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PARCC Disrupts Learning

BY ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR Today marked the first day of PARCC testing which has required the school to completely rearrange the schedule, in order to allow all ninth and tenth graders to be tested. I am against standardized testing for a long list of reasons. On the top of that list is that standardized

DCPS’ Internet Blocks Obstruct Learning

BY ERIN STERNLIEB, WEB CHIEF EDITOR Since winter break DCPS has increased its Internet restrictions for both students and teachers. Any sites with streaming, including sites like WAMU and PBS, are impossible to access. Blocking the Internet is not only a hindrance to teachers, but it reveals a larger problem with communication in DCPS, and

Evan Pisani and Carl Stewart Win Local Film Contest

BY ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR Last week Wilson students Evan Pisani and Carl Stewart won DC Root’s “Run Joe,” a 48 hour film competition. Participants had 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a film based on the given prompts. The contest was open to filmmakers of all skill levels.  The founders of DC

Library Reveals Wilson Archive

BY ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR & ZACH ESSIG, STAFF WRITER Five years ago, as Wilson prepared to move from “old Wilson” to UDC, Librarian Pamela Gardner came across two locked metal cabinets filled with Wilson history. There were hundreds of yearbooks, old issues of The Beacon, scrapbooks, and class photos dating back to Wilson’s

Nationals Lose in Game Four to End Their Postseason Run

BY ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR PHOTO BY LUCAS ENGVALL In San Fransisco on Tuesday the Washington Nationals fell to the San Francisco Giants 3-2, in a crushing end to the post season. After losing the first two games of the series at home, the Nationals extended the series, winning 4-1 in San Francisco on Monday.