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Absence of grammar in schools questions student’s intellect

The new era of technology, improved networking, and machinery has been changing the way society operates, particularly on the educational side of things. Grammar classes are less present throughout schools in the U.S., as a result of the decade’s recent technological advances, like spell check. Despite the continuity of english courses in grade school through

Accidente aéreo despierta al público

Muchos se despertaron el 28 de Noviembre del 2016 escuchando la triste noticias del accidente aéreo del equipo futbolista Chapecoense, un equipo de Brasil. En los días presentes, hemos aprendido sobre los 71 que fallecieron en el terrible accidente. El equipo Chapecoense estaba trabajando duro y se estaban preparando para ser número uno. Estaban compitiendo

Tigers win big at Student Television Network Convention

A select group of Wilson Mass Media students traveled to Anaheim, California last week for the Student Television Network (STN) Convention. The annual convention draws middle and high school students from across the country and the world. The location of the convention changes every year. Wilson mass media teacher, Kadesha Bonds, has taken students to

David Wu’s open letter to Wilson

This is an open letter written by Wilson substitute and DCPS alum David Wu. It was submitted to beaconchiefeditor@gmail.com.  As a DCPS alumnus 42 years ago (from erstwhile Gordon and Western – today’s Hardy and Duke Ellington), it was with pride and joy and I was given an opportunity to help Ms. Mismash through her

Is protesting effective?

Civil disobedience is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. This concept isn’t new to DC students. On November 14th, 2016, over 300 of us participated in a city-wide walkout to demonstrate unity and represent a population that refused to be ignored by our new

A brief history of Wilson sports

Many student athletes walk along the halls of Wilson. Both boys and girls proudly sport their personalized windbreakers or sell donuts throughout the building to raise funds for their team. With eight fall sports, seven winter sports, and 10 spring sports, there are many opportunities for students to join teams. A search through old Beacons