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Martin Luther King’s dream still being heard

Martin Luther King’s dream still being heard

Ella Feldman
August 29, 2016
Filed under News

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 53 years ago, but with its plea for an end to police brutality and racial injustice in our nation, it could have been delivered today. This is why senior Sophie ReVeal suggested an outd...

Q and A with Mr. Bargeman

Q and A with Mr. Bargeman

February 19, 2015
Filed under Features

BY SOPHIE REVEAL AND GREG KOPETSKY Q: Are you a redskins fan? A: I am not. I am a Miami Dolphins fan. Q: So you have no opinion on the Redskins future then? A: Future meaning the name of the Redskins?..or… Q: Either A: I personally think it should be changed. I like the Washington Braves. ...

Principal Cahall Resigns from Wilson Effective Immediately

Principal Cahall Resigns from Wilson Effective Immediately

December 23, 2014
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BY SOPHIE REVEAL AND EMMA BUZBEE Principal Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School has resigned, effective immediately. According to a letter sent from Chancellor Kaya Henderson on December 23 to the Wilson Senior High School Community, Wilson’s “Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman will lead Wils...

Girls Varsity Soccer Looks to Turn Season Around as Playoffs Approach

Girls Varsity Soccer Looks to Turn Season Around as Playoffs Approach

October 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

BY MATTHEW SMEE, WEB SPORTS EDITOR PHOTOS BY SARAH TORRESEN With the DCIAA soccer playoffs just around the corner, the Girls Varsity soccer team is starting to pick up the intensity. With a 5-0 win against Bell, the girls have one game remaining (Sidwell, on their homecoming, October 18th) before...

2016 Spring Athletic Awards

2016 Spring Athletic Awards

ISAAC FRUMKIN
June 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

  Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Drew Glick (Boys Cross Country & Track and Field) Won three titles (1600m, 3200m, and 4x800m relay) at DCSAA championship, broke the DCSAA record for the mile, and is a finalist for the DC Gatorade Boys Track and Field Player of the Year; will run at t...

Wilson’s seniors say ‘see ya later,’ snagging city championship

Wilson’s seniors say ‘see ya later,’ snagging city championship

Nora Charles
April 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

When the bowling team’s bus pulled up at the Bolling Air Force base to play their championship game on Friday April 8th, two trophies were sitting on a table inside. By 5 p.m. that afternoon, the trophy weighed in their hands. This trophy was the bigger one that was gold and read first place. Wils...

Question and Answer with Kimberly Martin

Question and Answer with Kimberly Martin

June 2, 2015
Filed under News

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...

French Exchange Students Reflect on Wilson

French Exchange Students Reflect on Wilson

March 17, 2015
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BY SOPHIE REVEAL, WEB NEWS & STYLE EDITOR On Wednesday March 11, Wilson bid farewell to the 15 exchange students visiting from France. Accompanied by three teachers, the students lived with host families from Wilson for 10 days. These students are from Montreuil, a suburb outside of Paris on ...

More than test scores: Wilson community speculates about the real reason behind Cahall’s Termination

More than test scores: Wilson community speculates about the real reason behind Cahall’s Termination

December 23, 2014
Filed under News

BY EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR, SOPHIE REVEAL, WEB NEWS EDITOR, AND ERIN DOHERTY, SPORTS EDITOR Principal Peter Cahall speculates his contract was discontinued because of his sexual orientation and public coming-out last May, rather than poor test scores, the reason given by DCPS. The Washington Teacher...

Musical Preview: Into The Woods

Musical Preview: Into The Woods

September 23, 2014
Filed under Style

BY EDEN BRESLOW & CHLOE LEO, CONRIBUTORS This fall, director Harriet Bronstein and assistant director Jill Roos will be putting on a production of the musical “Into the woods”, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by James Lapine. The musical is a fantasy, an alternate...

The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

June 9, 2014
Filed under Opinions

BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VIDEO CONTENT BY SOPHIE REVEAL, HELEN MALHOTRA In the days leading up to the Westboro Baptist Church counter-protest, many people expressed worries about interactions between Westboro picketers and Wilson supporters. Would insults be hurled back and forth?...

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

Wilson Demonstrates Pride at Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest

June 9, 2014
Filed under News

BY CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND EMMA BUZBEE, NEWS EDITOR VIDEO BY HELEN MALHOTRA, NEWS EDITOR, AND SOPHIE REVEAL, VIDEOGRAPHER Rainbow flags, brightly colored signs, and hundreds of loud, cheering counter-protesters met at least 10 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Churc...

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