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

By Ruby Paarlberg and 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…

A Call to Caution

By Adrian Flynn In the past few months, many Beacon students have freely shared their opinions on two major political incidents: the Covington confrontation and the Jussie Smollett episode. Similar sentiments of outrage were expressed by many liberals across the nation in response to these two events. As we have now learned, both of these…

Queens, Dick, and Lobster: A Review Of The Oscar Front-runners

by Linus Coersmeier The films ‘Vice’ and ‘The Favourite’ are set 300 years apart, with a budget difference of 45 million dollars, one about a drunk turned Vice President and one about a peasant turned into the Queen’s lover, seemingly having no connection other than their ‘underdog’ themes. However, upon further examination, the two are…

The Moco Museum: From New York to Amsterdam, Inspiration is the Same

by Phoebe Kamber The week of Thanksgiving I visited my sister in Amsterdam, Netherlands where she attends college. The city itself is beautiful with a maze of canals making you second-guess your direction at every turn, and Christmas lights illuminating every alley. In its beauty, the city also demonstrates a cleanliness that, as a New…

The Show that Changed Comedy Forever

by Henry Wheeler Klainberg If you’re from New York or if you have a TV, then you have probably heard of the sensational hit show Saturday Night Live, a live comedy that’s aired every Saturday since the 1970’s. The show became popular for its excellent comedy sketches, and its stellar casts. Over the years it…

The Need To Know: What Do You Want To Be?

by Esme Laster As teenagers on the precipice of dramatic change, being an upperclassman is a series of unrelenting, and seemingly unanswerable questions: What colleges are you considering? Do you know what you want to study? And the worst of them all: do you know what you want to be? It’s hard to answer these…

Coping With Test Anxiety

by Ruby Paarlberg Most high schoolers know the suspenseful silence as a test is being handed out all too well. The silence continues until the test is over when everyone can breathe again. Exams are proctored in sterile environments amongst a sea of nail biting and fidgety students. It is difficult to remain calm and…

8 Affordable, Sustainable, and Fashionable Online Stores to Update Your Wardrobe

By Sophie Steinberg As fast-fashion dominates the styles of most of America, I have found myself gravitating towards smaller businesses that offer the same prices for far better clothes. Many modern online clothing stores are small operations that cultivate a following and appreciation through social media and Instagram. More often than not, their clothes are…