The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

Ian Rees

Ian Rees, Online Editor in Chief

This is Ian’s second year on the Pitch, and he’s excited to work as an Online Editor-in-Chief. Outside the Pitch, you’ll see Ian hanging out with his friends, dabbling with baseball and bringing the juice at WJ sports events.

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Juan Guaido supporters gather in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.  Guaido declared himself interim president on January 23, a move that sparked controversy within and outside of the country.

Crisis in Venezuela spurs mass protests

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 22, 2019
Bryce Harper signed a 13 $330 million deal with NL East foe Philadelphia Phillies. Nationals fans should boo him in his return to DC.

Bryce Harper deserves to be booed in DC return

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2019
President Trump 2019 State of the Union address revolved around unity, America first and border protection. The address was essentially all the same of what Trump has harped on for months.

State of the Union: all talk, no action

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2019
Students at WJ are typically liberal. This creates an unfortunate confirmation bias that damages the school.

Confirmation bias: a damaging aspect to life at WJ

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2019
A total of 161 WJ students responded to a poll asking which political party matches their views best. Students confirmed the stereotype that WJ is very liberal.

Politics at WJ: which way does the student body lean?

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2019
President Trump signs an Executive Order in early August to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Trump elected to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear agreement in May, among other controversial decisions.

President Trump 2018 year in review

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 4, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughs High School days at Georgetown Prep were filled with partying and alcohol. Students say this same culture exists today.

Public versus private school party culture

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 29, 2018
There have been a plethora of new initiatives and policies at WJ this year. The Pitch sat down with Ms. Baker to discuss them.

State of the school

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2018
Students in the Womens Studies class get ready for the days lesson. This is the inaugural year of the Womens Studies course at WJ.

Teachers strive to individualize curriculums

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
October 1, 2018
Former Arizona Senator John McCain worked in government for 35 years and was a POW in Vietnam for over five years. McCain passed away on August 25 after a long battle with brain cancer.

John McCain: one of America’s greatest public servants

Ian Rees, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 18, 2018
Social studies teacher Tim Rodman (center) won the 2018 Maryland High School Financial Educator of the Year award. Photo credit to Maryland State Department of Education.

Rodman wins financial educator award

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
June 6, 2018
The media center recently purchased exercise bikes for students to use. Photo Courtesy of Naomi Gelfand

WJ news digest: 6/4/18

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
June 4, 2018
Mike Pompeo meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The Trump Adminsitration has been working on scheduling a summit with North Korea in hopes of denationalization. Photo courtesy of the White House.

North Korea denuclearization

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
May 30, 2018
News Digest 3/1-3/6

News Digest 3/1-3/6

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
March 9, 2018
News Digest 1/19-1/24

News Digest 1/19-1/24

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
January 25, 2018
Call of Duty: WW2 is the latest game in Sledgehammers Call of Duty series.

Call of Duty: WW2 review

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
November 17, 2017
WJ Alum wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

WJ Alum wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
November 1, 2017
DACA: How it Affects WJ

DACA: How it Affects WJ

Ian Rees, Online News Editor
October 18, 2017
Antifa emblazoned on a wall in the Czech Republic. Antifa’s recent violence has stirred up outrage across America. Photo courtesy of flickr.com

ANTIFA: The Dangerous Far Left Movement

Ian Rees, online news Editor
October 13, 2017
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