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Sabor para tu verano: cantantes latinos subestimado

Ava Nicely and Alejandro Diaz-Lopez

July 22, 2019

El mundo vasto de la música a menudo está enmascarado por unas pocas celebridades que dominan la radio. Por eso, las voces de los cantantes auténticas a veces no reciben el reconocimiento que merecen. Aquí destacamos seis de estos cantantes subestimados para que puedas expandir tu gusto músical. ...

Wilson Trendsetters: Gothic Style

Wilson Trendsetters: Gothic Style

Madison VanEyken

July 22, 2019

Sydney What inspired your style?  My fashion is inspired by the music I listen to. I mostly listen to grunge, punk, and metal music, which definitely can be seen in what I wear. I also get inspired by different people from older decades who I admire. Some of my inspirations include Courtney Love, Ka...

Women’s emotions are limited to suffering in art

Women’s emotions are limited to suffering in art

Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger

July 22, 2019

“I am awake in the place where women die,” reads the black ink on skin, written and photographed by Jenny Holzer. “I am out with lanterns, looking for myself,” says Emily Dickinson, in her deepest moments of isolation. Both are women that men have referenced as geniuses to me. Both are women ...

Teen Reaper: A Nation Held by an Iron Fist

Teen Reaper: A Nation Held by an Iron Fist

Caleb Davy

May 28, 2019

CHAPTER 1 A lot has changed since 2017. Back then, healthcare used to be on a card, affordable even. Now it can only be obtained by the rich and powerful. In my world healthcare is guarded by the Silver Cougar militia. They are the ones who prowl the streets day and night, keeping us in the middle...

The time of the Seventh Fire:

The time of the Seventh Fire:

Ava Ahmann

May 11, 2019

From Above, they look like ants If you were to look at the oil fields from a plane, it would look like hundreds of little bugs milling around. The machinery like children’s toys, the tracks of the trucks moving about in the wind like the sugar from a Sweet N’ Low packet sifting on a diner tab...

Something Smells: Investigating Wilson’s Culture of Waste

Something Smells: Investigating Wilson’s Culture of Waste

Ava Nicely and Madelyn Shapiro

May 6, 2019

Think about all the paper you use throughout a single day of school. Think about the food and plastic that you throw away at lunch. Think about the drinks and tissues carelessly tossed into the recycling bins. Every day, 1,500 gallons of trash are produced by Wilson students and faculty, overwhel...

Tragic Space: Salvagers Moon

Tragic Space: Salvagers Moon

Caleb Davy

May 6, 2019

This is the first chapter of a fictional story I lie awake on my cot, blink a couple times, sit upright, and rub the sleep out of my eyes. The morning grogginess hits me like a truck, and my limbs feel weak and stiff. What also hits me is the thought that I’ve been in space for 62 “Earth” days...

Activism isn’t for everyone

Activism isn’t for everyone

Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger

May 6, 2019

You can count on seeing it after every nationally publicized protest, either on Buzzfeed or Teen Vogue, any news site built around captivating the attention of teens. It could be a collection of quirky signs, or an overpriced, unethically sourced t-shirt bearing a carefully chosen slogan. “Proud Feminis...

Girls get in the ring of male-dominated sports

Girls get in the ring of male-dominated sports

Ava Nicely and Madelyn Shapiro

February 9, 2019

Every weekday from 3:45-6:00 p.m., junior Margaret Goletiani runs, lifts, and spars with the Wilson wrestling team. As one of only two girls on the team, Goletiani is paving the way for other girls to join previously male-dominated sports at Wilson. Goletiani describes herself as a very determined person. “I kn...

100 Miles, 7 Days, and 11 Teenagers: My Patagonia River Expedition

100 Miles, 7 Days, and 11 Teenagers: My Patagonia River Expedition

Hannah Masling

February 8, 2019

As part of my semester school experience in the spring of 2018, we spent 17 days kayaking and backpacking in Patagonia, Chile, and three weeks living in small towns in northern Chile. Below is a day by day telling of the first part of the expedition, kayaking down the Río Baker, based off of my daily ...

Fast Fashion Kills

Fast Fashion Kills

Adelaide Kaiser

February 8, 2019

You walk into Forever 21 and pick up a tank top. You try it on, it looks great, and it’s only $7. What a steal! You buy it and leave the store. You wear the shirt three times and then one of the straps breaks. You throw it away. You have to buy a new shirt. This is a pretty common scenario. Clothes ha...

Of Rubbish and Injustice: Environmental Racism in DC

Of Rubbish and Injustice: Environmental Racism in DC

Naomi Todd

February 8, 2019

A few blocks south of the Fort Totten Metro station, you’ll find a large enclosed area with signs reading: “Federal Property: Keep Out.” After driving in, you’ll find an overflowing pile of broken chairs, scattered pieces of wood, old toilets, and car parts. This is one of two government-run tr...

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