The Simplification of Social Media

By Esme Laster Have you ever spent unintentionally long spans of time browsing through social media? It goes as follows: You find that spot on your couch after an entire day of lugging around your 50 pound backpack and immediately slip into your usual collapsed hunch that starts off comfortable and becomes progressively crippling. Your…

#Enough: Beacon Walkout Honored Victims of the Parkland Shooting

***Beacon students, contribute to the conversation and coverage of the March 14th walkout here: https://goo.gl/forms/dcsok7RNQOYo39E93. You can share pictures, footage, and thoughts on your experience. Responses may be quoted and any submitted media will be credited if published. Written by Sophie Steinberg At 9:57am on March 14th, 2018, Beacon students gathered in the lobby to participate in a…

Beacon Students Organize for Gun Reform

By Ilana Cohen In the wake of tragedy, Beacon students have been quick to take action. Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, the plans for several demonstrations have spread across social media. A group of Beacon students have been working to organize the student body for…

Beacon @Women’sMarch2018, NYC

STUDENT REACTIONS Beacon students, you can share your experience at the march in pictures/videos/writing here: https://goo.gl/forms/KytDcooH74foZnDs1.   “It’s exhilarating to be here. I’m sure the march is just as riveting in DC but it feels particularly meaningful to see and contribute to this sense of solidarity and love in my own city. The march makes…

Live Updates: Doug Jones Prevails!

Students – the Alabama Special Election between Democrat Doug Jones and Roy Moore is being tallied right now! Today, Beacon Young Dems made 725 calls to support Democrat Doug Jones. To make calls from home, click here: https://www.phonebank.io/c/dougjonesal. Also, check out the New York Times election coverage for the latest updates. Also, here are 2 pieces concerning…

Pipe Bomb Detonated in NYC Port Authority Subway Station

Beacon students can submit reactions here. A Message from the Editors Today, a pipe bomb was detonated in the Port Authority subway station. Details on what has now been identified as a terrorist attack can be found in the coverage below. At a time when many of us New Yorkers may feel particularly vulnerable, we must…