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Ease, Form, Beauty, and the Whole

Ease, Form, Beauty, and the Whole
October 16, 2019

The final day of classes at NYSSSA were over. Thirty one sleep deprived yet energized theatre kids sat stuffed around the only four tables in the otherwise deserted dining hall. After pushing them together,...

All About Me

All About Me
October 16, 2019

I absolutely love brownies. I think I’m really good at Biology. Sometimes when I am bored, I make a mental playlist with all my favorite songs and play through them, one by one. I absolutely hate...

Film Review: Tombstone

Film Review:  Tombstone
March 16, 2018

Tombstone (1993) is a Western that follows former lawman Wyatt Earp, gambler Doc Holliday, and Wyatt’s brothers Virgil and Morgan as they live in Tombstone, Arizona. It tells of their feud with the Cowboys...

Featured Art

Cassandra Hadaway
March 16, 2018

We are featuring art from our many talented students, created under the direction of art teacher Mrs. Rhone!

Thinking of the Stars

Thinking of the Stars
March 16, 2018

What if our futures were inscribed in the stars? What if our future was fate and we did not have control? If stars formed a direct path for success or failure And life or death How would you...

2017, Back to the Odyssey. Chapter 6: Stitches

March 16, 2018

Chapters 1 -5 of this novel were published in previous editions of The Beacon. We got the bed setup for Steve to lay down on so we could stitch him up. But he seemed resistant to getting the stitches....

Book Review: Of Mice and Men

Book Review:  Of Mice and Men
February 12, 2018

Recently, my 9th grade class read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The story is about two men who travel together, pursuing their American dream while facing hardships. One of the main characters, George,...

Featured Art

MacKenzie Hurd
February 8, 2018

We are featuring art from our many talented students, created under the direction of art teacher Mrs. Rhone!  

What I’m Gonna Miss

February 8, 2018

I’m gonna miss school The times I’d go to bed at midnight And have to wake up at 6:00 am I’m gonna miss my bus The one that provided no heat during winter With windows that wouldn’t...

Cold Weather

Cold Weather
February 8, 2018

It keeps getting colder… This weather is impossible I can’t wait until summer When this crisis is over   When the snow melts And the leaves, flowers, and grass bloom I won’t...

2017, Back to the Odyssey. Chapter 5: The Kiss

February 8, 2018

Chapters 1 -4 of this novel were published in previous editions of The Beacon. Steve stared at Bill as he kept crying. Then he sprung into action. “Bill, I am so sorry, I didn’t know…” Steve...

2017, Back to the Odyssey. Chapter 4: Saving Steve

January 24, 2018

     I stood there, frozen with fear. Tears started to roll gently down my face as I shook up with fear. Steve looked up at me.      “M-McKayla… go get the others… t-they can h-help me…”...

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