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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

Breaking Bitcoin down for beginners

Stories about Bitcoin have been booming recently, as has the Bitcoin business, but there are still many common misconceptions about what this intangible currency actually is. Bitcoin is a type of electronic money, otherwise known as a cryptocurrency. It has a decentralized payment network, so no one person has control of the currency. People who

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,

Storytime with Mr.Heckler*

BY CHLOE LEO, STAFF WRITER  & DANIELLE BRESLOW, JUNIOR EDITOR   When World History teacher David Heckler was studying business as a rising junior at Georgetown University, he and a buddy did a summer leadership academy in Romania. It was an eye-opening experience for them. The trip helped steer him in the direction of becoming

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

BY DANIELLE BRESLOW and CHLOE LEO Spirit Week is coming up, and Wilson’s scholars and teachers couldn’t be more excited! The week will be packed with activities and theme days, leading up to the homecoming dance and football game this Saturday. Student body Vice President Margaret Kellogg says that she is looking forward to Tourist Thursday because