About Us


The Beacon Beat, formerly known as As It Happens, is the official student newspaper of The Beacon School. Our team is filled with writers, editors, and artists from every crevice of New York City, bringing their identities and worldviews to every piece they create. In a universe packed with thought, creativity, and imagination, Beat members harness this power and report on issues that impact us all. 

So come to The Beacon Beat for thoughtful reports and features on Beacon news, and stay for our perspectives on entertainment, sports, politics, and life at large. With The Beacon Beat Podcast, print issues, merchandise, and more, this is more than just a newspaper club. Instead, we at The Beacon Beat are a collaboration of minds speaking right to the heart of the student body and everyone else passing by.