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…

New York City’s Education System and Feeder Schools

By Cali Morrison Carss As the school year begins, there is a noticeable sense of familiarity among the freshmen, even in such a new environment. Groups of students where everyone clearly already knows one another and are comfortable together are abundant at Beacon. While this is not the case for everyone, it seems that much…

Schooling Ourselves on Climate Change

By Tali Rosen On Friday, September 20th, students at schools in New York City and around the world walked out of classes to take a stand against climate change. The Beacon School, in addition to supporting and facilitating the student walk out, dedicated itself to the fight against climate change by replacing the morning’s regular…

A Walkout for the Future by the Future

By Coco Hill and Ariella Moses On September 20, 2019, passionate students, inspired parents, and dedicated teachers all took to the streets to make a statement and support their brave counterparts. Greta Thunberg, a Swedish and now universally-recognized climate change activist reaching just sixteen years old had sailed all the way from Plymouth, England, to…

Where Can the Blue Demons Take U?

By Guy Mermelstein As MVPs and nationally ranked champions, a handful of Beacon’s finest athletes have built resumes that are nearly flawless — yet underneath all of their evident success, there were countless hours dedicated to enhancing their craft, social events and academic opportunities missed, and the agony of defeat and rejection. In some cases,…

A Day of Congressional Exhilaration: Jerry Nadler and Max Rose Visit Beacon

By Adrian Flynn Photos by Adrian Flynn We were incredibly fortunate last Wednesday to host not just one but two sitting congressmen at Beacon. Both Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-10) and Rep. Max Rose (D-11) of New York were able to answer questions from students and explain their motivations, musings, and roles. Nadler arrived at Beacon…

A Taste of the Future: Representative Hakeem Jeffries Visits Beacon

By Jude Messler & Adrian Flynn, with additional questions by Cynthia Enofe Before March 20th, a whirlwind of loudspeaker announcements and ubiquitous posters let students know that Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was coming to Beacon. Excitement soon followed as people prepared to listen to what the Representative from New York’s 8th Congressional District had to say….

The Passing of Cassius Clay the Crab & the Crab Sanctuary in Room 527

By Adrian Flynn Photos by Adrian Flynn The Beacon community was rattled in April by the unfortunate and untimely passing of Cassius Clay the crab. The female blue crab, named after the prolific boxer Muhammad Ali, somehow made it out of her tank and into a sink in Mr. McKenna’s classroom. By the time she…