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Wilsons’ culture of disrespecting women must end

Wilsons’ culture of disrespecting women must end

Virginia Suardi

April 9, 2020

We all know boys at Wilson that harass girls. It happens in different ways: catcalling, filming, following, touching, and more. Despite the prevalence of the issue, teachers and administrators still do very little to address it.  When asked where the problem comes from, many credit it to misinformation a...

Quality over quantity: put a cap on AP classes

Quality over quantity: put a cap on AP classes

Sarah Morgan

April 7, 2020

It’s 2 am, I’m sitting at my desk, eyes narrowed at a computer screen as I click away. “Wow, this Mathxl really sucks,” I whisper. Because Mathxl sucks.  Said Mathxl was due in six hours, and I hate submitting late work, but I also have APUSH vocabulary to finish. I weigh my options, wonder...

Keep your White Savior Complex off of my feed

Keep your White Savior Complex off of my feed

Keyla Sejas

April 5, 2020

Like many others, I love going on vacation. The only difference is that when I go on vacation, I don’t take photographs with people of color for my Instagram. It is understandable to take pictures of the beautiful location you might be visiting, but it's a different story when your feed is full of...

College athletes should be compensated

College athletes should be compensated

Chiara Purificato

April 3, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) makes a heaping $1 billion a year, profiting a tremendous amount off of its student-athletes. The athletes on D1 teams aren’t paid, but they should be because they dedicate their lives to the sport and the team, commit as if it is a full-time job, an...

The SAT is for the rich

The SAT is for the rich

Bryanna Portillo

April 1, 2020

Everyone knows that junior year is the year of SAT. Most students constantly talk about the SAT they’re taking this Saturday or complain about the homework their tutor gave them. In class, many have their nose stuffed in the thick study coursebook, groaning about the one question they’re stuck on...

100 WORD RANTS

Ayomi Wolff and Jack Barlett

March 30, 2020

PDA Predicament Written by Ayomi Wolff There is nothing worse than walking up the back stairwell from the second floor, on your way back to class from the good bathrooms (you know, the yellow ones), and seeing two sophomores. Macking on each other, like they’re trying to eat each other’s face...

Online courses are not as efficient as they seem

Online courses are not as efficient as they seem

Aida Belay

March 25, 2020

Many math teachers are beginning to use online platforms, but the struggles of completing these computerized courses almost seem designed to make our lives harder. Most learning management systems are formatted in a way that is misleading and complex. The main problem with some of these websites is ...

Self-isolation is self-preservation (and basic human decency)

Self-isolation is self-preservation (and basic human decency)

Sarah Morgan

March 16, 2020

DCPS’s rescheduled spring break, nicknamed “coronacation” after COVID-19, is unlike anything we’ve experienced before. So, during this time we might be thinking, “I’m sooo bored. What’s the move?”  If you’re craving social interaction, you might want to invite all 50 of the hom...

Learn the culture. Dont wear it

Learn the culture. Dont wear it

Assata Robinson

March 15, 2020

Imagine getting a bad grade on something, and then finding out that someone else who copied your work word for word got a grade higher than you. Imagine telling a joke that only a few people hear, and then someone else repeats your joke and gets all the credit. That is, in simple terms, what cultural ...

Wilson always needs soap, not just during a pandemic

Wilson always needs soap, not just during a pandemic

Ethan Leifman

March 13, 2020

It should not have taken the current outbreak of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus to get soap in Wilson’s bathrooms. As a person who washes their hands after using the bathroom (which, disturbingly, isn’t everyone), I was pleased to read in a March 2nd email from DCPS that the school district i...

Coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

The Beacon Staff

March 12, 2020

The past few weeks, we’ve been bombarded with information and subsequent panic regarding the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. Countless social media posts, memes, and news stories have contributed to a general culture of xenophobia and anti-Chinese sentiment.  Let’s get some things straight about COVID...

Chick-Fil-A V.S. Popeyes: Where’s the best sandwich in Tenley?

Chick-Fil-A V.S. Popeyes: Where’s the best sandwich in Tenley?

Alex Metzger and Evan Vieth

March 10, 2020

For millennia, Chick-Fil-A’s white and red fluorescent sign has been passed under by hungry Wilson students, it's popularity is mostly unmatched for its plentiful sauces, great chicken, and easy location. But what if we told you there was a better option? You might not believe us, that's ok. But Beac...

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