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Hardwired for success: robotics team continues to compete during pandemic

Hardwired for success: robotics team continues to compete during pandemic

Emily Mulderig April 30, 2021

The Build Captain of Wilson’s robotics team trekked to the robotics lab earlier this year and gathered every material and spare piece that club sponsor Angela Benjamin would let her take.  The Wilson...

Addressing stereotypes against Muslims

Addressing stereotypes against Muslims

Aniset Idriss April 30, 2021

My name is Aniset Idriss and I am Muslim.  Most people don’t understand that. I don’t wear a hijab. I’m white. I dress like other kids. Looking at me from the outside, it doesn’t even cross...

The courses you should be taking next year

The courses you should be taking next year

Shirah Lister April 21, 2021

In my four years at the lovely school that is Wilson, I have taken dozens (if not hundreds) of classes. Some might even call me a schedule master. Because of my expertise, I’ve decided to create a list...

Calling all tree-huggers: Wilson teachers are leading mindfulness nature walks

Calling all tree-huggers: Wilson teachers are leading mindfulness nature walks

Charlotte Guy April 19, 2021

This summer Wilson students have the opportunity to take a deeper look into both the wonders of Rock Creek and their consciousness. Int[tree]gued?  As part of Wilson’s Summer Acceleration Academy,...

Integrated Performance Assessment implemented to increase student engagement

Integrated Performance Assessment implemented to increase student engagement

Leah Carrier April 19, 2021

It’s a challenging year to be Wilson High School’s only Chinese teacher. But the obstacles of communicating online have helped Yin Chang improve her teaching style. “In the beginning, no one wanted...

Girls Who Code: breaking the glass ceiling for women in STEM

Girls Who Code: breaking the glass ceiling for women in STEM

Rebecca Green March 30, 2021

Math teacher Mariah Green recalls feeling lonely as one of few girls in her high school computer science class. So, when Junior Maria House approached her with the idea of starting a chapter of Girls Who...

All about Ms. Bonds’ summer acceleration academy courses

All about Ms. Bonds’ summer acceleration academy courses

Charlotte Guy March 30, 2021

Making movies on her phone or designing her very own t-shirt, mass media teacher Kadesha Bonds can truly do it all, and she’s more than happy to impart some of her knowledge to you.   With her sister...

Wilson seniors reflect on their experience applying to college abroad

Wilson seniors reflect on their experience applying to college abroad

Charlotte Guy March 30, 2021

While most Wilson students browse their Fiske Guides for colleges and fill out countless supplemental essays, others search for a specialized, cheaper education across the seas.  Senior Anna Wehebrink...

Isolation: how a Wilson student dealt with COVID-19

Isolation: how a Wilson student dealt with COVID-19

Ivanna Ramazzini March 30, 2021

It started with a spell of dizziness during my online ballet class. My teacher kept saying, “point harder, turn faster, pay attention to detail,” but I just couldn’t keep my head straight. I tried...

I know Wilson is HOT and the public should too

I know Wilson is HOT and the public should too

Charlotte Guy March 27, 2021

March 27, starting at 9 AM, Radio station HOT 99.5 is holding a battle of local high schools, and Wilson is a nominee. Winners get an exclusive (virtual) live performance with a secret artist (but we should...

My experience getting the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine

My experience getting the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Joanna Chait March 24, 2021

“Okay, it’ll just be a little poke.” I squeezed my eyes shut. “Three, two, one.”  I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 10. It is hard to believe that just a year ago, on...

Students combat lack of diversity in STEM classes

Students combat lack of diversity in STEM classes

Hadley Carr March 24, 2021

When Esther Kpognon logged into her Computer Science Essentials class for the first time, she quickly noticed that the faces staring back at her were all male.  Kpognon is one of 23 females out of...

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