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Wilson students shine at Arts Fest

The Wilson Atrium, usually only home to a fishy stench and kids ditching class, came alive with art on May 25 during the fourth annual Wilson Arts Fest. There was a huge drawing hanging over the front entrance, an open mic by the cafeteria, and numerous tables, each with a different student selling artwork. The

White Privilege: Not a Liberal Hoax

The summer before my final year of middle school, Darren Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed Black man in Ferguson, Missouri. The unjust event angered many across the nation, sparking protests and the national recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement and their slogan “hands up don’t shoot.” The

Orioles star faces racism in Boston

On May 1, the Baltimore Orioles played the Boston Red Sox at historic Fenway Park in Boston. Adam Jones stepped out onto the same field where players such as Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and David Ortiz made names for themselves. He ran to his position in center field, where he has played for 12 years

Draft adds to Redskins improving roster

The 2017 NFL Draft provided the Washington Redskins with a group of promising young stars. This year, the Redskins were given the 17th pick after a mediocre 9-7 season. Despite the above .500 record, the Redskins were unfortunately not able to make the postseason in 2016, just a year after winning their division for the

U Street funk it up

To step off the metro station and immediately be captivated by a beautiful band is a wonderful way to start any day. That was how I started my day at the U Street Funk Music Festival. The U Street Funk Music Festival is an annual event that started in 2014, after Jones Rood and a

Hope stays high with Eaton down

During the ninth inning of a rival game against the Mets on April 28th, Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton hurt his left leg hustling down the first base line. All Nats fans prayed that it wasn’t too serious. However, the next day, reports came out explaining that he was out for the remainder of the