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The Wick

The Wick is Agnes Irwin’s monthly newspaper that is written, formatted, and edited by the students. The publication’s staff are able to experiment with a unique style of writing while exploring a wide range of issues, interests, and perspectives. The Wick features new topics each month including various opinions, political debates, discussion-prompting survey questions, and current event pieces. The publication prides itself in its ability to connect the Agnes Irwin Upper School; it enables students to freely explore and express their passions and encourage fellow peers to share their own opinions.

The Wick seeks to represent the voice of Agnes Irwin’s student body. If you have a topic you would like us to cover, please copy and paste this link into your browser and fill out this form: https://forms.gle/sHHWxxoB63SWmzWE8

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Ellis

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Ellis
Chloe Walsh ’24, Wick Editor in Chief September 10, 2023

Now entering her twenty-sixth year as a teacher at Agnes Irwin, Ms. Ellis continues to instill her science expertise and her love of learning in Agnes Irwin’s students and teachers alike.   Ms....

My Experience as an AIS Camp Counselor

My Experience as an AIS Camp Counselor
Natalie Suplick '25, Guest Writer September 10, 2023

Remember when you were maybe seven or eight and you thought summer camp counselors were the most incredible people ever? I remember feeling that way, looking up to people I trusted and respected.  Now,...

Letter from the Editors in Chief

Letter from the Editors in Chief
Chloe Walsh ’24 and Sophie St. Amand '24 September 10, 2023

Dear AIS,  Welcome to The Wick, Agnes Irwin’s school newspaper. Our names are Sophie St. Amand and Chloe Walsh, and we are this year’s editors-in-chief. We first worked together on The Wick in...

It’s Time to Retire the Monarchy!

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Rachel Avery May 30, 2023

The British monarchy lives on through King Charles' coronation, but is that a good thing? On May 6, 2023, Charles III was pronounced King at Westminster Abbey. On this day, he was presented as Britain’s...

May Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Westmeyer

May Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Westmeyer
Chloe Walsh ’24 May 29, 2023

As she closes out her eleventh and final year at Agnes Irwin, Science Department Chair, Chemistry teacher, Ninth Grade Dean and Advisor Mrs. Westmeyer has much to celebrate. Mrs. Westmeyer grew up in...

Racism at PWIs

Sydney Puriefoy April 11, 2023

Is the tradeoff worth it? Should Black students have to sacrifice their childhood for quality education? As I am nearing the end of my school career, I have done a lot of reflecting on my last twelve...

A Trip Beyond All Others

A Trip Beyond All Others
Ella Graupner April 10, 2023

For my SSP I chose the Holocaust Memorial trip to Germany, Czechia, and Poland. We visited concentration camps and Nazi rally grounds as well as buildings and cathedrals built as far back as the 1300s....

Sports Archive: March Madness Cinderella Stories

A basketball lies on the dusty hardwood court of a college hoops arena during a break in the action.
Gabrielle Turner April 9, 2023

It’s March! We all know what that means: it’s time for what all college basketball fans have been patiently waiting for, the 2023 NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness.  The NCAA is the...

The Sophomores Visit D.C.

Samantha Pierce April 8, 2023

It was 7:00 A.M. on a Friday, and the bleary-eyed sophomores in the Lenox Lobby wondered if it was truly worth it to wake up this early for a school trip. They filed into two buses, taking their seats...

When Fashion Becomes a Burden

Rachel Avery April 8, 2023

For women, a life in politics is much more complicated than one might think. Women in politics have to consider not only policy and legislation but also the clothing and accessories they don. Americans...

The Middle Schoolers put on Newsies Jr!

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Rachel Avery April 8, 2023

Over the first weekend of March, Agnes Irwin’s Middle School put on a remarkable performance of Newsies Jr! The amount of time and energy the Middle Schoolers put into this event was evident.  It was...

Mystery Balloon Causes Panic and Raises Tensions

Mystery Balloon Causes Panic and Raises Tensions
Kiran McCormick April 8, 2023

A mysterious surveillance balloon was spotted flying over the United States in early February, creating widespread panic and unease.  Confirmed to have arrived from China as part of an effort to collect...

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