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Seniors reflect on Wilson memories through music

Seniors reflect on Wilson memories through music

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

June 9, 2019

With the end of the year just around the corner, most of the school is busy preparing for finals, but seniors have another thing on their minds. On June 15, graduation day, the class of 2019 will be saying goodbye. Some members of the senior class talked about their favorite songs and how they represent th...

The Tony Awards: 2019 predictions

The Tony Awards: 2019 predictions

Jamie Steinman

June 9, 2019

Every year, millions of people attending Broadway shows are mesmerized by the flashing stage lights and highly intimate storytelling. Like many other forms of entertainment, Broadway has its own version of the Oscars: the Tony Awards, which honor the best in theater. With the awards premiering on June...

Random kid, random gig: Alik and Lilian go to Júníus Meyvant

Random kid, random gig: Alik and Lilian go to Júníus Meyvant

Lilian Alten and Alik Schier

June 9, 2019

Walking into Songbyrd, a charming music house and cafe in Adams Morgan, is like entering a hidden world underneath the historic neighborhood. As we arrived at the venue and pushed our way through a heavy set of curtains, we had no idea what to expect from artist Júníus Meyvant. Once inside, the ve...

Wilson theater wins big at Cappies

Wilson theater wins big at Cappies

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

June 9, 2019

Wilson students received several awards at the Critics and Awards Program for High School Students (Cappies), a theater award ceremony hosted by the Kennedy Center on May 27. The ceremony celebrated nominees from 60 schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Cappies have acted as the Tony Awards for...

“Us” provides twists, turns, and unforgettable ending

“Us” provides twists, turns, and unforgettable ending

Grace Kowal

May 28, 2019

With brilliant acting, clever writing, and one of the best soundtracks from the last decade, “Us” deserved its Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 percent. After how groundbreaking director Jordan Peele’s first film, “Get Out,” was, I tried to manage my high expectations. Fast forward two hour...

Sugar Fox brings ice cream and sweets near Wilson

Sugar Fox brings ice cream and sweets near Wilson

Anna Arnsberger

May 28, 2019

As spring rolls around the corner with warm weather in tow, many find themselves craving their favorite frozen treat: ice cream. After long hours trapped in school or during a sunny day off, nothing beats going out for this refreshingly cold, creamy, and sweet American staple. However, ice cream shop...

Italy trip reflections: lasting connections, pizza, and city exploration

Italy trip reflections: lasting connections, pizza, and city exploration

Sarah Morgan

May 28, 2019

Italy is beautiful. There are no words to describe the way the rolling hills and seaside pulled at my heartstrings, or how the mountains made an impression that will last forever. It all began with a seven-hour flight to Amsterdam, twenty-one students and three Wilson staff members, Robert Geremia, Ti...

Wilson Players’ “Twelve Angry Jurors” exceeds expectations

Grace Kowal

May 19, 2019

A 16-year-old lower-class boy is being tried for the murder of his abusive father. Twelve jurors of different backgrounds and personalities are charged with deciding whether he is guilty. Initially, all reasonable evidence pointed to the boy as the murderer, and almost every juror was ready to convic...

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Thompson crowns Caribbean Palace her go-to

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Thompson crowns Caribbean Palace her go-to

Margot Durfee

May 5, 2019

Maureen Thompson first stepped through Wilson’s main entrance in August of 1998.  She had just moved from her home country, Guyana, located on the northeast coast of South America between Venezuela and Suriname, where she was a lieutenant in the Guyanese military. Twenty-one years later, Thom...

Helmer vs. Holmes: ‘Shazam!’

Helmer vs. Holmes: ‘Shazam!’

Alex Helmer and Alex Holmes

May 5, 2019

Alex Helmer: Rating: 7.3/10 With the release of the newest and one of the most controversial MCU films Captain Marvel, and the anticipation for one of the decades most stirred about films, Avengers Endgame, rocketing through the roof, it’s quite easy to understand why the buzz for DC comics latest film...

A series of spring outfits

A series of spring outfits

Molly Goldwasser and Charlotte Guy

May 5, 2019

  AVA MACKAYE My style is… Haphazard, Colorful, and Yay My staple item is… My dad’s Dickies work pants Many of Ava’s clothes are either re-purposed or thrifted. She’s really seemed to corner the market on sustainable fashion. Not only does she rock her dad’s work pants day...

I tried so you don’t have to: Instagram DIY life hacks

I tried so you don’t have to: Instagram DIY life hacks

Anna Arnsberger

May 5, 2019

Anyone who has spent a substantial amount of time mindlessly scrolling through the Instagram explore page is bound to have come across DIY life-hack videos. The short films are easily distinguished by their peppy music and low-budget actors miming out everyday problems, then providing simple solutions...

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