Champions League Group Stage Recap

By Lucien Betancourt and Diego De Souza The group stage of the Champions League has officially come to an end. The 16 teams that will go on to the Round of 16 are set, and the 8 third-place teams that will head to the Europa League (the second tier of European champion soccer) are set…

Around the Neighborhood

By Isabella Guerriero COVID-19 affected every neighborhood in New York City this year, so a favorite local spot can be an escape from the harsh reality of the pandemic. Here are a few places New York City teenagers love around the boroughs. Get inspired and maybe one day (wearing a mask of course) visit these…

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…

The history of “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco”

By Sammy Bovitz  “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco.” Somehow, over the last few years, this statement in a Taco Bell advertisement has ingrained itself within our culture. And yet, there is no historical analysis of this yearly event. Let’s change that. What taco are we even getting? In essence, the “Steal a Base, Steal…

The Truth About Thanksgiving

By Clementine Paarlberg On Thanksgiving evening, you most likely sat down with family and friends, passing around the “traditional” foods. You piled up the steaming slices of turkey, a heap of creamy mashed potatoes, and maybe some green beans to add some color to your plate. To top it all off, you flooded your plate…

Meeting Our Principal

By Sanai Hadiya Principal Brady. We all know that he sends us emails from time to time, most of us met him on the Meet The Principal Zoom back in August, and for those of you who do hybrid learning, you might have even seen him at school! But many other Beacon students and I…

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…

Champions League Group B is a Perfect Storm

By Lucien Betancourt Champions League football is back and the group stages are in full swing, where exciting upsets and disappointing performances abound! In case you don’t know, the Champions League is a European football league where the top clubs in every league that is a part of UEFA (or, Union of European Football Associations)…

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…

The Dodgers have (finally) won the World Series. Now what?

By Sammy Bovitz I’ve been a Los Angeles Dodgers fan since I was three years old. And while there are certainly teams that suffer more, the baseball universe seems like it’s been out to get me since 2011. That was the year that Clayton Kershaw won his first Cy Young award and Matt Kemp finished…