Beacon’s Sit-In: How Did the Staff Show Their Support?

By Coco Hill After the inspiring gathering led by the newly assembled Beacon United Unions on Friday, December 13, students and staff were left anticipating the continuation of the powerful student-led movement. Students were instructed to look to the BUU’s Instagram page for updates on the expected demonstration. Throughout the weekend, those who had access…

The Role of Jewish Identity and Activism at Beacon

By Ariella Moses & Tali Lebowitsch Since the Beacon United Unions (BUU) formed, questions about the role that the Jewish Student Alliance (JSA) plays within the organization has generated intense controversy. Many have criticized the JSA’s involvement in a movement that least impacts their demographic. This movement was founded to address recent racism within Beacon’s…

Going Viral

By Sam Klein Stearns School is demanding. Whether you go to elementary or college, public or private, there are always due dates looming over you, test results threatening your grades, and endless piles of papers that teachers expect you to do on the daily. As a freshman at Beacon High School, located in the heart…

Glitter and Glam: MTV’s Role in Glamorizing Teen Pregnancy

By Sanai Rashid It’s another boring Saturday night and you scroll through channels on your television. You stop once you see Teen Mom 2 playing on MTV, knowing you will be entertained for  the next hour. And indeed you are, moms screaat their “baby daddy” and deal with crying babies and the struggle of having…

The Rapid Ascension and Sudden Decline of NFL Running Backs

By Samuel Bovitz I remember watching Todd Gurley in 2017. He was incredible, consistently putting up a brilliant performance and making defenses across the league fearful of his talent. He was a legitimate candidate for the 2017 MVP, and some still believe he should’ve won it. His expertise was rewarded in July of 2018 with…

The Story of the Sit-In

By Esme Laster Photos by Jeremy Weine “I’ve never felt connected to people in this school the way I do now,” said a student at Beacon High School, Gabriela Gomez about Monday’s momentous student-led sit-in. The sit-in, organized by a brand new student coalition, Beacon United Unions (BUU), called upon the administration to better advocate…

One of BUU’s Demands Met as Students Gather for Assembly

By Cali Morrison Carss & Samuel Bovitz One of the Beacon United Unions’ demands from the sit-in came to reality Thursday when an assembly was called to discuss racism and diversity, the main issue at hand from Monday’s sit-in. The administration led assembly took note of teachers’ determination to work with students through the issues…

How Our Society Deals with Sex Abuse and Why it’s All Wrong

By Daniel Arturi In a world plagued by so many pressing issues it can sometimes be difficult to retain compassion for each individual issue. However, the sexual abuse of minors is worth everyone’s rapt attention and absolute empathy. I myself have a very personal relationship with this issue, as I live a sliver of a…

An Analysis of Sports Pages and The New York Times

By Samuel Bovitz When I first moved to New York City, I was a kid accustomed to reading the LA Times sports page. It was so well done. Bill Plaschke led a crew of great sportswriters, and I slowly started to compile a list in my head of what makes a great sports page or…