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…

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 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….

Beacon Boys Ultimate Starts the Season Off Strong

By Jacob Rafiy The Beacon Boys Ultimate Team has had a very promising start this year, posting a 1-0-0 record in the NYC Ultimate League as well as two very high tournament finishes. The team has recently been promoted to Division A due to its stellar performance the season prior. In 2018, the Beacon Boys…

16 Beacon Students on Family Politics, Values, Social Media Activism, and the College Admissions Scandal: A “Beacon Beat Roundtable”

The Beacon Beat has formally decided to begin hosting “roundtable discussions” between members of both the newspaper staff and the public on specific topical issues. Below is a transcription of a conversation that occurred on March 13th. The transcription has been edited for clarity and grammar. Initially, the topic of discussion was “Family Politics vs….

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…