Added Value Farms: A Red Hook Hidden Gem

by Ruby Paarlberg   Across the street from Ikea and surrounded by sidewalks and parked cars is a flourishing and beautiful green farm. Added Value Farms is a 2.75-acre urban farm located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This site contains both the NYC Compost Project and the Red Hook community farm. Together, these parts of the…

What’s There to Talk About? What “13 Reasons Why” Doesn’t Show

By Anne Isman If you haven’t already seen it, you’ve definitely heard people talking about it; the second season of the viral Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” was recently released, consisting of thirteen new episodes revolving around the students of Liberty High as they testify in Hannah’s trial against their school.  Just as the first season…

Even Outspoken Students Struggle to Listen in English Class

By Esme Laster For most students, the importance of listening has been tactfully drilled into our minds by teachers, administrators, parents, and even some deceptively instructional television series. In kindergarten, you begin to hear catchy phrases you never forget instructing you to put on your listening caps, and to stop, look and listen–to which you…

Beacon Students Organize for Gun Reform

Written By Ilana Cohen In the wake of tragedy, Beacon students have been quick to take action. Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14th, the plans for several demonstrations have spread across social media. A group of Beacon students have been working to organize the student body…

Students Experience Sexual Harassment, Too

By Sofia Colborn Last fall, the #metoo movement blew up worldwide after the exposure of Hollywood fixture Harvey Weinstein as a notorious sexual predator. Sexual misconduct, often considered taboo, has always been an issue and it exists in many different forms. It can be a small comment, a creepy wink, physical groping, or rape. Yet…