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Pope visits the District

BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Crying mothers, screaming babies, and adamant pro-choice supporters were just some of the types of people seen at the Papal Parade on September 23. Pope Francis’s legendary visit brought thousands of people to the District to get their chance at seeing the Holy Father. Despite concerns by many about increased

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

Student Government Election Results Released

  COMPILED BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Student Government elections for the 2015-2016 school year were held on May 22. Below is the Student Government for 2015-2016. Student Body President: Zoe Mills   12th Grade President: Christina Haile Vice President: Zavier Northrup Treasurer: Elijah Scott Secretary: Andrea Merino   11th Grade President: Kennedy Gullatte Vice President:

100-Word Rants

COMPILED BY ZACH ESSIG, NEWS EDITOR Sometimes, you’ve just got to let off some steam. Four Wilson kids did just that, ranting about whatever is is that grinds their gears—in 100 words or less. Sarah Burch, 10, on people joaning on vegans: So the only time you talk to me is when you copy my history

Wilson Students Simulate the UN

BY ZACH ESSIG, JUNIOR NEWS EDITOR This past weekend, 24 Wilson students and two Wilson teachers traveled to the windy city, Chicago, for the University of Chicago Model United Nations Conference (MUNUC). The weekend was full of stimulating debate, frenzied speech-writing, and personal growth. MUNUC is the largest model un conference in the Midwest, with

New DCPS Initiative to Empower Black and Latino Male Students

BY ZACH ESSIG, JUNIOR EDITOR On Wednesday, January 21st, DCPS and Mayor Bowser unveiled a new DCPS initiative targeting black and latino male students across DC. This initiative, called Empowering Males of Color (EMOC) , will include a wide range of support programs for young black and latino males living in DC. This initiative came