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The Student News Site of Dallastown Area High School

The Beacon

The Student News Site of Dallastown Area High School

The Beacon


[[File:School Classroom seating arrangements during the time of Covid-19.

A Not So Traditional High School Experience

Isabella Wilkinson, Reporter September 22, 2022

The whole "high school experience" certainly wasn't normal for the Dallastown Class of 2023. While Covid did affect other every class in its own way, the Class of 2023's experience was anything but...

This year Mrs. Huyett (left) found herself with an unlikely co-adviser for Student Council. Dean of Students Mr. Hostetter (right) is excited to be a part of the team and to get to know a new population of DHS students.

Student Council Finds Unlikely Adviser

Olivia Brenneman, Reporter September 22, 2022

Last May, Dallastown Student Council met for the last time for the ‘22 school year. It was already a bittersweet moment, saying goodbye to graduating seniors, but then, more news was shared, dropping...

Homecoming Court Nominees 2022

Homecoming Court Nominees 2022

September 20, 2022

Student Council's Homecoming is a much-loved tradition filled with spirit days, Powder Puff, and formal wear. This year's event crept up on DAHS, being held a little earlier than normal. The Class...

Beth Boyd (Intermediate School, CSN), left, and Whitney Sams (High School, CSN) at Bongiorno Conference Center, Carlisle PA.

Super Summer Jobs

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter September 15, 2022

For high school students, summers are a welcome break from homework and tests, but not everyone chooses to spend their summers work-free. Many students and teachers at Dallastown take on summer employment...

Dr. Wilson and her family: Matthew, her four-year-old son, and her husband, Mr. Eric Wilson. In the midst of planning for the new school year, the Wilsons went on adventures to spend time with one another.

Q & A With Dr. Wilson

Ainsley Ellis, Co-Editor-In-Chief September 9, 2022

After a summer of water balloons and mini-adventures with her son, Dr. Misty Wilson has officially taken over as the Dallastown High School principal. After 13 years as a physics and chemistry teacher...

Dallastown graduate Brielle Berry is making a name for herself in the sports journalism field. Currently a student at Temple University, she is involved in various aspects of journalism including print, broadcast and radio. She is interning in New York City this summer  for SportsNet New York.

Slam Dunk in Sports Journalism

Ava Markel, Reporter June 17, 2022

Sometimes our passions are our biggest motivators when finding an area to pursue. For Dallastown Class of 2019 graduate Brielle Berry, basketball was a crucial part of her high school experience. After...

Here is Maddie Dewees Holding the RealCare baby in the child care class

All About the RealCare Baby

Sophia Ahrens, Reporter June 7, 2022

Have you ever wondered or questioned what taking care of a baby is like? Imagine getting 24 hours of time to take care of a baby and having to do it all on your own. At Dallastown High School, students...

Maggie Groh playing for her soccer club team, Pennsylvania Classics

Soccer Super Star

Emily Smith, Reporter June 7, 2022

Students at Dallastown may know Maggie Groh as an honors student, athlete, and all around great person. At the University of Delaware, they know Maggie as the new commit for the 2023-24 soccer season for...

The Mamma Mia set crew dedicates their time and energy to making spacious set pieces such as this.

Mamma Mia! Here we go… For Real this Time

Maddie Herrington, Reporter June 3, 2022

Countless school events were put on hold because of the pandemic, including the long-awaited, fan-favorite musical that was originally planned to be performed on the DHS stage in April of 2020. Mamma...

TV and Video Production teacher, Joseph Klinedinst running the Ironman Maryland in 2018. He is one of the many teachers that has accomplished running over 20 marathons.

26.2 Miles and Counting

Olivia Brenneman, Reporter June 2, 2022

When most people hear the words run or marathon, their immediate thought is “pain.” But at Dallastown, it's a different story. Many staff members have done what may be unthinkable for others,...

The Beacon Senior Issue - Class of 2022

The Beacon Senior Issue – Class of 2022

June 2, 2022

Each year, The Beacon staff surveys the senior class as a means to gather information for their annual Senior Issue. While the yearbook, The Spectator, includes a photo of every senior and every club and...

A picture of the entire Dallastown marching band from this past season.

Brand New Band

Alli Fleming, Reporter June 1, 2022

It's a Friday night football game. Middle schools are walking the track, parents are gossiping in the stands, the student section is packed with high schoolers, cheerleaders are smiling and cheering, and...

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