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DC youth make their voices heard in peaceful demonstration

Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, three Wilson High School groups were inspired to take action. Wilson Common Ground, the Wilson Human Rights Club, and the Wilson NOW (National Organization for Women) Chapter organized a DC Public School wide walkout for Tuesday, November 15, 2016. What started

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 change.org 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

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:

Die-in at Step in the Atrium

BY ZACH ESSIG AND HELEN MALHOTRA At STEP today, what started as a teacher-led protest against police brutality, turned into a school-wide die-in that occurred on the atrium floor. This die-in, organized by Social Studies teacher Michelle Bollinger, included both teachers and students lying down on the atrium floor to symbolize those who have been