The Wilson Beacon

Hump day hiatus: new 4×4 schedule includes asynchronous Wednesdays

Hump day hiatus: new 4x4 schedule includes asynchronous Wednesdays

Amelia Bergeron

September 27, 2020

Sleeping in and not being swamped with work may seem like a dream during the school week, but with Wilson’s newly adopted 4x4 system for the 2020-21 school year, that dream could become a reality. In the new schedule, Wednesdays have become asynchronous learning days, meaning students are not requir...

New teachers navigate starting at Wilson online

New teachers navigate starting at Wilson online

Joanna Chait

September 23, 2020

Math teacher Grant Franke walked into Wilson for the first time on August 20th to pick up his new computer. He introduced himself to the few staff members lingering in the school, who were wearing masks and standing six feet from one another. After getting permission to venture about the empty buildin...

Lost in translation: online learning proves challenging for foreign language classes

Lost in translation: online learning proves challenging for foreign language classes

Anna Wehebrink

September 23, 2020

Static, feedback, lagging audio, WiFi problems, and background noise: these are just some of the many day-to-day occurrences that impede on our learning abilities during Teams calls. For foreign language classes, which are rooted in verbal communication, these everyday annoyances hold even more weigh...

New student-run initiative collects and donates menstrual products

New student-run initiative collects and donates menstrual products

Charlotte Guy and Emily Mulderig

September 18, 2020

One day this summer while working at the Young Women’s Project, Wilson junior Sophia Hosford was asked a transformative question by her boss: What is one thing she would change about her school? Her mind immediately went to the lack of menstrual products in Wilson’s bathrooms, and she was compelle...

Covid-19 changes college plans for Wilson graduates

Covid-19 changes college plans for Wilson graduates

Sophia Hosford

September 18, 2020

Due to the pandemic, many Wilson graduates have changed their plans. Whether it be taking a gap year or learning online, Wilson’s class of 2020 have had to continue to adapt to unforeseen circumstances.  As students gear up for and settle into online learning, Anna Dueholm, a freshman at Clems...

Wilson clubs offer virtual options during COVID-19

Wilson clubs offer virtual options during COVID-19

Hadley Carr

September 18, 2020

When STEP becomes lunch with your family, and before school evolves into more time to sleep in, there’s not much time, or motivation, for clubs to meet. Fortunately, clubs at Wilson such as the Jewish Student Union (JSU), Best Buddies, the Sexual Assault and Prevention Committee (SAAP), and Common Gr...

Eight tips to get teachers to like you online

Eight tips to get teachers to like you online

Charlotte Guy

September 10, 2020

Calling all my fellow teacher’s pets! I know you might be worried about getting your teachers to love you this year, but worry not, I’m here to help. Follow these eight simple tips and you will be guaranteed your teacher’s affection.   Shout out your teacher in the chat at the end of every day and t...

Technical difficulties during this year’s AP exams caused problems for students

Technical difficulties during this year’s AP exams caused problems for students

Charlotte Guy

June 14, 2020

Does your grandfather pick up quartz and valuable onyx jewels? If he does, you must be all too familiar with the struggles of taking some of the most unprecedented AP tests to date. Whether they couldn’t remember how to spell “receive” or the answers they poured their heart and soul into would...

Wilson students protest racism

Wilson students protest racism

Sophia Ibrahim

June 14, 2020

For many Black Tigers, life is a constant teeter-tottering between trying to maintain their time as teenagers and recognizing that because of the color of their skin, they are forced to protest, grow up quickly, and learn to protect themselves in a nation that refuses to afford them the same rights ...

Why I protest

Why I protest

Nacala Williams

June 14, 2020

The Black voice is silenced and ignored and protest is how our voices become heard. It’s not unusual that when Black people are killed on camera by the police, protests start. The death of George Floyd sparked protests all around the country. However, Floyd’s murder was different. His protests hav...

Why Wilson: a deluge of distance learning platforms

Why Wilson: a deluge of distance learning platforms

Hadley Carr

June 14, 2020

Welcome to the age of Distance Learning and the Coronavirus. In case you’re a future human, post-quarantine, grudgingly dragging your feet to a tangible Woodrow Wilson High School, let me set a scene to make you more grateful.  You’re a Wilson student garbed in your casual bedroom attire, disheveled hair...

Signs of Justice offers an alternative to protesting

Signs of Justice offers an alternative to protesting

Shirah Lister and Sarah Morgan

June 14, 2020

What happens when you combine Wilson tiger spirit, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a deadly pandemic? Signs of Justice, pioneered by Wilson graduate Lexi Brown and Duke Ellington graduate Amiri Nash.  Brown and Nash said the point of the signs is to “start a conversation” as w...

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