March 11, 2020
Today, students who write for The Beacon start by taking an Introduction to Journalism class and later get more involved through the Print and Digital Journalism course. Before these classes existed, however, students joined a Beacon Club and often worked after school.
These dedicated students have kept The Beacon going for nearly 100 years, leaving plenty of time for editors and reporters to come and go.
Although not all members of The Beacon staff continue on to a career in journalism, most have found that the skills they gained while working on the publication have come in handy in their chosen fields.
Some more noteworthy Beacon alumi include Kim Jones, reporter for the NFL Network; Randy Parker, Editor of The York Daily Record; and even 2017 grad Ben Ferree who is currently writing for the Penn State Collegian.
A few of staff members provided their opinions about the time they spent with The Beacon.