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“This is America” tackles guns, racism, and ignorance

“This is America” tackles guns, racism, and ignorance

Jared Cohen and Angeline Daniels
May 21, 2018
Filed under Style

Childish Gambino’s newest song and music video, “This is America,” exceptionally highlights numerous issues in today's society. Using graphic depictions of gun violence, Gambino shows the effects of social media, materialism, racism, and ignorance. As the video starts, a man sits down and beg...

Sexual harassment among students hard to define, harder to control*

Sexual harassment among students hard to define, harder to control*

October 29, 2015
Filed under Features

BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR We’ve all seen it: students bumping into each other in the hallway on the way to class. A boy will grab a girl and she yells at him to get off of her, or maybe just keeps walking. A boy hugs a girl from behind and she giggles but struggles to get loose. Does she feel har...

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 ...

Back To School Dance

Back To School Dance

September 16, 2015
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BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR This Friday evening from 7:00-11:45 p.m., Wilson will be hosting a Back to School Dance in the atrium. The first dance of the year is traditionally Homecoming, but this year the varsity basketball players and coaches decided that a dance at the very start of the school...

Abroad At Wilson

Abroad At Wilson

May 5, 2015
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BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR Twelve years ago, the trips abroad that Wilson offered looked strikingly different.  The options were few, mostly involving train rides through Europe and tours of sites booked through a pricy touring company. This changed in 2005 when an exchange student went...

Looking At Wilson Through Foreign Eyes

Looking At Wilson Through Foreign Eyes

April 27, 2015
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BY NORA CHARLES, JUNIOR EDITOR At track practice I noticed a new girl: tall, blonde, and smiling. My friend nudged me and whispered that she was from Switzerland. I walked over to her and she introduced herself as Clara Edmonds. She was here for only a couple weeks, but some things still jumped...

Author Azar Nafisi Discusses Iran

Author Azar Nafisi Discusses Iran

March 9, 2015
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BY NORA CHARLES, JUNIOR EDITOR PHOTOS BY ELLIE LE BLANC In the midst of her talk about literature, passion, and religion, the award-winning author Azar Nafisi suddenly posed a question to her audience of Wilson juniors. “What do you think of when you hear the word Iran?”  Students timidly voiced their responses: “oppression”, “war”, “oil...

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