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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

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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?

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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...

Summer clothes belong at the back of the drawer (permanently)

Charlotte Comrack

December 23, 2019

September 22, the first official day of fall, means only one thing in my mind: it is finally sweater weather. I am beyond excited because for the past six dreadful months of summer and spring, I was forced to wear uncomfortable jean shorts, lousy and unattractive tank-tops, and—worst of all—sandals. ...

Helmer vs. Holmes: Movies of the decade

Alex Helmer and Alex Holmes

December 23, 2019

Alex Helmer: 1. “Whiplash” (2014) Directed by 34-year-old mastermind Damien Chazelle, 2015’s “Whiplash” is without a doubt the best film of the decade. Although Myles Teller delivers a career-defining performance as ambitious drummer Andew Neiman, it’s JK Simmons whose portrayal of d...

The Right to be Forgotten will not soon be forgotten

The Right to be Forgotten will not soon be forgotten

Virginia Suardi and Ayomi Wolff

December 9, 2019

How long is too long for information to remain online? Should past mistakes made by ordinary people be forever immortalized on the internet? This is the question the “Right To Be Forgotten” attempts to tackle in its world premiere at Arena Stage. “Right to be Forgotten” is a contemporary play about a young...

Fashion in the halls: Autumnal Accessories

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Camelia Terraza

November 24, 2019

Flannel, heeled boots, and your dad’s Patagonia sweatshirt? You guessed it, fall has arrived at Wilson. As the cold sets in, it’s hard to let go of your favorite summer pieces in exchange for your forgotten wardrobe of 2018; I shed a small tear when I pulled out my itchy heavy sweaters and disco...

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Brown sends me to Heat Da Spot

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Margot Durfee

November 24, 2019

A few years ago, Wilson social studies teacher Jennifer Brown was driving to work when she passed the grand opening of Heat Da Spot, an Ethiopian cafe and restaurant in Petworth. The cafe quickly became one of her go-to spots. “It was the favorite place when I worked at Roosevelt STAY; we all went th...

Matilda brings a lighthearted shift to Wilson theater

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Albert Malhotra

November 24, 2019

Flashing lights, powerful music, and lovable characters. A great show, an amazing cast and crew, and a satisfied audience—Wilson’s production of “Matilda” has it all.  The musical tells the story of a smart young girl, Matilda Wormwood (senior Maya Eng-Garcia), with cruel and neglectful p...

Top 7 best horror movies

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Maren Dunn

November 24, 2019

Even though spooky season has passed, there is no reason why horror movies shouldn’t be enjoyed year-round. Every film on this list has two things: bloodcurdling jump scares and an intriguing plot. The following movies are truly the best of the best.  “Insidious”: If you have not watched ...

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