The Wilson Beacon

This Hour: We need to recognize diversity within Blackness

This Hour: We need to recognize diversity within Blackness

Sophia Ibrahim June 28, 2021

There is a narrative that all Black people in the US are a monolith. It is assumed that we’re all of American Descendant of Slavery (ADOS) ethnicity and that all Black people subscribe to certain views,...

Our education needs to be radicalized

Our education needs to be radicalized

Karam Weigert June 25, 2021

For 14 long and grueling years of our lives, we sit in a classroom and, well, “learn.” It’s about time that we change the way we’re taught by throwing out the playbook and starting from scratch. Our...

AP for none

AP for none

Julia Weinrod June 25, 2021

As Wilson makes several changes, including discarding this year’s late work policy and asynchronous Wednesdays, it’s time to consider removing Advanced Placement classes from our school curriculum. AP...

No more second chances: re-think the late work policy

No more second chances: re-think the late work policy

Benjy Chait June 25, 2021

Wilson’s late work policy dictates that teachers aren’t allowed to penalize students for turning in work past the due date. The policy was created to allow students more flexibility during distance...

Name change reactions

Name change reactions

I'm proud of our new name  By: Amera Alsarhan Before I attended Woodrow Wilson High School, I’d heard about it from my older brother. Now a current student, I’ve noticed how diverse the school...

DCs budget surplus should be used to rebuild after the pandemic

DC’s budget surplus should be used to rebuild after the pandemic

Francesca Purificato April 30, 2021

After a year of cautious spending, the DC government is rolling in an extra $526 million. Considering the circumstances of the pandemic, managing vaccine distribution, strengthening the economy, and preparing...

Home Base: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Home Base: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Emma Ludgin April 27, 2021

Home Base: a student-run, 15-20 minute Teams meeting, in which students can express similarities, differences, and thoughts in a covid-friendly way which has sparked controversy in the Wilson community....

Let’s make the 4×4 schedule a bad memory

The Beacon Staff April 27, 2021

Wilson is almost certainly going to have a 4x4 schedule next year. The Beacon Staff strongly encourages DCPS to rethink their decision in order to improve both the quality of education and the mental health...

Good but not great: Wilson’s proposed name doesn’t do justice to the community

Good but not great: Wilson’s proposed name doesn’t do justice to the community

Sarah Ghirmay-Morgan April 21, 2021

The students and staff at Wilson, as well as community members and alumni, have waited three months past the expected announcement date for our school’s new name. While I am gratified that the chosen...

Pandemic anniversary reflections

Pandemic anniversary reflections

Liberty Kessler, Isabelle Pala, and Julia Weinrod April 8, 2021

A new normal By: Liberty Kessler During the early days of the pandemic, it took me a bit of time to adapt to the transition into quarantine and the abruptness of losing everything I once thought...

Shirah and Sarah’s Guide to handling the warm weather

Shirah and Sarah’s Guide to handling the warm weather

Sarah Lorgan April 5, 2021

Oh hello Beacon readers! If you live under a rock like Sharah Lorgan, you would not have seen the beautiful warm weather DC has been blessed with. If you do not live under a rock, lucky you. We may have...

Bring back private messaging on Teams

Bring back private messaging on Teams

Benjy Chait March 28, 2021

What do I miss most about in-person learning? Organic social interaction. Cracking a joke to your partner and having conversations with ‘school friends’ or acquaintances who you enjoy, but aren’t...

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