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Spirit Week Slide Show: Pajama Day!

Spirit Week Slide Show: Pajama Day!

October 20, 2014

PHOTOS BY: Tara Bretzfelder, Anna Bucknum, Maya Edwards, Rochelle O'Brien

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

October 16, 2014

BY DANIELLE BRESLOW and CHLOE LEO Spirit Week is coming up, and Wilson’s scholars and teachers couldn’t be more excited! The week will be packed with activities and theme days, leading up to the homecoming dance and football game this Saturday. Student body Vice President Margaret Ke...

Gender Inequality Issues

Gender Inequality Issues

September 30, 2014

CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Gender Equality Discussion held by The Beacon and OUDC MUSIC Throughout interviews with Wilson students and a discussion on gender issues that The Beacon helped host, misogyny and the sexualization of women in music was a recurring theme. In senior Angel Cox’...

Mr. Bargeman Talks Technology

Mr. Bargeman Talks Technology

September 25, 2014

INTERVIEW BY ALEX DOROSIN, CONTRIBUTOR Gregory Bargeman is best known as a vice-principal here at Wilson, but behind the scenes he also manages Wilson’s technical side. Beacon reporter Alex Dorosin sat down with Bargeman to discuss how he manages Wilson’s vast technical network. Interviewer: How would you de...

Navigating the College Application Process

Navigating the College Application Process

September 18, 2014

LAUREN REVEAL, MANAGING EDITOR As senior year commences, so does the stress and preparation for college that surrounds it. Through applications, supplement essays, and of course, the daunting Common App, a lot is thrown at 16 and 17-year-olds as they head into the last year of high school. Everyone...

New Class Helps Students Reach Goals

New Class Helps Students Reach Goals

September 9, 2014

ERIN STERNLIEB, CHIEF WEB EDITOR If you are interested in living longer, being happy or being successful, Wilson now offers the perfect class for you: “100 Questions to a Life You Want.”* New adjunct teacher David Cohen understands that high school students do not have it all figured out. An acco...

Ellie’s Fool-Proof Advice for Freshmen*

Ellie’s Fool-Proof Advice for Freshmen*

August 28, 2014

ELLIE MELICK, STYLE EDITOR Being a freshman can be hard. You’re in a new place, with new people, and everything is stressful and intimidating. You don’t know how you’re possibly going to survive. But to all you fretting freshmen out there, I am telling you with 100% certainty that you will make it thr...

College Pulls Apart Twin Sisters

College Pulls Apart Twin Sisters

June 19, 2014

BY KATE STOKES, CONTRIBUTOR Nothing is easy about the stressful and demanding college acceptance process. Along with the strenuous preparation, leaving family and friends for prolonged periods of time is a concern for many-- but particularly those who have spent their lives together since day one. Seniors...

Modos De Disfrutarse Este Verano

Modos De Disfrutarse Este Verano

June 5, 2014

BY ELLIE BOTSFORD, CONTRIBUTOR ¡Este verano en Washington, D.C no tienes tiempo para aburrirte! Emprende un viaje para deleitarte con una exhibición de arte en el Museo del Smithsonian. Uno puede viajar en transporte público y fácilmente llegar al centro Capital Galería Smithsonian Latino; ubicada...

Sam and Paul Review Potomac Heritage Trail

Sam and Paul Review Potomac Heritage Trail

June 5, 2014

BY PAUL ROCK AND SAM SNEDDEN, CONTRIBUTORS Even in a city as leafy as Washington, it is not easy to get out into the woods. If you are looking for a solid weekend adventure just cross Chain Bridge to Virginia and take an immediate left. You cannot miss the Potomac Heritage Trail. The trail begins...

Wilson Students Promote Non-violence

Wilson Students Promote Non-violence

June 5, 2014

BY  AMARA EVERING AND SOPHIE MCDOWELL, CONTRIBUTOR This month, Wilson's Human Rights Club has been studying the subject of non-violence inspired by the movements of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez. Non-violence is not sheer submission or even pacifism; rather, it is a sword...

Prom Music Raises Concerns

Prom Music Raises Concerns

May 29, 2014

BY GREG KOPETSKY, FEATURES EDITOR Students have been discussing prom music for the past two weeks, since Ms. Hara reportedly said at an after-school meeting for seniors and their parents that Go-Go would not be played “because it is not formal.” Seniors Kristina Johnson and Patience Tait met with...

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