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The Beacon Magazine Spring Issue

Madelyn Shapiro, Caleb Davy, Sophia Ibrahim, Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Virginia Suardi, Chiara Purificato, Alexander Diaz-Lopez, Sydni Lewis, Margot Durfee, and Ayomi Wolff

April 21, 2020

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The Beacon Magazine January Issue

Virginia Suardi, Ayomi Wolff, Caleb Davy, Talya Lehrich, 7 Tackes, Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger, Madelyn Shapiro, Alejandro Diaz-Lopez, Ava Nicely, Maddie Gold, and Selam Weimer

January 29, 2020

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Inside the lives of student musicians

Madelyn Shapiro and Ava Nicely

November 8, 2019

JILLIAN UPSHAW When seven year old Jillian Upshaw saw a sparkly blue drum set in Melodee Music, she knew that she had to start playing. “It was beautiful… I was just like, I’ve got to get that drum set, but I don’t know how to play,” Upshaw said. Her dad saw her intrigue, and decided to g...

Sabor para tu verano: cantantes latinos subestimado

Ava Nicely and Alejandro Diaz-Lopez

July 22, 2019

El mundo vasto de la música a menudo está enmascarado por unas pocas celebridades que dominan la radio. Por eso, las voces de los cantantes auténticas a veces no reciben el reconocimiento que merecen. Aquí destacamos seis de estos cantantes subestimados para que puedas expandir tu gusto músical. ...

Wilson Trendsetters: Gothic Style

Wilson Trendsetters: Gothic Style

Madison VanEyken

July 22, 2019

Sydney What inspired your style?  My fashion is inspired by the music I listen to. I mostly listen to grunge, punk, and metal music, which definitely can be seen in what I wear. I also get inspired by different people from older decades who I admire. Some of my inspirations include Courtney Love, Ka...

Women’s emotions are limited to suffering in art

Women’s emotions are limited to suffering in art

Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger

July 22, 2019

“I am awake in the place where women die,” reads the black ink on skin, written and photographed by Jenny Holzer. “I am out with lanterns, looking for myself,” says Emily Dickinson, in her deepest moments of isolation. Both are women that men have referenced as geniuses to me. Both are women ...

Teen Reaper: A Nation Held by an Iron Fist

Teen Reaper: A Nation Held by an Iron Fist

Caleb Davy

May 28, 2019

CHAPTER 1 A lot has changed since 2017. Back then, healthcare used to be on a card, affordable even. Now it can only be obtained by the rich and powerful. In my world healthcare is guarded by the Silver Cougar militia. They are the ones who prowl the streets day and night, keeping us in the middle...

The time of the Seventh Fire:

The time of the Seventh Fire:

Ava Ahmann

May 11, 2019

From Above, they look like ants If you were to look at the oil fields from a plane, it would look like hundreds of little bugs milling around. The machinery like children’s toys, the tracks of the trucks moving about in the wind like the sugar from a Sweet N’ Low packet sifting on a diner tab...

Something Smells: Investigating Wilson’s Culture of Waste

Photo by Aidan Feeny

Ava Nicely and Madelyn Shapiro

May 6, 2019

Think about all the paper you use throughout a single day of school. Think about the food and plastic that you throw away at lunch. Think about the drinks and tissues carelessly tossed into the recycling bins. Every day, 1,500 gallons of trash are produced by Wilson students and faculty, overwhel...

Tragic Space: Salvagers Moon

Image courtesy of Creative Commons

Caleb Davy

May 6, 2019

CHAPTER 1 I lie awake on my cot, blink a couple times, sit upright, and rub the sleep out of my eyes. The morning grogginess hits me like a truck, and my limbs feel weak and stiff. What also hits me is the thought that I’ve been in space for 62 “Earth” days. I say Earth days because I’m currently o...

Activism isn’t for everyone

Illustration by Sofia Uriagereka Herburger

Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger

May 6, 2019

You can count on seeing it after every nationally publicized protest, either on Buzzfeed or Teen Vogue, any news site built around captivating the attention of teens. It could be a collection of quirky signs, or an overpriced, unethically sourced t-shirt bearing a carefully chosen slogan. “Proud Feminis...

Girls get in the ring of male-dominated sports

Girls get in the ring of male-dominated sports

Ava Nicely and Madelyn Shapiro

February 9, 2019

Every weekday from 3:45-6:00 p.m., junior Margaret Goletiani runs, lifts, and spars with the Wilson wrestling team. As one of only two girls on the team, Goletiani is paving the way for other girls to join previously male-dominated sports at Wilson. Goletiani describes herself as a very determined person. “I kn...

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