The Wilson Beacon

Labels Off debuts “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Libby Brown and Isabelle Pala

March 30, 2019

The new Wilson theater group Labels Off will put on their first play, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” this April. The show follows the lives of students competing in a local spelling bee competition. Labels Off is a student-run group with limited supervision from Wilson teachers a...

House Wilson predicts Game of Thrones Season 8

Grace Kowel and Kali Kowal

March 30, 2019

Two summers ago, we had the experience of a lifetime: binge-watching HBO’s television series “Game of Thrones.” The show has seven seasons and 67 episodes. That’s 74.8 hours of “Game of Thrones,” which is more hours than the average Wilson student has for community service. So, here’s a refresh...

Any number can die, but not just any play can be this good

Any number can die, but not just any play can be this good

Avery Dunn

March 30, 2019

As I walked into the Black Box to see “Any Number Can Die,” what first stood out to me was the set. It was bright and colorful, yet there was a sort of eeriness to the lighting and a creepy set of doors. As the audience filed in, old Southern music played over the loudspeakers, setting the tone ...

The REDress Project: More than a Women’s History Exhibit

The REDress Project: More than a Women’s History Exhibit

Virginia Suardi

March 26, 2019

I thought that visiting an art gallery for a Women’s History Month exhibit would be a delightful way to spend a pleasant Sunday afternoon. I contemplated picking up a warm cup of tea and a scone to enjoy while I admired the art. I predicted how I would feel: delicately empowered, just enough to tilt ...

Evicted and displaced: American reality comes to DC

Evicted and displaced: American reality comes to DC

Chloe Nguyen

March 24, 2019

Having a stable place to call “home” is one of the first steps to anyone’s successful life and career. Yet heartbreakingly, 2.3 million Americans each year are being forced to abandon their home. It doesn’t matter if the belongings are packed or the kids are ready, it’s time to leave: the evict...

The Wilson Fashion Scene

Liza Willsey, Contributor

March 4, 2019

Join us on an aesthetically pleasing journey around Woodrow Wilson High School where we probe the school's most notorious fashionistas/fashionistos. Do YOU want to be a part of this motley crew? Well, you've come to the right place. Here, eight fashion representatives grace us with inside tips, favorite...

Singers spread La La Love on Valentine’s Day

Singers spread La La Love on Valentine’s Day

Anya Herzberg, Harper Dunn

March 3, 2019

Sitting in your fifth period, you’re counting down the seconds until class ends. All of a sudden, your boredom is temporarily alleviated as the door opens and you see a choir student peer into the classroom. Seconds later, you are smiling, happy, and full of love, bobbing your head to the joyful song be...

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in DC

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in DC

Isabelle Pala and Libby Brown

March 2, 2019

Despite the frigid temperatures on February 10, a considerable crowd showed up for DC’s annual Lunar New Year parade. A diverse group of people huddled together to try and get a glimpse of the action passing by. The parade featured many traditional dances such as the Lion and Dragon dances, impress...

One Acts bring roasts and toast

One Acts bring roasts and toast

Madelyn Shapiro, Ella Pearlman-Chang

March 2, 2019

Wilson students, parents, and faculty spend three nights each year in the black box for an evening of laughter, innuendo, and talent at the annual One Acts.  There is a huge assortment of plays, ranging from an avant-garde piece featuring little more than toast and a toaster to an adventure involvi...

Faculty Favorites: Dr. Sharma sends us to Sala Thai

Faculty Favorites: Dr. Sharma sends us to Sala Thai

Margot Durfee, Zara Hall, and Ella Pearlman-Chang

March 2, 2019

Despite just moving from Delaware to DC this summer, Poonam Sharma, a Wilson physics and engineering teacher, is already up on the District’s restaurant scene. While Sharma has a knack for stumping students with challenging physics problems, she’s also great at finding tasty restaurants. One of her l...

Bandit Taco steals Tenley taco scene

Bandit Taco steals Tenley taco scene

Hannah Frank and Chiara Purificato

March 2, 2019

As students, we’re always on the lookout for cheap places with great food. When we heard about a new taco restaurant opening on 41st Street, just a few minutes walk from Wilson, we were eager to give it a try. Although Bandit Taco is a recent addition to Tenleytown’s broad assortment of restau...

DC-CAP gala to showcase three Wilson finalists

Madelyn Shapiro and Alejandro Diaz-Lopez

March 2, 2019

The DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) selects 10 students from around DCPS each year to be a DC Capital Star finalist based on their vocal, instrumental, or dance talent. This year, freshman Jillian Upshaw, junior Maya Eng-Garcia, and senior Julia Ravenscroft made it through the initial judging and...

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