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  • Woodrow Wilson will officially be renamed Jackson-Reed
  • Community receives delayed notification of COVID cases amidst Omicron wave
  • Wilson, St. Albans fans clash at basketball game
The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

Volume 85 Issue 4
Volume 85 Issue 4
The Beacon Staff December 17, 2021

Hello, readers! The Beacon has just published its November/December edition! Read this edition to learn about hate symbols and vandalism in...

Wilson students and staff required to submit negative test result before returning to school
Wilson students and staff required to submit negative test result before returning to school
Joanna Chait and Charlotte Guy January 8, 2022

DCPS students and teachers were required to submit a picture of a negative COVID-19 test to a database prior to returning to school this past...

AP Language and Composition students had their class from the atrium on Tuesday, December 21, because their teacher was absent. Wilson closed for virtual instruction on Wednesday.
Chancellor adapts COVID notification system in response to rising cases
Joanna Chait and Emily Mulderig December 22, 2021

  Wednesday afternoon, the Chancellor announced that DCPS is making adjustments to expedite the notification process after a student...

DC Council approves Jackson-Reed in final name change vote
DC Council approves Jackson-Reed in final name change vote
Hadley Carr December 21, 2021

DC Council voted 11-1 in the final vote needed to rename Woodrow Wilson High School to Jackson-Reed High School, in honor of two pioneering Black...

Community receives delayed notification of COVID cases amidst Omicron wave
Community receives delayed notification of COVID cases amidst Omicron wave
Hadley Carr, Sophia Ibrahim, and Joanna Chait December 20, 2021

Wilson will be closed for virtual instruction on Wednesday, December 22.  In the past week, over 50 Wilson students have tested positive...

Wilson students and staff required to submit negative test result before returning to school
Wilson students and staff required to submit negative test result before returning to school
Joanna Chait and Charlotte Guy January 8, 2022

DCPS students and teachers were required to submit a picture of a negative COVID-19 test to a database prior to returning to school this past Thursday amidst a national Omicron...

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Less is more when it comes to extracurriculars
Devan Mehta and Adler Amolsch January 5, 2022

Figuring out what to focus on can be hard: do you participate in multiple school clubs and teams, or do you concentrate on only a few activities you're passionate about? As...

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Less is more when it comes to extracurriculars
Devan Mehta and Adler Amolsch January 5, 2022

Figuring out what to focus on can be hard: do you participate in multiple school clubs and teams, or do you concentrate on only a few activities...

Give seniors a home during free periods
Lolera Tesema January 5, 2022

It's unfair to have to choose between two alternatives when you don't like either. This is the exact predicament seniors with have free periods...

November/December spread: Student-Musicians at Wilson
November/December spread: Student-Musicians at Wilson
Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter, Aida Belay, Sophie Reeves, Marco Squitieri, and Julia Weinrod December 22, 2021

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Fairy Good Advice
Fairy Good Advice
Charlotte Guy and Anya Herzberg December 17, 2021

Why are there no hot people in my classes? Sincerely, Lone Wolf   Dear Lone Wolf,    We’re going to start this off by kindly...

Tips for the Holiday season
December 17, 2021
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From fresh produce to vintage jackets, DC’s outdoor markets have it all
From fresh produce to vintage jackets, DC’s outdoor markets have it all
Sarah Panetta December 19, 2021

Nothing beats the charm of a local market during the holiday season. This past weekend, I spent my early mornings driving around the district and passing through different...

Fashion in the Halls
Fashion in the Halls
December 19, 2021
Wilson, St. Albans fans clash at basketball game
Wilson, St. Albans fans clash at basketball game
Marco Squitieri December 17, 2021

A boys’ basketball tournament at St. Albans was canceled earlier this month after fans hurled bottles at each other, damaged a bus, and screamed vulgar taunts during Wilson’s...

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The Wilson Beacon Presents: Musicians in the Halls! In our interview with fellow Wilson student singer/songwriter Zelia, we discover how her music career began, what her music-making process is, and much more!
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Elecciones presidenciales pondrán a prueba al fundación de Brasil
Elecciones presidenciales pondrán a prueba al fundación de Brasil
Camila Reinoso and Nina Fernandez December 17, 2021

Las próximas elecciones generales de Brasil están programadas para octubre de 2022. Aunque esa fecha todavía parece lejana, la carrera entre los candidatos presidenciales...

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November/December spread: Student-Musicians at Wilson
November/December spread: Student-Musicians at Wilson
Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter, Aida Belay, Sophie Reeves, Marco Squitieri, and Julia Weinrod December 22, 2021

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Willa and Wyatt Q&A
Willa and Wyatt Q&A
June 21, 2021
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