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Evan Pisani and Carl Stewart Win Local Film Contest

Evan Pisani and Carl Stewart Win Local Film Contest

November 30, 2014
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BY ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR Last week Wilson students Evan Pisani and Carl Stewart won DC Root's "Run Joe," a 48 hour film competition. Participants had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a film based on the given prompts. The contest was open to filmmakers of all skill levels.  The fo...

Westboro Baptist Church Protests at Sidwell Friends

Westboro Baptist Church Protests at Sidwell Friends

November 11, 2015
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BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR Cold silence from about 100 Sidwell students greeted three women from the Westboro Baptist Church as they protested outside Sidwell Friends School from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. on November 11. The church’s homophobic chants, colorful signs, and parodies of pop songs, all aspe...

Video: Seniors and juniors compete in 2015 Powderpuff game

Video: Seniors and juniors compete in 2015 Powderpuff game

October 26, 2015
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BY ERIC VIERA, CONTRIBUTOR https://youtu.be/y-T8S32rvIQ PHOTO BY CARL STEWART, PHOTO EDITOR

Wilson has in at the Washington Ideas Forum

Wilson has in at the Washington Ideas Forum

October 1, 2015
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BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR As soon as I stepped through the glass doors of Harman Hall downtown, I felt like a spy sneaking into a VIP party. Jelly beans sorted by color sat temptingly in glass jars for the taking in front of every entrance to the main theater. Journalists milled around in the waiting ...

Hectic: The First Day Back at Wilson

Hectic: The First Day Back at Wilson

August 28, 2015
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VIDEO BY CARL STEWART, PHOTO EDITOR

Pride Day Returns to Wilson

Pride Day Returns to Wilson

June 1, 2015
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BY ELLIE MELICK, CO-OPINIONS EDITOR Wilson’s third-annual Pride Day on May 27 was a bangin’ hit — although it wasn’t quite as flamin’ as last year’s. Seemingly of out-of-the-blue (or should I say, the rainbow), few students even realized it was Pride Day before they saw the posters...

Students’ Talents Shine in 2015 StudentCam Documentary Competition

Students’ Talents Shine in 2015 StudentCam Documentary Competition

March 4, 2015
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BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR The theme of this year's StudentCam Documentary Competition, an annual contest for students held by C-SPAN, was "The Three Branches & You." C-SPAN received 2,280 films from nearly 5,000 students. Three teams from Wilson placed third place with each team winning...

Students and Staff Protest Against Police Brutality

Students and Staff Protest Against Police Brutality

December 18, 2014
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BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY: CARL STEWART   For a chilly 30 minutes on the morning of December 17, Wilson students stood outside of their school and protested racial profiling and brutality in the police force. They protested with chants, signs, speeches, poetry, and a...

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