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Wilson athletes earn All-Met honors

Wilson athletes earn All-Met honors

ISAAC FRUMKIN
June 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Washington Post honors the area’s top athletes in each sport for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. A First Team, Coach of the Year, sometimes a Second Team, and Honorable Mentions are named for each respective sport. In addition to Wilson’s exceptional year filled with team championships,...

School stress persists, but students persevere*

School stress persists, but students persevere*

Erin Doherty, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 29, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a real-life horror story. Hold on tight, grab a blanket, and prepare to scream, it’s about to get scary. Imagine that you wake up on that big day. You know the one: The day you have marked on your calendar since junior year. It’s the day when you finally ge...

A week without: Makeup

A week without: Makeup

Helen Malhotra and Erin Doherty
October 25, 2015
Filed under Features

Co-Editor-in-Chief Helen Malhotra tries a week without makeup.  If someone had asked me to go a week without makeup during my freshman year, when I, along with all of my peers, was teeming with insecurities, I would have ‘made up’ an excuse not to. But now, as a senior, I was excited to embark...

The biggest freshman class in decades encounters struggles with overcrowding*

The biggest freshman class in decades encounters struggles with overcrowding*

September 24, 2015
Filed under News

BY LINDSAY HARPER, CONTRIBUTOR The start of the year was stressful for freshmen who experienced crowded classes and repeated scheduling changes, amplifying the challenge of transitioning from middle school to high school. Wilson currently has 527 freshman students, compared to 482 sophomores, 421 j...

Question and Answer with Kimberly Martin

Question and Answer with Kimberly Martin

June 2, 2015
Filed under News

TRANSCRIBED BY SOPHIE REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR The Beacon’s Erin Doherty had the opportunity to speak to Kimberly Martin, Wilson’s incoming principal for the 2015-2016 school year, in a phone interview. Martin’s appointment as Wilson principal was announced June 2 by DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson...

Abroad At Wilson

Abroad At Wilson

May 5, 2015
Filed under Features

BY NORA CHARLES, FEATURES EDITOR Twelve years ago, the trips abroad that Wilson offered looked strikingly different.  The options were few, mostly involving train rides through Europe and tours of sites booked through a pricy touring company. This changed in 2005 when an exchange student went...

Softball Can’t Strike Out*

Softball Can’t Strike Out*

April 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

BY ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR It had the look of an extra-base hit at least, and maybe a home run. The ball jumped off of the bat of the National Cathedral School player and flew toward the outfield at Guy Mason field. But two Wilson players, sophomore Kimberly Manalang and senior Alexis Coat...

Wilson’s Track Is Just A Little Short

Wilson’s Track Is Just A Little Short

March 26, 2015
Filed under Sports

BY ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR Three hundred-forty-two meters. Not 400, not 300, but exactly 342 meters. This is the length of the Wilson outdoor track. It may be the only 342 meter track in the world. For runners, the 342-meter track requires some accommodation.  A “400,” or 400 meters, is a popular distance and one lap around most tracks. Not at...

Are We Taking the Fun Out of Sports?

Are We Taking the Fun Out of Sports?

March 16, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Sports

BY ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR A New York City soccer club advertises the fact that its young players are “poised for elite-level soccer,” suggesting prospects of success and college scholarships. These players may or may not have bright futures in the sport. It is a little hard to tell since they have not yet r...

Tigers Outshine Opponents in Indoor Track Championships

Tigers Outshine Opponents in Indoor Track Championships

February 3, 2015
Filed under Sports

BY MEREDITH ELLISON, CONTRIBUTOR The indoor track season is coming to a close but the tigers plan to go out with a bang and carry that momentum to the outdoor season. The 2014-15 DCIAA Indoor Track Championships were held on January 28 in the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Complex,...

More than test scores: Wilson community speculates about the real reason behind Cahall’s Termination

More than test scores: Wilson community speculates about the real reason behind Cahall’s Termination

December 23, 2014
Filed under News

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR, SOPHIE REVEAL, WEB NEWS EDITOR, AND ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR Principal Peter Cahall speculates his contract was discontinued because of his sexual orientation and public coming-out last May, rather than poor test scores, the reason given by DCPS. The Washington Teacher...

Wrestling Team Takes it to the Mats

Wrestling Team Takes it to the Mats

December 12, 2014
Filed under Sports

BY ERIN DOHERTY, CO-SPORTS EDITOR Four years ago, it was a stretch to call the small collection of wrestlers at Wilson “the Wilson wrestling team.” But today, wrestling is an increasingly popular winter sport, and the wrestlers have become a real team, able to compete against the city’s t...

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