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Ellie Melick

“Hamilton” surpasses hype

As I took my seat in the far-left orchestra section of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, I briefly worried that the musical “Hamilton” wouldn’t live up to its hype. For months, I’d been constantly lectured on how ah-mazing the show is, how it’s just a mah-sterpiece, how creator/writer/star of the show Lin-Manuel Miranda is an ah-bsolute

Pride Day Returns to Wilson

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 on their way to first period the day

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Brings Fun to Movie Theaters

BY ELLIE MELLICK, OPINIONS EDITOR The Barden Bellas are back, and this time, the bad-pitches of A capella are packing more mashups and medleys than all the Glee season finales combined. Seriously, if you aren’t a fan of dance-pop radio hits and synthy-sweet vocals, accompanied by sometimes confusing choreography and lots and lots of sequins,

Eight-Period Plan Announced for 2016-2017 School Year

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 periods in English and