Around the Web

Around The Web. A lively look at the world outside Beacon, from the serious to the strange, to the seriously strange. Take a few minutes to scroll through, and if you stumble on a story of your own, send a link to  

By Tali Rosen

Volume 3 – February 12, 2020

Music Man: Paul Simon, who went to public schools in Queens, gives a million dollars to help City kids make music.

Can You Repeat the Question?

Your parents are right, you’re not listening, but not for the reason they think.

Tik Tok, Not Just for Teens

Doctor in Texas takes unique opportunity and uses the popular app Tik Tok to address teens about sexual education.

Volume 2 – January 29, 2020

When Pigs Fly. Do you get anxious at the airport? Of course you do, who doesn’t? If you find yourself at San Francisco International Airport keep an eye out for LiLou, a four legged animal sporting an adorable pilot cap and hooves painted red. Yes hooves, Lilou is not a therapy dog, but a pig. To see pictures of and learn more about San Francisco’s airport therapy pig check out the link.

Cardi for Congress. Rapper Cardi B is bashed on twitter after announcing that she wants to be a congresswoman after attending some more schooling. People replied to her tweet attacking her grammar and overall use of language. Will beloved rapper Cardi continue to pursue this political path? Only time will tell.

Snooze you win. Sleep is always wonderful, but have you ever noticed that those January slumbers just feel better than any springtime snooze you could have? Well, it turns out you’re not alone. Data from a new survey shows that Americans report sleeping more when it is dark and cold. Check out the statistics by clicking the link.

Family Business. Ever wonder who runs pawnshops and who uses them?  Two reporters explain in words and pictures how they operate, what they offer poor New Yorkers (and learn that ninety percent of pawned jewelry is reclaimed). 

Don’t panic. The best defense (along with washing your hands) is staying informed about the coronavirus.

Volume 1 – November 19, 2019

Everyone’s school experience looks different. School can be grueling under good conditions, but for some students, they have to worry about their geometry grade as well as were they are sleeping tonight. Reema Amin addresses homelsness among students in New York City.

We have all taken a 15 minute bathroom break. Maybe it just isn’t your day, or you can’t stand that class. Whatever the reason, chances are you’ve done it. Schools may be catching on with a new app to track “peeing students”. Schools are excited but parents are far from thrilled, calling this new app “bathroom big brother”.

Michael Elsen-Rooney exposes what goes on in the school kitchen. Beacons building is new but in older buildings, things get heated in the kitchen. Poor ventilation affects the kitchen staff and can even affect the health grade of the kitchen.  

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