The Wilson Beacon

Outdoor concerts at Reno a singing success

Courtesy of Ruby Mason

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

September 8, 2019

For the 51st year in a row, the concerts at Fort Reno drew in everyone—children, adults, and even dogs—from all over the city to relax during the summer evenings and enjoy music as a community. Local bands including Fugazi, Q and Not U, and Priests have performed there.  Fort Reno has been a...

Fashion in the halls: June

Photos courtesy of Sadie Wyatt

Sadie Wyatt

June 25, 2019

Skye Irving Jacket:  Zara Shirt: Urban Outfitters Jeans: Free People Shoes: Doc Martens Necklaces: gifted               Noah Pickett Jacket: Pacsun Shirt: Ovo Jeans: Represent Shoes: Fear of God Essentials Belt: Gucci ...

Multicultural Literature, what does it mean, and what can you learn?

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Ellen Carrier

June 13, 2019

Avram Walters and Jacob Williams’ Multicultural Literature class is a combination of both art and literature. While teachers normally send recommendations for rising juniors and seniors to enter the class, I took it as a freshman, as it was open elective this year. One part is taught by Walters, and ...

Passport to DC Brings Dozens of Cultures to One City

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Isabelle Pala and Libby Brown

June 13, 2019

On the first two Saturdays of May, DC embassies open their doors to the public to celebrate their nation and culture through food, dancing, history, and more. This is the perfect way to experience countries all around the world—without the jetlag. The first Saturday, May 4, was dedicated to five continents with...

Faculty Favorites: Brunch at Little Coco’s

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Margot Durfee

June 11, 2019

As a previous restaurant owner, Wilson math teacher Patricia Milikin knows how to single out a good restaurant. Like, a really good restaurant. So when she told me one of her favorite DC spots is Little Coco’s, an Italian-style restaurant in Petworth, I knew I had to try it out. “[Little Coc...

Helmer vs. Holmes: ‘Endgame’

Helmer vs. Holmes: 'Endgame'

Alex Helmer and Alex Holmes

June 10, 2019

Alex Helmer: Rating: 9.2/10 “Avengers: Endgame” is the culmination of 21 previous MCU (Marvel Comic Universe) films and lives up to the hype by delivering many hysterical and tear-inducing moments, and the best ever comic book film climax. All of this is enhanced by leads Robert Downey Jr. a...

Flower Mart welcomes summer to DC

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Emily Mulderig

June 10, 2019

On May 4th and 5th, the National Cathedral celebrated its 76th annual Flower Mart. From great food to a variety of vendors, kids’ rides, live music, performances, and of course plenty of flowers, Flower Mart’s got everything you could want in a spring festival. I’ve been going to the Flower Mart since I...

Seniors reflect on Wilson memories through music

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Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

June 10, 2019

With the end of the year just around the corner, most of the school is busy preparing for finals, but seniors have another thing on their minds. On June 15, graduation day, the class of 2019 will be saying goodbye. Some members of the senior class talked about their favorite songs and how they represent th...

The Tony Awards: 2019 predictions

The Tony Awards: 2019 predictions

Jamie Steinman

June 9, 2019

Every year, millions of people attending Broadway shows are mesmerized by the flashing stage lights and highly intimate storytelling. Like many other forms of entertainment, Broadway has its own version of the Oscars: the Tony Awards, which honor the best in theater. With the awards premiering on June...

Random kid, random gig: Alik and Lilian go to Júníus Meyvant

Random kid, random gig: Alik and Lilian go to Júníus Meyvant

Lilian Alten and Alik Schier

June 9, 2019

Walking into Songbyrd, a charming music house and cafe in Adams Morgan, is like entering a hidden world underneath the historic neighborhood. As we arrived at the venue and pushed our way through a heavy set of curtains, we had no idea what to expect from artist Júníus Meyvant. Once inside, the ve...

Wilson theater wins big at Cappies

Wilson theater wins big at Cappies

Annette Leber and Ruby Mason

June 9, 2019

Wilson students received several awards at the Critics and Awards Program for High School Students (Cappies), a theater award ceremony hosted by the Kennedy Center on May 27. The ceremony celebrated nominees from 60 schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Cappies have acted as the Tony Awards for...

“Us” provides twists, turns, and unforgettable ending

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Grace Kowal

May 28, 2019

With brilliant acting, clever writing, and one of the best soundtracks from the last decade, “Us” deserved its Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 percent. After how groundbreaking director Jordan Peele’s first film, “Get Out,” was, I tried to manage my high expectations. Fast forward two hour...

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