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Technical difficulties during this year’s AP exams caused problems for students

Technical difficulties during this year’s AP exams caused problems for students

Charlotte Guy

June 14, 2020

Does your grandfather pick up quartz and valuable onyx jewels? If he does, you must be all too familiar with the struggles of taking some of the most unprecedented AP tests to date. Whether they couldn’t remember how to spell “receive” or the answers they poured their heart and soul into would...

Wilson students protest racism

Wilson students protest racism

Sophia Ibrahim

June 14, 2020

For many Black Tigers, life is a constant teeter-tottering between trying to maintain their time as teenagers and recognizing that because of the color of their skin, they are forced to protest, grow up quickly, and learn to protect themselves in a nation that refuses to afford them the same rights ...

Why I protest

Why I protest

Nacala Williams

June 14, 2020

The Black voice is silenced and ignored and protest is how our voices become heard. It’s not unusual that when Black people are killed on camera by the police, protests start. The death of George Floyd sparked protests all around the country. However, Floyd’s murder was different. His protests hav...

Why Wilson: a deluge of distance learning platforms

Why Wilson: a deluge of distance learning platforms

Hadley Carr

June 14, 2020

Welcome to the age of Distance Learning and the Coronavirus. In case you’re a future human, post-quarantine, grudgingly dragging your feet to a tangible Woodrow Wilson High School, let me set a scene to make you more grateful.  You’re a Wilson student garbed in your casual bedroom attire, disheveled hair...

Signs of Justice offers an alternative to protesting

Signs of Justice offers an alternative to protesting

Shirah Lister and Sarah Morgan

June 14, 2020

What happens when you combine Wilson tiger spirit, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a deadly pandemic? Signs of Justice, pioneered by Wilson graduate Lexi Brown and Duke Ellington graduate Amiri Nash.  Brown and Nash said the point of the signs is to “start a conversation” as w...

Senior plans change due to college uncertainty

Senior plans change due to college uncertainty

Amelia Bergeron

June 14, 2020

For many seniors, the end of March is highly anticipated. It is the time when all college decisions are released and students have to choose a school that they want to attend for the next four years. However, this March, the COVID-19 pandemic thrusted all students into online school, closed college c...

A TikTok talk with Samuel Johnson

A TikTok talk with Samuel Johnson

Madelyn Shapiro

June 10, 2020

With all the extra time students have due to quarantine, many students have found themselves turning to TikTok for entertainment, or maybe even fame. With over 7,700 followers, several videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views, and 594,000 likes, some would consider junior Samuel Johnson TikTok famous. ...

Wellness team works to support students during COVID-19

Wellness team works to support students during COVID-19

Anna Dueholm

April 24, 2020

In the unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic, it may seem as if the only thing that’s certain is that everything is uncertain. This uneasiness has many of us feeling anxious or stressed. Being apart from our friends and usual support system may leave us feeling isolated. Whatever you’re fee...

Student-run clubs adapt to stay active

Student-run clubs adapt to stay active

Anna Arnsberger

April 21, 2020

On Friday, April 17, Wilson’s Common Ground Club was having another passionate discussion. Just like every other week, members were deep in conversation, deliberating DC slang, Sara Baartman, and hyper-tan Instagram models. But this was no ordinary Common Ground meeting. Screaming younger siblings...

How to get through the rest of the year

How to get through the rest of the year

Harper Dunn

April 4, 2020

With distance learning and so much chaos regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the end of the school year may seem light years away. So instead of spending your time being sad and bored waiting for school to end, you should use these tips to have a good time before June. These can all be done at home, ...

An homage to the Fort Reno stage

An homage to the Fort Reno stage

Sarah Morgan

April 2, 2020

On March 7, the Fort Reno stage died after more than 50 years with the Tenleytown community. Born around 1968, it began with concerts to calm us after the U Street riots, and throughout the decades has been a fun place for families to gather in the summer. It’s been here with us through our middle...

Women warriors: students reflect on Women’s History Month

Women warriors: students reflect on Women's History Month

Hadley Carr

March 31, 2020

March is well known as the month of March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day, and recently, the start of the coronavirus closure. But perhaps one of the most important and least-celebrated events of March is Women’s History Month. While Wilson doesn’t specifically plan any Women’s History events, many ...

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