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April Edition: Fear and Clothing

April Edition: Fear and Clothing

May 4, 2014

BY JACK PRICE, COLUMNIST According to a Swedish businessman I recently encountered at work, Americans live for two things -- war and Walmart. While most of the Americans I know are not bloodthirsty hawks, I know quite a few (myself included) who enjoy shopping. Ours is a nation built on commerce....

“The Matchmaker” Opens Thursday, May 1st

April 29, 2014

BY, EVAN HAMLIN, STAFF WRITER The curtains of the 2013-14 Wilson plays will close at the end of the Wilson Players’ production of “The Matchmaker,” a wild and hilarious play set in the 1890s in Yonkers, New York. The play, which was written by Thornton Wilder and is being directed by Wilson’s...

Carlos Hood: Music Man

Carlos Hood: Music Man

March 11, 2014

BY: SARAH MARION, CONTRIBUTOR Graphic by: Jane Martin and Ellice Ellis Junior Carlos Hood is a Kanye-loving, joke-cracking, flute-playing, aspiring musician with a fresh outlook on life. The Beacon’s Sarah Marion sat down with him to talk about his love of music and his goals.   Sarah Mario...

Curtains Close on Another ‘One Acts’

Curtains Close on Another 'One Acts'

March 6, 2014

BY: JACK RADACK AND HENRY COHEN, CONTRIBUTORS Photo by: Will Hamlin, Staff Photographer “I wouldn’t touch your butt with a ten-foot pole,” says Samuel, the one and only Bar Mitzvah Boy of the Wilson One Acts. The One Acts are a Wilson tradition, a combination of experienced and amateur actin...

Rated R: Raw and Uncut Movie Reviews – Captain Phillips and Gravity

Rated R: Raw and Uncut Movie Reviews - Captain Phillips and Gravity

October 24, 2013

BY: JACKSON ROSS, COLUMNIST Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are probably the two best actors working right now when it comes to paying average joes. Despite its flaws, 2011’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close did one thing right by casting the two of them as an average American couple. Now they bot...

Wilson’s Alicia Oluhara Finalist for All American Student Film Festival

Alicia O in NYC

October 17, 2013

Kadesha Bonds' Video Production students traveled to New York City this past week to attend the All American Student Film Festival. Alicia Oluhara (aka Aly.O) was a chosen finalist out of a thousand entries from 40 states and 8 counties. She didn't win the category but the organization loved her...

Jack Price Comments on Cultural Appropriation and Fashion

Jack Price Comments on Cultural Appropriation and Fashion

September 26, 2013

JACK PRICE, COLUMNIST: America is amalgamation. We are a land of mimics, early adopters. We cull, combine, and improve. This melting pot nature is apparent in every part of our national DNA, from our government,  which borrowed as much as it did from Thomas Paine as it did from Plato, to our food: ...

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