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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...

Our education erases Asian Americans

Our education erases Asian Americans

Anna Arnsberger March 23, 2021

Though this year’s attacks on the Asian-American community have been particularly appalling, they are just another chapter in a long history of anti-Asian racism. Anyone with a DCPS education is likely...

New grading system benefits education

New grading system benefits education

Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter March 21, 2021

As the pandemic rolls on, school can feel increasingly useless and monotonous. DCPS has done a lot to assist students during this drudgery, including changing the grading policy. The new grading system,...

Virtual learning is better for the environment

Virtual learning is better for the environment

Julia Weinrod March 12, 2021

Wilson has converted to hybrid learning, and while the students might not be better off, the environment certainly is. With less trash and more Teams, Wilson’s environmental footprint has decreased....

Online AP exams are still a necessity

Online AP exams are still a necessity

Sophia Hosford and Annette Leber February 26, 2021

With the pandemic in full swing, the idea of in-person Advanced Placement exams seems inconceivable. As cases continue to skyrocket globally, rooms of high schoolers in close quarters is certainly not...

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to getting COVID vaccinations

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to getting COVID vaccinations

Sharah Lorgan February 26, 2021

Hello loyal fans! We’ve decided that, this month, despite our history of never, ever, ever talking about COVID, we are going to talk about her! Contrary to popular belief, Sharah Lorgan was the first...

Top 10 things to do when you get back in the Wilson building

The Beacon Staff February 18, 2021

Walk up four flights of stairs at 8:40 in the morning just because Search for ancient discarded Beacons Drink some of that delicious skin-clearing trash can water in the atrium Get in some...

DCPS needs more Holocaust education

DCPS needs more Holocaust education

Sophie Reeves February 9, 2021

My sophomore World History class at Wilson, until November of this year, proved insightful. So, you can imagine my surprise when I checked my Canvas to see a lesson labeled “Eastern Europe and the Holocaust,”...

I'm not going back

I’m not going back

Kelly Cantarero-Flores February 8, 2021

Wilson is taking a big risk with slowly transitioning for an in-person return in February. Like many others, I am not a big fan of virtual learning. The idea of staring at a screen for eight-plus hours,...

I’m going back

I’m going back

Emma Ludgin February 8, 2021

Even amidst a global pandemic, I have decided to attend Wilson in person. Why, you ask? I am a freshman, and despite being halfway through my first year of high school, I have absolutely no idea what 9th...

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