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Student Dissatisfaction Disregarded in Teacher Evaluations

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR *This article appeared in the February edition of our print issue Anticipation quickly turns to disappointment and frustration when a student gets their new school schedule in late summer and sees the name they’ve been dreading: that terrible teacher cursed by so many of their friends. The only glimmer of

Tenleytown Lacks Excitement

BY SAM MASLING, JUNIOR EDITOR *This article appeared in the February edition of the print issue There’s no way to sugarcoat it or beat around the bush – Tenleytown has become boring. For Deal sixth graders, Tenley represented the newfound freedom they got from finally becoming a middle schooler. No more walking to your friend’s

New Principal Must Meet Certain Criteria

BY THE BEACON STAFF This February, Wilson students and parents voted for parent members of the Principal Selection Committee, who will be part of the interview process for potential principals. We hope that the principal selection process will be as transparent as DCPS’ responses surrounding former principal Pete Cahall’s termination were secretive. Since Wilson students

My Life So Far: Tobias “HTML” Shapinsky

BY RACHEL PAGE, FEATURES EDITOR *This article appeared in the February edition of the print issue  Most Wilson students spent their winter breaks catching up with family or enjoying the cold weather, but junior Tobias Shapinsky had greater goals in mind: a worldwide coding contest hosted by Google. Shapinsky was one of the 36 finalists

Watch the Wilson Players One Acts 2015

VIDEOS BY: CARL STEWART Tarantino Variation: 1-900 Desperate: Just My Cup of Tea: We’re All in This Together (Class of 2015 intermission skit): The Wedding Story: The Rumor: The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From: Sure Thing: From Russia With (Gay)Love: Drugs are Bad: Check Please:

Q and A with Mr. Bargeman

BY SOPHIE REVEAL AND GREG KOPETSKY Q: Are you a redskins fan? A: I am not. I am a Miami Dolphins fan. Q: So you have no opinion on the Redskins future then? A: Future meaning the name of the Redskins?..or… Q: Either A: I personally think it should be changed. I like the Washington

Cool Classes for the Overachiever To Take

BY LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR Entrepreneurship: The goal of this half-year class is to teach students how to start and run their own business. Taught by CTE Teacher, Anthony Evans, this course is part of the Academy of Finance, though anyone can enroll. “I am an entrepreneur myself so it’s a natural progression for me

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