The Wilson Beacon

About Us

“We are The Beacon. Inspiring tigers.”

The Wilson Beacon is an award-winning newspaper that publishes nine times a year, beginning with the first week of school and ending with prom. This student-run newspaper aims to be the voice of Wilson.

What began as typed pages of news and gossip when the school opened in 1935 has evolved, along with the professional media, into a training ground for some highly successful journalists.

Former CBS Evening News anchor Roger Mudd wrote for The Wilson Beacon and graduated in 1945. In 2011 he said that he is still, “embracing Wilson as the place where we were taught indelibly to accept responsibility for ourself and our actions.” Author, columnist, and New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich graduated in 1967. He recalled his time writing for The Beacon as “fun and instructive,” a place where he learned the nuts and bolts of newspaper and got the inspiration to become a better writer. Derek McGinty, former weekend anchor of WJLA (the local ABC station) and current 9News Now anchor is also a Beacon alum.

The Beacon is located in room 316B. If you have any inquiries, interest in purchasing ad space, or (if you’re a student) interest in contributing, email us at [email protected] The Beacon office is open for all students who would like to contribute every Wednesday at STEP.

Read more about the 2018-2019 Beacon staff here.

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About Us