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Absence of grammar in schools questions student’s intellect

The new era of technology, improved networking, and machinery has been changing the way society operates, particularly on the educational side of things. Grammar classes are less present throughout schools in the U.S., as a result of the decade’s recent technological advances, like spell check. Despite the continuity of english courses in grade school through

Is protesting effective?

Civil disobedience is the act of opposing a law one considers unjust and peacefully disobeying it while accepting the consequences. This concept isn’t new to DC students. On November 14th, 2016, over 300 of us participated in a city-wide walkout to demonstrate unity and represent a population that refused to be ignored by our new

A brief history of Wilson sports

Many student athletes walk along the halls of Wilson. Both boys and girls proudly sport their personalized windbreakers or sell donuts throughout the building to raise funds for their team. With eight fall sports, seven winter sports, and 10 spring sports, there are many opportunities for students to join teams. A search through old Beacons

Stereotypes of Black culture still persist in media

Although Hollywood has made drastic improvements in the field of diversity and has successfully increased inclusion of Black actors, many of the Black characters portrayed in movies and on television are stereotypes. These harmful stereotypes perpetuate outdated beliefs about Black people and their behavior. Black people are often only represented through a handful of caricatures

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

Fast fashion brings hidden dangers

Fashion is everywhere. It can be found in a window on the way to school, in magazines, on the sides of busses, and all over the internet. Posters of women in cable knit sweaters and the newest shoe trend surround us, yet we rarely question where it all comes from. The answer? Generally anywhere but

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