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Ellida Parker

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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

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

Protestors take to Capitol Hill to express outrage over the Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds gathered at Lafayette Square Park Tuesday evening to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline set to be built through North Dakota and three other states. The pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.,  is the center of a nationwide controversy as the proposed pipeline route would cross through sacred

The making of the One Acts

It’s a Wednesday in early January, at 3:20. The B-wing hallway is filled with students talking and buzzing around excitedly, all trying to get a glance at a few pieces of paper hanging on the wall outside the Black Box. The One Acts cast list is up. The One Acts, an annual Wilson tradition, are

Students review summer reading assignments

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