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One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

Franny Sewell, Contributor
February 13, 2016
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The Wilson Black Box is home to many different performances. From drama class to Shakespeare, it is most commonly a stage for Wilson’s more theatrical students. However, once a year, during the One Act Festival, students from all different walks of life gather to create short and memorable plays. This...

Landmark Music Festival brings something new to DC

Landmark Music Festival brings something new to DC

October 1, 2015
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BY ELLA FELDMAN, STYLE EDITOR The year was 2013. I was sitting next to my cool new high school friend in the backseat of her car with Vampire Weekend blasting through the speakers. Excitement was running through our bodies, which were dressed in frilly crop tops, high waisted shorts, and oversized c...

Alice Deal Middle School Renovates Historic Landmark

Alice Deal Middle School Renovates Historic Landmark

July 28, 2015
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BY ELLA FELDMAN, STYLE EDITOR An official historic landmark lies just about 500 yards away from Wilson. The Jesse Reno School, which was open to students around the Tenleytown neighborhood in the early twentieth century, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. This landmark...

Junior Meru Kush Starts Clothing Line

Junior Meru Kush Starts Clothing Line

June 5, 2015
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ELLA FELDMAN, STYLE EDITOR Wilson is a school full of individuality, creativity, and culture. This is evident even in a short walk through the hallway, where one can see students express themselves through their clothing and overall looks. Inspired by Wilson’s and DC’s culture, junior Meru Kush...

Not Barbies: American Apparel Contributes to Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Not Barbies: American Apparel Contributes to Unrealistic Beauty Standards

April 23, 2015
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BY ELLA FELDMAN, JUNIOR EDITOR Sweatshop Free. That’s American Apparel. And as of last month, the brand has decided to also be nipple and pubic hair free. Among many efforts to put the controversies of their company in the past, the popular clothing brand has decided to digitally alter photos on...

Playlist: Girls Rule!

Playlist: Girls Rule!

March 29, 2015
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Bow to the Bows: Wilson Students Participate in DCPS Archery Tournament

Bow to the Bows: Wilson Students Participate in DCPS Archery Tournament

March 8, 2015
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BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR AND SARAH TORRESEN, VISUAL CONTENT EDITOR The main gym at H.D. Woodson Senior High School was quiet at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. Here, 24 Wilson students joined over 100 DCPS students in grades four through 12 for the first annual District of Columbia Public Schools Archery Tournament. Participants were off...

Valentines Day Playlist: Love is in the Air

Valentines Day Playlist: Love is in the Air

February 16, 2015
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‘The Blue Room’ Has Everything ‘Gone Girl’ Lacks

‘The Blue Room’ Has Everything ‘Gone Girl’ Lacks

December 5, 2014
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BY ELLA FELDMAN, JUNIOR EDITOR As much as I adore going to movie theaters, I don’t find myself doing it nearly as much as I’d like. Before seeing "The Blue Room" (directed by Mathieu Amalric) I hadn’t watched a movie in theaters in about two months. The film, although brief, reminded me of everything...

Fall Brings New TV Shows

Fall Brings New TV Shows

September 23, 2014
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ELLA FELDMAN, STAFF WRITER A few things come to mind when one thinks of fall, among them sweaters, pumpkin spice literally everything, and religious TV watching. Lucky for us, there are tons of shows coming to our TV’s this season, old and new. Returning for an eighth season we have The Big Bang Th...

‘Palo Alto’ Paints a Dreamlike Portrait of Teenage Life

‘Palo Alto’ Paints a Dreamlike Portrait of Teenage Life

August 26, 2014
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BY ELLA FELDMAN, CONTRIBUTOR James Franco and Gia Coppola, a young member of the famed Coppola family, have brought yet another film about teenagers in the American high school system to screens this summer. "Palo Alto" is like a darker "Dazed and Confused," with the characters usually drunk...

Summer Movie Reviews

Summer Movie Reviews

June 5, 2014
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BY ELLA FELDMAN, CONTRIBUTOR As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the box office gets ready for its summer movie season. 2014 has already been a great year for movies. "The LEGO Movie," released in February and "Divergent," released in March both had immense grosses. Other movies like...

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