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Wilson graduation rates rise, reasons questioned

Wilson, and DCPS as a whole, has seen a steady increase in graduation rates over the past few years. In 2011, the overall DCPS graduation rate was 53 percent, whereas in 2016 it sat at 69 percent.   There has been nationwide pressure to increase graduation rates in recent years. “With graduation rate, the question

Mr. Bellino’s Graph of the Month

  If you’ve ever gone off-campus for lunch, or looked longingly at the upperclassmen scanning their DC one cards, you’ve likely seen Wilson’s resident numberphile, Joseph Bellino. Bellino’s title is Official Data Coordinator. And if you’ve ever been lucky enough to make the trip to his office, as some of us at The Beacon have

People Review: M4 Miracle

My phone had two percent when I hopped on the bus, so I tucked it into the front pocket of my backpack and settled into the comfy blue upholstery of the bus with my book, bag and water bottle nestled beside me. 15 short minutes later I tugged the yellow cord, grabbed my backpack and

¿Uno Más? Standardized tests should be multi-lingual

It’s a crisp autumn morning. Pencils are sharpened, students are remarkably on-time, breakfasts are eaten and parents have encouraged their children to try their best. It’s October 11, and almost every single student is preparing to take either the SAT or the PSAT, moving one important step closer to college. All except one particular population

‘Baby Driver’ exceeds expectations

I enjoyed this movie! Proceed with caution, the review below contains some moderate spoilers for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. I didn’t want to see Baby Driver. I wanted to see Like Crazy, a feel good movie about two women who escape a mental hospital together. Alas, my brother had his heart set on Baby Driver,

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