A Closer Look at the SHSAT: How it Helps and Hurts NYC Students

By Tali Lebowitsch This year only seven out of eight hundred and ninety five seats were offered to black students to attend Stuyvesant High School, a specialized high school in New York City. Out of the other seven specialized high schools in the city, only ten percent of the student body consists of Black and…

A Cerealized 2019-20 NBA Season Preview

By Samuel Bovitz This is not your typical NBA Preview. I’ll make that clear from the start. I chose to describe each NBA team as a cereal for two reasons: one, I think it’d be interesting to see NBA teams in a fresh perspective and two, I’m hungry.  The Atlanta Hawks are Peanut Butter Toast…

Ghost Trains: Navigating the Subways as a High Schooler

By Sam Klein Stearns Transitioning to Beacon from another school can be difficult. As a freshman, I can certainly vouch for these difficulties: from harder courses, to the introduction of PBAs, to the earlier start times, the changes can get overwhelming. One of the most daunting implementations I found was the subway. In terms of…

Danny Brown – “uknowwhatimsayin¿” Review

By Maki Nientao uknowwhatimsayin¿ is rapper Danny Brown’s fifth full-length release, following his critically strongest to date , Atrocity Exhibition. He’s certainly proven himself to be among the most skillful, lyrically adept rap artists of the 2010s, and this latest album is undeniably another fantastic record he has under his belt. With production ranging from…

New York City’s Education System and Feeder Schools

By Cali Morrison Carss As the school year begins, there is a noticeable sense of familiarity among the freshmen, even in such a new environment. Groups of students where everyone clearly already knows one another and are comfortable together are abundant at Beacon. While this is not the case for everyone, it seems that much…

Schooling Ourselves on Climate Change

By Tali Rosen On Friday, September 20th, students at schools in New York City and around the world walked out of classes to take a stand against climate change. The Beacon School, in addition to supporting and facilitating the student walk out, dedicated itself to the fight against climate change by replacing the morning’s regular…

Where Can the Blue Demons Take U?

By Guy Mermelstein As MVPs and nationally ranked champions, a handful of Beacon’s finest athletes have built resumes that are nearly flawless — yet underneath all of their evident success, there were countless hours dedicated to enhancing their craft, social events and academic opportunities missed, and the agony of defeat and rejection. In some cases,…