Story by Hamse Abi '18
Some people have called this nation "a desert and "Africa’s best-kept secret" among others.
Prior to the unification with greater Somalia, Somaliland was a British protectorate. Then, when unification occurred, the result was the Somali Republic. The Somali Republic, however, quickly rose to military might, leaving Somalilanders feeling marginalized and sidelined from important government posts. This oppression culminated into the rebellion of SNM. Though the rebels initially hoped to keep the nation intact and simply oust the military regime, this planned proved unsuccessful. Instead, in the May of 1991, members of the Somali National Movement seceded from Somalia proper, declaring their independence as a new state called Somaliland. The rebels successfully ousted the government of the late Dictator Mohamed Siyad Barre from Somaliland.
Story by Mabry Griffin '18
While the metro cars overflowing with unfamiliar faces, all donning pink knitted hats, was an indicator of the mass of people rallying at the intersection of 3rd Street and Independence Avenue, there was no possible way I could have prepared myself for record-breaking history.
The Women’s March on Washington occurred yesterday in not only our hometown of D.C., whose streets are no strangers to protests, but also in cities such as Los Angeles, New York City, Denver, Chicago, London, Paris, and the list goes on. This kind of borderless unity is virtually unprecedented. Scholars are estimating numbers ranging from three to over four million protesters in the United States alone, and I was met with shock when I returned to my house late last night, finding that mass media approximated over half a million protestors in Washington D.C.
List by Mady Jones '18
Thursday 1/26 - 9pm: Kodak Black - Echostage - $48.40 - This event is ages 18+ - Buy tickets
Friday 1/27 - 8pm: The 9: Songwriter Series - Black Cat (1811 14th St NW) - $27 - Founded by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, “The 9 Songwriter Series” features 9 solos singer/songwriters performing in rotation - Buy Tickets
Saturday 1/28 - 9pm: Hot in Herre: 2000s Dance Party - 9:30 Club - $16 - DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion lead an all-ages dance party to top hits from the 2000s - Buy Tickets
Saturday 1/28 - 9pm: Lost Kings: DVVBS - Echostage - $25-30 - This event is ages 18+ - Buy Tickets
Tuesday 1/31 - 8pm: Lukas Graham - The Fillmore Silver Spring - $29.95 - Lukas Graham’s (singer of “7 Years” and “Mama Said”) 2017 US Tour - Buy Tickets
Monday 2/27 - 7:30pm: Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Tour - Verizon Center - $29.95-199.95 - Pop singer Ariana Grande’s North American Tour of her May 2016 album - Buy Tickets
Friday 2/24 - 8pm: Tove Lo: Lady Wood Tour - 9:30 Club - $35 - Buy Tickets
Tuesday 3/28 - 8pm: Bastille: Wild Wild World Tour - Eagle Bank Arena - $45 - Buy Tickets
Artist Feature: Katie Faith Leonard '18
Song: The Lumineers- "Elouise"
Filmed and edited by Alex LaBossiere '18
Produced by Matthew Kellenberg '18
Story by Tindall Adams '18 and Delina Sheth '18
Compiled by Kubair Chuchra '18
It goes without saying that at some point in their highschool career, every student on the close develops a crush on a member of the dreamy Acapella group, Jackets Off. Whether you attend NCS or STA, are a mahtlete or an athlete , or are a teacher, student, or parent - nobody can resist their charm. To help you procrastinate tonight, we've decided to compile a list of the top eight Jackets Off' performances on Youtube. Enjoy!
8) Walking in Memphis by Mark Cohn