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The elegant and eye-catching cover of the novel.

Dark, Queer, and Twisted

Charlotte Van Haren, Reporter March 29, 2023

*This article contains spoilers for the novel A Lesson in Vengeance Picture this.  You’re a young woman, sent by your wealthy parents to a gaunt and haunted boarding school in the forested hills...

Book Babbles: Season 2, Episode 2

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin March 10, 2023

Take a chance or pass?   In this new episode of Book Babbles, hear how Alex and Janel learned about true risk as they examined the mystery and thriller novel The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn...

Little Women - One of the best classic novels, has been loved by many for over 150 years.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – Little Women

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter January 3, 2023

Little Women. A timeless novel about four sisters growing up in Concord, Massachusetts amidst the American Civil War.  This story was first published in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott, born to educated...

2022 Poetry Out Loud participants smiling for photos during the awards ceremony.

Poetry Out Loud: 2022

Janel Stump, Reporter December 20, 2022

The annual Poetry Out Loud competition returned for its 14th year in the high school’s theater room on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.  The competition returned in-person for the first time after 2 years of being...

Book Babbles: Season 2, Episode 1

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin December 19, 2022

A new school year, a new season of Book Babbles! Alex and Janel are back with more books and authors to discuss during their senior year. In the returning episode of Book Babbles, Alex and Janel are lured...

The official image of the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from Marvel Studios.

Wakanda Forever

Helena Trauger, Reporter December 6, 2022

*This review contains spoilers* The second installment of what many consider to be the best Marvel movie is finally here. "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" is now in theaters across the globe.  2018’s...

In the time of Taylor Swifts Speak Now days, the young Miss Swift is captured with a slight shrug and a playful smirk. Photographer, Eva Rinaldi, caught the perfect moment of Swift performing for the Sydney, Australia concert.

The Eras Tour: Controversy and Chaos

Clara Anile, Reporter December 1, 2022

10:00 a.m. on Nov. 15, the great war of getting concert tickets began. But the oddity is, this battle was not even considered the official sale. Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster have been working closely...

The DPAC Fall Play takes a look into the mind of author Edgar Allan Poe as some of his most famous tales haunt his dreams.

DPAC Delivers Ominous Tale with “Poe: Dreams of Madness”

Bryce Keller, Freelance Writer November 18, 2022

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching Dallastown’s rendition of "Poe: Dreams of Madness" directed by Mrs. Bethany Yuninger and students Molly Binkley and Rachel Fischman. The play follows...

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is quite possibly the greatest childrens story of all time.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter November 16, 2022

Note: This is the first installment of Lydia's Literary Loves. Please stay tuned for my future reviews of various books, movies, and authors!  Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Those simple names invoke...

Dallastown grad Devix will appear on the November 14 live shows of NBCs The Voice. He took time to meet with members of The Beacon staff via Zoom to talk about his musical journey.

Patience and Passion Lead DHS Grad to “The Voice”

Compiled by Staff November 14, 2022

When Devix takes the stage for his live performance on NBC's "The Voice" on Monday, Nov. 14, it will be a performance many years in the making. The 2012 Dallastown graduate, who says he didn't really...

Paramount and disney have released many rehashes of their classic series, and plan to put out many more.

Feelings of Nostalgia

Jacob Fleming, Reporter November 4, 2022

Paramount and Disney are both responsible for some of people's childhood favorite tv series, and in the last three years they have each started streaming services. Paramount and Disney have been putting...

Jayden Huncher stands infront of the Black Adam poster  at RC Theatres at Queensgate.

J.A.M. Jay and Movies: Black Adam

Jayden Huncher, Reporter November 4, 2022

“Black Adam” is Warner Brother’s newest installment in its DC brand, coming after many controversies with its cinematic universe. Fans were divided with the release of “Justice League” in...

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