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

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School

The Wilson Beacon

Baseball team sets sights on DCSAA title

Baseball team sets sights on DCSAA title

Charlotte Guy and Emily Mulderig March 30, 2022

The Wilson Tigers’ 2022 baseball season is swinging into action, and the team has one simple goal: bring home the state championship.  “I think people are gonna doubt us because we are a much different...

Editorial: MaxPreps ranking system harms student-athletes

Dani Wallace March 30, 2022

MaxPreps is the system that most states use to rank and compare high school sports teams. The flaws within its ranking system have significant consequences for student athletes and their teams.  Locally,...

Deja Vu: Sidwell breaks Wilson’s heart again

Deja Vu: Sidwell breaks Wilson’s heart again

Marco Squiteri March 30, 2022

Wilson lost to Sidwell 46-45 in the DCSAA state championship on a buzzer-beater put-back. History repeated itself in the most painful way for the Tigers, as the loss mirrors the 2019 state title game where...

Behind the lens: Jackson-Reed’s sports photographers

Behind the lens: Jackson-Reed’s sports photographers

Natalie Gordon March 30, 2022

The energy in the stadium of a Jackson-Reed sports game is unmatched: screaming fans, sweaty athletes, and exuberant Tiger Pride. Students Jack Freed and Tariq Ali, sports photographers for Jackson-Reed’s...

Sha’carri Richardson scandal highlights racism in Olympic Games

Dani Wallace March 30, 2022

15-year-old Olympic Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva competed under accusations of using banned substances. The circumstances of the case raised several accusations from American sprinter Sha'carri...

Buchanan commits to V-Tech, leaves legacy

Buchanan commits to V-Tech, leaves legacy

Marco Squitieri March 30, 2022

Senior forward Darren Buchanan announced his commitment to Virginia Tech on March 5. Buchanan’s long list of accolades make him arguably one of the greatest basketball players in Wilson history.  He...

Tigers advance to DCSAA boys basketball finals

Tigers advance to DCSAA boys basketball finals

Marco Squitieri March 6, 2022

Wilson’s varsity boys basketball team defeated the Gonzaga Eagles in the DCSAA semi-finals 51-47 on Friday. The Tigers will take on Sidwell in the championship game Sunday.  The intensity in the...

Breaking the ice: hockey team seeks support from community

Breaking the ice: hockey team seeks support from community

Lucy Harllee February 27, 2022

“Wilson’s bowling team is better known at school,” senior Owen Crouch said. Crouch is captain of Wilson’s ice hockey team, a club team many students are unaware of. This unfortunate truth is...

Seven Tigers selected for DCSAA All-State teams

Natalie Gordon February 27, 2022

This year's fall DCSAA All-State team is filled with Tigers. Six student-athletes and one coach were recognized for their efforts.  In addition to being selected for the All-State team, senior and...

Athlete of the Month: Dakota Inniss

Athlete of the Month: Dakota Inniss

Addison Childre and Natalie Gordon February 27, 2022

A true leader from the second she stepped on the court, Dakota Inniss shines as one of only two seniors on the girls varsity basketball team.  “I think I’ve done a great job from where I started...

Boy’s basketball flourishes, even without fans present

Marco Squitieri February 27, 2022

The boys varsity basketball team began their season by steamrolling everything in their path. This, combined with electric support from fans at both home and away games, had the Tigers in an incredible...

Alex Godavitarne commits to Wheeling University

Alex Godavitarne commits to Wheeling University

Marco Squitieri February 27, 2022

Senior Alex Godavitarne committed to play college football at Wheeling University earlier this month. Godavitarne’s journey to earning this opportunity is one of improbable odds and unrelenting dedication. For...

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