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Wilson honors Black history with full month of festivities

Black History Month is an annual celebration that occurs in February. We take this month to recognize the accomplishments and contributions in U.S. history made by African Americans. Every year a specific theme is given, and this year’s theme is, “African Americans in Time of War,” which praises African Americans involved in any wars from the

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Fact-checking Trump’s State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been… eventful, to say the least. We’ve had the Russia investigation, the battle over Obamacare, the alleged deathwish for sharks (according to the porn star he allegedly paid off), and the release of the hugely critical book, “Fire and Fury,” last month. Since scandals like these have

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

Breaking Bitcoin down for beginners

Stories about Bitcoin have been booming recently, as has the Bitcoin business, but there are still many common misconceptions about what this intangible currency actually is. Bitcoin is a type of electronic money, otherwise known as a cryptocurrency. It has a decentralized payment network, so no one person has control of the currency. People who

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