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College Pulls Apart Twin Sisters

BY KATE STOKES, CONTRIBUTOR Nothing is easy about the stressful and demanding college acceptance process. Along with the strenuous preparation, leaving family and friends for prolonged periods of time is a concern for many– but particularly those who have spent their lives together since day one. Seniors Maddy and Hannah Taub are preparing themselves for

The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VIDEO CONTENT BY SOPHIE REVEAL, HELEN MALHOTRA In the days leading up to the Westboro Baptist Church counter-protest, many people expressed worries about interactions between Westboro picketers and Wilson supporters. Would insults be hurled back and forth? Would they come on our territory? Would we go on theirs? Would it get

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR VIDEO BY HELEN MALHOTRA, NEWS EDITOR, AND SOPHIE REVEAL, VIDEOGRAPHER Rainbow flags, brightly colored signs, and hundreds of loud, cheering counter-protesters met at least 10 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church on the streets surrounding Wilson early this morning. The counter-protesters, organized by Wilson’s Student Government

Picketing Provides Opportunity to Promote Equality

BY THE BEACON EDITORIAL STAFF As a Staff, we’ve talked and thought a lot about the Westboro Baptist Church’s upcoming visit to Wilson. We’ve realized that the fastest way to make the WBC go away would be to ignore them. Hateful organizations feed off publicity and attention, so if we simply went about our daily

Modos De Disfrutarse Este Verano

BY ELLIE BOTSFORD, CONTRIBUTOR ¡Este verano en Washington, D.C no tienes tiempo para aburrirte! Emprende un viaje para deleitarte con una exhibición de arte en el Museo del Smithsonian. Uno puede viajar en transporte público y fácilmente llegar al centro Capital Galería Smithsonian Latino; ubicada en la calle 600 Maryland Ave SW suite 7042 (MR

Sam and Paul Review Potomac Heritage Trail

BY PAUL ROCK AND SAM SNEDDEN, CONTRIBUTORS Even in a city as leafy as Washington, it is not easy to get out into the woods. If you are looking for a solid weekend adventure just cross Chain Bridge to Virginia and take an immediate left. You cannot miss the Potomac Heritage Trail. The trail begins

Wilson Students Promote Non-violence

BY  AMARA EVERING AND SOPHIE MCDOWELL, CONTRIBUTOR This month, Wilson’s Human Rights Club has been studying the subject of non-violence inspired by the movements of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez. Non-violence is not sheer submission or even pacifism; rather, it is a sword that heals. As Cesar Chavez, a non-violence activist for

Wilson Lacrosse Emerges in Championship Victory

BY BEN KOSTYACK, STAFF WRITER  In its fifth year, the Wilson boys lacrosse program is starting to be recognized as a solid local team. The tigers proved to be worthy of attention after crushing St. Anselm’s 9-3 in the inaugural season of the Washington Interscholastic Lacrosse League (WILL). The league includes Wilson and St. Anselm’s,

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Jackson’s Top 10 Movies of All Time

BY JACKSON ROSS, COLUMNIST 10 – Casablanca (1942) I wrote this list with the intent of trying to avoid the all-time classics that everyone talks about. However, I realized that I had to, absolutely HAD to include Casablanca somewhere. What separates it, in my opinion, from other classics of the era like Citizen Kane and

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