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People Review: M4 Miracle

My phone had two percent when I hopped on the bus, so I tucked it into the front pocket of my backpack and settled into the comfy blue upholstery of the bus with my book, bag and water bottle nestled beside me. 15 short minutes later I tugged the yellow cord, grabbed my backpack and

Insufficient maintenance and lack of communication afflict school facilities

To much fanfare and celebration, former Principal Pete Cahall and the former District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson cut the ribbon on Wilson’s state-of-the art $115 million renovation in 2011. The building was widely heralded as proof that DC’s long challenged public school system was rebounding. Six years and thousands of students later,

The legacy of Lil Peep

The first time I saw Lil Peep, I laughed. He looked absurd, like nothing I had seen before, dancing in the snow with a pink sweater on and a freshly tattooed broken heart on his face. He was the perfect visual accompaniment to his music, his expression simultaneously joyful and hopeless, spiteful and forgiving, lovelorn

Drumline marches back to center stage

Students hustle into the auditorium, eager to find and sit with their friends despite instruction to sit as a class. A sophomore kicks off the show by singing a sentimental ballad, and the audience quickly whip out their phones. A few synchronized dances and a tear jerking poem later and students are released to go

“Metamorphoses” was a play to remember

Breathtaking. Awinspiring. Beautiful. These are just a few words that came to my mind after experiencing this year’s fall play Metamorphoses. Mary Zimmerman’s rendition of the classic Ovid Poem, which was made up of stories about greek gods, transformed into an play which Wilson’s theater department decided to take on this year. Some of these

¿Uno Más? Standardized tests should be multi-lingual

It’s a crisp autumn morning. Pencils are sharpened, students are remarkably on-time, breakfasts are eaten and parents have encouraged their children to try their best. It’s October 11, and almost every single student is preparing to take either the SAT or the PSAT, moving one important step closer to college. All except one particular population

DCPS classrooms teach Thanksgiving on their own terms

As the leaves change colors with the beginning of the fall season, excitement about the winter holidays sets in. Whether it be through eating turkeys and pies, watching a parade, or simply reflecting on what they’re thankful for, Thanksgiving is celebrated every year by almost every American. Many elementary school classrooms use the holiday to

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