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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 ...

Qi Guo looks back on her path to math

Qi Guo looks back on her path to math

Shirah Lister

March 29, 2020

Wilson’s very own math god Qi Guo never expected to be a math teacher. She studied computer science as an undergrad, but when she came to the U.S., the university campus where her husband was teaching didn’t offer computer science. Since the university would be paying her tuition, Guo made the switc...

Student teachers find a home at Wilson

Student teachers find a home at Wilson

Jamie Stewart-Aday

March 26, 2020

When most of us imagine college, we think of big lecture halls, relaxed class schedules, and parties. We probably don’t imagine waking up at six every morning to go hang out with a bunch of 16-year-olds. But that is the life of a student teacher. “You’re a senior in college and all of your friends are havi...

How to spend your coronacation

How to spend your coronacation

Alejandro Diaz-Lopez

March 15, 2020

The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has caused society to take the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the virus. As coronavirus concerns cancel school and public events, students may find themselves bored at home. In spite of “social distancing,” there are fun things to do while spending the...

Students express lax reactions to coronavirus

Students express lax reactions to coronavirus

Anna Arnsberger

March 14, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the spread of the coronavirus has taken over the forefront of the public mind. Nearly all events and gatherings have been cancelled and no matter where you go, it seems that distressed talk of the virus is inescapable. But since COVID-19 poses more of a threat for older peop...

Teachers plan for remote learning in event of Wilson closure

Amelia Bergeron

March 12, 2020

With dozens of schools in the DC area closing due to COVID-19 and Mayor Muriel Bowser declaring a state of emergency in the District, a DCPS closure seems increasingly likely. To prepare for a temporary shutdown, teachers have begun adjusting their lesson plans for remote teaching. Many teachers are ...

Why, Wilson?

Why, Wilson?

Shaina Adams and Chloe Fatsis

March 7, 2020

The pool entrance, reserved for juniors and seniors, seems at first to be a convenient option for those looking to bypass the longer lines at Wilson’s main entrance. But if you’ve ever had the experience of arriving at the pool entrance at 8:54 only to be told that it’s closed and you have to w...

What would you do for love? Teacher’s best love stories

What would you do for love? Teacher's best love stories

Avery Ferrier

March 7, 2020

Valentine’s Day has fast approached and love is indeed on the brain. I’ve bravely delved into the past love lives of Wilson teachers and collected a few memorable stories. Will your Valentine’s Day plans outdo these ancient anecdotes?  You might have thought that history teacher Aaron Besser told yo...

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