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….

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…

Advisory at Beacon: A Failed Concept?

By Ariella Moses & Tali Lebowitsch Throughout the high-school application process, many students felt overwhelmed when deciding between each school and its unique features. Of these differing traits, one that seemed to stand out at Beacon specifically was its commitment to “Advisory.” It is described on the Beacon website as a nurturing place to provide…

Beacon Boys Ultimate Starts the Season Off Strong

By Jacob Rafiy The Beacon Boys Ultimate Team has had a very promising start this year, posting a 1-0-0 record in the NYC Ultimate League as well as two very high tournament finishes. The team has recently been promoted to Division A due to its stellar performance the season prior. In 2018, the Beacon Boys…

Blue Demon Wrestling Turns it Around in 2019

By Guy Mermelstein Beacon’s varsity sports teams have been playing strikingly well during their 2018-19 campaigns. Beacon Boys Varsity Soccer finished the season first in their division with 11 wins and one loss, while Girls Varsity Soccer finished the year undefeated, and Girls Volleyball split their season record with six wins and losses. On top…

Beacon’s Black History Show

By Tali Rosen On Friday, February 1st, the Beacon Black Student Union and the Beacon Dance Company kicked off Black History Month with two performances of “Our American History,” an uplifting and enlightening two hours of dance, song, spoken word and drama at the Jacqueline K. Onassis High School. The evening opened and closed with…

BSU Cares: How Social Media and Hard Work Fueled a Successful Coat Drive

By Ruby Paarlberg & Sophie Steinberg During mid-winter break, as students were waiting on airport lines and sleeping in, BSU members were promoting their upcoming “BSU Cares Coat Drive” all over Instagram. When we got back to school, Beacon’s Black Student Union, otherwise known as BSU, began a coat drive in the lobby. Their efforts…

Lights, Music, Action: B’DAT’s Adventurous Twist of Romeo + Juliet

By Ayumu Izumo B’DAT kicked off February with its production of the Shakespearean love tragedy, Romeo + Juliet, which starred Dylan Nadelman and Adelaide Lobenthal as Romeo and Juliet, respectively. However, this was not your average run of the centuries-old work. With the play taking place in “an American City in the present day between…