BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Principal Pete Cahall confirmed to the Wilson faculty and staff in an emergency meeting held after school today that he will not be returning to Wilson next year. He says he was notified this month that DCPS has not renewed his contract due to Wilson’s low DC-CAS scores. “There are news
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 of the year when the
BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PHOTO BY ALEX PROIMOS Note: This is a satirical piece. Dear Prospective Female Student, What up, girl! Greetings from your friends at the University of Virginia Office of Undergraduate Admissions! We know this is a busy time of year for you, and you’ve got lots going on: recovering from your Thanksgiving food
BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF It all started as a joke. Senior Emiliano Muñoz was listed in the yearbook twice last year–once as “Emiliano” and once as “Emiciano.” When it came time to sign up for Homecoming Court elections, he had an idea: “I wanted Emiliano to be king and Emiciano to be queen,” he said.
BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VIDEO CONTENT BY SOPHIE REVEAL, HELEN MALHOTRA In the days leading up to the Westboro Baptist Church counter-protest, many people expressed worries about interactions between Westboro picketers and Wilson supporters. Would insults be hurled back and forth? Would they come on our territory? Would we go on theirs? Would it get
BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Photo: Helen Malhotra Principal Pete Cahall came out as gay to the student body today at lunch during the celebration of Wilson’s second annual LGBTQ Pride Day. With Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and openly gay city councilmember and mayoral candidate David Catania (I) at his sides, Cahall told the packed atrium,