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Eric Church loses Entertainer of the Year vote, then rocks The Anthem

Eric Church loses Entertainer of the Year vote, then rocks The Anthem

Alex Cirino

January 13, 2020

It’s not an everyday occurrence that a country music legend stops by the nation’s capital to deliver an unforgettable performance. An immensely packed line wrapped around The Anthem’s river dock with a sold-out Friday night crowd ready to see “The Chief”, Eric Church, take the stage as his ...

Fashion in the Halls: Winter edition

Fashion in the Halls: Winter edition

Camelia Terraza

January 12, 2020

Ahh, the feeling of wiping your runny nose on the arm of your sweatshirt and suffering the freezing tundra that is standing at the end of the line for the metal detectors. January has come rolling in, and with it thick-knit socks and inconsistent Wilson thermostats. I’ll be frank, the cold is not a good lo...

Did you hear the news(ies): Newsies wows Beacon staff members

Did you hear the news(ies): Newsies wows Beacon staff members

Virginia Suardi and Ayomi Wolff

December 23, 2019

“There’s change coming, once and for all,” announces the defiant cast of “Newsies” at Arena Stage. “Newsies,” a Disney musical, is a hearty, riotous, and spectacular show about poor New York workers standing up for their rights against the corrupt influence of newspaper giant Joseph Pulit...

A comedy about death: “Everybody” exceeds expectations

A comedy about death: “Everybody” exceeds expectations

Albert Malhotra

December 23, 2019

The room goes dark, the crowd goes silent, and a spotlight appears. A sitting figure wearing black and white is shaking, leaving the audience wondering what is happening. It wakes up, and exclaims, “This is God!”  A comedy about death. A comedy about death? Believe it or not, the Wilson Playe...

The thought process behind a Spotify playlist

Ryan Thomas

December 23, 2019

Whether it’s on Spotify, Bandcamp, or Soundcloud, almost everybody listens to music.   If you’re reading this article as you walk through the Wilson atrium or between class, there’s a decent chance that you have your earbuds in, or you’ve just recently put them into your bag. Hopefully whatev...

Want Harriet Tubman t-shirts? Mongolian Art? Literally anything? Check out Downtown Holiday Market

Want Harriet Tubman t-shirts? Mongolian Art? Literally anything? Check out Downtown Holiday Market

Annette Leber, Ruby Mason

December 23, 2019

As the weather grows colder, places all around DC begin to hang up lights and decorations in preparation for the holidays. DC’s Downtown Holiday Market returned for the 15th year in a row, centered at 8th and F Street right in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The market features over 150 artists from al...

Random kid, random gig: Concert for a Cause

Lucy Harllee, Isa Thompson, and Zelia Jacobson

December 23, 2019

When we heard Aztec Sun, a band composed of nine spirited, middle-aged members, was performing at Union Stage, we decided we had to go. Not only were we excited to bust a couple of moves to the beats of this funk and soul group, but we practically jumped at the opportunity to try something new and suppor...

A must-watch movie guide for the holidays

A must-watch movie guide for the holidays

Isabelle Pala

December 23, 2019

With Thanksgiving long gone, the holiday festivity is at its height, and that means binge-watching as many movies as you can with a cup of hot chocolate in hand. Whether it’s spending snow days with friends, avoiding crazy family members during the break, or scrolling through the boring options on N...

Holiday Playlist

Holiday Playlist

Lucy Harllee

December 23, 2019

The holidays are all about bringing people together and enjoying the company of loved ones. The Beacon’s Holiday Playlist can make this time of year even more enjoyable and help everyone get into the holiday spirit. This collection of songs encompasses stories about multiple religious holidays and...

Staying Local: An analysis of DC college newspapers

Staying Local: An analysis of DC college newspapers

Sophia Ibrahim

December 23, 2019

American University (AU), Howard, George Washington, and Georgetown: the most well-known colleges in our lovely city. Since they are right in the heart of the nation's capital, you would expect these college newspapers to mainly cover news. And if you’re like most people, “news,” especially in today...

December Albums of the Month

December Albums of the Month

Lana Coulon, Alex Metzger, and Matthew O'Toole

December 23, 2019

  “GINGER” by Brockhampton  Lana Coulon 8.5/10 Brockhampton’s album “GINGER,” filled with topics of mental health, drug use, violence, and struggle, is unlike any other made by the boy band. Its angsty lyrics about pain and self-discovery make it a perfect winter listen. With ...

Will Tenley’s Target survive?

Will Tenley’s Target survive?

Chau Nguyen

December 23, 2019

The District’s newest Target, situated in Tenleytown, held its grand opening on November 10. Sitting directly on top of the Tenleytown Metro Station, Target is the newest addition to the plethora of businesses near Wilson.  The store has about 135 employees, including a few Wilson students, most of w...

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