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Wilson honors Black History Month with assembly celebration

Ethan Leifman
March 1, 2018
Filed under News

On Friday, February 23rd, Wilson hosted its annual Black History Month assembly to celebrating Black history and culture on a citywide and national level. The assembly began with the JROTC color guard march followed by an inspiring rendition of the national anthem by choir teacher Lori Williams. In a nod...

Troubling attendance patterns found across DCPS, Wilson included

Troubling attendance patterns found across DCPS, Wilson included

Benjamin Korn
January 26, 2018
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Last month, an investigative report by WAMU and NPR found that over half of the 2017 graduating class at Ballou High School had more than 60 unexcused absences. Just two months before graduation, only 57 students were on track to graduate. Yet every Ballou senior received a diploma. Following these t...

Community “Stands With Comet” after the pizzeria is targeted by “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorists

Community “Stands With Comet” after the pizzeria is targeted by “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorists

Chloe Leo
December 10, 2016
Filed under News

In a weekend-long event called ‘Stand with Comet,’ people demonstrated in support of Comet Ping Pong, a popular pizzeria in Northwest DC that has become the target of a bizarre far-right conspiracy theory called “Pizzagate.” Although the theory has no basis in reality and has been thoroughly...

Gym class hosts badminton tournament

Gym class hosts badminton tournament

Chloe Leo
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Every year in early fall Desmond Dunham, one of Wilson’s physical education teachers, takes pride in hosting a badminton tournament to rap up the badminton unit in his P.E. II classes. This year’s competition recently concluded after several weeks of preparation. Dunham prepares his classes by teachin...

Students review their summer gigs

Students review their summer gigs

Chloe Leo, Brian Keyes
August 24, 2016
Filed under Features

Chloe Leo, Headfirst Summer Camp Counselor After deciding that I was going to spend my summer working, it was not hard to find a job as a camp counselor. Being 16, this was my first job aside from babysitting and the occasional catering gig. Since I wasn’t too keen on the idea of spending my days...

Students Vie for Place on Homecoming Throne

Students Vie for Place on Homecoming Throne

October 22, 2015
Filed under Features

BY CHLOE LEO, JUNIOR EDITOR Each year, homecoming nominees hang countless posters up above the water fountains and around the school, with Instagram selfies and Snapchats, in hopes of winning a position in Wilson’s homecoming court.   This year, the homecoming dance will take place Saturday, Octobe...

Summer Will Bring Long-Awaited Movies

Summer Will Bring Long-Awaited Movies

May 27, 2015
Filed under Style

BY CHLOE LEO, STAFF WRITER The scorching weather is not the only hot thing about summer. May through August is typically the time of year when movie studios release their hottest hits, and this summer will be no disappointment.  With "Age of Ultron" already in theaters, and long-awaited sequels...

Storytime with Mr.Heckler*

Storytime with Mr.Heckler*

April 30, 2015
Filed under Features

BY CHLOE LEO, STAFF WRITER  & DANIELLE BRESLOW, JUNIOR EDITOR   When World History teacher David Heckler was studying business as a rising junior at Georgetown University, he and a buddy did a summer leadership academy in Romania. It was an eye-opening experience for them. The trip he...

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

October 16, 2014
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BY DANIELLE BRESLOW and CHLOE LEO Spirit Week is coming up, and Wilson’s scholars and teachers couldn’t be more excited! The week will be packed with activities and theme days, leading up to the homecoming dance and football game this Saturday. Student body Vice President Margaret Ke...

Musical Preview: Into The Woods

Musical Preview: Into The Woods

September 23, 2014
Filed under Style

BY EDEN BRESLOW & CHLOE LEO, CONRIBUTORS This fall, director Harriet Bronstein and assistant director Jill Roos will be putting on a production of the musical “Into the woods”, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by James Lapine. The musical is a fantasy, an alternate...

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