Coronavirus and the 2020 Olympics: A Breakdown

By Samuel Bovitz The coronavirus outbreak has already become an existential issue in the sports world. The NBA season has been suspended indefinitely, the NHL season may soon follow, the MLB season has been delayed, and March Madness will not be played, among other sporting events. With those in mind, let’s turn to the 2020…

How Star Wars Impacted Cinema and Pop Culture Forever

By Aylin Montoya The lightsaber was the weapon used by the Jedi and introduced to the world in the cultural phenomenon Star Wars. The Original Star Wars trilogy premiered on May 25th, 1977, with the episode A New Hope. A New Hope was fantastic with the viewers going on a journey as Luke Skywalker goes…

“The Farewell” and a Personal Story of Dual Identity

By Sanai Rashid On the one day during PBA week when I had no tests scheduled, I leaped at the opportunity to indulge in movies at home. After scrolling endlessly through Netflix titles that did not excite me, I thought back to a movie I wanted to see over the summer, The Farewell, directed by…

Answers to Five Questions About Bernie Sanders

By Adrian Flynn During my time working with the Sanders campaign, both in Iowa and elsewhere, I have consistently been asked some version of the same five questions. In this article I offer answers to these questions, with citations hyperlinked. I welcome any questions or opinions regarding my answers and encourage dialogue. Is Bernie a…

Lessons from Participating in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses

Written and Photographed By Adrian Flynn The 2020 Iowa Caucuses marked both the beginning of a tumultuous primary season and also possibly the end of the caucus system as we know it. The release of vote totals was delayed not only due to a reporting app that experienced technical problems, but also to the Iowa…

The Many Sides of Mr. August

By Tali Lebowitsch Photos By Adrian Flynn His name may sound familiar from the countless emails you received in your inbox at the beginning of the year. He may have been the one who saved you from taking that A.P. physics class you knew you couldn’t handle, or transferred you into the art class you…

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…