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Jackson Fox-Bland

Jackson Fox-Bland

2018-2019

Jackson is a senior human who appreciates pearlescent cacti and sometimes cooks lasagna and hates Mondays.

May 21, 2018

Scholars with sticky fingers: the reality of Wilson’s theft culture

Scholars with sticky fingers: the reality of Wilson’s theft culture

Emilia Comrack, Stella Schwartzman, and Sadie Wyatt
June 4, 2018
Filed under Magazine

It was a normal sight: a student walked into the store. He wore a grey hoodie and sweats with his school backpack swung over his shoulder. A smile spread across his face as he walked past the manager. He knew what he was about to do–he knew the routine well. He grabbed three packs of gum and a bag of...

Ms. Harvey’s plans for art at Wilson

Ms. Harvey’s plans for art at Wilson

Anna Arnsberger
April 1, 2018
Filed under Style

From owning a visual and performing arts studio to publishing a coloring book, everything in Ms. Harvey’s life is centered around art. Though she was fairly new to the art department at Wilson, Harvey had plenty of ideas on how to broaden students’ artistic opportunities. A Wilson alum, Harvey filled in as a sub th...

Students sit in to demand gun control legislation

Students sit in to demand gun control legislation

Ellida Parker
March 14, 2018
Filed under News

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 ...

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
Filed under News

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...

Wilson’s version of “Legally Blonde” should be on Broadway

Wilson’s version of “Legally Blonde” should be on Broadway

Erin Harper
November 20, 2017
Filed under Style

I am a "Legally Blonde" fanatic. I've probably watched the movie about 25 times, and it never gets old; it’s a classic. The storyline is a basic one--a girl is an underdog, and in the end, she blows everyone away with her awesomeness and rises to the top. Wilson decided to do the show based off of the...

Photos from United We Dream walkout for clean Dream Act

Photos from United We Dream walkout for clean Dream Act

Jackson Fox Bland
November 10, 2017
Filed under News

PHOTOS BY JACKSON FOX BLAND

Wilson students sit down to stand up against gun violence

Wilson students sit down to stand up against gun violence

Adin McGurk
August 30, 2017
Filed under News

Gathered in the center of the atrium on Friday, Wilson students sat down to stand up against gun violence in the District. The sit in was organized by Wilson Common Ground, a club lead by a group of students with the goal of housing an environment welcome to any student at Wilson and addressing social...

REI opens new flagship store in NOMA

REI opens new flagship store in NOMA

Ben Korn
November 6, 2016
Filed under Features

Nalgene and flannel lovers alike rejoiced at the news of a new REI opening up in Washington, DC. Not only is this the outdoor equipment company's first store located in the District, it is part of their “Flagship Series” stores that are bigger and include a wide range of classes and outdoor excursio...

Tenleytown community gathers to discuss safety

Tenleytown community gathers to discuss safety

Sophie Reveal
June 3, 2016
Filed under News

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...

DCPS teachers stage protest over contracts

DCPS teachers stage protest over contracts

Zola Canady
May 14, 2016
Filed under News

Dozens of DCPS teachers braved the rainy weather on the morning of May 5 to demand a new and re-negotiated contract with the school system. The crowd’s chants dominated the typically quiet ambiance of Tenleytown, demanding attention from all passerby. Their protest was directed towards the Chancellor...

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