Tyler, the Creator Gives his Most Polished Album Yet in “Flower Boy

Tyler, the Creator Gives his Most Polished Album Yet in “Flower Boy

Kaizad Irani, Head Managing Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

Known for his outlandish and eccentric personality, California rapper Tyler, the Creator’s fourth studio album, “Flower Boy,” is, without a doubt, his most sincere, heartfelt, matured, and polished album yet. Up until the release of “Flower Boy,” Tyler’s music and character has been of...

GSA Lacks School Respect

GSA Lacks School Respect

McKelvey Collins, Features Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

RCHS boasts a large number of clubs and extracurriculars, which benefit the students that participate in them. However, not all clubs are respected equally. The RCHS Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), also known as the Diversity Club, is undervalued and is met with more hostility and resistance than other...

Eating out vegan is hit or miss

Eating out vegan is hit or miss

Kala Youngblood, Broadcast Editor and Events Coordinator

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Restaurant Reviews

Going out to eat can be a fun and an enjoyable social experience, but when you live with dietary restrictions, eating out can be quite stressful. I am vegan meaning I only eat plant-based foods. I have a dairy sensitivity that made me have to cut out dairy and I eventually switched to a vegan diet for et...

Welcoming Strangers

Mallory Keeley, Business Manager

June 13, 2017


Filed under Archive, Opinion

Between 2014 and 2016, more than 2.1 million people fled to Europe, most seeking refuge from war torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. In a panel discussion at RCHS, on February 17, professors and students from Washington and Lee University spoke to high school students about immigrati...

Veg out: Lexington’s best burgers

Kala Youngblood, Talent Show and Cat Track Coordinator

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If one is looking for a tasty hamburger, one need not search far, as Lexington offers a variety of options for the hungry carnivore. Unfortunately for Lexington’s herbivores, such as me, finding tasty veggie burgers can be a challenge. Tired of eating dry, frozen veggie burgers from the supermarket,...

Big Sean? Big Disappointment

Big Sean? Big Disappointment

Musa Kamara, Head Online Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

Big Sean’s fourth studio album, “I Decided,” though accompanied by the wildly popular singles “Bounce Back” and “Moves,” was a decidedly average collection. While illuminated by all star features from Migos, Eminem, Jhene Aiko, and The-Dream, and featuring an interesting retrospective storyline,...

Noname Delivers A Heartfelt Story On “Telefone”

Noname Delivers A Heartfelt Story On “Telefone”

Kaizad Irani, Head Online Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

Popularly known for her guest features in Chance the Rapper’s mixtapes,“Acid Rap” and “Coloring Book,” Chicago female rapper Noname’s (formerly Noname Gypsy) debut mixtape, “Telefone,” is an instant classic tale of early adulthood from the point of view of an African American female from...

New Migos Album Is Culturally Shifting

New Migos Album Is Culturally Shifting

Byron Winchester, Business Manager

May 31, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

With their 2013 breakout single “Versace,”Atlanta-based trio Migos established their own unique style of trap-rap. “Versace” brazenly honed in on the materialist side of hip hop, with rappers Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset tag-teaming rhymes that come in smooth, yet choppy bursts, that create a tangy...

Goldlink Finds Brighter, Homegrown Sound

Goldlink Finds Brighter, Homegrown Sound

Chris Ritter, Visual Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Music Reviews, Opinion

Type in “DMV rappers” into Google and the list you get will be short. Pusha T and Wale will come up, so might Logic. If you extend the search to all of Virginia, Missy Elliot, Pharrell and a host of others enter the mix, but the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area is not particularly noted as a hotbed for...

Access And Athleticism Make The NBA Better

Byron Winchester, Business Manager

May 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The National Basketball Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association are entertaining platforms for basketball however, the NBA’s smaller league and year-round media coverage allows fans to invest more into the style of play. In addition, not only is the NBA easier to access, the superior...

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