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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...

“Cats”: cat-astrophically awkward and confusing

Ariana Negron

February 10, 2020

“Cats”, the musical typically known for being one of Broadway's most famous shows, was turned into a movie. With star appearances from Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, and more, you would hope the movie would own up to its great Broadway reputation. The movie came out on Decem...

Zoolights remains a festive DC winter tradition

Emily Muldering

February 10, 2020

Okay, okay, I get it: NO ONE likes Zoolights. It’s cold, your hands feel like they’re going to freeze off, and who wants to walk all the way up that big hill at the end? And that’s all true… but seeing all the festive, colorful lights will never fail to put me in the holiday spirit. It’s a...

“The Rise of Skywalker” lets down the saga

“The Rise of Skywalker” lets down the saga

Margaret Heffernan and Alex Holmes

February 6, 2020

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is a mess of a movie that can be confounding at times and lacks a compelling aesthetic. Yet despite its flaws, if you ignore the red flags pulsating from your brain with increasing regularity over the course of its runtime, it’s still, beneath the jumble of a ...

A guide to local thrifting

Charlotte Guy

February 2, 2020

The thrill of thrifting is scavenging for gems and poking around for great deals, not wasting your time looking for an adequate thrift store. Whether you’ve decided to thrift because of a tight budget, environmental benefits, or accompanying street cred, you’ll find what you’re looking for if yo...

“There’s a Fire” shines light on issues of racial discrimation and identity

“There’s a Fire” shines light on issues of racial discrimation and identity

Margot Durfee and Chau Nguyen

February 2, 2020

The lights dimmed and the audience went silent. A procession of people dressed in black slowly descended the center stairs of the library. Faces glowed in the light of the flickering candles they held while the mission of Labels Off! was announced through the overhead speakers. Soon after, the cast ...

Clothing swap highlights sustainable fashion initiative

Isabelle Pala

February 2, 2020

If you didn’t see the signs hanging around the school, then you likely heard about the clothing swap from a friend who scored three new shirts and a cute dress for free. Not only was every item in the swap as cheap as it gets, but it also presented an opportunity to get rid of a few pieces of clot...

Jack of all instruments Benjamin Molero lives by music

Jack of all instruments Benjamin Molero lives by music

Alexander Diaz-Lopez

February 2, 2020

Senior Benjamin Molero is part of the untapped talent here at Wilson. Often found playing the guitar (just one of the instruments he plays) on his Instagram story, Molero is a 17-year-old musical standout. Molero came to the United States from Venezuela when he was 13. Molero describes this transitio...

From sketching feet to funky portraits: student artists at Wilson

Zelia Jacobson, Isa Thompson

February 2, 2020

Wilson’s wide range of art classes provides a foundation for students to further their self-expression and grow their artistic talents. The Beacon interviewed a handful of artists that have a strong passion to continue their art not only at Wilson, but outside of the school walls as well.  Coly...

Helmer vs. Holmes: Oscars edition

Helmer vs. Holmes: Oscars edition

Alex Helmer and Alex Holmes

February 2, 2020

It’s Oscar season, and because The Academy nearly always gets it wrong, the Beacon’s top film critics (heh) are here to write about the movies that should win the industry’s top prizes. This year, along with what was nominated, it’s worth noting what was left out. The 2020 Oscar nominations were...

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