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…

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 Taste of the Future: Representative Hakeem Jeffries Visits Beacon

By Jude Messler & Adrian Flynn, with additional questions by Cynthia Enofe Before March 20th, a whirlwind of loudspeaker announcements and ubiquitous posters let students know that Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was coming to Beacon. Excitement soon followed as people prepared to listen to what the Representative from New York’s 8th Congressional District had to say….

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:…

A Call to Caution

By Adrian Flynn In the past few months, many Beacon students have freely shared their opinions on two major political incidents: the Covington confrontation and the Jussie Smollett episode. Similar sentiments of outrage were expressed by many liberals across the nation in response to these two events. As we have now learned, both of these…