A 2020 MLB Season Preview, as told by mascots – Part 1

By Samuel Bovitz Major League Baseball games are a lot of fun, and one of the most fun aspects of gameday experience are the mascots. They are everywhere, but they are especially prevalent in MLB, where 28 out of the league’s 30 teams have mascots. In this MLB Season Preview, we will check in on…

Answers to Five Questions About Bernie Sanders

By Adrian Flynn During my time working with the Sanders campaign, both in Iowa and elsewhere, I have consistently been asked some version of the same five questions. In this article I offer answers to these questions, with citations hyperlinked. I welcome any questions or opinions regarding my answers and encourage dialogue. Is Bernie a…

Lessons from Participating in the 2020 Iowa Caucuses

Written and Photographed By Adrian Flynn The 2020 Iowa Caucuses marked both the beginning of a tumultuous primary season and also possibly the end of the caucus system as we know it. The release of vote totals was delayed not only due to a reporting app that experienced technical problems, but also to the Iowa…

The Many Sides of Mr. August

By Tali Lebowitsch Photos By Adrian Flynn His name may sound familiar from the countless emails you received in your inbox at the beginning of the year. He may have been the one who saved you from taking that A.P. physics class you knew you couldn’t handle, or transferred you into the art class you…

The Story of the Sit-In

By Esme Laster Photos by Jeremy Weine “I’ve never felt connected to people in this school the way I do now,” said a student at Beacon High School, Gabriela Gomez about Monday’s momentous student-led sit-in. The sit-in, organized by a brand new student coalition, Beacon United Unions (BUU), called upon the administration to better advocate…

How Our Society Deals with Sex Abuse and Why it’s All Wrong

By Daniel Arturi In a world plagued by so many pressing issues it can sometimes be difficult to retain compassion for each individual issue. However, the sexual abuse of minors is worth everyone’s rapt attention and absolute empathy. I myself have a very personal relationship with this issue, as I live a sliver of a…

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…

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…