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Community service opportunities are everywhere

Community service opportunities are everywhere

November 4, 2015
Filed under Features

BY ZOLA CANADY, JUNIOR EDITOR Racing to get all of the required community service hours before graduation can be stressful for high school students, but with proper planning, completing hours can be easy. In DCPS schools, students are required to do 100 hours of volunteer service during their four years...

Student Government Association Candidate Statements

Student Government Association Candidate Statements

May 21, 2015
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COMPILED BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The candidates for the 2015-2016 Student Government Association sent in statements on what they hope to accomplish if elected and why Wilson students should vote for them. Not all candidates were able to send in statements, but they are listed underneath...

Money for metal detectors yet to be used: A search for $10,000

Money for metal detectors yet to be used: A search for $10,000

Ben Korn
March 23, 2018
Filed under News

After hearing complaints from parents and students about the long lines to go through the metal detectors at Wilson every morning, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh set out to solve the problem. To help alleviate the overcrowding, Cheh allocated $10,000 to the Department of General Services (DGS) to pu...

From Tenley to Tech: an update on Sean Savoy

From Tenley to Tech: an update on Sean Savoy

Noah Frank
February 1, 2018
Filed under Sports

Only half a year into college, Wilson’s former star wide receiver, Sean Savoy, has made a strong first impression on the NCAA Division I football scene. The freshman Virginia Tech Hokie accumulated 454 receiving yards on 39 catches, four of which were touchdowns. He ranks second among all Virginia...

Insufficient maintenance and lack of communication afflict school facilities

Insufficient maintenance and lack of communication afflict school facilities

Benjamin Korn, Danielle Breslow
December 18, 2017
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To much fanfare and celebration, former Principal Pete Cahall and the former District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson cut the ribbon on Wilson’s state-of-the art $115 million renovation in 2011. The building was widely heralded as proof that DC’s long challenged public school...

Trump, DCPS top list at Mayor’s roundtable*

Trump, DCPS top list at Mayor’s roundtable*

Ben Korn
February 25, 2017
Filed under News

In her inaugural student journalist roundtable, Mayor Muriel Bowser invited five colleges and three high schools to the John A. Wilson building for a press conference. In a rapid-fire question and answer session, the mayor answered questions on a wide ranging set of topics. A top concern for journalis...

Student Government Election Results Released

Student Government Election Results Released

May 27, 2015
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  COMPILED BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Student Government elections for the 2015-2016 school year were held on May 22. Below is the Student Government for 2015-2016. Student Body President: Zoe Mills   12th Grade President: Christina Haile Vice President: Zavier Northrup Tre...

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