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Trump’s so-called “Peace Plan” is a disaster

Trump’s so-called “Peace Plan” is a disaster

Aaron Gorman

February 24, 2020

The city of Jerusalem and the surrounding West Bank have long been the center of a religious land dispute the Jewish nation of Israel, and the would-be Islamic state of Palestine. On January 28th, President Trump released his own plan on settling the decades-long dispute, a plan that, in reality, would ...

An open letter about sexual assault

Anonymous

February 1, 2020

Two years ago, I braided your hair in class. After asking to copy my notes, you took a seat next to me. It was the last two minutes of class. Your hand found my inner thigh, tracing circles, then moving up, slowly, as if you thought I would not notice. I remember thinking to myself, ‘He won’t, right...

Chains aren’t meant for white people

Chains aren’t meant for white people

Sarah Morgan

February 1, 2020

Chains. On e-boys and e-girls, tiny little ones, and big ones in layers being re-popularized by this newer subculture. But this “trend” is something that many people, most predominantly black people (in America, at least) wear and have been wearing. So, I suggest if white people are considering pu...

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to breaking your New Year’s resolutions

Shirah and Sarah’s guide to breaking your New Year’s resolutions

Shirah Lister and Sarah Morgan

February 1, 2020

Hey guys, it’s us, Sharah. Recently, there was a ~holiday~ that took place. If you are unaware, no worries, it’s pretty underground. It is called ‘New Years’ (we know, exotic) and many people make ‘resolutions’ for it, such as ‘stop eating chocolate’ or ‘be more productive’ or ‘...

It’s time for Kids Park Free

It’s time for Kids Park Free

Jamie Stewart-Aday

January 30, 2020

When I got my driver’s license, I was beyond excited to drive to school and get all the freedom and convenience that comes with it. But two years and hundreds of dollars in tickets later, my dream has become a nightmare. The lack of student parking at Wilson leaves driving students with only su...

Stop complaining about no snow days

Stop complaining about no snow days

Sophia Hosford

January 30, 2020

When there’s even the slightest chance of snow, our excitement as students can’t be contained. But when we wake up the next day to white rooftops and icy streets, we are all well aware that it’s unlikely that DCPS will cancel or delay school. We shouldn’t complain about our lack of snow days, es...

Feel the bern: why Bernie is the best candidate

Feel the bern: why Bernie is the best candidate

Jack Bartlett

January 22, 2020

It’s no secret that this election has been extraordinarily hectic, with 12 democratic candidates still in the running and many more who’ve already dropped out. But who is the best, who deserves your vote? While that question may be difficult to answer, and very different from person to person, I’m he...

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, ...

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