How Our Society Deals with Sex Abuse and Why it’s All Wrong

By Daniel Arturi In a world plagued by so many pressing issues it can sometimes be difficult to retain compassion for each individual issue. However, the sexual abuse of minors is worth everyone’s rapt attention and absolute empathy. I myself have a very personal relationship with this issue, as I live a sliver of a…

An Analysis of Sports Pages and The New York Times

By Samuel Bovitz When I first moved to New York City, I was a kid accustomed to reading the LA Times sports page. It was so well done. Bill Plaschke led a crew of great sportswriters, and I slowly started to compile a list in my head of what makes a great sports page or…

The Wolves: A B'Dat Production

By Sanai Rashid Beacon’s intensive theatre arts extracurricular, B’Dat’s, production of The Wolves sure scored a goal in my referee book after watching it on opening night. The Wolves, a play by Sarah DeLappe, follows the ups and downs of a high school indoor soccer team and the drastically different personalities of its members.  The…

Kanye West – “Jesus Is King” Review

By Maki Nientao Jesus Is King is the latest album from one of popular culture’s most prominent polymaths in the last two decades: Kanye West. After 2018’s ye and Kids See Ghosts, he hasn’t released any new music except for the raunchy Lil Pump collaboration, “I Love It”. However, by early 2019, Kanye had turned…

Around the Web, Vol. 1

Around The Web. A collection of interesting and relevant articles from around the internet. Take five minutes to scroll through, maybe you find something you like. By Tali Rosen 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…

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…