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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

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 asking you to look in the mirror. What do you see?...

Tips for the Holiday season

Sophie Reeves December 17, 2021

For many people, this time of year is the first holiday season since the start of the pandemic where the whole family is together again. It’ll be nice to see everyone, but it’s been a while, so here...

We tried every muffin at Whole Foods so you dont have to

We tried every muffin at Whole Foods so you don’t have to

Benjamin Chait and Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter December 17, 2021

Whole Foods is a popular destination for many Tigers wanting a last-minute snack. In the front corner of the store sits the bakery section: a glorious collection of croissants, bagels, and our favorite,...

The anniversary effect: my experience with COVID and mental health

Kavita O’Malley December 17, 2021

On a lovely afternoon in spring of 2021, I was struck by an overwhelming sense of panic. As I walked the short distance to the pool, I felt a cool breeze on my skin and smelled the lovely air accompanied...

Tigers on going vegetarian

Tigers on going vegetarian

Lizzie Himmelfarb and Edith Corricon December 17, 2021

While protecting the earth is something we all strive to do, it’s easier said than done. But the vegetarians at Wilson have proven that prioritizing the environment is not only possible, but enjoyable....

Turning over a new leaf: atrium trees replaced by new plantings

Turning over a new leaf: atrium trees replaced by new plantings

Leah Carrier December 17, 2021

Strolling through the atrium one Wednesday afternoon, I spied an unusual sight: science teacher Daniela Muñoz equipped with a long, collapsible gardening hose, watering plants.  Before the pandemic,...

High school hiatus: students reflect on a virtual year

Leah Carrier November 30, 2021

“Learning” is definitely a word that one could use to describe the past year and a half. We’ve learned that the world is in even more dire straits than ever before. We’ve learned how to survive...

Teachers take their students outside to learn

Dylan Lizza November 10, 2021

On a cloudless afternoon in early October, some two dozen maskless students in Aaron Besser’s World History and Geography I class spread around the bleachers of Wilson’s football field, searching for...

Closing the gap: Minorities in AP

Closing the gap: Minorities in AP

Shaina Adams and Jean-Pierre Roberts November 6, 2021

The writers of this article are the co-Founders of Minorities in AP (MAP) Initiative at Wilson.   When I first entered Wilson in 2018 I found myself in a Pre-Calculus class full of upperclassmen...

DC marches against Texas’s abortion law

DC marches against Texas’s abortion law

Kavita O’Malley November 6, 2021

Along with thousands of other Americans, I attended the “Rally for Abortion Justice” in Washington, DC on October 2. The crowd, which initially gathered in Freedom Plaza, was buzzing with energy and...

Wilson hosts first HBCU college fair

Wilson hosts first HBCU college fair

Charlotte Guy and Emily Mulderig November 6, 2021

Pumping music, dozens of eager students, 10 college representatives, and palpable excitement. Wilson’s first-ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) fair was held earlier this fall,...

Fairy Good Advice

Fairy Good Advice

Anya Herzberg and Charlotte Guy November 6, 2021

Dear Anya and Charlotte: There’s this guy who really likes me, and I like him too, but he’s a bit too affectionate. Don’t get me wrong, it’s really sweet, but it’s just too much. We’re not...

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