Inauguration Day

By Anna Di Iorio-Reyes On a day of such importance, tradition is expected. Every rule, however, has an exception, and this year was one of them. January 20th, 2021, Inauguration Day, was a day like no other of its kind. Some differences were the result of the pandemic, obvious things like masks and social distancing….

Every Vote Counts! … Or Does It? The Electoral College: Explained

By Anna Di Iorio-Reyes In the 2016 presidential election, around 2.9 million more people voted for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. So why did Trump become president? Even though Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote, Trump won the Electoral College; a crucial victory which allowed him to be in office, but also led to…

Recent Political Awareness in Teens

By Kaya Bruno  In recent months, teenagers have been more inclined to share their political opinions especially concerning the presidential election race of 2020. This has to do with how they’re prompted to have a greater political focus and acknowledgment as a result of recent endeavors by the Trump administration and the widespread Black Lives…

Strategy or Stupidity

By Sophie Miretsky With the election being a crucial time for our country I, like many others, became obsessed with checking polls, and reading what the candidates were writing. In the past, I never took much time to read what President Trump tweeted. However, amidst all the madness, curiosity won me over. I checked what…

Parents and Politics

By Isabella Guerriero Two weeks before the election I walked outside my house to find the scariest Halloween decorations of all, and I knew it was time to write this article. I couldn’t sit by and let a blatantly racist symbol, a Trump 2020 sign, sit outside my house and allow people to think I…

Harvey Weinstein On Trial: Observations From an Insider

By Cali Morrison Carss On Monday January 27th, I walked into the courtroom across the hall from my mother’s office into one of the biggest cases in the country currently. Harvey Weinstein, movie mogul and former studio head, is on trial for rape and sexual assault crimes committed in New York (and will later go…

Answers to Five Questions About Bernie Sanders

By Adrian Flynn During my time working with the Sanders campaign, both in Iowa and elsewhere, I have consistently been asked some version of the same five questions. In this article I offer answers to these questions, with citations hyperlinked. I welcome any questions or opinions regarding my answers and encourage dialogue. Is Bernie a…

Lessons from Participating in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses

Written and Photographed By Adrian Flynn The 2020 Iowa Caucuses marked both the beginning of a tumultuous primary season and also possibly the end of the caucus system as we know it. The release of vote totals was delayed not only due to a reporting app that experienced technical problems, but also to the Iowa…

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…