The Wilson Beacon

Graduation to be held at Audi Field this June
Graduation to be held at Audi Field this June
Chau Nguyen April 26, 2021

The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be in-person at Audi Field on June 22 at 10 a.m.  On March 31, DC Health granted Wilson...

Jefferey Coakley commits to Mansfield
Jefferey Coakley commits to Mansfield
Marco Squitieri April 26, 2021

Senior shortstop Jefferey Coakley has committed to Mansfield University to continue his baseball journey throughout college. Coakley generated...

Good but not great: Wilson’s proposed name doesn’t do justice to the community
Good but not great: Wilson’s proposed name doesn’t do justice to the community
Sarah Ghirmay-Morgan April 21, 2021

The students and staff at Wilson, as well as community members and alumni, have waited three months past the expected announcement date for our...

DCPS proposes August Wilson for new name
DCPS proposes August Wilson for new name
Anna Arnsberger April 20, 2021

DCPS has proposed to rename Woodrow Wilson High School after August Wilson. Many support August Wilson, a distinguished Black playwright,...

Librarian position eliminated
Librarian position eliminated
Joanna Chait, Sophia Hosford, and Annette Leber April 26, 2021

Next year’s budget eliminates a full-time librarian position from the Wilson staff, but the change is receiving pushback. Pamela Gardner has been Wilson’s librarian...

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Hardwired for success: robotics team continues to compete during pandemic
Hardwired for success: robotics team continues to compete during pandemic
Emily Mulderig April 30, 2021

The Build Captain of Wilson’s robotics team trekked to the robotics lab earlier this year and gathered every material and spare piece that club sponsor...

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Black women build each other up
Black women build each other up
Emma Yeboah April 8, 2021

Even in a month that is supposed to be about appreciating the entirety of the female experience, the lives and struggles of Black women are too-often ignored. Black women...

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Soccer mentality should not be life mentality
Soccer mentality should not be life mentality
Leah Carrier April 26, 2021

I’m terrible at soccer. Even my parents, typically a supportive pair, admit it. I was doomed to fail before I even tried on my size five cleats in fourth grade. Every game,...

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DC's budget surplus should be used to rebuild after the pandemic
Francesca Purificato April 30, 2021

After a year of cautious spending, the DC government is rolling in an extra $526 million. Considering the circumstances of the pandemic, managing vaccine distribution, strengthening...

Name change reaction
Name change reaction
April 25, 2021
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Oscars 2021: the winners, the losers, the forgotten
Oscars 2021: the winners, the losers, the forgotten
Chau Nguyen May 4, 2021

It’s time, once again, for the annual award show celebrating the year’s best movies, in a year when no one can go to the movies. But since nothing can stop Hollywood stars...

March Album Reviews
March Album Reviews
April 19, 2021
¿Es necesario seguir teniendo el periodo asincrónico?
¿Es necesario seguir teniendo el periodo asincrónico?
JJ Najera April 26, 2021

Los días miércoles se conocen como el periodo asincrónico. Donde los estudiantes tienen trabajos independientes o tienen  la opción de ir a las horas de oficina con el...

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The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School