Advisory at Beacon: A Failed Concept?

by Ariella Moses and Tali Lebowitsch Throughout the high-school application process, many students felt overwhelmed when deciding between each school and its unique features. Of these differing traits, one that seemed to stand out at Beacon specifically was its commitment to “Advisory.” It is described on the Beacon website as a nurturing place to provide…

Beacon Boys Ultimate Starts the Season Off Strong

By Jacob Rafiy The Beacon Boys Ultimate Team has had a very promising start this year, posting a 1-0-0 record in the NYC Ultimate League as well as two very high tournament finishes. The team has recently been promoted to Division A due to its stellar performance the season prior. In 2018, the Beacon Boys…

The Mind Of Jordan Peele

By Henry Wheeler-Klainberg Note: SPOILERS AHEAD! From a comedy genius to a horror extraordinaire, Jordan Peele has risen to a prestigious state in Hollywood. With the recent release of his latest horror film Us, we see once again the talent and precision that Peele brings to his movies. With his ability to create complex and…

Blue Demon Wrestling Turns it Around in 2019

By Guy Mermelstein Beacon’s varsity sports teams have been playing strikingly well during their 2018-19 campaigns. Beacon Boys Varsity Soccer finished the season first in their division with 11 wins and one loss, while Girls Varsity Soccer finished the year undefeated, and Girls Volleyball split their season record with six wins and losses. On top…

16 Beacon Students on Family Politics, Values, Social Media Activism, and the College Admissions Scandal: A “Beacon Beat Roundtable”

The Beacon Beat has formally decided to begin hosting “roundtable discussions” between members of both the newspaper staff and the public on specific topical issues. Below is a transcription of a conversation that occurred on March 13th. The transcription has been edited for clarity and grammar. Initially, the topic of discussion was “Family Politics vs….

America to Me: A New Docuseries About Race in American Public Schools

by Mollie Butler “America to Me” is a ten episode documentary series on the Starz network which takes places at Oak Park High School in the suburbs of Chicago that follows students from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds at each grade level within the school. The documentary exposes the social, political, and administrative aspects of…

Sexism 2020: Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Faces Misogynistic Press

By Jude Messler On February 10th 2019, engulfed by the fury of a rust belt blizzard, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced she was a candidate for President of the United States. Klobuchar joins a large –and diverse– group of Democrats hoping to to win the nomination. Among the frontrunners are four other female politicians:…

Beacon’s Black History Show

By Tali Rosen On Friday, February 1st, the Beacon Black Student Union and the Beacon Dance Company kicked off Black History Month with two performances of “Our American History,” an uplifting and enlightening two hours of dance, song, spoken word and drama at the Jacqueline K. Onassis High School. The evening opened and closed with…

BSU Cares: How Social Media and Hard Work Fueled a Successful Coat Drive

By Ruby Paarlberg and Sophie Steinberg During mid-winter break, as students were waiting on airport lines and sleeping in, BSU members were promoting their upcoming “BSU Cares Coat Drive” all over Instagram. When we got back to school, Beacon’s Black Student Union, otherwise known as BSU, began a coat drive in the lobby. Their efforts…