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The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

The Real Victims of the Westboro Baptist Church

June 9, 2014

BY ANNIE ROSENTHAL, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF VIDEO CONTENT BY SOPHIE REVEAL, HELEN MALHOTRA In the days leading up to the Westboro Baptist Church counter-protest, many people expressed worries about interactions between Westboro picketers and Wilson supporters. Would insults be hurled back and forth?...

Picketing Provides Opportunity to Promote Equality

Picketing Provides Opportunity to Promote Equality

June 8, 2014

BY THE BEACON EDITORIAL STAFF As a Staff, we’ve talked and thought a lot about the Westboro Baptist Church’s upcoming visit to Wilson. We’ve realized that the fastest way to make the WBC go away would be to ignore them. Hateful organizations feed off publicity and attention, so if we simply...

Post Article Has It Wrong on DCPS Sports

Post Article Has It Wrong on DCPS Sports

May 27, 2014

ALEX CONTE, CONTRIBUTOR Last month, the Washington Post Magazine ran an article titled “When Winning is Losing,” by Dave McKenna. In this article, McKenna used the Wilson baseball program’s 21- year DCIAA championship title streak to highlight disparities in DCPS athletics and youth baseball in...

Fear and Clothing: Debate Over Redskins Paraphernalia Continues

Fear and Clothing: Debate Over Redskins Paraphernalia Continues

November 5, 2013

BY: JACK PRICE, COLUMNIST "Woodrow Wilson High School in D.C. is discussing the possibility of banning students from wearing Redskins gear." – @DMVFollowers A few months ago my dad went to a party, got into a fight with some Janney dad about the Redskins’ name, and then came home and complained...

Gentrification: Pro/Con

Gentrification: Pro/Con

October 3, 2013

BY: ELIAS BENDA, STAFF WRITER AND AIDAN CALDWELL, STAFF WRITERS Pro: Gentrification is extremely relevant to DC and the surrounding areas. However, the definition of gentrification falsely paints it as an adverse occurrence. The definition of gentrification, by Princeton University, reads; “the resto...

Staff Editorial on New Dress Code Policy

Staff Editorial on New Dress Code Policy

September 26, 2013

Is there such thing as a ‘perfect’ dress code policy? Georgetown Day School’s Bobby Asher says that in an ideal world, the dress code would be “a community conversation that involves significant output from kids.” Perhaps, then, the fault in Wilson’s dress code is that it is not a conversat...

Meet the New Editors-In-Chief

Meet the New Editors-In-Chief

September 26, 2013

NATHAN DAVIS AND EVAN HAMLIN, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF:  Coming into Wilson as freshmen neither of us even knew what The Beacon was. Three years and 27 issues later, we’re fascinated by the ways The Beacon has developed and improved, and are proud to be able to carry on the tradition and grow even furthe...

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