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New College and Career Counseling Program

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR My teachers and counselors begin the college talk with students at the start of ninth grade. Seniors then spend months of energy bringing up grades and SAT scores, and writing dozens of essays so they can hopefully get into one of their top colleges. Wilson helps students decide which college

Students’ Talents Shine in 2015 StudentCam Documentary Competition

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR The theme of this year’s StudentCam Documentary Competition, an annual contest for students held by C-SPAN, was “The Three Branches & You.” C-SPAN received 2,280 films from nearly 5,000 students. Three teams from Wilson placed third place with each team winning $750 to split among the members, as well as the chance

Cool Classes for the Overachiever To Take

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR Entrepreneurship: The goal of this half-year class is to teach students how to start and run their own business. Taught by CTE Teacher, Anthony Evans, this course is part of the Academy of Finance, though anyone can enroll. “I am an entrepreneur myself so it’s a natural progression for me

Tenacious Tigers Take Over

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR Since last year the student section of various Wilson sporting events has experienced a revamp: screaming sports fans dressed all in one color and decked out in school paraphernalia. They are the Tenacious Tigers. In the 2013-2014 school year, class of ‘14 graduate Michael Knapp created the Tenacious Tigers, a

Wilson Reacts to Rolling Stone UVA Rape Story

COMPILED BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF A gang-rape allegedly committed in 2012 by fraternity members at the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia was investigated and exposed in a Rolling Stone article Tuesday. The article made waves across the country, as readers responded viscerally to the brutal assault it described, other young women stepped

Author Brings Poetry to ELL Students

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR On Tuesday November 4 author Skila Brown visited the English Language Learners class Research and Study Skills. The students in Ms. MaryAnne Zehr’s class were well prepared for the visit. They read her most recent book “Caminar” over the past few weeks and later chose poems from it to perform

Navigating the College Application Process

LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR As senior year commences, so does the stress and preparation for college that surrounds it. Through applications, supplement essays, and of course, the daunting Common App, a lot is thrown at 16 and 17-year-olds as they head into the last year of high school. Everyone experiences the college application process in

The Man Behind the DCPS Twitter Comes to Life

BY: LAUREN REVEAL, FEATURES EDITOR At first I was somewhat taken by surprise by the invitation to video chat with the man who runs the informative, and sometimes snarky, DCPS Twitter page. Upon reflection I realized that for Andy Le, the digital communications manager at DCPS, it only makes sense to use social media for