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A word with Kaya Henderson: Chancellor speaks about DCPS’s state of education

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR Six student journalists from Wilson, Woodson, and Anacostia High Schools interviewed DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson on September 30, prior to Henderson’s annual State of the Schools address. The Beacon was allowed to ask two questions, printed below. In the three weeks that followed, Henderson has been unavailable for additional interviews.

Lack of transparency hinders DCPS effectiveness*

The inner workings of our school system take place behind closed doors. The Beacon needs to contact DCPS officials constantly to collect essential facts, to ensure we have correct information, and to include the DCPS position on controversial issues. Too often we don’t hear back, which impedes our ability to provide high quality, accurate, and

A week without: Makeup

Co-Editor-in-Chief Helen Malhotra tries a week without makeup.  If someone had asked me to go a week without makeup during my freshman year, when I, along with all of my peers, was teeming with insecurities, I would have ‘made up’ an excuse not to. But now, as a senior, I was excited to embark on

Students showed school pride during spirit week

Spirit week, one of the most beloved weeks of the school year, took place this past week. The week is a time-honored tradition at Wilson, bringing the school community together before the homecoming football game. This year’s spirit week began last Tuesday, October 20, with Twin Day. Students picked a friend to twin with and

Cop or Nah: Starbucks fall drinks

BY GREG KOPETSKY, FEATURES EDITOR, AND MATTHEW SMEE, SPORTS EDITOR Disclaimer: We do not mess with Starbucks in any way, shape, or form. If you go to Starbucks every day for a year, you are spending close to two stacks, which is enough money to send yourself to St. Albans for two full weeks. That

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