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Say ‘goodbye’ to tangled headphones and ‘hello’ to wireless AirPods: The iPhone 7 is here

Apple has finally released the long-awaited iPhone 7, now available for pre-order and in stores September 16. The design boasts higher definition cameras, the iPhone’s longest battery life ever, a pressure-sensitive home button, new black finishes, and a chip that is two times faster than that of the iPhone 6. Arguably the biggest change to

Protestors take to Capitol Hill to express outrage over the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds gathered at Lafayette Square Park Tuesday evening to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline set to be built through North Dakota and three other states. The pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.,  is the center of a nationwide controversy as the proposed pipeline route would cross through sacred

Recycling club goes greener

Bottles and cans. In the past, these have been an inconvenience for the Recycling Club, who up until now only had the resources to recycle paper. As a result, these plastic products, along with many others, had to be separated from the blue bins posted around the building and disposed of with other landfill items.

Owen Danoff: A DC native turned TV superstar

  Since February 18 2015, we’ve been fans of Owen Danoff. Planning to see Leighton Meester (best known for playing Blair Waldorf on the TV show “Gossip Girl”) we walked into Alexandria, Va.’s Birchmere Theater side-by-side with a random guy holding a guitar. To our surprise, he was the opening act! We loved his music, all of

“I’m Not Racist … Am I?” viewing leads to mixed results

The documentary “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” challenged Wilson students’ previously instilled definition of racism and provided insight on the advantages that white people gain in our country. Each grade was required throughout the school week to watch the film and after the screening, students volunteered to voice their questions, comments, and opinions on the film.

Metro set to continue with SafeTrack program

As summer comes to an end, the 8th and 9th “safety surges” of the year long SafeTrack initiative begins. From August 27th to September 11th, there will be a continuous single track and weekend line segment shutdowns for the Blue and Yellow line, between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street. Other closures and construction include the

Wilson suffers drop in PARCC testing scores

Woodrow Wilson’s PARCC scores have suffered this year, putting Wilson’s scores below the DCPS average by four percent in math and six percent in English. While the school system’s averages increased overall, showing important growth for schools around the city, Wilson and School Without Walls, two of the  highest-performing schools, showed a drop in scores,

Bryce Harper Heating up as Playoffs Near

Anyone who knows anything about baseball knows who Bryce Harper is. First overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft at just age 17. 2015 National League MVP. 23 year-old superstar for the Washington National Batting .251 this season. Wait, what? How is Bryce Harper, the reigning MVP, only hitting .251 this season? This is a

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