The Passing of Cassius Clay the Crab & the Crab Sanctuary in Room 527

By Adrian Flynn The Beacon community was rattled in April by the unfortunate and untimely passing of Cassius Clay the crab. The female blue crab, named after the prolific boxer Muhammad Ali, somehow made it out of her tank and into a sink in Mr. McKenna’s classroom. By the time she was discovered, she had…

The Life and Legacy of First Lady Barbara Bush

By Jude Messler Many Beacon students do not know much about Barbara Bush’s life. Her passing, though tragic, provides a new opportunity to recognize the impact she made on this country during her life. First Lady Barbara Bush was laid to rest on Saturday, April 21st, four days after she died from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…

Small Feline, Big Heart: Honoring The Life of Guits Linksy-Yeung

By Kate Jeffrey Guits Linksy-Yeung and her prized portrait. On March 11th, 2016, sixteen-year-old Guits Linksy-Yeung passed away peacefully in the Manhattan apartment she shared with resident Beacon language teacher, John Linsky, due to an unfortunate health complication. Anyone who knew Guits knew that her loving personality had been with her since kittenhood. She grew…