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That’s So Wilson (we wish): Our interpretation of Wilson’s new vision statement

Whenever Raven Baxter of Disney Channel’s “That’s So Raven” had one of her psychic visions, it was always without context, and came with little information regarding how or when that glimpse of the future would turn up in the present. Wilson’s new vision statement lacks context, just like Raven’s psychic insights. But unlike Raven’s visions,

Wilson is bigger than a gun*

On Tuesday, December 1, a gun was found in the possession of a Wilson student. In the emotional wake of such an incident, it’s easy to forget about all of the things that were handled well. The student who reported the gun was brave in their actions, and the teacher of the class addressed the

Lack of transparency hinders DCPS effectiveness*

The inner workings of our school system take place behind closed doors. The Beacon needs to contact DCPS officials constantly to collect essential facts, to ensure we have correct information, and to include the DCPS position on controversial issues. Too often we don’t hear back, which impedes our ability to provide high quality, accurate, and

Staff Editorial: Prior Review is Indirect Censorship

UPDATE: Sep 17, 2015— The Beacon is once again operating without prior review! We would like thank the 885 people who signed our petition on for their support. UPDATE: Aug 31, 2015 — As of 3 p.m.: Principal Martin is in the process of reconsidering her prior review policy. The editors are revisiting their editorial policies to instate a clearly outlined chain of