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A week without: Makeup

A week without: Makeup

Helen Malhotra and Erin Doherty
October 25, 2015
Filed under Features

Co-Editor-in-Chief Helen Malhotra tries a week without makeup.  If someone had asked me to go a week without makeup during my freshman year, when I, along with all of my peers, was teeming with insecurities, I would have ‘made up’ an excuse not to. But now, as a senior, I was excited to embark...

Student Employment Program Fails to Provide Career Experience

Student Employment Program Fails to Provide Career Experience

August 28, 2015
Filed under News

BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Summer Youth Employment Program, SYEP, spent close to $14 million and hired around 15,000 youths this summer to keep them off the street, out of the heat, and to give them a meaningful work experience. However, there are signs that SYEP lacks the quality ser...

New Wilson Teachers Video

New Wilson Teachers Video

August 24, 2015
Filed under Features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zVo0HHXvlc BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,  AND GREGORY KOPETSKY, FEATURES EDITOR

Student Government Association Candidate Statements

Student Government Association Candidate Statements

May 21, 2015
Filed under Features

COMPILED BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The candidates for the 2015-2016 Student Government Association sent in statements on what they hope to accomplish if elected and why Wilson students should vote for them. Not all candidates were able to send in statements, but they are listed underneath...

The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

June 9, 2014
Filed under Opinions

BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VIDEO CONTENT BY SOPHIE REVEAL, HELEN MALHOTRA In the days leading up to the Westboro Baptist Church counter-protest, many people expressed worries about interactions between Westboro picketers and Wilson supporters. Would insults be hurled back and forth?...

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

June 9, 2014
Filed under News

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR VIDEO BY HELEN MALHOTRA, NEWS EDITOR, AND SOPHIE REVEAL, VIDEOGRAPHER Rainbow flags, brightly colored signs, and hundreds of loud, cheering counter-protesters met at least 10 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Churc...

Principal Cahall Comes Out As Gay at LGBTQ Pride Day

Principal Cahall Comes Out As Gay at LGBTQ Pride Day

June 4, 2014
Filed under News

BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Photo: Helen Malhotra Principal Pete Cahall came out as gay to the student body today at lunch during the celebration of Wilson’s second annual LGBTQ Pride Day. With Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and openly gay city councilmember and mayoral candidate David Catania...

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