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Wilson senior emceed the Rally for DC Lives

Before hundreds of thousands of people would gather on Pennsylvania Ave. to protest gun violence, a smaller rally took place nearby in a park on Capitol Hill. A 16-year-old girl named Lauren, whose boyfriend, Zaire Kelly, died from gun violence, gave a moving speech about the need for gun control. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Congresswoman

Making a machine: an afternoon with the robotics team

  “Intense.” “Busy.” “Fun.” This is how members of the robotics team describe build season, the six weeks they are allotted to build the robot. As I stood in front of the robotics lab, a sensation of fear overcame me. What was I, someone who knows nothing about engineering, doing at robotics? To my relief,

The making of a snow closure

  As a winter storm approaches, students, teachers, and parents are fast asleep. The first thing many students will do when they awake is grab their phones and check the DCPS Instagram and Twitter (which they have only recently followed) to see if schools are closed or delayed. If closed, students will rejoice and roll

Wilson students edit poems of incarcerated men

Today at STEP, the black box was a glorious mess of students eating, listening to music, and editing the poems of incarcerated men. Writing poems is probably one of the last things you’d think men in jail do, but they do, and Free Minds is an organization that encourages it. This Friday, February 23, Commonground

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