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Gender Inequality Issues

CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Gender Equality Discussion held by The Beacon and OUDC MUSIC Throughout interviews with Wilson students and a discussion on gender issues that The Beacon helped host, misogyny and the sexualization of women in music was a recurring theme. In senior Angel Cox’s experience, most people “support rappers who disgrace women and put

Woodrow Wilson High School Name Controversy

BY ELIAS BENDA, OPINIONS EDITOR 28th President of the US “A racist, sexist, and a militarist.” If you heard this description, your mind might jump to dictators like Stalin or Hitler. In fact, this is Wilson Social Issues teacher Colman McCarthy’s description of the twenty-eighth president of the United States, the man after whom our

Football Players Reinstated After Controversy

BY ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR PHOTOS COURTESY OF LUIS FLOR AND LORI MILSTEIN Two Wilson football players who attend the Lab School of Washington and had been deemed ineligible to play four weeks ago have been reinstated after Ward 3 councilmember Mary Cheh added their case as an “emergency topic” to Tuesday’s D.C. Council meeting.

Why We Can’t Forget Lab Safety

BY STORY SULLIVAN, CONTRIBUTOR On September third, an employee at a Reno museum in Nevada was trying to demonstrate the science behind a tornado in a simulation. He applied the chemicals in the wrong order, and a sudden and intense fire started. Eight children, one adult,and three unidentified people were hospitalized with minor to moderate

Mr. Bargeman Talks Technology

INTERVIEW BY ALEX DOROSIN, CONTRIBUTOR Gregory Bargeman is best known as a vice-principal here at Wilson, but behind the scenes he also manages Wilson’s technical side. Beacon reporter Alex Dorosin sat down with Bargeman to discuss how he manages Wilson’s vast technical network. Interviewer: How would you describe your job? Mr. Bargeman: I am the assistant

Fall Brings New TV Shows

ELLA FELDMAN, STAFF WRITER A few things come to mind when one thinks of fall, among them sweaters, pumpkin spice literally everything, and religious TV watching. Lucky for us, there are tons of shows coming to our TV’s this season, old and new. Returning for an eighth season we have The Big Bang Theory, and

Student Predicts Premier League Outcomes

ALEX CONTE, BUSINESS MANAGER For many people in the United States, soccer fever ended when the USA was eliminated by Belgium in the World Cup’s Round of 16.  However, for the majority of the world, the football season was just beginning, as all the major leagues around the world began to play only a month

Musical Preview: Into The Woods

BY EDEN BRESLOW & CHLOE LEO, CONRIBUTORS This fall, director Harriet Bronstein and assistant director Jill Roos will be putting on a production of the musical “Into the woods”, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by James Lapine. The musical is a fantasy, an alternate version of well-known everyday

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