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Dust Endangers Teachers Health

BY CLAIRE PARKER AND EMMA BUZBEE, MANAGING EDITOR AND JUNIOR EDITOR: When art teacher Mary Lambert began teaching at Wilson in 2011 she did not imagine that two years later the job would literally take her breath away. Exposure to large quantities of clay and dust in a classroom lacking adequate ventilation has left Lambert

Wilson Evacuated after Chemical Spill at the Pool

EVAN HAMLIN, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF Photo by Nico Artiga-Oliver Shortly after 2nd period got underway this morning, Principal Pete Cahall made an announcement on the public address system informing teachers and students of a chemical spill that had taken place in the Wilson Aquatic Center. Many fire and emergency vehicles arrived at the pool to

Carlos Hood: Music Man

BY: SARAH MARION, CONTRIBUTOR Graphic by: Jane Martin and Ellice Ellis Junior Carlos Hood is a Kanye-loving, joke-cracking, flute-playing, aspiring musician with a fresh outlook on life. The Beacon’s Sarah Marion sat down with him to talk about his love of music and his goals.   Sarah Marion: When did you develop your passion for

Wilson Students’ Films Selected for White House Film Festival

BY: HELEN MALHOTRA, JUNIOR EDITOR This February the White House held their first Student Film Festival. Four months prior, they had asked students from across the United States to create a 3 minute film about technology in schools; how students use technology, what the benefits or disadvantages of having technology in a classroom are, or

The Man Behind the DCPS Twitter Comes to Life

BY: LAUREN REVEAL, FEATURES EDITOR At first I was somewhat taken by surprise by the invitation to video chat with the man who runs the informative, and sometimes snarky, DCPS Twitter page. Upon reflection I realized that for Andy Le, the digital communications manager at DCPS, it only makes sense to use social media for

Curtains Close on Another ‘One Acts’

BY: JACK RADACK AND HENRY COHEN, CONTRIBUTORS Photo by: Will Hamlin, Staff Photographer “I wouldn’t touch your butt with a ten-foot pole,” says Samuel, the one and only Bar Mitzvah Boy of the Wilson One Acts. The One Acts are a Wilson tradition, a combination of experienced and amateur acting in the form of ten

Neighborhood Spotlight: Capitol Hill

MARIA FRAKER, CONTRIBUTOR: You know that huge fancy building at the end of the National Mall? It’s called the Capitol, and it resides on a hill. I also reside on that hill–Capitol Hill. The neighborhood was created as a place to house all the Senators and Congressmen. Nowadays those guys only spend like three days