A bill introduced Tuesday in the DC Council would lower the voting age for federal and local elections from 18 to 16 years of age within the District. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, who proposed the bill, noted that a lower voting age is necessary in light of youth leadership in the gun control debate
Sixteen is a meaningful age. At 16, one can pay taxes, begin driving, and potentially be charged for a crime as an adult. Despite these rights and responsibilities, 16- and 17-year-olds are not granted the right to vote. Early last November, three DC council members introduced a legislation to grant this right. I completely support
Walking through the halls of Wilson, one can easily overhear the conversations discussing Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and the current status of the Presidential elections. But another election, one with more impact on Wilson students and District residents, is the current race for the At-Large seats on the District of Columbia City Council.
BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR AND HENRY SHULDINER, SPORTS EDITOR, MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR Marion Barry, the former four-term mayor of DC and Ward 8 councilmember, passed away on November 23 at the age of 78. There is probably no more well known or controversial political figure in the city’s history. He was confronted with issues
BY RACHEL PAGE, FEATURES EDITOR On September 23, DC Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and David Grosso introduced a bill to ban the use of race-based nicknames, logos, mascots, and team names in DC educational institutions. If passed, the bill would insert the ban into DC’s Human Rights Act of 1977, which already prohibits acts of racial