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Battle of the sections

Battle of the sections

Shirah Lister, Sarah Morgan, Amelia Bergeron, Anna Arnsberger, Baraka Aboul-Magd, Alex Cirino, Nate Belman, Max Karp, Raiza Sauciri, Anna Gustafson, Margot Durfee, Hannah Frank, Talya Lerich, Ayomi Wolff, and Margaret Heffernan

December 31, 2019

There are eight sections of The Beacon, including visuals, that the average reader diligently scans through as they peruse the paper—and never throw on the atrium floor. For those who ask "ok... but which is the best?" We finally have an answer, or, at least, a contest. News Do we even really need...

Tulsi Gabbard: A Bigot and a Spoiler in a Democrat’s Clothing

Tulsi Gabbard: A Bigot and a Spoiler in a Democrat’s Clothing

Aaron Gorman

December 30, 2019

In early October, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Tulsi Gabbard as a “Russian asset”, essentially accusing her of potentially aiding President Trump’s reelection campaign. While the phrasing may have been a bit extreme, Clinton did have a point. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for ...

When it comes to college applications, money is power

When it comes to college applications, money is power

Leah Carrier

December 22, 2019

Over the past few years, the prestigious worlds of Harvard, The University of Southern California, and other universities have been clouded with news of internal corruption. But while extreme levels of bribery dominated news coverage, it’s actually just one symptom of a system that consistently favo...

Administration must call out anti-Semitism for what it is

Hannah Masling

December 22, 2019

When I learned that swastikas and “fuck Jews” had been scrawled on Wilson’s bathroom walls, I was shocked. But shock aside, I felt confident in the administration’s capacity to address these horrific expressions of anti-Semitism. I was wrong, naive even, to assume that anti-Semitism would be tak...

Student mistakes merit education, not criticism

Student mistakes merit education, not criticism

Nate Belman, Max Karp, Piper Hattenbach, Hannah Masling, and Ayomi Wolff

December 22, 2019

Last month, disputes broke out regarding the right of college journalists at Northwestern University to publish images of public protesters. Student protestors argued that the newspaper fed off of arrested students’ trauma and that the publication violated students’ privacy. The paper apologized, ...

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to skipping the the security line

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to skipping the the security line

Shirah Lister and Sarah Morgan

December 22, 2019

Hello, loyal satire subscribers! Once again, we are back with a helpful guide to assist you in all your daily troubles. This school has 99 problems, and the security line happens to be roughly 85 of them. Our security guards have been put under the stress of dealing with the mob of children that arrive...

Second advisory: The snow falls and so do your grades!

Second advisory: The snow falls and so do your grades!

Anya Herzberg and Nava Roskes

December 22, 2019

Three-day weekends, Thanksgiving break, and few Monday bells: November sounds great! But piles of tests and work combined with limited time to fix grades turns our shortest advisory into a nightmare.  Compared to the other advisories, second advisory seems to be the easiest. First advisory is just weeks...

Accountability doesn’t end with an apology

Accountability doesn’t end with an apology

Sofia Uriagereka-Herburger

December 22, 2019

In the wake of the ‘#MeToo’ and ‘#TimesUp’ movements, we’ve been subjected to a wide array of ridiculous apologies, most of them from men under a spotlight. They’re wordy, loaded with mentions of growth and pensive glances, and entirely devoid of substance.  For example, Louis CK took a desperately unc...

Tenleytown smells bad, but these corporations smell worse

Tenleytown smells bad, but these corporations smell worse

Madeline Kessler

November 19, 2019

With big box stores dominating the hilltop skyline, Tenleytown resembles a strip mall. The corporations find suburban families to be a desirable market. The needs of lower-income families in other parts of the city are ignored. The sky-high leases make the area unaffordable for small businesses. Those...

Breast cancer awareness saves lives

Breast cancer awareness saves lives

Jack Barlett

November 19, 2019

As I'm sure you’ve noticed from all the posters up, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). Established in 1985, Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings in a lot of money in donations. Since it began in 1985, breast cancer research has become the best-funded out of all cancer research efforts,...

Underclassmen should not get off-campus lunch

Underclassmen should not get off-campus lunch

Nate Belman

November 19, 2019

For as long as Wilson juniors and seniors have enjoyed the privilege of off-campus lunch during the school year, scrawny underclassmen have been whining to the nearest available person about the injustice of the system. In their minds, it is only fair that they should be able to go off campus durin...

Underclassmen should get off-campus lunch

Underclassmen should get off-campus lunch

Amelia Bergeron

November 19, 2019

The bell rings, marking the end of fourth period, and you gather your stuff to go to lunch, see friends, and eat. You mindlessly make your way to the spot you have sat in since freshman year, but a group of underclassmen has already occupied your space.  Underclassmen have nowhere else to go becaus...

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