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Ballet dancers among Wilson’s most talented athletes

Few students at Wilson are as committed to their sport as junior Keith Newman is to ballet. In any given week, he spends more than 25 hours working on his craft at the Washington School of Ballet. Newman epitomizes the no-days-off mentality. “It’s very physically and mentally draining,” he says. “Unlike other sports, for dance,

Volleyball Team’s Impressive Season Comes to a Close

Members of the Wilson girls volleyball team were surprised at the relative emptiness of the Maret School’s stands for their DCSAA semifinal game on November 12. Last year, the Tigers were defeated by the Frogs in Maret’s homecoming game, a loss which players attributed in part to the intensity of Maret’s student section. Thursday’s playoff

Cop or Nah: Starbucks fall drinks

BY GREG KOPETSKY, FEATURES EDITOR, AND MATTHEW SMEE, SPORTS EDITOR Disclaimer: We do not mess with Starbucks in any way, shape, or form. If you go to Starbucks every day for a year, you are spending close to two stacks, which is enough money to send yourself to St. Albans for two full weeks. That

The Problem with the PE Requirement

By Matthew Smee, WEB SPORTS EDITOR  Wilson is the best DC public high school in my mind. That being said, there are, as with all schools, a number of policies that should be changed. This should come as no surprise. One that rarely gets mentioned, despite its simplicity, is the gym requirement. I see two things

Cop or Nah: Public

BY GREG KOPETSKY, WEB FEATURES EDITOR & MATTHEW SMEE, WEB SPORTS EDITOR Possibly the one restaurant you haven’t been to within a javelin throw of Wilson, Public Tenley will change how you view the number of restaurants in Tenley, but not much else. With cliché sports decor and an excess of TVs, Public Tenley provides

Teachers Turn To New Websites

BY MATTHEW SMEE, SPORTS WEB EDITOR There’s no doubt that the concept of the online gradebook is great. It can be argued that it is one of the best things to ever happen to students. A sign of the times, an online gradebook embodies the advances of our current society, in which everything is more