The Wilson Beacon

New Wilson band ready to perform first concert

New Wilson band ready to perform first concert

Eden Breslow
February 16, 2016
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The only place to be this Friday, February 19, is at the VFW 350 in Takoma Park, where three Wilson student bands will be performing. Your Mother And I Are Separating was started by sophomores Leo Canty (vocals and guitar) and Lauren White (drums), freshman Diego Ortiz (guitar and vocals) and junior ...

One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

One Acts Festival showcases student creativity and collaboration

Franny Sewell, Contributor
February 13, 2016
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The Wilson Black Box is home to many different performances. From drama class to Shakespeare, it is most commonly a stage for Wilson’s more theatrical students. However, once a year, during the One Act Festival, students from all different walks of life gather to create short and memorable plays. This...

Pope visits the District

Pope visits the District

September 24, 2015
Filed under Features

BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Crying mothers, screaming babies, and adamant pro-choice supporters were just some of the types of people seen at the Papal Parade on September 23. Pope Francis’s legendary visit brought thousands of people to the District to get their chance at seeing the Holy Father...

The Good Guys of Punk: Fugazi Looks Back on Wilson and the Birth of DC Punk

The Good Guys of Punk: Fugazi Looks Back on Wilson and the Birth of DC Punk

December 12, 2014
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BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PHOTO BY JEM COHEN, COURTESY OF IAN MACKAYE On a Saturday morning in the fall of 1979, 17-year-old Ian MacKaye and the rest of the Beacon staff found themselves locked out of Wilson. They climbed in through an open window and were starting their first meeting...

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