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Halloween ’16: Candy reviews

I’ve always had the biggest sweet tooth of everyone I know. All throughout middle school I would grab a handful of quarters before leaving for school so that afternoon I could snag some candy from CVS walking home. I first stuck to all the typical treats like Snickers and Skittles but I soon grew tired

Hundreds of computers stolen from DCPS since 2013

According to an article published by NBC4 Washington, police reports indicate that in the past three years over 300 computers have been stolen from DCPS schools. Although one man was arrested as a suspect for thefts at Maury Elementary, many of the other thieves have yet to be found. Part of why suspects have been

Madison Essig speaks at the White House

On Tuesday, November 17, senior Madison Essig spoke at the White House for the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With the help of IDEA, Essig will be the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate from Wilson with a standard diploma. Essig was nominated to speak at

Question and Answer with Kimberly Martin

TRANSCRIBED BY SOPHIE REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR The Beacon’s Erin Doherty had the opportunity to speak to Kimberly Martin, Wilson’s incoming principal for the 2015-2016 school year, in a phone interview. Martin’s appointment as Wilson principal was announced June 2 by DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson after a months-long interview and selection process. Erin Doherty: Can you

French Exchange Students Reflect on Wilson

BY SOPHIE REVEAL, WEB NEWS & STYLE EDITOR On Wednesday March 11, Wilson bid farewell to the 15 exchange students visiting from France. Accompanied by three teachers, the students lived with host families from Wilson for 10 days. These students are from Montreuil, a suburb outside of Paris on the metroline, and attend Jean Jaures

Q and A with Mr. Bargeman

BY SOPHIE REVEAL AND GREG KOPETSKY Q: Are you a redskins fan? A: I am not. I am a Miami Dolphins fan. Q: So you have no opinion on the Redskins future then? A: Future meaning the name of the Redskins?..or… Q: Either A: I personally think it should be changed. I like the Washington

Principal Cahall Resigns from Wilson Effective Immediately

BY SOPHIE REVEAL AND EMMA BUZBEE Principal Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School has resigned, effective immediately. According to a letter sent from Chancellor Kaya Henderson on December 23 to the Wilson Senior High School Community, Wilson’s “Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman will lead Wilson for the remainder of the year as Interim Principal.” Although Chancellor

More than test scores: Wilson community speculates about the real reason behind Cahall’s Termination

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR, SOPHIE REVEAL, WEB NEWS EDITOR, AND ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR Principal Peter Cahall speculates his contract was discontinued because of his sexual orientation and public coming-out last May, rather than poor test scores, the reason given by DCPS. The Washington Teachers Union, however, says the real reason may be teacher

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR VIDEO BY HELEN MALHOTRA, NEWS EDITOR, AND SOPHIE REVEAL, VIDEOGRAPHER Rainbow flags, brightly colored signs, and hundreds of loud, cheering counter-protesters met at least 10 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church on the streets surrounding Wilson early this morning. The counter-protesters, organized by Wilson’s Student Government