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New Wilson band ready to perform first concert

The only place to be this Friday, February 19, is at the VFW 350 in Takoma Park, where three Wilson student bands will be performing. Your Mother And I Are Separating was started by sophomores Leo Canty (vocals and guitar) and Lauren White (drums), freshman Diego Ortiz (guitar and vocals) and junior Sarah Robinson (bass).They

Washington Capitals on the brink of historic season

On September 26, the Washington Nationals were officially eliminated from the MLB Playoffs. The Washington Wizards are struggling through the season with more losses than wins. And the Washington Redskins, after having a surprisingly successful regular season, making the playoffs, and teasing District sports fans with the question “Could this be the year?”, were promptly

The making of the One Acts

It’s a Wednesday in early January, at 3:20. The B-wing hallway is filled with students talking and buzzing around excitedly, all trying to get a glance at a few pieces of paper hanging on the wall outside the Black Box. The One Acts cast list is up. The One Acts, an annual Wilson tradition, are

South African teacher gets a taste of Wilson

On the sunny morning of Friday, January 8th, Ms. Caccamise’s Social Studies classes were graced with a foreign presence. Dani Cooper, a history teacher in Pretoria, South Africa, visited classes and discussed life on the southern tip of a vast continent. Born in 1989 in Johannesburg, the business center of South Africa, Cooper was raised

Local punk scene in DC still thrives

I spent my past Thursday and Friday nights diving into DC’s culture. No, I didn’t go to museums, visit the monuments, or read about DC’s history; I went to two free punk shows showcasing DC area artists. When you think of a place with a punk culture, you may automatically think of cities like New

Meet-ups empower young girls living in DC

In recent months, I have noticed a rise in movements promoting self-love and acceptance, both on social media and in reality. These movements address the issue of “skinny” and European standards such as white skin and blonde hair being portrayed as synonymous with beauty in today’s society. These issues were part of the discussion at

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