Harvey Weinstein On Trial: Observations From an Insider

By Cali Morrison Carss On Monday January 27th, I walked into the courtroom across the hall from my mother’s office into one of the biggest cases in the country currently. Harvey Weinstein, movie mogul and former studio head, is on trial for rape and sexual assault crimes committed in New York (and will later go…

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 Arosen@beaconschool.org.   By Tali Rosen Volume 5 – April 2, 2020 This is not…

A 2020 MLB Season Preview, as told by mascots – Part 2

By Samuel Bovitz This season is (hopefully) getting closer and closer. This article is going to continue to break down the 2020 MLB season from the perspective of our furry friends– this mascots. This is part 2–the National League.  Arizona Diamondbacks: Baxter the Bobcat is feeling a bit better. The Diamondbacks have gone through a…

A 2020 MLB Season Preview, as told by mascots – Part 1

By Samuel Bovitz Major League Baseball games are a lot of fun, and one of the most fun aspects of gameday experience are the mascots. They are everywhere, but they are especially prevalent in MLB, where 28 out of the league’s 30 teams have mascots. In this MLB Season Preview, we will check in on…

Coronavirus and the 2020 Olympics: A Breakdown

By Samuel Bovitz The coronavirus outbreak has already become an existential issue in the sports world. The NBA season has been suspended indefinitely, the NHL season may soon follow, the MLB season has been delayed, and March Madness will not be played, among other sporting events. With those in mind, let’s turn to the 2020…

How Star Wars Impacted Cinema and Pop Culture Forever

By Aylin Montoya The lightsaber was the weapon used by the Jedi and introduced to the world in the cultural phenomenon Star Wars. The Original Star Wars trilogy premiered on May 25th, 1977, with the episode A New Hope. A New Hope was fantastic with the viewers going on a journey as Luke Skywalker goes…

“The Farewell” and a Personal Story of Dual Identity

By Sanai Rashid On the one day during PBA week when I had no tests scheduled, I leaped at the opportunity to indulge in movies at home. After scrolling endlessly through Netflix titles that did not excite me, I thought back to a movie I wanted to see over the summer, The Farewell, directed by…

Answers to Five Questions About Bernie Sanders

By Adrian Flynn During my time working with the Sanders campaign, both in Iowa and elsewhere, I have consistently been asked some version of the same five questions. In this article I offer answers to these questions, with citations hyperlinked. I welcome any questions or opinions regarding my answers and encourage dialogue. Is Bernie a…

Lessons from Participating in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses

Written and Photographed By Adrian Flynn The 2020 Iowa Caucuses marked both the beginning of a tumultuous primary season and also possibly the end of the caucus system as we know it. The release of vote totals was delayed not only due to a reporting app that experienced technical problems, but also to the Iowa…