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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

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

REI opens new flagship store in NOMA

Nalgene and flannel lovers alike rejoiced at the news of a new REI opening up in Washington, DC. Not only is this the outdoor equipment company’s first store located in the District, it is part of their “Flagship Series” stores that are bigger and include a wide range of classes and outdoor excursions. Currently REI

DC Council Candidate talks to Wilson Students

Walking through the halls of Wilson, one can easily overhear the conversations discussing Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and the current status of the Presidential elections. But another election, one with more impact on Wilson students and District residents, is the current race for the At-Large seats on the District of Columbia City Council.

Washington Capitals on the brink of historic season

On September 26, the Washington Nationals were officially eliminated from the MLB Playoffs. The Washington Wizards are struggling through the season with more losses than wins. And the Washington Redskins, after having a surprisingly successful regular season, making the playoffs, and teasing District sports fans with the question “Could this be the year?”, were promptly

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:

Meet the Staff

Emma Buzbee, Editor-in-Chief Emma Buzbee is the Beacon’s fearless leader. On an unrelated note, Emma is scared of morning meetings, late nights, administrators, and freshmen with perfect makeup. She is so obsessed with the Beacon that she dreams in GroupMe messages. When she is not working on the Beacon, she is busy planning a retort