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Best Buddies revived after virtual interlude

Best Buddies revived after virtual interlude

Alice Stillerman October 20, 2021

As president of Wilson’s Best Buddies chapter, senior Louisa-Sophia Filmer has a big job in transitioning the club back to an in-person setting. Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to helping students...

JROTC commemorates 9/11 attacks

Kelly Cantarero-Flores October 16, 2021

It was 20 years ago on September 11 that 2,977 Americans died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Six members of the DCPS community died...

Why, Wilson?

Why, Wilson?

Anjali Dave October 9, 2021

During the first week of school, I was extremely confused. While some of it was just freshman fog, it didn’t help that by the second week, we had a new lunch schedule that even my teachers were bewildered...

Rummaging Through Relics

Rummaging Through Relics

Isadora Groves October 6, 2021

Sororities and fraternities: selective organizations unique to the college experience. Well, almost. As it turns out, in the middle of the last century, our very own Wilson High School had these societies...

Top of the Town: I read all the signs so you don’t have to

Top of the Town: I read all the signs so you don’t have to

Lily Carr October 6, 2021

I started off the Tenleytown Heritage Trail with fairly low energy, but would soon learn that was an unfortunate mistake. Seen by all, but forgotten by most, the “Top of the Town” trail contains 19...

Reparations for Reno: Wilson organization pushes for affordable housing in Tenleytown

Reparations for Reno: Wilson organization pushes for affordable housing in Tenleytown

Emily Mulderig October 3, 2021

In 2019, ELA teacher Marc Minsker worked with ten Wilson students to advocate for rehabilitating the Chesapeake House, an abandoned building on the corner of Fort Reno, as a community center. Now, all...

Musings from the school ghost

Musings from the school ghost

Keith October 3, 2021

I was doing what I usually do to occupy my lonesome time in the empty building—gnawing on old Juul pods in the leaky shower—when I heard it: the cacophony of obnoxious laughter, beeping metal detectors,...

A Q&A with the Interim Principal

A Q&A with the Interim Principal

Ellen Carrier October 1, 2021

Assistant principal turned Interim Principal, back to assistant principal… and now Interim Principal again. This isn’t Gregory Bargeman’s first rodeo. At the end of last school year, former Principal...

Graduates reflect on their senior year

Graduates reflect on their senior year

Leah Carrier June 28, 2021

Listening to the stories of two Wilson seniors made for a bittersweet experience. On their faces I saw wistful expressions, but also a refreshing sentiment: optimism. Spending the last year of high...

An open letter to cicadas

An open letter to cicadas

Charlotte Guy June 15, 2021

Dear cicadas, It’s been seventeen long years since you’ve last emerged from your boroughs in the ground. Would it shock you to hear it was just seventeen years ago that I, Charlotte Guy, emerged...

Delving into data: how the pandemic shaped this year

Delving into data: how the pandemic shaped this year

Charlotte Guy and Emily Mulderig June 14, 2021

After what was surely one of the wonkiest years in Wilson’s history, we couldn’t help but wonder what had changed in our school community. So as any ordinary teenager would, we contacted our school’s...

Wilson’s entrances through the ages

Wilson’s entrances through the ages

Hadley Carr June 14, 2021

Every Wilson Tiger has the glass entryway ingrained into their mind. The broken metal detectors and bustling lines are a quintessential Wilson experience. But if you were to talk to an alum from before...

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