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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

Meet the Staff

Chloé Leo, Editor-in-Chief Chloe commonly referred to as “Cleo” due to her confusing first name-last name combination, has been promoted to Co-Editor-in-Chief her SEN18R year along with her very berry best friend and fellow Nalgene fanatic, Ben. She has been faithfully laboring away at The Beacon since her freshman year. When not writing passionate reviews

From Tenley to Tech: an update on Sean Savoy

Only half a year into college, Wilson’s former star wide receiver, Sean Savoy, has made a strong first impression on the NCAA Division I football scene. The freshman Virginia Tech Hokie accumulated 454 receiving yards on 39 catches, four of which were touchdowns. He ranks second among all Virginia Tech players in each of these

Insufficient maintenance and lack of communication afflict school facilities

To much fanfare and celebration, former Principal Pete Cahall and the former District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson cut the ribbon on Wilson’s state-of-the art $115 million renovation in 2011. The building was widely heralded as proof that DC’s long challenged public school system was rebounding. Six years and thousands of students later,

Wilson holds vigil for Jamahri Sydnor

As the third day of school came to a close, students gathered in the atrium and started to disperse. Many soon changed their mind and joined a collecting crowd of Wilson alumni, teachers, and administrators, dozens of uniformed Metropolitan Police Officers and family and friends of Wilson graduate Jamahri Sydnor. Jamahri was tragically killed by

Trump, DCPS top list at Mayor’s roundtable*

In her inaugural student journalist roundtable, Mayor Muriel Bowser invited five colleges and three high schools to the John A. Wilson building for a press conference. In a rapid-fire question and answer session, the mayor answered questions on a wide ranging set of topics. A top concern for journalists across the city was President Trump’s

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