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MPD’s new policy is too little too late

MPD’s new policy is too little too late

Sarah Morgan

March 9, 2020

Handcuffing children is never acceptable. Ever.  But of course, to the Metropolitan Police Department, it was acceptable, as seen last March when they handcuffed a Black boy who was only ten years old. And a month later in April, this time with a Black boy who was nine. And then again in November, w...

My Black hair is not for your hands to touch

My Black hair is not for your hands to touch

Sofia Ibrahim

March 9, 2020

I’m sitting in my third period, and all of a sudden I feel something in my hair. Immediately, I think, ‘please don’t tell me I just felt another person pull at one of my curls.’ For many Black people, this is the norm.   When I am touched like this without my consent, I feel silenced and like my...

Self-discipline is overrated

Self-discipline is overrated

Eliana Rosenthal

March 9, 2020

Throughout our lives, we have been told that self-discipline leads to a more efficient, balanced, and healthy lifestyle. Although self-discipline is important, it can be difficult to maintain, leading to agonizing patterns of procrastination.  But I’ve learned that relying on sheer willpower doesn’t get...

Washington Met closure is a total failure by DCPS

Washington Met closure is a total failure by DCPS

Alik Schier

March 9, 2020

For the first time since 2013, DCPS will close a school. The Washington Metropolitan High School, an alternative school, was established to help vulnerable students who need more assistance than their neighborhood schools may offer. It will close at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Chancellor Lewis Fer...

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to the one day off we get in March (it’s the 20th)

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to the one day off we get in March (it’s the 20th)

Shirah Lister and Sarah Morgan

March 7, 2020

Oh hello there loyal satire subscribers, it’s us, Sharah. After the many breaks that were embedded into January and February, we know you are just dying to have multiple back-to-back five-day weeks. Pray no more, as the great DCPS god has granted us just that until March 20. We know the plan was to hav...

The state of streaming services will make your wallet cry

The state of streaming services will make your wallet cry

Alex Holmes

March 7, 2020

Like everybody else on the planet who owns a TV, as soon as it came out, I got Disney+ and binged “The Mandalorian.” Yeah, it was pretty good. Maybe even great. But a nagging feeling in the back of my head that won’t go away tells me that things are about to get a lot worse. It’s easy to wat...

You shouldn’t vote based off of electability

You shouldn’t vote based off of electability

Charlotte Guy

March 7, 2020

Despite 11 candidates to choose from after the Iowa caucus, Democrats still cannot unify themselves under one. So for many, the choice for the Democratic nominee becomes a matter of electability. However, this principle is flawed. Rather, voters should be voting for the candidate that stirs a sense of...

Halftime show steals the spotlight during 2020 Super Bowl

Halftime show steals the spotlight during 2020 Super Bowl

Virginia Suardi

March 7, 2020

Though the Kansas City Chiefs won the 2020 Super Bowl, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s dynamic halftime show, in my opinion, stole the night. As a music fan who is not very involved in sports, but has to watch the Super Bowl every year “for the tradition”, the halftime show is always my favorite part...

Wilson is diverse, but not united. It should be both.

Wilson is diverse, but not united. It should be both.

Keyla Sejas

March 7, 2020

In movies, high school is depicted as a magical dream, filled with opportunities and friends that are like family. Approximately 1,900 students attend this “magnificent” school, but the Wilson community is nowhere near as close as it should be. Our differences seem to draw us apart, instead of br...

Mo money, less dairy: my first two months of veganism

Mo money, less dairy: my first two months of veganism

Rema Haile

March 7, 2020

As I dip my spoon into a hot bowl of the creamiest vegan chickpea masala I’ve ever made and burn my mouth because I can’t help digging in, I smile, unable to stop myself from admiring the journey I’ve taken to get to this delicious meal. I’ve been vegan for almost two months now, and it’s chan...

Earth to white prep schools: Black plays are for Black people

Earth to white prep schools: Black plays are for Black people

Ayomi Wolff

March 7, 2020

Recently, I attended Maret School’s spring musical, "Once On This Island." After the show, I was left with an uncomfortable pit in my stomach due to the racial boundaries that are drawn in the score and script. “Once On This Island” is historically done by a majority, if not all-Black cast....

Secret menu items at the Wilson cafeteria

Secret menu items at the Wilson cafeteria

Danny Ringel

March 3, 2020

Everyone loves secret menu items. Lucky for you, the Wilson cafeteria has its own secret menu that only a select number of students know about. These treats give you a behind the scenes look at the world-class (soon to be Michelin star) Wilson cafeteria. I decided to share my knowledge about these items ...

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