about being accepted into All Eastern Chorus (made up of the best chorus students on the East Coast) the only student from the school to do so. Common Sense: How did it...

Band, orchestra make music magic at Walt Disney World parade

Elliot Wang, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

Band and orchestra students went on a brief trip to Florida to perform at Walt Disney World from Apr. 11 to 16. Each student who wished to go on the trip paid $833. “[That is] a pretty good deal, considering … a three-day...

Teachers, students to join together for night of jazz

Ella Mcgrath, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

The Jazz Band is hosting a Jazz Cafe, open to teacher participation. On Apr. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Commons. Students in the band will be performing their pieces, but that is only half the fun. Teachers are not only invite...

Color guard waves good-bye to competition

Young-A Kim, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Flipping flags, dancing, and acting are all skills that are deeply rooted in every member of the North Potomac Area Color Guard, also known as NPACG. On Mar. 18, there was a Friends and Family Home Show at this school. The per...

Students win major awards in music

Joyce Yang, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Coming home after hours of music practice every night to a load of homework is a real struggle. Students who are in competitive music programs spend several hours playing their instrument and must balance tons of homework a...

Band, symphonic, chamber orchestra impress at MCPS Festival Adjudication

Joyce Yang, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Symphonic and chamber orchestra performed at the MCPS Festival Adjudication on Mar. 6 while band performed at the same event on Mar. 14. The event was hosted by three judges and served as a grade for the class. Then the group w...

Student artists turn to entrepreneurship

Mollika Singh, Front Page Editor

March 25, 2019

“I think my favorite part of wanting to pursue this dream is when I tell people and the expressions on their face, the look of concern,” junior Ujjaini Gurram said, “but I love art.” Gurram, @jais_arts on Instagr...

Highly-anticipated spring play Spamalot coming soon to auditorium near you

Camden Opfar, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

Students and teachers are working their hardest memorizing lines, blocking scenes, arranging costumes, making props, learning and practicing music and countless other tasks to pull together the upcoming play, Monty Python’s S...

D.C. holds annual Women in the Arts pop up day

Daniel Rudden, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

D.C. participated in the third annual Women in the Arts pop up day on Mar. 8. This festival was in honor of International Women’s Day. Those who attended got to experience culturally enriching art and music, as well as s...

Students spare no effort to balance musical hobbies, academic life

Joyce Yang, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

Coming home after hours of music practice every night to a load of homework is a real struggle. Students who are in competitive music programs spend several hours playing their instrument and must balance tons of homework a...

Creative projects culminate in performance

Sarah Firdaus, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

As part of the Humanities and Arts Signature Program, the Senior Independent Project (SIP) allows seniors at this school to research and design a project on their chosen topic. The SIP represents the students’ four yea...

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