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When Tolerance Falls Short

BY MARIA BRESCIA-WEILER, FEATURES EDITOR When we got the call that my brother David was joining a fraternity, the shock and disappointment in the house were palpable. My parents – one, a “Self-Expression and Creative Writing as a Pedagogical Tool” major and the other, a passionate advocate of non-genetically modified food (or as he calls

Wrestling Team Takes it to the Mats

BY ERIN DOHERTY, CO-SPORTS EDITOR Four years ago, it was a stretch to call the small collection of wrestlers at Wilson “the Wilson wrestling team.” But today, wrestling is an increasingly popular winter sport, and the wrestlers have become a real team, able to compete against the city’s top private schools. In 2010, Coach Brandon

DC’s New Attorney General Has Roots at Wilson

BY ISAAC FRUMKIN, STAFF WRITER As a child, Karl Racine, DC’s new Attorney General, played on basketball courts all over the city. Now he will have a role in overseeing a different kind of court. Racine is a former Wilson Tiger. He became the first elected Attorney General, or top lawyer, in DC’s history when

Winter Playlist

[8tracks url=”http://8tracks.com/esternlieb/holiday-playlist” width=”500″ height=”500″ ]   1. Jingle Bell Rock – Hall & Oates 2. Got Something For You – Best Coast & Wavves 3. Carol of the Bells – The Bird & The Bee 4. Chillin’ – Wale 5. Chanukah in Santa Monica – Tom Lehrer 6. Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz 7. Coldest

Blame Bad Journalism, Don’t Blame Jackie

BY THE BEACON EDITORIAL STAFF When you’re reading an intensely emotional story that seems to confirm all that you believe to be true, a story that seems to capture the essence of an issue almost too perfectly, alarm bells should start to go off. But too often, they don’t. Confirmation bias, the practice of believing

NMSI Program Discontinued

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Normally-lethargic seniors snapped back to life last week when they received their much-awaited NMSI checks. Students who passed AP math, science, and English exams last spring received $100 per exam as part of the National Math and Science Initiative program, which the school thought was supposed to last for three years.

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