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Maria Brescia-Weiler

Urban Ecology Class Seeks to Restore Creek

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR At the front of the classroom, 12 students sit rapt as representatives from Casey Trees teach them about “the wonderful world of phenology,” the timing of seasonal events. Such presentations are typical of Steve Dryden’s Urban Ecology class, which has had several visits from local environmental experts, activists, government employees

Students and Alumni Respond to Cahall’s Termination

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER , FEATURES EDITOR Within minutes of the announcement of Principal Pete Cahall’s termination on Friday, social media was blowing up with alumni and student responses to the DCPS decision. Almost all of those who vocalized their opinions on social media seemed to be outraged, and lauded Cahall for his contributions to Wilson

When Tolerance Falls Short

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR When we got the call that my brother David was joining a fraternity, the shock and disappointment in the house were palpable. My parents – one, a “Self-Expression and Creative Writing as a Pedagogical Tool” major and the other, a passionate advocate of non-genetically modified food (or as he calls

Blood Drive Not for the Faint of Heart

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR   Today, 60 Wilson students showed up in the auxiliary gym to donate blood. This is the fourth year that Wilson has held a blood drive, a SCIMATEC event started by Manuela Bayon ‘14 in her sophomore year. This year, senior Jordan Bretzfelder took charge, with the help of several