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Wilson Alum Murdered, Wilson Community Reacts

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR Wilson Class of 2012 Alumnus Chris Adams was shot and killed in his car in Northwest Washington on Thursday, March 12. At 1:30 a.m., officers responding to gunshots in the Brightwood Park neighborhood found Adams in his car at 5300 block of 8th Street NW, near Jefferson Street, and pronounced

Twitter Reacts to Snowy School Day

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR Across the District today, students awoke to a fresh, clean blanket of snow.The obvious reaction by high schoolers across the city was “No school!” (which in hindsight seems a logical conclusion with three and a half inches of snow). Yet, as people turned on their TVs, got on their phones,

The Social Media College Acceptance Conundrum

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR For many seniors who applied Early Action and Decision to college this fall, acceptance (and denial) letters have been and will be coming in the mail. There is no doubting the importance of these letters; they decide where you will be next year, and most likely for the next four

Wilson Remembers Marion Barry

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR AND HENRY SHULDINER, SPORTS EDITOR, MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of DC and Ward 8 councilmember, passed away on November 23 at the age of 78. There is probably no more well known or controversial political figure in the city’s history. He was confronted with issues

Woodrow Wilson High School Name Controversy

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR 28th President of the US “A racist, sexist, and a militarist.” If you heard this description, your mind might jump to dictators like Stalin or Hitler. In fact, this is Wilson Social Issues teacher Colman McCarthy’s description of the twenty-eighth president of the United States, the man after whom our