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Principal Cahall Resigns from Wilson Effective Immediately

BY SOPHIE REVEAL AND EMMA BUZBEE Principal Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School has resigned, effective immediately. According to a letter sent from Chancellor Kaya Henderson on December 23 to the Wilson Senior High School Community, Wilson’s “Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman will lead Wilson for the remainder of the year as Interim Principal.” Although Chancellor

More than test scores: Wilson community speculates about the real reason behind Cahall’s Termination

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR, SOPHIE REVEAL, WEB NEWS EDITOR, AND ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR Principal Peter Cahall speculates his contract was discontinued because of his sexual orientation and public coming-out last May, rather than poor test scores, the reason given by DCPS. The Washington Teachers Union, however, says the real reason may be teacher

Students and Staff Protest Against Police Brutality

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY: CARL STEWART   For a chilly 30 minutes on the morning of December 17, Wilson students stood outside of their school and protested racial profiling and brutality in the police force. They protested with chants, signs, speeches, poetry, and anger over personal experiences. What started off as a

The Problem with the PE Requirement

By Matthew Smee, WEB SPORTS EDITOR  Wilson is the best DC public high school in my mind. That being said, there are, as with all schools, a number of policies that should be changed. This should come as no surprise. One that rarely gets mentioned, despite its simplicity, is the gym requirement. I see two things

Get in the Spirit: Top Ten Christmas Movies

BY BRIAN KEYES, JUNIOR EDITOR 10. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” This has forever been one of my favorite movies to watch whenever it comes on. It is so strange, and so stupid, but it has a certain undeniable charm to it. Also, reindeer nip (like cat nip) in fruit cake is the

The Social Media College Acceptance Conundrum

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR For many seniors who applied Early Action and Decision to college this fall, acceptance (and denial) letters have been and will be coming in the mail. There is no doubting the importance of these letters; they decide where you will be next year, and most likely for the next four

Students and Alumni Respond to Cahall’s Termination

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER , FEATURES EDITOR Within minutes of the announcement of Principal Pete Cahall’s termination on Friday, social media was blowing up with alumni and student responses to the DCPS decision. Almost all of those who vocalized their opinions on social media seemed to be outraged, and lauded Cahall for his contributions to Wilson

Capturing the Die-in

Wilson faculty and students participated in a four and a half minute die-in at STEP on Friday to protest non-indictment verdicts in police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. PHOTOGRAPHY BY: CARL STEWART AND CLAIRE PARKER

Die-in at Step in the Atrium

BY ZACH ESSIG AND HELEN MALHOTRA At STEP today, what started as a teacher-led protest against police brutality, turned into a school-wide die-in that occurred on the atrium floor. This die-in, organized by Social Studies teacher Michelle Bollinger, included both teachers and students lying down on the atrium floor to symbolize those who have been

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