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Behind the Music

Erin Wagman, Freelance Writer June 3, 2024

You may know her from seeing her in the halls, perhaps the school performances, or even saw her face displayed in the front lobby.  There's a chance you got to see her in the spotlight. Heard, her...

The Beacon Senior Issue 2024

The Beacon Senior Issue 2024

Congratulations, Dallastown Class of 2024! This Senior Issue was created by senior Beacon editors and members of the Journalism II: Digital Media class. Information and votes were compiled from a survey...

Slicing Through the Deli Dilemma

Evan Atwood, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2024

Picture yourself on one of your childhood field trips. I’m sure you have one that jumps to  mind. Now recall lunch; that brown paper bag with that sandwich from mom. Maybe a peanut butter & jelly...

Luke Hemmings EP: boy (Sony Music Australia)

Release Radar: boy

Kirsten Raab, Reporter May 24, 2024

When it comes to bands, most people know the name of the band and nothing about the members. Many people have heard of 5 Seconds of Summer, but other than the bigger fans, most people wouldn’t be able...

Since its release, The Tortured Poets Department has continued to shatter records as well as hearts. In just six days, it became the most streamed album in a week. Photographed by Beth Garrabrant/  Republic Records

“The Tortured Poets Department”: Is It Really That Tortured?

Bryce Keller, Layout Editor May 22, 2024

On February 4th, singer and pop icon Taylor Swift ascended the coveted steps to accept her long-awaited 13th Grammy. What began as an acceptance speech, turned into something that left viewers utterly...

Conan Grays third and most recent album: Found Heaven (Republic Records).

Release Radar: Found Heaven

Kirsten Raab, Reporter May 3, 2024

Many people love music from the 80s. The only unfortunate thing is there can’t be more 80s music to be released. After all, we’re in a completely different decade.  Thankfully, singer and songwriter...

Members of the crew gather for the official program photo for The Lightning Thief. Crew members work with various off stage elements such as lights, sound, and moving props. Student directors are also pictured.

What Happens Behind the Curtain?

Kendyl McPherson, Reporter May 1, 2024

As the stage lights dim and the curtains are drawn, audiences see plays and musicals come to life on stage. But what truly goes into the work backstage? This year's musical, "The Lightning Thief"...

Casual Fridays pose for a picture after their Welcome to Winter Day performance in December of 2018. The band spent 9 years together with some rotating members in their lineup.

End of an Era: Casual Fridays Calls it Quits

Kirsten Raab, Reporter April 17, 2024

There aren’t many ways to get students excited. While everyone is very different, there is one thing many students have in common. Music.  Whether it’s a love for singing, playing, or listening...

Middle School Music Teacher, Miss Trauger, is posing with some of her choir students after a performance. Trauger has recently won the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. - Submitted By Trauger

Trauger Named Outstanding Young Music Educator

Lily Medich, Reporter March 19, 2024

Middle School Music Teacher, Miss Trauger, is the recipient of the 2024 Outstanding Young Music Educator Award given by the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association. Secretly nominated by a fellow...

The cast of The Lightning Thief laugh backstage during a rehearsal for the show. The show opens April 4.

“The Lightning Thief” Tickets on Sale

Kirsten Raab, Reporter March 18, 2024

“The Lightning Thief” is coming to Dallastown’s stage on April 4-7. It will take place in the school auditorium and tickets can be purchased by clicking on this link. There are five different show...

Billy Joel stepped away from songwriting in 1993 with Famous Last Words being his swan song. However, The Entertainer felt it was time to turn the lights back on and return to songwriting. Photo from Slgkgc via Wikimedia Commons.

The Piano Man’s Triumphant Return to Music

Bryce Keller, Reporter March 15, 2024

A performer laid his magical hands on the keys of his piano, as the magnetic uproar of the crowd began singing along to his songs. Until one day in 1993. The performer is none other than Billy “The...

This is one of the official promotional posters for Lokis second season. Its final, amazing episode aired on Thursday, Nov. 9,  to generally favorable reviews.

Free Will, Magic, and Paradoxes: A Loki Season 2 Review

JD Prelich, Reporter November 28, 2023

Recently, the second season of Loki finished. Many people, like myself, expected it to be horrible, like the rest of Marvel's more recent movies and TV shows. I, however, was pleasantly surprised by...

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