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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

Arab Student Union celebrates Arab Heritage Month

Becca Green, Section Copy Editor May 2, 2022

“Habibi” (my love), “sahtain” (double blessing), “yalla” (let’s go), “shukran” (thank you), “istiqlal” (independence), and “Eid Milad” (birthday) are several of the Arabic words...

Recipe: How to make Manaeesh

Recipe: How to make Mana’eesh

Karam Weigert, Contributor May 2, 2022

Found all over the Levant as a popular street food that comes with many different toppings, Mana'eesh is a kind of flatbread that is eaten at all times of day from the morning breakfast table to the stands...

Photography club partners with the Phillips Collection for “DC is Beautiful”

Photography club partners with the Phillips Collection for “DC is Beautiful”

Sophia Ibrahim, Features Editor March 31, 2022

Jackson-Reed’s photography club’s exhibit at the Phillips Collection, entitled “DC is Beautiful”, is on display until Sunday, April 10. The club’s leaders, seniors Wengfay Ho and Olivia Biggs,...

Jackson-Reed senior joins Ward 3 council race

Jackson-Reed senior joins Ward 3 council race

Sophia Ibrahim March 29, 2022

Jackson-Reed senior Henry Cohen is officially the youngest person to ever run for DC Council.   Announcing his candidacy on March 9 via Twitter, Cohen is running to represent Ward 3. Cohen has...

The politics of in-person learning: Unions, COVID, and DCPS

Rebecca Khoury March 29, 2022

I first walked into Room A-302 at 3:30 on a Friday afternoon. It was January 14, and I was there to speak with Rebecca Bradshaw-Smith, one of Jackson-Reed’s health teachers.  At the time, students...

Mr. Potts: traveler, journalist, and teacher

Safya Biswal and Lily Carr March 29, 2022

English and ESL teacher Randy Potts is in his first year at Jackson-Reed. He previously taught in Dallas, Texas, as well as in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Potts has spent much of his life traveling....

Teacher’s Unique Pets at Wilson

Aoife Kelly March 29, 2022

Alex Lambert, long-term substitute for AP Biology teacher Lauren Trujillo, comes home every evening to a princess costume-clad bearded dragon. Named Frankie, the bearded dragon isn’t Lambert’s first...

Behind the scenes: custodians adjust to in person learning

Behind the scenes: custodians adjust to in person learning

Rohini Kieffer and Ava Serafino March 29, 2022

Demetrius Denson arrives at Jackson-Reed at 5:30 a.m., before anyone else is there. He walks the halls, making sure the building is empty and nothing is amiss. He checks the cafeteria and the loading dock...

A love letter to Wordle

Madeline Motes March 29, 2022

Dear Wordle,   How do I love thee? A word game that was born as a love letter (creator Josh Wardle designed the game for his partner), so of course your five-letter puzzle is impossible not...

The inadequacies of Wilson’s COVID testing policy

Louise Reyes-Gavilan February 17, 2022

It’s mid afternoon, and the Wilson auditorium is bustling with students spitting into tiny tubes and zipping the full vials in plastic bags. Some will sit alone, awkwardly trying to generate enough spit...

Teachers were high schoolers once too

Teachers were high schoolers once too

Isadora Groves February 17, 2022

When asked about the high school experience, a few things may come to mind for Wilson students: jam-packed halls, the noisy atrium, lots of homework, and rowdy sports games. Or perhaps more recently, face...

Arab Student Union strives to encourage cultural expression

Arab Student Union strives to encourage cultural expression

Dylan Lizza February 17, 2022

Every Wednesday, members of Wilson’s Arab Student Union (ASU) assemble in room 325. Last week, after completing the agenda for the day—sorting through clothes from their necessities drive and designing...

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