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A Pathway to College: Make the Most of your College Visit

Girard Bucelle, Anders Norberg, Danielle Markowitz, Online News Editor, Staff Writer, Online Editorial Editor

November 22, 2011

Why they Matter 1. It shows colleges that you’re interested. "If you’re interested in a college, show interest," said American University admissions officer Alicia Hilligas. "If I have two identical applicants, [but] one attend...

WJ Welcomes New Staff

November 21, 2011

Principal Jennifer Baker By Jenny Deutsch This is not new principal Jennifer Baker’s first time working at WJ. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Baker came as a brand new teacher to teach math to the brig...

Vegging Out: Digging into the Lifestyles of WJ’s Vegetarians and Vegans

Taliah Dommerholt, Online Feature Editor

June 3, 2011

President George W. Bush once said, "I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli." While...

APEX Explored: From the Outside

Lily Sieradzki, Feature Editor

June 1, 2011

About APEX - 15 years ago, the Advanced Placement Experience Scholars Program (APEX) was founded specifically for the WJ cluster, in an effort to establish a viable alternative to Blair’s Communication Arts Program and RM’s ...

APEX Explored: From the Inside

Rosie Hammack, Feature Editor

June 1, 2011

Somewhere in between separated and integrated lies WJ’s original high-achieving program, APEX. In this rigorous program, small classes, high stress levels and academic pressures have manifested themselves in perceptions and...

Photo Gallery: The Double Lives of Teachers

March 23, 2011

Mr. Griffiths, Tango Dancer On Thursday afternoons, English teacher Bill Griffiths leaves school at 3:00 p.m. to buy appetizers and to transport his sound system, tea lights and camera down to the Washington, D.C. Eastern Marke...

When Your Dream School is Not an Option

November 12, 2010

Gap Year By Emil Hafeez Imagine for a second that you just received a letter from your dream college, beginning with, "We regret to inform you that your application has been rejected." Well, first things first: dry your...

Bad Day to be a Pumpkin, Good Day to be a Wildcat

Lily Sieradzki, Print Feature Editor

November 12, 2010

It is a brisk, beautiful October day and everything appears to be normal. Cars rush by on Democracy, shoppers scurry around Giant, life in Bethesda continues as it should. There is one difference: Chipotle, Flippin’ Pizza and...

The Breakfast Club Reunion, WJ Style

Danielle Markowitz, Staff Writer

November 12, 2010

It was a time of high-tops, side ponytails, popped collars and electric makeup…the ‘80s. It is hard to believe it has been 25 years since the classic John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club came into theaters and became a nation...

Meet WJ’s New Teachers: David Adams, Math

Emil Hafeez, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2010

If I walked into your classroom on a typical afternoon, what would I see going on? "Me changing the world." What were you like as a student? Did you play any pranks? "Sometimes I got in trouble for being a little too sa...

Meet WJ’s New Teachers: Lori Spak, Foreign Language

Emil Hafeez, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2010

Why did you want to become a teacher?    "That’s really interesting, because I didn’t know that I wanted to be a teacher. I’ve only been teaching for four years now."   What were you like as a student? Did you ...

Meet WJ’s New Teachers: Jeremy Butler, Social Studies

Emil Hafeez, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2010

Why did you want to become a teacher? "[A teacher ] really looked out for me and made such a tremendous difference in my life; that was what got me into education." What were you like as a student? Did you play any pranks?...

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