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Fall Sports Season Previews

Fall Sports Season Previews

August 27, 2015
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BY ALEX MARTIN AND ISAAC FRUMKIN, JUNIOR EDITORS Cross Country: Wilson's runners are looking to bring home a DCIAA championships for the sixth year in a row. Coming off an intense summer training regimen, Wilson XC is in tip top shape. A busy September is on the way with their first meets scheduled ...

DCPS graduation rates to drop following stricter requirements

DCPS graduation rates to drop following stricter requirements

Elie Salem and Zara Hall
June 9, 2018
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A midyear report DCPS released April of this year found that only 46 percent of DCPS seniors are on track to graduate, 27 percentage points fewer than the graduation rate of last year. At Wilson, 62 percent of seniors were on track to graduate tomorrow, a similar plunge of 28 percentage points from 90...

Emotional meeting closes curtains on “The Colored Museum” play

Emotional meeting closes curtains on “The Colored Museum” play

Ben Korn
May 9, 2018
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After years of concerns that the Wilson theater department was not sufficiently representative of the student body, a bold step was taken. For the first time in school history, the Wilson Players would put on a play that was directed and acted by an all-Black cast. "The Colored Museum" premier was sla...

Students sit in to demand gun control legislation

Students sit in to demand gun control legislation

Ellida Parker
March 14, 2018
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Wilson students were some of the thousands of youth across the country who walked out of class this morning to urge Congress to pass stricter gun legislation. The nationwide walkouts come one month after seventeen high schoolers in Parkland, Florida were killed by a classmate armed with assault rifles that ...

Fall Sports awards

Fall Sports awards

Eden Breslow
December 7, 2017
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DCIAA all league Girls cross country- Allie O’Brien- runner of the year Emily Farrar- Coach of the year Boys cross country- Dylan Blumenthal- Runner of the year Nora Swift- Coach of the year Girls Soccer- Meghan Dayton- Player of the year Boys soccer- Ian Carroll- All league Ben W...

DC students join demonstration in support of immigrant youth

DC students join demonstration in support of immigrant youth

Ellida Parker
November 11, 2017
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Two months after President Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Wilson students walked out of school to urge Congress to pass legislation protecting immigrant youth from deportation. Many forewent classes for the morning on Thursday, opting ins...

Football team surrounded by uncertainty

Football team surrounded by uncertainty

Noam Jacobovitz
September 6, 2017
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 The Wilson Tigers football team enters the upcoming 2017 season surrounded by uncertainty. Last season proved a success, as the Tigers went 9-2 and made it to the Turkey Bowl, but fell short yet again. The Tigers squad was led by All-Met selections, Sean Savoy, Steven Williams Jr., and Khaleb Colema...

MLB fans make the case for their team

MLB fans make the case for their team

AARON ROSENTHAL, ETHAN FINGERHUT, ELIOR WASKOW, MEREDITH ELLISON, ALEX MARTIN
October 9, 2016
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American League: Texas Rangers: Led by a lights-out bullpen and outstanding starting pitching, the Rangers had the best record in in the American League this season. Their dominance will continue in October leading them to their first-ever World Series. Last season’s acquisition Cole Hamels and...

Tenleytown community gathers to discuss safety

Tenleytown community gathers to discuss safety

Sophie Reveal
June 3, 2016
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A community meeting was held on Saturday, April 30 at the American University Law Center for residents of Ward 3 in light of recent crime in the area, some of which affected the Wilson community. The meeting was led by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilwoman Mary Cheh, DC Police, Metro Transit Police, and Wilso...

Students meet to discuss dress code policy

Students meet to discuss dress code policy

Emma Jacobson
May 6, 2016
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Around sixty students gathered at STEP on Wednesday, May 4 to discuss their opinions and experiences with Wilson’s dress code policy.  The meeting took place in room 205 and was mostly attended by girls. To start off the discussion, junior Alexandra Radifera asked everyone to answer an online s...

Sexual harassment among students hard to define, harder to control*

Sexual harassment among students hard to define, harder to control*

October 29, 2015
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BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR We’ve all seen it: students bumping into each other in the hallway on the way to class. A boy will grab a girl and she yells at him to get off of her, or maybe just keeps walking. A boy hugs a girl from behind and she giggles but struggles to get loose. Does she feel har...

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