Capital Student News

Past and Present

Miriam Boye, Banneker Academic H.S., SOTC 2016, Reporter

August 5, 2016

The construction was like a dinosaur constantly roaring in my ears. The smell was very musty, and dust was flying everywhere. The calm, stoic Marines walking past in their camouflaged uniforms contrasted with the hectic construction...

Walking Down the Market Lanes

Rykia Amos, School Without Walls SHS, SOTC2016, Reporter

August 3, 2016

After leaving Richard Wright Public Charter School, four girls walked into a store to look around. There were people everywhere throughout the store shopping, asking employees questions and standing in lines. The environment was...

In Heat: July 1, 2016

Khadejah Cox, Richard Wright PCS, SOTC2016, Reporter

August 3, 2016

As soon as we step outside, I can feel my face covered with mascara and sweat. Not long after that, the complaining starts about how hot it is and the distance we have to walk. Despite that, we all continue walking up the hill...

Not Quite a Walk in the Park

Robin Griffith, Phelps SHS, SOTC2016, Reporter

August 3, 2016

It was a typical summer day, the sun out, the wind blowing, trees swaying, birds chirping — everything was peaceful. Well, everything was peaceful until the Summer Youth Employment Program workers came across the construction,...

Four Girls Walk Into a Grocery Store

Jasmine Seawright, Richard Wright PCS, SOTC2016, Reporter

August 3, 2016

Jasmine Seawright and three Summer Youth Employment participants took a walk outside, and when they came across Harris Teeter, they decided to stop inside for a refreshing beverage to escape the heat and humidity. She couldn't...

Another Day in the Life in Washington, D.C.

Tiara Gordon, Richard Wright PCS, SOTC2016, Reporter

August 3, 2016

Four young female journalists took a walk toward the Navy Yard. The weather was sunny, and the streets were noisy from the car horns and the wheels scraping the road as the red light quickly changed to green. The female journalists...

Island Life

Kendall Parks, Richard Wright PCS, SOTC2016, Reporter

August 3, 2016

As soon as we step off the bus, we feel the heat radiating on us — another typical hot, humid day in Washington, D.C. We walk to a patch of overgrown grass and listen to Lee Cain, the director of Living Classrooms, speak about...


Irmarys Cortes, Guest Fiction Writer

November 24, 2015

Every exhale was followed by a cloud of smoke. Jonathan had done drugs before, but today was the first time he actually felt he needed it. His memories of that day would not leave him alone and it too much for him. It was all...

Fiction Story: Reed Between the Lines

Ramani Wilson, Guest Fiction Writer

November 17, 2015

*Cellphone conversation* “Hello? Is everything alright?” “Hi, may I order a medium cheese pizza with pepperoni and olives please?” “Oh. Another prank? Ma’am are you aware that you called the police?” “Yes, that...


Jenifer Lopez

September 9, 2015

i will write until my hands crumble. create words from ink, which express my mourning, my envy, my anger the mourning of my losses the envy of others the anger within myself i will write until the sun is disabled from casting its sh...

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