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Wilson Students Given Free STI Testing

  BY BRIAN KEYES, JUNIOR NEWS EDITOR This past week, many Wilson students were pulled out of their science classes to watch a presentation about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by the DC Heath Department School Based Screening Program. The main goal of the program is to “lower the chlamydia and gonorrhea rates amongst youth in

Comic Artist Brings DC Stories to ELL Students

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PHOTOS BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR Some people tell stories through books, some through poems or short stories, some through music, some through performance. DC comic artist Matt Dembicki chooses to tell his through illustration, and his most recent stories are unique in that they all take place in our very

The Dark Side of Marijuana Legalization Explored

BY RYAN WATTERS, CONTRIBUTOR On November 4, 2014, Washingtonians voted to pass Initiative 71, which allows marijuana legalization in the nation’s capital.  Initiative 71 allows adults 21 and over to possess two ounces or less of marijuana, grow up to six plants at home, and transfer up to an ounce at a time to other

Mark Davidson Brings International Diplomacy to Wilson

  BY RACHEL PAGE PHOTO BY CARL STEWART Mark Davidson stands by the whiteboard with a green dry erase marker in his hands. He has just finished writing the words “Embassy,” “Department of State,” and “Consulate,” on the board, vocabulary terms for the lecture he is about to give. Davidson is a member of the

Wilson Students Simulate the UN

BY ZACH ESSIG, JUNIOR NEWS EDITOR This past weekend, 24 Wilson students and two Wilson teachers traveled to the windy city, Chicago, for the University of Chicago Model United Nations Conference (MUNUC). The weekend was full of stimulating debate, frenzied speech-writing, and personal growth. MUNUC is the largest model un conference in the Midwest, with

Wilson Running Back Abdul Adams Transfers

BY HENRY SHULDINER, SPORTS EDITOR PHOTO BY CORY F. ROYSTER PHOTOGRAPHY According to multiple sources, Wilson Running Back Abdul Adams has transferred to H.D. Woodson effective immediately. Losing Adams will no doubt be a huge loss for the Tiger offense next year. The junior running back finished this year with 1,846 yards (eighth in the area), 21

Wilson Crew Erg Sprints 2015

PHOTOS BY CARL STEWART The Wilson Crew team did extremely well with the following rowers finishing top 10 in their events: 1st : Abby Koerner – Junior Women Age 17 Lightweight 1st: Rory Hagerty – Junior Men Age 13 2nd: Peter Maeder – Junior Men Age 16 Lightweight 2nd: Sebastian Murrell – Junior Men Age

Tigers Outshine Opponents in Indoor Track Championships

BY MEREDITH ELLISON, CONTRIBUTOR The indoor track season is coming to a close but the tigers plan to go out with a bang and carry that momentum to the outdoor season. The 2014-15 DCIAA Indoor Track Championships were held on January 28 in the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex, where both the girls and

Tenacious Tigers Take Over

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR Since last year the student section of various Wilson sporting events has experienced a revamp: screaming sports fans dressed all in one color and decked out in school paraphernalia. They are the Tenacious Tigers. In the 2013-2014 school year, class of ‘14 graduate Michael Knapp created the Tenacious Tigers, a

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