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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...

Things Change

Lilly Mahon

December 7, 2017


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Things change every day even if we want them to stay the same Everything around me changes every second of every day   The clock ticks as time goes by The sky changes as the sun rises and sets The weather doesn't stay the same My classes change too Things change &nbs...

Christmas Poem

Christmas Poem

Julia Lindo

December 7, 2017


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Christmas time is coming Spirits are high Smiles are big And presents are expected But most important Families will be together Sitting together by the fire Treasuring not only the time playing with gifts But also loving each other's company....

Chapter 2: HAL 9,000

Chapter 2: HAL 9,000

McKayla Cross

December 7, 2017


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Chapter 1 of this novel was published in a previous edition of The Beacon. The three of us tried to get the ship working, but we figured out that all the directions were written in Spanish. “Oh great, now what do we do?!” Bill asked, losing faith in himself. “Luckily, I know how to speak ...

To Deployment

Mack Cox

November 17, 2017


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For all those who have served From the first fight   To deployment in Syria and Iraq   We've produced   Loyal,  Dedicated,  Fearless,  Troops. You've sacrificed and gambled with your lives. For what? All Americans have been born into a free country All at your expense...

I Meet Steve Jobs (Part 1)

McKayla Cross

November 16, 2017


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I woke up on a spaceship. I don’t know how I ended up on there, but I did. I floated over to the immensely complicated controls. “Oh dear…” I muttered as I looked down at all the gadgets and buttons. Someone touched my shoulder. I whipped my head around, only to see the creator of Apple, Steve Jobs. ...

Things Change

Lilly Mahon

November 16, 2017


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Things change every day even if we want them to stay the same Everything around me changes every second of every day   The clock ticks as time goes by The sky changes as the sun rises and sets The weather doesn't stay the same My classes change too Things change &nbs...

Think

Think

Julia Lindo

November 16, 2017


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My heart aches Ever since you broke it in a thousand pieces But since then I’ve tried to mend it I wander through the deepest part of my mind And place a picture of you there I try to forget you But I can’t get you out of my head The image of you finds its way back Everything I look at i...

Belfast Resident Authors Book

Belfast Resident Authors Book

Julia Lindo

November 16, 2017


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Reasons for Atonement is a Christian book written by Wendy Lindo. It describes the true duty of humanity: to bring to light the existence of God. All people deal with anger, feelings of inferiority, and worry. If you practice religious faith, you can deal with those kinds of issues. This book is a direct path...

Veteran’s Day Poems

Veteran’s Day Poems

Gabriel Lindo, Julia Lindo, Nathaniel Hurd, and Dominik Becker

November 2, 2017


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Your Body Your feet have walked on the grounds of the jungle the deserts and on the roads of cities around the world.   Your hands have done things that no common man would imagine.   Your shoulders have taken the impact of rifles.   You have develo...

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