The Murch and Wilson students who work on their school newspapers have left us with some great summer reading material.
They’ve had quite a year. And before they started their hard-earned summer break, they shared news and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else.
Some highlights from The Blue and Gold:
- Two Murch kids and one alum write about what they learned (and learned about themselves) while at home.
- An article about “Kojo for Kids,” an hour of “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU that was targeted to the at-home learners.
- Teachers and other grownups respond to the “pandemic diaries” in the previous edition of The Blue and Gold.
And from The Beacon:
- Extensive coverage of the proposal to name the school for August Wilson instead of Woodrow Wilson.
- An editorial arguing against a full-capacity return in the fall.
- A Q&A with a former Wilson student who was a Beacon editor… in 1968.
The news did not stop once the school year ended, and neither did Beacon reporters. On the newspaper’s web site, you’ll find an article about Wilson’s principal, Kimberly Martin, taking a DCPS job and leaving the school. And, you’ll find an op-ed on the need to recognize that Blackness isn’t a monolith.