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April Albums of the Month

April Albums of the Month

Erin Harper, Virginia Suardi, and Sadie Wyatt

May 5, 2019

“Ventura” by Anderson .Paak Erin Harper Rating: 9/10 I wasn’t expecting to like Anderson .Paak’s third studio album release, “Oxnard,” as much as I did, and I thought it would be hard for him to top it. So you can imagine my surprise when on April 12 he released his fourth studio album, ...

Entrepreneurs in the making: Split Personalities clothing line

Kennedy Whitby

May 5, 2019

Senior Steven Adams kicked off his fashion career by reselling items from brands such as Off White, Supreme, and Bape, for profit, when he conceived the idea of founding his own clothing line. “Why sell other people's clothes when I could simply create and sell my own?’’ he asked himself. So in 201...

Artsfest showcases palettes of student talent

Artsfest showcases palettes of student talent

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

May 5, 2019

For the past five years, Wilson has held a week-long Artsfest during STEP and afterschool to showcase student talent in all art forms. The 2018-19 Artsfest took place this week. “Everyday at STEP we try to have some kind of art-related activities that include music performances and dance performances,” ...

Court in session: players to produce ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’

Court in session: players to produce ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’

Libby Brown and Isabelle Pala

May 5, 2019

The Wilson Players are bringing the production “Twelve Angry Jurors” to the Black Box this May. The play, which follows a jury’s deliberation as they decide the fate of a young boy accused of murdering his father, dives into the criminal justice system and explores themes of truth, percept...

Spring Fashion in the Halls

Chiara Purificato

April 30, 2019

    Sophomore Willa Hance is inspired by funky patterns. She frequently shops at Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. Freshman Hiram Valladares likes to shop at thrift stores, and his fashion inspiration is his sister. He is currently wearing a vintage trench coat. Freshm...

Weezer’s “Black Album”: The most disappointing Weezer album since the last one

Weezer’s “Black Album”: The most disappointing Weezer album since the last one

Walker Price

April 29, 2019

“The ‘Black Album’ is out. This is now your reality.” So touts the bio on Weezer’s Instagram account. Weezer’s sixth eponymous album has been long-awaited by fans, including myself, having been advertised since February of 2018 and finally released on March 1 of this year. “Pacific Dayd...

Wall Street drama in DC: a review of “Junk”

Wall Street drama in DC: a review of “Junk”

Erin Harper and Hope Moshi

April 22, 2019

For those of you who have taken a finance class at Wilson, or know anything about profit, you would know that the world literally revolves around money. Every country around the world has their own form of money, yet no matter who or where you are, we are all excited to see the numbers in our bank a...

‘Green Book’ was right to win Best Picture

Alex Helmer

March 31, 2019

Before watching “Green Book” in November of 2018, I’d heeded the buzz coming from its Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award win. Suffice to say, the film didn’t disappoint. The 2018 Oscars will be remembered as the year “Green Book” withstood all of the controversies and prevailed...

‘Green Book’ won Best Picture?

Alex Holmes

March 31, 2019

There are many different criteria for judging a film. However, any way you spin it, this year’s Best Picture winner, “Green Book,” was the safest, blandest, and most jaw-droppingly backward film the Academy could have possibly picked. There are two problems with this telling other than the driver...

March Albums of the Month

March Albums of the Month

Anna Gustafson, Madeline Kessler, and Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger

March 31, 2019

"Shelby" by Lil Skies Anna Gustafson Rating: 9/10 Rocketing to the top spots on many U.S. Billboard charts, Lil Skies’ second studio album, “Shelby,” confirms his rise as an ambitious young rapper. Released on March 1, “Shelby” is dedicated to his mother, all while expressing the dreams and a...

Slamming into Wilson’s poetry scene

Slamming into Wilson’s poetry scene

Madelyn Shapiro

March 30, 2019

Every Wednesday, the Wilson Poetry Club meets in the library for a lunch period packed full of writing and laughter. The group begins with one-word check-ins, where they describe their current mood. They then write poems based on different prompts or experiment with writing specific styles of poe...

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Chang sends me to Chalin’s Restaurant

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Chang sends me to Chalin’s Restaurant

Margot Durfee

March 30, 2019

When you think of Chinese food, what comes to mind? Lo mein, orange chicken, and fortune cookies? If so, you’ve been missing out. Many of the typical “Chinese” dishes people eat in America are adapted to suit American tastes; portions are bigger, the food is sweeter and less spicy, more deep-fried...

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