BY: JACKSON ROSS, COLUMNIST Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are probably the two best actors working right now when it comes to paying average joes. Despite its flaws, 2011’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close did one thing right by casting the two of them as an average American couple. Now they both have to similar
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BY: BEN GUTMAN, STAFF WRITER PHOTOS BY: NICO ARTIGA-OLIVER, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the District, Mt. Pleasant is located in Northwest D.C. With Adams Morgan to the south and Columbia Heights to the east, Mt. Pleasant is at times overshadowed by two of D.C.’s most popular neighborhoods. However, within Mt.
Kadesha Bonds’ Video Production students traveled to New York City this past week to attend the All American Student Film Festival. Alicia Oluhara (aka Aly.O) was a chosen finalist out of a thousand entries from 40 states and 8 counties. She didn’t win the category but the organization loved her song so much they asked
CLAIRE PARKER, MANAGING EDITOR AND NEWS EDITOR D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray gave a lesson to a Wilson history class yesterday explaining the city’s Contingency Cash Reserve Fund as money that has been put aside for a rainy day. Well, it’s been raining. It is Day 11 of the government shutdown, and the morale
CLAIRE PARKER, MANAGING EDITOR AND CO-NEWS EDITOR: The federal government shutdown hit Wilson’s Hispanic population particularly hard, as the Latin American Youth Center was forced to furlough coordinator Maria Navarrete and cut back important programs. LAYC is one of many D.C. nonprofits impacted by the shutdown, a blow that is beginning to cripple the city.
On Friday, September 20, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, an international student press organization run by Columbia University, announced their annual awards for student work published in the 2012-2013 school year. The Gold Circle Awards are the highest level of recognition for individual achievement that CSPA offers. The Gold Circle awards cover 4 student publication
BY: ELIAS BENDA, STAFF WRITER AND AIDAN CALDWELL, STAFF WRITERS Pro: Gentrification is extremely relevant to DC and the surrounding areas. However, the definition of gentrification falsely paints it as an adverse occurrence. The definition of gentrification, by Princeton University, reads; “the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement