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Slideshow: Wilson Prom 2015, “Casino Royale”

Photos by LUC NIKIEMA, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Wilson’s 2015 prom was on Friday May 29, at the Carnegie Library. The theme was Casino Royale, complete with gaming tables and play money. Congrats to our 2015 prom king and queen: Devin Rivera and Mykia Washington. View our slideshow of some of the evening’s highlights below!  

‘Tweak’ Evokes Self-Reflection

BY MONET JONES, JUNIOR EDITOR Tweak by Nic Sheff should definitely be number one on everyone’s summer reading list. This nonfiction story, written from memory by a former methamphetamine addict, is so good. Nic is a rich white kid who gets everything he needs in life: he gets into his top college and lands a dream job, but

Student Government Election Results Released

  COMPILED BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Student Government elections for the 2015-2016 school year were held on May 22. Below is the Student Government for 2015-2016. Student Body President: Zoe Mills   12th Grade President: Christina Haile Vice President: Zavier Northrup Treasurer: Elijah Scott Secretary: Andrea Merino   11th Grade President: Kennedy Gullatte Vice President:

Summer Will Bring Long-Awaited Movies

BY CHLOE LEO, STAFF WRITER The scorching weather is not the only hot thing about summer. May through August is typically the time of year when movie studios release their hottest hits, and this summer will be no disappointment.  With “Age of Ultron” already in theaters, and long-awaited sequels “Magic Mike XXL,” “Ted 2,” and “Insidious Chapter

Student Government Association Candidate Statements

COMPILED BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The candidates for the 2015-2016 Student Government Association sent in statements on what they hope to accomplish if elected and why Wilson students should vote for them. Not all candidates were able to send in statements, but they are listed underneath their corresponding category. Wilson students will vote for the new SGA members in

Student Experiences with Police

BY CAROLINA BAYON, JUNIOR EDITOR In light of the recent conflicts between police and young black men in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, The Beacon decided to interview Wilson students to find out what their experiences were like with the DC police.   “The cops searched my bag and physically assaulted me and my friends

100-Word Rants

COMPILED BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Sometimes, you’ve just got to let off some steam. Four Wilson kids did just that, ranting about whatever is is that grinds their gears—in 100 words or less. Sarah Burch, 10, on people joaning on vegans: So the only time you talk to me is when you copy my history

The Good and the Bad of Spending Summer in the City

BY ABBY TANEN, JUNIOR EDITOR The idea of spending the summer in DC brings up mixed opinions among the Wilson student body. Some think the idea of staying at home is dull and lacking adventure; others enjoy the opportunity to be schedule-free and relaxed. The pros to a DC summer are numerous. For one, “your hair

Wilson Students Attend Best Buddies Prom

BY CARL STEWART, VIDEOGRAPHER On Friday, May 1, 2015, Wilson students and members of the Wilson Best Buddies Chapter attended the Best Buddies Prom at the Howard Theatre. The event was hosted by the Capital Region Best Buddies organization. This is the inaugural year for the Wilson Best Buddies Chapter. Devoted to creating friendships between students

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