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
Carolina Bayon, Junior Editor
Thanksgiving is a day when families gather to share what they are thankful for. The smell of turkey and gravy fills the room, and it is perfectly acceptable to eat until one can not walk. It is celebrated in America to give thanks for the Pilgrims’ first good harvest in the Plymouth colony in 1621.
BY CAROLINA BAYON, JUNIOR EDITOR This past Tuesday through Thursday Pope Francis paid a visit to DC, generating a lot of excitement. This trip had many firsts: the first pope from the Americas, his first visit to the U.S., and the first time a pope addressed Congress. Despite all the attention he has received as
BY ELLIDA PARKER, CONTRIBUTER, CAROLINA BAYON AND ZOE MILLS, JUNIOR EDITORS “Enrique’s Journey” by Sonia Nazario This year, one of the two summer reading book options for incoming freshman was called “Enrique’s Journey”. It is a powerful non-fiction book about the suffering of illegal immigrants. The book opens in Honduras, with a mother named Lourdes
BY CAROLINA BAYON, JUNIOR EDITOR In light of the recent conflicts between police and young black men in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, The Beacon decided to interview Wilson students to find out what their experiences were like with the DC police. “The cops searched my bag and physically assaulted me and my friends
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