The Wilson Beacon

DC music scene awakens from pandemic hibernation

Ruby Mason and Annette Leber June 21, 2021

Imagine drums pumping out a steady beat and a melody blaring from a guitar. But instead of being surrounded by hundreds of other fans, you're sitting next to your mom on the couch watching through a TV...

Student-run pop-up shop opens in Georgetown

Student-run pop-up shop opens in Georgetown

Isabelle Pala June 21, 2021

Under the guise of an unused antique store, Princess Stylez hosted their first, and overwhelmingly successful, pop-up on the hot summer day of June 5. Colorful, unique clothing items lined the walls and...

Georgetown’s Sunday flea market is the place to be

Georgetown’s Sunday flea market is the place to be

Francesca Purificato June 21, 2021

The famous Georgetown flea market, located in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School, comes alive every Sunday as vendors set up and customers jump from tent to tent.  The sellers, who come from a...

Four movies you need to watch this summer

Four movies you need to watch this summer

Albert Malhotra June 21, 2021

Summer is just around the corner; days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and air conditioning is looking more and more appealing. There’s no better way to escape the heat than to sit down...

June Album Reviews

June Album Reviews

"SOUR" by Olivia Rodrigo Rating: 9.2/10 By: Isabelle Pala At only 18 years old, Olivia Rodrigo released her first album entitled “SOUR” on May 21 and it’s been met with overwhelming praise...

Spring fashion predictions

Mailey Rash May 31, 2021

Looking back at 2020’s spring fashion trends in comparison to now is a very interesting juxtaposition! Last spring sweatpants, floral shirts, chains, and bathing suits were of utmost popularity for all...

Campus Kitchens Project tackles pandemic-caused hunger

Campus Kitchens Project tackles pandemic-caused hunger

Hannah Lahey May 31, 2021

The Campus Kitchens Project in Washington, DC (CKWDC) is an organization aimed to combat hunger and poverty in D.C. Ever since the pandemic worsened food insecurity, the Project has been navigating unprecedented...

Theater program allows students to collaborate virtually

Chau Nguyen May 30, 2021

Wilson’s Theater Department is organizing a Musical Theater Workshop. The club has been in the process of developing five original one-act musicals entirely produced by students, culminating in a staged...

May Cookstrip

May Cookstrip

Anya Herzberg May 30, 2021

Hello fellow chefs! This month, we have a new artist: Eleanor Gallay! I love cooking, and Isabelle loves drawing, so we decided to put our talents together and create a one-of-a-kind, tasty, unique cook...

Albums of the Month

Albums of the Month

Zach Isaacs and Isabelle Pala May 29, 2021

"Destined 2 Win" by Lil Tjay  By: Zach Issacs Score: 6/10 The release of Lil Tjay’s sophomore album, titled “Destined 2 Win,” has been anticipated by many in the hip-hop community. For...

Walker Price: student by day, indie-folk musician by night

Walker Price: student by day, indie-folk musician by night

Shirah Lister May 29, 2021

Who would’ve thought a picture taken in their backyard and some scribbles made on Thanksgiving would turn into the cover art for their first EP? Walker Price sure didn’t. Some say their music career...

New BLM mural honors victims of police brutality

New BLM mural honors victims of police brutality

Kavita O’Malley May 29, 2021

The Black History Month Committee is designing a mural to honor victims of police brutality through a partnership with art teacher Abram Walters. This project is a direct response to the recent widespread...

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