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Summer Book Reviews

Summer Book Reviews

Anna Arnsberger, Olivia Biggs, Alex Holmes, and Sophia Ibrahim

September 10, 2019

Freshmen: "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding Sophia Ibrahim If William Golding’s novel “The Lord of the Flies” was a song from the early 2000s, it would be “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. Just like the hit song, it’s engrossing and unprecedented diegesis makes for a great start that draws the rea...

Wawa makes its way to Tenleytown

Wawa makes its way to Tenleytown

Virginia Suardi

September 8, 2019

As most of us are probably aware of by now, Wawa opened in late June just around the corner from Panera. While some students find the service subpar, the convenient location and variety of food options made it my go-to-spot. Wawa has definitely hit the nail on the head for its market, which will pre...

Back-to-School Playlist

Back-to-School Playlist

Chiara Purificato

September 8, 2019

This playlist is comprised of old songs, new songs, hype songs, and relaxing songs. Getting back into the groove of studying and getting yourself organized can be stressful, and music can be a way to destress, or help focus. Listen to this as school starts up again to get you in a studious mood or t...

“Euphoria” brings empathy and coolness to new generation

“Euphoria” brings empathy and coolness to new generation

Alex Holmes

September 8, 2019

Every generation believes the next is just a bunch of lazy hooligans who don’t know what they’re doing. There’s often a lot of finger-pointing and name-calling, because each generation thinks the next is the worst generation ever. All of that toxicity may be even worse nowadays because our gene...

Random kid, random gig: Global Distortion Tour

Random kid, random gig: Global Distortion Tour

Chiara Purificato

September 8, 2019

Having only purchased my ticket an hour ago, I walked into an unfamiliar concert venue with high hopes for an exciting night and the discovery of some quality music. In the heart of DC’s nightlife lies the Tropicalia Lounge, a small concert venue and nightclub situated on the corner of 14th and...

Wilson fashionistas find passions, found businesses

Wilson fashionistas find passions, found businesses

Madelyn Shapiro

September 8, 2019

With hopes of selling unique, quality, and sustainable products, several Wilson students have started their own businesses. These entrepreneurs have created Instagram pages and websites to help gain customers throughout the DMV.  Braxi Lashes               ...

In the end, “Yesterday” doesn’t quite come together

In the end, “Yesterday” doesn’t quite come together

Grace Kowal

September 8, 2019

The plot of Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” was enticing enough: A 12-second power outage causes everyone in the world to completely forget about The Beatles and all of their songs. Only aspiring musician and main protagonist Jack remembers their music. Once the bewildered Jack finds out the world has ne...

August albums of the month

August albums of the month

Margot Durfee, Anna Gustafson, and Madeline Kessler

September 8, 2019

"Angel's Pulse" by Blood Orange Madeline Kessler 8/10 “Angel’s Pulse,” the latest from British artist Blood Orange, is beautiful. When playing the leading song, titled “I Wanna C U,” for a friend, she mistook it for late Prince’s high rifts. It’s not surprising; hearing Hynes’s d...

Outdoor concerts at Reno a singing success

Outdoor concerts at Reno a singing success

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

September 8, 2019

For the 51st year in a row, the concerts at Fort Reno drew in everyone—children, adults, and even dogs—from all over the city to relax during the summer evenings and enjoy music as a community. Local bands including Fugazi, Q and Not U, and Priests have performed there.  Fort Reno has been a...

Fashion in the halls: June

Fashion in the halls: June

Sadie Wyatt

June 25, 2019

Skye Irving Jacket:  Zara Shirt: Urban Outfitters Jeans: Free People Shoes: Doc Martens Necklaces: gifted               Noah Pickett Jacket: Pacsun Shirt: Ovo Jeans: Represent Shoes: Fear of God Essentials Belt: Gucci ...

Multicultural Literature, what does it mean, and what can you learn?

Multicultural Literature, what does it mean, and what can you learn?

Ellen Carrier

June 13, 2019

Avram Walters and Jacob Williams’ Multicultural Literature class is a combination of both art and literature. While teachers normally send recommendations for rising juniors and seniors to enter the class, I took it as a freshman, as it was open elective this year. One part is taught by Walters, and ...

Passport to DC Brings Dozens of Cultures to One City

Passport to DC Brings Dozens of Cultures to One City

Isabelle Pala and Libby Brown

June 13, 2019

On the first two Saturdays of May, DC embassies open their doors to the public to celebrate their nation and culture through food, dancing, history, and more. This is the perfect way to experience countries all around the world—without the jetlag. The first Saturday, May 4, was dedicated to five continents with...

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