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Must reads for 2020

Shirah Lister

February 2, 2020

1. “The Beginning of Everything” by Robyn Schneider There is no better way to start off the new decade than with a book on starting anew. “The Beginning of Everything” is about a star tennis player whose life plan is put on hold after shattering his knee. Once he meets a mysterious girl, his l...

Meet Wilson’s potential stars of DC-CAP

Chau Nguyen

February 2, 2020

Every year, DCPS students show off their singing, instrument-playing, and dancing skills to compete for a $10,000 scholarship from the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) and become a DC-CAPital Star. This year, ten out of the 40 contestants in the competitive semifinal round are from Wilson. The s...

Enjoy winter with a guide to DC’s best ice skating spots

The ice rink at the Sculpture Garden (Photo courtesy of Ruby Mason)

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

January 30, 2020

With January comes cold weather, which usually means spending time inside doing nothing. But you don’t have to wait for spring to enjoy outdoor activities like ice skating. With all of the rinks in DC it can be hard to decide which is the best one to go to. We’ve compiled a list of our top 3 choices of ...

Tips for starting out the new year fresh

Morgan McReady and Keane Stack

January 30, 2020

Hungry but trying to eat healthy for the new year? Boonk a healthy snack from Whole Foods. You can still eat healthy while on a budget. Trying a new style? Go to the thrifting club for some tips and some new fits for the new year. Can’t sleep? Throw a weighted blanket on your head and ...

Art in DC: female artists of the Dutch Golden Age

Albert Malhotra

January 30, 2020

Everyone knows that DC is packed with enjoyable and interesting types of art, but most people don’t know about The National Museum of Women in the Arts, located right on New York Avenue, between 12th and 13th Streets. This museum is full of interesting exhibits and a variety of art with different c...

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

Courtesy of Anthony D'Angio

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

Photos courtesy of Camelia Terraza

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...

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