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Book Review: Of Mice and Men

Book Review:  Of Mice and Men

Christian Lopez

February 12, 2018


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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, is a small, fast, smart man, and seems to always have a plan. Lennie, a strong, mentally challen...

Featured Art

Featured Art

February 8, 2018


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

What I’m Gonna Miss

Gabriel Lindo

February 8, 2018


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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 roll up I’m gonna miss my teachers The ones who gave me tons of homework And essays that had ...

Cold Weather

Cold Weather

Julia Lindo

February 8, 2018


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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 be missing this winter’s weather Anytime soon.  ...

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

KcKayla Cross

February 8, 2018


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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 said. “How could you know, you were dead when that happened. Now you are here, and she hate...

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

McKayla Cross

January 24, 2018


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     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…” Steve said as blood from his wound went down his arm. I obeyed him. I ran down the hallway...

Evil

Lilly Mahon

January 21, 2018


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Girls, they are evil. Girls are monsters. Girls. Like venomous snakes that strike on the weak. Like cannibals eating their own. Mean and wicked. "Popular" girls are the worst of them all. They tease you until you break down or blow up. Pretending like it wasn't their fau...

Thinking of the Stars

Julia Lindo

January 21, 2018


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What if our futures were inscribed in the stars? If stars formed a direct path for success or failure And life or death How would you live your life? Would you live it to the fullest? Taking risks and doing everything fast...perhaps too fast? Would you do because you are losing time...

Consider Opera

Consider Opera

Gabriel Lindo

January 21, 2018


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Everyone has heard about opera, but few actually listen to it. The first words that automatically come to mind when people hear the word, “opera,” are probably “loud, powerful, and high (high relating to high notes).” Opera is an unpopular genre that has been unfortunately forgotten. Rap and pop are curr...

2017, Back to the Odyssey. Chapter 3: The Explanation

McKayla Cross

December 21, 2017


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Chapters 1 and 2 of this novel were published in previous editions of The Beacon. Everyone gasped in unison. Even Hawking raised his eyebrows in surprise. “Why would you do that?!” I asked him. “I didn’t know he was evil! He seemed so nice at first… and then he turned on me, and next thing I knew...

Dear Others

Rachel Marsh

December 21, 2017


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Dear Rachel others see you as vulnerable but in your heart you know you are strong   Dear reader I'm sorry I've led you to this false impression of me I wish you could read my soul   and hear my heart talking and not the words others put in my m...

Simplicity is Bliss

Simplicity is Bliss

Ashley Estabrook

December 21, 2017


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Quick question for you Do you know the difference between 10 and 104? You’d say yes; 94 But I say, the 10 It means much more All of our faces Stuffed in our phones The screens all that we’re seeing Laziest of beings Getting 104 handed right to us Social anxiety beli...

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