We Need Real Parent-Teacher Conferences

Op-Ed Contest Winner #3 By Emma Pilkington Students are present at school about seven hours a day, five days a week, and attend the same classes with exactly the same teachers. These teachers spend time with their students not only in class, but also during after school hours and individual appointments. When it comes to…

Making Beacon an Active Community

Op-Ed Contest Winner #4 By Adrian Flynn Beacon students are known around the city for being politically active. It is a reputation that we take pride in because we see the value in caring about larger issues that are developing in the world around us. However, some of these larger issues can be quite distant,…

It’s Time to Hear Marginalized Voices

Op-Ed Contest Winner #5 By Skye Tarshis During my two years at Beacon, I have born witness to a series of incidents of intolerance; I believe that the effort on the part of the administration and the student body to combat the underlying issues that inspired these instances has been fruitless. In a school with…

Beaconnected

Beaconnected is a weekly column that focuses on getting to know the distinct personalities, styles, and lives of Beacon students. You can nominate students to be featured in the column and/or suggest questions for interview subjects here: https://goo.gl/forms/AySjSNxTXtdC01cn1. Written by Kate Jeffrey 11/2: AAYUSHA DUWADI NAME: Aayusha Duwadi GRADE: Junior What is your favorite TV…

Knocked Down but Never Knocked Out: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries Visits Beacon

By Adrian Flynn Photos by Erdene R. Greene Hakeem Jeffries, the Democratic Representative of New York’s 8th district in the United States Congress, came to Beacon on May 2nd to address students and take questions from people interested in politics and the current political climate from the perspective of a prominent politician. The event was…

To Go Green, Go Vegan

By Phoebe Kamber   Is going vegan just another health trend? NO, going vegan can be a push towards a better Earth!   Factory farms are industrial farms that provide 99% of the 10 million animal products the U.S. consumes every year. They are some of the greatest antagonists of our environment. By going vegan,…

“David Bowie is”: Celebrating the Sensational Art of a Sensational Artist

By Ruby Paarlberg The “David Bowie is” Exhibition opened on March 2nd with the purpose of honoring and celebrating Bowie’s artwork. The exhibit, made up of hundreds of objects taken directly from the David Bowie archive, includes posters, handwritten music and costumes. The variety of objects and pieces within the exhibit perfectly encapsulates Bowie’s ever-changing…

The Life and Legacy of First Lady Barbara Bush

By Jude Messler Many Beacon students do not know much about Barbara Bush’s life. Her passing, though tragic, provides a new opportunity to recognize the impact she made on this country during her life. First Lady Barbara Bush was laid to rest on Saturday, April 21st, four days after she died from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…