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The Wilson Beacon

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

Electives should be elective

Amelia Johnson April 29, 2022

The return to school each year looks exactly the same: students scramble to change their wrongly-assigned classes, a week-long line forms in the counselor’s office, and incoming freshmen, as well as...

The Importance of Women’s History Month

Devan Mehta April 29, 2022

Women’s History Month was first celebrated during the Reagan administration in 1987, seven years after President Jimmy Carter first created Women’s History Week. Carter thought it was important to...

Fairy Good Advice

Fairy Good Advice

Anya Herzberg and Charlotte Guy March 30, 2022

After polling our helpless, wisdom-seeking Instagram followers this month, we simply had too much good material to choose from. So for our penultimate edition of Fairy Good Advice ™ , we chose to...

Top 10 ways to make the most of your spring break

March 30, 2022

  Write “Jackson-Reed” on a whiteboard 1,000 times until in sinks in Drown your teachers in the late work you put off all advisory  Celebrate the two-year anniversary of our “two-week...

Prioritize elective selection

Prioritize elective selection

Charlotte Guy March 30, 2022

After what seems like hours of meticulously packing snow, hunting for carrots, and attaching buttons, my snowman adorned with a scarf is finally complete. I turn to my audience of 20 peers watching diligently...

Overcrowding can’t go unaddressed

Beacon Staff March 30, 2022

Jackson-Reed is too crowded and the proposed long-term solutions don’t solve the short-term ramifications. Enrollment next year is projected to be 2,148 students, and that number will continue to...

College Board finally listened to students

College Board finally listened to students

Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter March 30, 2022

I hate the SAT. Students shouldn’t have to sit in a room for three hours to show how smart they are when they've been doing that for the last twelve years? Now that more students are fleeing to the...

100 word rants

100 words By: Simon Holland I love talking and ranting, so you can imagine my excitement at getting to write a rant! But my enthusiasm quickly deteriorated when I learned I only had 100 words to...

100 word rants

Please don’t make me spit in a tube By: Benjamin Chait Nothing is more humiliating than spitting saliva into a small vial in front of all 35 of your classmates. It’s even worse when, at the one...

Hateful graffiti cannot continue

Beacon Staff February 27, 2022

Words carry weight. Scrawling “white power” in a bathroom stall or drawing a swastika on the wall takes a toll on every person that sees it or hears about it. These incidents of hate speech are no...

As the pandemic evolves, our policy should too

Benjamin Chait February 27, 2022

It would be naive to think that Omicron will be the last wave of the pandemic. If DCPS truly remains committed to staying open through the next one, it needs to update its COVID policies to reflect reality...

Should Wilson continue the 4x4 schedule?

Should Wilson continue the 4×4 schedule?

Kassiani Anifantis and Devan Mehta February 27, 2022

YES Coming out of the first semester, I feel exhausted from the last four months. Thanks to the 4x4 schedule, I get a fresh start for the second half of the year. This schedule is highly preferable...

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