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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

Students sit in to demand gun control legislation

Wilson students were some of the thousands of youth across the country who walked out of class this morning to urge Congress to pass stricter gun legislation. The nationwide walkouts come one month after seventeen high schoolers in Parkland, Florida were killed by a classmate armed with assault rifles that he had purchased legally. At

Trump’s proposed cuts threaten college accessibility

Former Wilson students at universities around the country are proof-positive that the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG), which provides financial aid for DC residents at public colleges, serves a valuable purpose. To Mykia Washington, the DCTAG program is, “literally my golden ticket to school.”  A junior at Kent State University in Ohio, Washington studies managerial

Vital financial aid program faces reduction

Federal funds for the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DC TAG) could be significantly reduced if a bill proposed last month by the Senate Appropriation Committee is passed. DC TAG helps make college affordable for thousands of DC students by providing up to ten thousands dollars per year in financial aid towards residents’ college education.

DC students join demonstration in support of immigrant youth

Two months after President Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Wilson students walked out of school to urge Congress to pass legislation protecting immigrant youth from deportation. Many forewent classes for the morning on Thursday, opting instead to join a massive demonstration downtown in which hundreds flooded

Missing girls in DC: all the facts

Since the beginning of February, 35 Black and Latinx teens girls have gone missing in DC. Of those girls, 22 still have not been found. The recent disappearances do not represent a spike in missing cases. According to the Director of the Youth and Family Services Division at the MPD, Chanel Dickerson, 200 missing persons

Wilson Student Awarded GW Scholarship

Wilson student Will Davis was surprised by family members, administrators, and the President of George Washington University in the principal’s conference room on Wednesday afternoon, where he was told that he had received the university’s prestigious Stephen Joel Trachtenberg scholarship. The SJT scholarship, which covers full tuition to GW along with room and board, has

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