Cynthia Nixon Should Not Be Governor: An Op-Ed by Jude Messler

by Jude Messler Cynthia Nixon will not be the Governor of New York. The latest polls have Andrew Cuomo ahead by at least thirty points, a gap that all but ensures that he will clinch the Democratic nomination next Thursday. From the moment of its inception, a Nixon candidacy was a longshot. Taking on the…

All Politics Is Local: Council Member Brad Lander Comes to Beacon

By Adrian Flynn Photos by Kareem Sidibe & Adrian Flynn On Wednesday, May 16th, NYC Council Member Brad Lander spoke to Beacon students about his experience in city government as part of an event organized by Model Congress minority leader Divine Ndombo. In her opening speech, Ndombo noted Lander’s support for youth involvement in politics,…

Knocked Down but Never Knocked Out: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Visits Beacon

By Adrian Flynn Photos by Erdene R. Greene Hakeem Jeffries, the Democratic Representative of New York’s 8th district in the United States Congress, came to Beacon on May 2nd to address students and take questions from people interested in politics and the current political climate from the perspective of a prominent politician. The event was…

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…

Fight for #Enough: Beacon Gun Reform Action Series

The #Enough National School Walkout on March 14th was an important display of solidarity with the student survivors of the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Both the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 14th and the National School Walkout on Friday, April 20th present more opportunities to stand…

Democrats Must Learn from Conor Lamb’s Upset Victory

By Jude Messler Last week, President Trump and other high-profile GOP surrogates traveled to the heart of “Trump Country” to campaign for Republican nominee Rick Saccone to be the next Representative from Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. Their mission seemed foolproof: the 96% white working-class district which had voted for Trump by more than 20% in…

#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…