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One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

Franny Sewell, Contributor
February 13, 2016
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The Wilson Black Box is home to many different performances. From drama class to Shakespeare, it is most commonly a stage for Wilson’s more theatrical students. However, once a year, during the One Act Festival, students from all different walks of life gather to create short and memorable plays. This...

A week without: Makeup

A week without: Makeup

Helen Malhotra and Erin Doherty
October 25, 2015
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Co-Editor-in-Chief Helen Malhotra tries a week without makeup.  If someone had asked me to go a week without makeup during my freshman year, when I, along with all of my peers, was teeming with insecurities, I would have ‘made up’ an excuse not to. But now, as a senior, I was excited to embark...

Questions remain in wake of gun incident

Questions remain in wake of gun incident

Erin Doherty
December 3, 2015
Filed under News

Two days after a Wilson student brought a gun into school, questions and apprehensions surrounding the incident persist. At around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, a gun was removed from a student’s backpack in a math classroom on the fourth floor. A video showing the gun was posted to Snapchat, but...

Student Employment Program Fails to Provide Career Experience

Student Employment Program Fails to Provide Career Experience

August 28, 2015
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BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Summer Youth Employment Program, SYEP, spent close to $14 million and hired around 15,000 youths this summer to keep them off the street, out of the heat, and to give them a meaningful work experience. However, there are signs that SYEP lacks the quality ser...

New Wilson Teachers Video

New Wilson Teachers Video

August 24, 2015
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zVo0HHXvlc BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,  AND GREGORY KOPETSKY, FEATURES EDITOR

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...

Ms.Bean Retires After 16 Years*

Ms.Bean Retires After 16 Years*

April 30, 2015
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BY HELEN MALHOTRA, WEB NEWS EDITOR Sandy Bean, Wilson’s renowned college counselor, is retiring after 16 years of hard work. Next year, if Wilson’s reduced budget allows, Patrice Arrington will be stepping up to take over the College and Career Center. This has been a place for students to ge...

Dancing in the Halls Video

Dancing in the Halls Video

March 21, 2015
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9wTDt2IE_A BY HELEN MALHOTRA, WEB NEWS EDITOR

Students’ Talents Shine in 2015 StudentCam Documentary Competition

Students’ Talents Shine in 2015 StudentCam Documentary Competition

March 4, 2015
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BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR The theme of this year's StudentCam Documentary Competition, an annual contest for students held by C-SPAN, was "The Three Branches & You." C-SPAN received 2,280 films from nearly 5,000 students. Three teams from Wilson placed third place with each team winning...

A Day in the Life of a Wilson Student Video

A Day in the Life of a Wilson Student Video

January 8, 2015
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twb6wSkFQEo EDITED BY HELEN MALHOTRA

Slam Poetry Video

Slam Poetry Video

December 23, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NksNLHAx8aE BY HELEN MALHOTRA

Die-in at Step in the Atrium

Die-in at Step in the Atrium

December 12, 2014
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BY ZACH ESSIG AND HELEN MALHOTRA At STEP today, what started as a teacher-led protest against police brutality, turned into a school-wide die-in that occurred on the atrium floor. This die-in, organized by Social Studies teacher Michelle Bollinger, included both teachers and students lying down on...

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