The Beacon
RSS Feed

Archives for September 2013

Athlete of the Month- Scot Beumel

BEN GUTMAN, STAFF WRITER:  Ever since Wilson’s questionable disqualification from last year’s DCIAA football championship, veteran senior quarterback Scot Beumel has had a chip on his shoulder. After leading the Tigers to an impressive 8-3 regular season record last year, including a 7-1 record in DCIAA play, Beumel set some high expectations for Wilson football

Staff Editorial on New Dress Code Policy

Is there such thing as a ‘perfect’ dress code policy? Georgetown Day School’s Bobby Asher says that in an ideal world, the dress code would be “a community conversation that involves significant output from kids.” Perhaps, then, the fault in Wilson’s dress code is that it is not a conversation. Students were angered by the

Meet the New Editors-In-Chief

NATHAN DAVIS AND EVAN HAMLIN, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF:  Coming into Wilson as freshmen neither of us even knew what The Beacon was. Three years and 27 issues later, we’re fascinated by the ways The Beacon has developed and improved, and are proud to be able to carry on the tradition and grow even further. Now that we

A Letter from Student Body President Manuela Bayón

Dear Wilson Students, Wilson has had several good Student Government Association presidents and advisors in the past, but many projects were set up and never executed. This year we plan on following through with all of the events that we propose to the faculty and student body. Many think that SGA only exists to plan

Wilson Receives NMSI Grant

CLAIRE PARKER, MANAGING EDITOR AND CO-NEWS EDITOR: Big money is at stake with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) grant to Wilson for its Advanced Placement program.  Announced on June 7, the grant aims to increase Wilson’s AP pass rates by providing students and teachers with monetary incentives and additional learning opportunities and support.

Concussion Pretests to Be Administered for All Athletes

HENRY SHULDINER, SPORTS EDITOR: This year, for the first time ever, Wilson is administering “concussion pretests” for all athletes, a step in the right direction toward protecting athletes from potentially dangerous consequences. A concussion, a brain injury that results in temporary disruption of normal brain function, occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and

Older Posts››