On Friday, November 14, the varsity, junior varsity, and freshmen boys and girls basketball teams were introduced at the annual Tiger Madness event. The teams ran lay-up lines, did a few drills, and scrimmaged in front of eager basketball fans and parents. There were also half court shot competitions and various other activities which the fans could
Archives for November 2014
BY HELEN MALHOTRA
BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR On Tuesday November 4 author Skila Brown visited the English Language Learners class Research and Study Skills. The students in Ms. MaryAnne Zehr’s class were well prepared for the visit. They read her most recent book “Caminar” over the past few weeks and later chose poems from it to perform
BY ZACH ESSIG, STAFF WRITER On Friday, November 7th, there was an incident involving a string of robberies during school hours at Wilson. These robberies, were committed by two Wilson students and targeted four students. The assailants stole jackets, cell phones, ear buds, and cash. A My Fox DC article reported that the robberies occurred in
BY ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR & ZACH ESSIG, STAFF WRITER Five years ago, as Wilson prepared to move from “old Wilson” to UDC, Librarian Pamela Gardner came across two locked metal cabinets filled with Wilson history. There were hundreds of yearbooks, old issues of The Beacon, scrapbooks, and class photos dating back to Wilson’s
BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR On November 4th, Democrat Muriel Bowser was elected the new mayor of DC, beating out independent contenders David Catania and Carol Schwartz. Bowser won with 54.5 percent of the vote, the lowest margin in the mayoral race in four decades, by winning all precincts east of the Anacostia and the
BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF It all started as a joke. Senior Emiliano Muñoz was listed in the yearbook twice last year–once as “Emiliano” and once as “Emiciano.” When it came time to sign up for Homecoming Court elections, he had an idea: “I wanted Emiliano to be king and Emiciano to be queen,” he said.
BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Debbee was 14 when she made the journey from rural El Salvador, where she had grown up, to the capital city of the United States. She came to join her mother, who had left on the same journey five years earlier, leaving nine-year-old Debbee behind. She started attending Wilson in 2010.