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Belew ends tenure as head of HAM academy

After five years of leading Wilson’s Humanities, Arts, and Media (HAM) Academy, English teacher Belle Belew informed the HAM community that she will be resigning from her position in an email sent to students and parents on June 5. She attributed her decision to step down from her leadership position to the new eight-period schedule

Tenleytown community gathers to discuss safety

A community meeting was held on Saturday, April 30 at the American University Law Center for residents of Ward 3 in light of recent crime in the area, some of which affected the Wilson community. The meeting was led by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilwoman Mary Cheh, DC Police, Metro Transit Police, and Wilson administrator Alex

Dress code debacle causes dispute

Recently a large group of Wilson students have come together to combat the school’s dress code even though many administrators doubt its enforcement. “I don’t think the dress code is being enforced,” Linda Wanner, a 12th grade assistant principal, said. “I’m not saying we’re not trying to enforce it, but it’s hard.” The official Wilson

Wizards Come Up Empty as Offseason Comes to a Close

The Wizards entered this past offseason with high hopes to pursue the second greatest athlete from the DC area (props to Katie Ledecky), 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant. Unfortunately, swinging for the fences sometimes means you miss so hard the bat comes around and bashes you in the back of the head. The Wizards didn’t

Emily Oliphant

Pokémon Go is a runaway hit

When Niantic Labs released Pokémon Go, the company was a small mobile games developer, and by no means a household name. Now their game, a groundbreaking update to the classic Pokémon games, has risen to the top of the app store charts and caught millions of daily users worldwide. Players have integrated the game into

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Back To School Playlist

Summer Friends – chance the rapper All Summer – kid cudi & best coast Summertime Sadness – lana del rey Summers Over Interlude – drake Wake Me Up When September Ends – green day Wake Up – fetty wap School – nirvana Tiger – Kevin gates Campus – vampire weekend School Spirit – kanye west

Chloe Leo

Belew ends tenure as head of HAM academy

After five years of leading Wilson’s Humanities, Arts, and Media (HAM) Academy, English teacher Belle Belew informed the HAM community that she will be resigning from her position in an email sent to students and parents on June 5. She attributed her decision to step down from her leadership position to the new eight-period schedule

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Wilson athletes earn All-Met honors

The Washington Post honors the area’s top athletes in each sport for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. A First Team, Coach of the Year, sometimes a Second Team, and Honorable Mentions are named for each respective sport. In addition to Wilson’s exceptional year filled with team championships, the following Wilson athletes took home this

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2016 Spring Athletic Awards

  Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Drew Glick (Boys Cross Country & Track and Field) Won three titles (1600m, 3200m, and 4x800m relay) at DCSAA championship, broke the DCSAA record for the mile, and is a finalist for the DC Gatorade Boys Track and Field Player of the Year; will run at the University