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DMV hosts Trump supporters and Protesters

With the estimated one million visitors coming to DC for the 2017 Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington the day after, the DMV area is tasked with housing them. The Trump supporters and protesters visiting the District have managed to fill up all of the hotels in the area, so many have had to

School cancelled after a blown fuse leaves Wilson and surrounding buildings without power

A power outage in the Tenleytown area was caused by a blown fuse at around 7:20 a.m. this morning. Wilson and a few surrounding buildings, including Deal Middle School, were affected. At around 9:30 a.m. administrators dismissed students for the day despite ongoing efforts to fix the electrical problem. According to Matt Anderson, a worker

To B or not to B*

Do Black lives matter or do black lives matter? The Beacon editorial staff was conflicted about whether or not to capitalize “Black” when referring to the racial group. In our February issue, The Beacon staff decided to capitalize “Black.” By doing so, we were hoping to start a discussion among the Wilson community and to

Westboro Baptist Church Protests at Sidwell Friends

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR Cold silence from about 100 Sidwell students greeted three women from the Westboro Baptist Church as they protested outside Sidwell Friends School from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. on November 11. The church’s homophobic chants, colorful signs, and parodies of pop songs, all aspects of the normal Westboro routine, were present

A word with Kaya Henderson: Chancellor speaks about DCPS’s state of education

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR Six student journalists from Wilson, Woodson, and Anacostia High Schools interviewed DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson on September 30, prior to Henderson’s annual State of the Schools address. The Beacon was allowed to ask two questions, printed below. In the three weeks that followed, Henderson has been unavailable for additional interviews.

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