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Students Rank Disney Halloween Movies

BY BRIAN KEYES AND KELLIK DAWSON, CONTRIBUTORS (Movies ten through eight appear in the October issue of The Beacon) 7. “Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire” No list of movies would be complete without one about a group of children getting into trouble and trying to rescue their mother from a savage vampire who wants

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR VIDEO BY HELEN MALHOTRA, NEWS EDITOR, AND SOPHIE REVEAL, VIDEOGRAPHER Rainbow flags, brightly colored signs, and hundreds of loud, cheering counter-protesters met at least 10 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church on the streets surrounding Wilson early this morning. The counter-protesters, organized by Wilson’s Student Government

Westboro Baptist Church to Picket Wilson June 9th

By EMMA KEYES, CONTRIBUTER On May 25th, The Westboro Baptist Church announced their intention to picket Wilson on June 9th from 8:15 to 8:45 in the morning. The Westboro Baptist Church is a group unaffiliated with the official American Baptist church and is known for its extreme intolerance of LGBTQ+ people. They have been known

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

Japandroids new album lacks energy

When “Celebration Rock” came out in 2012, it was something of a revelation. Right as the alternative rock scene started to pivot towards more mellow, relaxed sounds like Beach House and Mac Demarco, Japandroids put out a genuinely good classic rock album. The guitars had the right amount distortion, the drums the right amount of

SGA collects food over holidays

Student Government Association collected canned food from December 12 to December 21 in an effort to help the community. The decision was made by the SGA in order to find a way to try and help the Wilson community give back during the holidays. “We wanted to provide food to the homeless because shelters are

Wizards need to fire Ernie Grunfeld

The Washington Wizards have not won 50 games in a season since 1979, the last time they went to the NBA Finals. They haven’t won a championship since 1978. In my lifetime, there has been little optimism for the state of the organization, beyond drafting franchise savior John Wall. You can point to all sorts

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