The Wolves: A B’Dat Production

By Sanai Rashid Beacon’s intensive theatre arts extracurricular, B’Dat’s, production of The Wolves sure scored a goal in my referee book after watching it on opening night. The Wolves, a play by Sarah DeLappe, follows the ups and downs of a high school indoor soccer team and the drastically different personalities of its members.  The…

Sexy Psychos: The Evolution of American Psycho

By Linus Coersmeier The 1991 novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis follows the incredibly suave and successful Patrick Bateman through about two years of his life on Wall Street as it revels in the economic boom of the 1980s. The name may have given a bit of insight on this fact already, but the…

Two ‘Chips One Night

By Jaiden Fisher-Dayn After a long road to the finals and two amazing seasons, both the boy’s and girl’s soccer teams finished off by winning both the city championships. It started off with the boys, who were facing John Adams in the finals. John Adams’ side of the field was half full with fans, and…

Kanye West – “Jesus Is King” Review

By Maki Nientao Jesus Is King is the latest album from one of popular culture’s most prominent polymaths in the last two decades: Kanye West. After 2018’s ye and Kids See Ghosts, he hasn’t released any new music except for the raunchy Lil Pump collaboration, “I Love It”. However, by early 2019, Kanye had turned…

A Closer Look at the SHSAT: How it Helps and Hurts NYC Students

By Tali Lebowitsch This year only seven out of eight hundred and ninety five seats were offered to black students to attend Stuyvesant High School, a specialized high school in New York City. Out of the other seven specialized high schools in the city, only ten percent of the student body consists of Black and…

A Cerealized 2019-20 NBA Season Preview

By Samuel Bovitz This is not your typical NBA Preview. I’ll make that clear from the start. I chose to describe each NBA team as a cereal for two reasons: one, I think it’d be interesting to see NBA teams in a fresh perspective and two, I’m hungry.  The Atlanta Hawks are Peanut Butter Toast…

Ghost Trains: Navigating the Subways as a High Schooler

By Sam Klein Stearns Transitioning to Beacon from another school can be difficult. As a freshman, I can certainly vouch for these difficulties: from harder courses, to the introduction of PBAs, to the earlier start times, the changes can get overwhelming. One of the most daunting implementations I found was the subway. In terms of…

Danny Brown – “uknowwhatimsayin¿” Review

By Maki Nientao uknowwhatimsayin¿ is rapper Danny Brown’s fifth full-length release, following his critically strongest to date , Atrocity Exhibition. He’s certainly proven himself to be among the most skillful, lyrically adept rap artists of the 2010s, and this latest album is undeniably another fantastic record he has under his belt. With production ranging from…