The Wilson Beacon

A humble reflection on creativity

Camelia Terraza

April 5, 2020

As I drift aimlessly amid stiff smiles, performing thoughtless recitations that have become so routine, I reframe the life that plays before me. Schoolwork appears humorous, pens seem to click in a synchronized fashion. My motions begin to align with an internal monologue; the hum of the Metro tracks will u...

Best Bowls in Tenley

Best Bowls in Tenley

Hannah Frank and Anna Gustafson

April 3, 2020

Soon enough (hopefully), people will flood the streets of Tenleytown eager to get out for a bite to eat after being in quarantine for so long. We know the neighborhood can be quite intimidating with so many options to choose from, so let this be a guide for the best bowls in Tenley.    Seoul...

Harley, action shine in gleeful “Birds of Prey” movie

Harley, action shine in gleeful “Birds of Prey” movie

Alex Holmes

April 1, 2020

What else did you expect from a movie with the word ‘fantabulous’ in its title? “Birds of Prey: and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is not a great film by any means, but it’s a fun, energetic, joyous, and, yes, fantabulous romp. The plot is more coherent and inventive tha...

Faculty favorites: Dr Moore’s dining

Faculty favorites: Dr Moore’s dining

Margot Durfee

March 31, 2020

Imagine this: you are out eating dinner with your family and as you sit down at the restaurant you have an uncanny feeling you know the person sitting a few tables away. After multiple (not so) discrete glances, you realize “[oh look!] there’s Dr. Moore sitting there and staring off into space beca...

TV shows you should binge during break

TV shows you should binge during break

McKenzie Barner

March 26, 2020

While everyone is home social distancing, it’s the perfect time to relax, kick back, and binge watch! Here are some TV shows that will keep you hooked. Pose (FX) - Set in 1980’s New York, Pose tells the stories of black and latino LGBTQ+ youth who come to the big city in hopes of finding a communi...

February Albums of the Month

February Albums of the Month

Sophia Ibrahim, Zach Isaacs, Alex Metzger, and Chau Nguyen

March 9, 2020

"QPac by Quando Rondo Zach Isaacs 7.5/10 “QPac,” the debut album of Quando Rondo, a young rapper from Savannah, is instantly put to high standards and a lot of skepticism. Referencing one of the best rappers of all time (2Pac) in your first album is definitely a risk. The 18-song album has a lot of ...

From the atrium floor to the red carpet: Fashion Club showcases school style

From the atrium floor to the red carpet: Fashion Club showcases school style

Anna Gustafson

March 8, 2020

Didn’t catch the last fashion show in December? No worries, the Wilson Fashion Club has another in the works. Formed last September by junior Sydni Lewis, the club is co-led by junior Azariah Riley and is sponsored by 12th-grade counselor Aleta Lane.  Going into the 2019-20 school year, there wa...

Wilson students to take on the retelling of Peter Pan

Chau Nguyen

March 8, 2020

This spring, Wilson Theater will be performing an exciting production of the musical “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The musical serves as a reinterpretation of the beloved Peter Pan and provides insight in...

The colorful, artistic story of Moira Dryer

The colorful, artistic story of Moira Dryer

Amelia Bergeron

March 8, 2020

In a white-painted room hangs rectangular pieces of bold and spectacular color. The art ranges from abstract to patterned, but the strong use of color variation remains constant. Moira Dryer’s artistic expression in Back in Business at the Phillips Collection calms and provokes questions in the viewer. The...

Fiending for caffeine: the best cup of coffee in DC

Fiending for caffeine: the best cup of coffee in DC

Sadie Wyatt

March 8, 2020

Even though the groundhog predicted an early spring, the days still seem long and chilly. If you’re like me, a great cup of coffee can make the cold weather seem not so bad. Whether you’re looking to do some homework, meet a friend, or just grab a cup of joe, here is my list of some of the best ...

Faculty favorites: Mr. Singer’s perfect pi(e)

Faculty favorites: Mr. Singer’s perfect pi(e)

Lucy Harllee

March 8, 2020

Jeremy Singer is much more than your average math teacher. He is a curling enthusiast, hydration devotee, Quizbowl fanatic, self-proclaimed weirdo, and an overall character, making him the perfect candidate to point me to a taste-bud-fulfilling restaurant. And so, the pressing question emerged: what...

DC’s best food under $10

Charlotte Comrack and Albert Malhotra

March 1, 2020

Fast Casual: BANDIT TACO There are so many good, fast casual places to eat in Tenleytown, but the one that stood out to us was Bandit Taco. Out of the many Mexican-style restaurants around Wilson, Bandit is the best one. Other than the fact that the food is really tasty and authentic, it is also v...

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