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Wilson Remembers Marion Barry

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR AND HENRY SHULDINER, SPORTS EDITOR, MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of DC and Ward 8 councilmember, passed away on November 23 at the age of 78. There is probably no more well known or controversial political figure in the city’s history. He was confronted with issues

Wilson Reacts to Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

COMPILED BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A gang-rape allegedly committed in 2012 by fraternity members at the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia was investigated and exposed in a Rolling Stone article Tuesday. The article made waves across the country, as readers responded viscerally to the brutal assault it described, other young women stepped

D.C. Council to Vote on “Offensive” Mascots

BY RACHEL PAGE, FEATURES EDITOR On September 23, DC Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and David Grosso introduced a bill to ban the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names in DC educational institutions. If passed, the bill would insert the ban into DC’s Human Rights Act of 1977, which already prohibits acts of racial

Blood Drive Not for the Faint of Heart

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR   Today, 60 Wilson students showed up in the auxiliary gym to donate blood. This is the fourth year that Wilson has held a blood drive, a SCIMATEC event started by Manuela Bayon ‘14 in her sophomore year. This year, senior Jordan Bretzfelder took charge, with the help of several

Wilson Community Reacts to Distant Ebola Outbreak

BY EMILIA MAJERSIK, CONTRIBUTOR Panic and fear have ensued after reports of an Ebola outbreak began circulating earlier this year. Since the outbreak began in Guinea this March, more than 13,000 cases have been reported in West Africa. The countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have been hit worst by the epidemic as the

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