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Ellie’s Fool-Proof Advice for Freshmen*

Ellie’s Fool-Proof Advice for Freshmen*

August 28, 2014
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ELLIE MELICK, STYLE EDITOR Being a freshman can be hard. You’re in a new place, with new people, and everything is stressful and intimidating. You don’t know how you’re possibly going to survive. But to all you fretting freshmen out there, I am telling you with 100% certainty that you will make it thr...

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...

Halloween ’16: Tenleytown Haunts

Halloween ’16: Tenleytown Haunts

Meghan Dayton and Rose Kelleher
October 31, 2016
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Being a historical place and the home of many important public figures, DC is a natural hotspot for ghosts. The Capitol is supposedly haunted by many deceased government officials, as is the White House– President Harry Truman once swore he saw an apparition of Abraham Lincoln. These buildings are wo...

Slideshow: National Honors Society Induction Ceremony 2015

Slideshow: National Honors Society Induction Ceremony 2015

October 8, 2015
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The members of Wilson’s 2015-2016 National Honors Society chapter were inducted during a ceremony held in the auditorium on October 7. There were 108 junior and senior students inducted into the chapter, which is sponsored by social studies teachers Robert Geremia and Jonathan Shea, and chaired by m...

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...

Eight-Period Plan Announced for 2016-2017 School Year

Eight-Period Plan Announced for 2016-2017 School Year

March 10, 2015
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BY ELLIE MELICK, STYLE EDITOR Interim Principal Gregory Bargeman announced on Monday that the 2016-2017 school year's schedule plan will consist of eight periods in total, one period more than the current seven. In an email to the Wilson staff, Bargeman cited "more opportunities for students to recover failed courses" and "double pe...

Diagnosing Inequality: ADHD Diagnoses Showing Symptoms of Gender Inequality

Diagnosing Inequality: ADHD Diagnoses Showing Symptoms of Gender Inequality

February 16, 2015
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BY ELLIE MELICK, STYLE EDITOR Looking back on my behavior as a child, I realize two very important things. One, that I was exceptionally hyperactive. I had no impulse control, no sense of boundaries, and the phrase “be quiet” (although I heard it often), was an insult to my five-year-old s...

Slide Show: Homecoming Dance 2014

Slide Show: Homecoming Dance 2014

October 26, 2014
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