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Random kid, random gig: tiresome techno at the McCormally-Ward concert

Harper Dunn and Anya Herzberg

January 27, 2019

We walked into the backyard of the Rhizome, a run-down, modest house in Takoma. Lights were hung across the yard and people sat around a campfire listening to an odd type of music. We looked to the front and see two middle-aged men, Sam McCormally and Will McKindley-Ward, bobbing their heads to the musi...

DC cheap eats: How to binge on a budget

Michaela Bauman and Zara Hall

January 27, 2019

Though eating in DC can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be. We went looking for DC’s best food under $10, and many tacos and churros later, we have compiled our top five:   Colada Shop (1405 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009) Coffee, sandwiches, pastries, dessert—Colada shop has it ...

Wilson performers compete for DC-CAP scholarships

Wilson performers compete for DC-CAP scholarships

Alejandro Diaz-Lopez and Madelyn Shapiro

January 27, 2019

Every year, DCPS students have the opportunity to compete to become a DC Capital Star. Vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers are all invited to showcase their talents and contend for the $10,000 scholarship from the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP). DC-CAP, established in 1999, is a nonprofit organiz...

Go see Kleptocracy! An analysis of DC’s future award-winning show

Go see Kleptocracy! An analysis of DC’s future award-winning show

Erin Harper

January 26, 2019

Some outstanding productions star famed actors and actresses, direction by Tony-winning directors, and feature impeccable sets designed by some of the greatest artists found. Other productions feature unknown performers who give exceptional performances that will eventually skyrocket them to fame. When se...

January albums of the month

Hope Moshi, Erin Harper, Adelaide Kaiser, and Meghan Dayton

January 25, 2019

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975 Hope Moshi Score: 10/10 Though The 1975 is an English pop rock band, they’ve achieved considerable popularity around the world, even releasing an album that topped American charts. The 1975 dropped their third studio album, “A Brief Inqu...

Faculty Favorites: Mr. Welch sends me to Daikaya

Faculty Favorites: Mr. Welch sends me to Daikaya

Margot Durfee

January 25, 2019

Finding a tasty and affordable restaurant in DC can be hard. I want to help. This month I asked students and staff at Wilson about their favorite restaurants and chose one to review: Daikaya, a small ramen-noodle bar near Chinatown. Daikaya is the choice of 10th-grade English teacher Joseph Welch. ...

A popping new take on a famous classic

Amelia Bergeron

January 17, 2019

2018 was a year full of the release of great movies for all ages ending with a modern take on on a famous classic. “Mary Poppins Returns,” rated PG, was released everywhere in the United States on December 19, 2018. The cast consisted of A-listers Emily Blunt ( Mary Poppins), Lin-Manuel Miranda (J...

“Almost, Maine” is almost, perfect

“Almost, Maine” is almost, perfect

Grace Kowal

December 24, 2018

I walked into “Almost, Maine” with tears in my eyes. I had choked on flaming hot Cheetos while waiting in line (getting a concerned look from Mr. Shea), because what better way to pass time than inflicting pain upon your tongue? As I looked around for a seat, the glistening snowy set made me smile. Only W...

Last minute holiday gift ideas

Last minute holiday gift ideas

Isabelle Pala and Libby Brown

December 24, 2018

With Christmas and New Years festivities coming up, many people will be cramming to get some last minute shopping in. Since it’s pretty much too late to order gifts online, almost all of the items below are available at stores near you. Whether it be for your friends or family, we have a few ideas ...

Cats and coffee: Georgetown cafe fuses fun and felines

Cats and coffee: Georgetown cafe fuses fun and felines

Margot Durfee

December 19, 2018

On a typical Sunday night, I’m at home, grinding through endless amounts of homework for hours. Going out on a Sunday night would be unheard of. Until I found out about Crumbs and Whiskers. Located in Georgetown on O Street, Crumbs and Whiskers is a cat cafe that houses around 30 cats, all of w...

Choir comes together for festive concert

Choir comes together for festive concert

Alex Holmes

December 16, 2018

Wilson has many events that come and go, easily forgotten. The Holiday Splendor Concert is not one of those. The choir’s “Holiday Splendor Winter Choral Concert” took place on Tuesday, December 11, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman opened the festivities by s...

Holiday photo collage

Holiday photo collage

Ruby Mason and Isabelle Pala

December 16, 2018

Zoo lights is one of the most well-known holiday traditions in DC, taking place at an iconic landmark–the Smithsonian Zoo. The luminous and colorful lights brighten up the long nights of December and guests range from children to adults. Overall, it’s a great way to spend time with your friends ...

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