A Call to Caution

By Adrian Flynn In the past few months, many Beacon students have freely shared their opinions on two major political incidents: the Covington confrontation and the Jussie Smollett episode. Similar sentiments of outrage were expressed by many liberals across the nation in response to these two events. As we have now learned, both of these…

Queens, Dick, and Lobster: A Review Of The Oscar Front-runners

by Linus Coersmeier The films ‘Vice’ and ‘The Favourite’ are set 300 years apart, with a budget difference of 45 million dollars, one about a drunk turned Vice President and one about a peasant turned into the Queen’s lover, seemingly having no connection other than their ‘underdog’ themes. However, upon further examination, the two are…

8 Affordable, Sustainable, and Fashionable Online Stores to Update Your Wardrobe

By Sophie Steinberg As fast-fashion dominates the styles of most of America, I have found myself gravitating towards smaller businesses that offer the same prices for far better clothes. Many modern online clothing stores are small operations that cultivate a following and appreciation through social media and Instagram. More often than not, their clothes are…

Your Next Binge Watch: Shadowhunters

By Janet Hernandez     Teenagers in black clothing chasing demons? Just another scene in the show Shadowhunters. Shadowhunters is a show based on the fantasy series written by Cassandra Clare. The show follows “shadowhunters” who are half mundane and half angelic whose mission is to protect the mundane world. During the night they go out…

Beaconnected

Beaconnected is a weekly column that focuses on getting to know the distinct personalities, styles, and lives of Beacon students. You can nominate students to be featured in the column and/or suggest questions for interview subjects here: https://goo.gl/forms/AySjSNxTXtdC01cn1. Written by Kate Jeffrey 11/2: AAYUSHA DUWADI NAME: Aayusha Duwadi GRADE: Junior What is your favorite TV…

Sexism 2020: Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Faces Misogynistic Press

By Jude Messler On February 10th 2019, engulfed by the fury of a rust belt blizzard, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced she was a candidate for President of the United States. Klobuchar joins a large –and diverse– group of Democrats hoping to to win the nomination. Among the frontrunners are four other female politicians:…

Beacon’s Black History Show

By Tali Rosen On Friday, February 1, the Beacon Black Student Union and the Beacon Dance Company kicked off Black History Month with two performances of “Our American History,” an uplifting and enlightening two hours of dance, song, spoken word and drama at the Jacqueline K. Onassis High School. The evening opened and closed with…

BSU Cares: How Social Media and Hard Work Fueled a Successful Coat Drive

During mid-winter break, as students were waiting on airport lines and sleeping in, BSU members were promoting their upcoming “BSU Cares Coat Drive” all over Instagram. When we got back to school, Beacon’s Black Student Union, otherwise known as BSU, began a coat drive in the lobby. Their efforts culminated in a school-wide effort to…

Lights, Music, Action: B’DAT’s Adventurous Twist of Romeo + Juliet

B’DAT kicked off February with its production of the Shakespearean love tragedy, Romeo + Juliet, which starred Dylan Nadelman and Adelaide Lobenthal as Romeo and Juliet, respectively. However, this was not your average run of the centuries-old work. With the play taking place in “an American City in the present day between the Last Sunday…

The Moco Museum: From New York to Amsterdam, Inspiration is the Same

by Phoebe Kamber The week of Thanksgiving I visited my sister in Amsterdam, Netherlands where she attends college. The city itself is beautiful with a maze of canals making you second-guess your direction at every turn, and Christmas lights illuminating every alley. In its beauty, the city also demonstrates a cleanliness that, as a New…

The Show that Changed Comedy Forever

by Henry Wheeler Klainberg If you’re from New York or if you have a TV, then you have probably heard of the sensational hit show Saturday Night Live, a live comedy that’s aired every Saturday since the 1970’s. The show became popular for its excellent comedy sketches, and its stellar casts. Over the years it…

The Need To Know: What Do You Want To Be?

by Esme Laster As teenagers on the precipice of dramatic change, being an upperclassman is a series of unrelenting, and seemingly unanswerable questions: What colleges are you considering? Do you know what you want to study? And the worst of them all: do you know what you want to be? It’s hard to answer these…