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Wilson wins homecoming game in blowout fashion

Wilson’s bleachers were filled Saturday afternoon as the football team took on the Eastern Ramblers in the annual homecoming game. Students and teachers came back to Wilson in the midst of a three-day weekend, while alumni came from near and far to cheer on the Tigers. Not only was this day special because of planned

Automatic calculations of final grades concerns teachers

At the beginning of the school year, DCPS implemented Aspen, a new attendance and grade reporting software. While it was implemented earlier this school year, the issue of Aspen automatically calculating student’s final marks only recently came into light when teachers with semester classes had to enter final grades last week and realized that there

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

My Life So Far: Sebastian Riggs

BY RACHEL PAGE, WRITTEN CONTENT EDITOR Sebastian Riggs may be only a freshman, but he has the air of someone much older. It could be his close cropped hair and studded ears, or the fact that he’s taking physics as a freshman. Or maybe it’s because he’s seen more of the world than the average

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:

Student Government Association Candidate Statements

COMPILED BY HELEN MALHOTRA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The candidates for the 2015-2016 Student Government Association sent in statements on what they hope to accomplish if elected and why Wilson students should vote for them. Not all candidates were able to send in statements, but they are listed underneath their corresponding category. Wilson students will vote for the new SGA members in

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