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A Night Under the Stars

Compiled by Staff May 24, 2023

There was a chance of rain in the forecast for this year's Blue Carpet, but the seniors, dressed their best, made it into the building just as the skies turned dark. The theme for this year's prom was...

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...

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...

All the schools were lined up right before competing in a cone flip relay for the start of the 2022 Battle of the Buildings.

Battle of the Buildings: 2022

Isabella Wilkinson and Taylor Hicks November 21, 2022

The Battle of the Buildings is a fan-favorite fundraising event to benefit the Dallastown Educational Foundation. Teachers from the various buildings along with high school students competed against...

Snapshots of The Senior Class

Isabella Wilkinson, Reporter October 24, 2022

On Friday, Oct. 21, Dallastown seniors filed into the concrete "reserved section" of the bleachers to capture their class photo, but it wasn't a normal class photo. Due to the West Campus construction...

Teens & Gasoline

Jayden Huncher, Reporter October 19, 2022

Back in the 2020 COVID lockdown people all across the country refused to leave the comfort of their own homes in fear of contracting the new virus. Now after a return to normalicy, people have now another...

Book Babbles: Season 1, Episode 4

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin September 30, 2022

In this episode of Book Babbles, Alex and Janel follow the call of the novel One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

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...

DAHS junior Brooklyn Orr performing a ramp trick on April 30,  2022. Brookyln has been skating for 6 years.

Behind the Scenes at Reid Menzer

Gia Elliot, reporter June 1, 2022

Precision, each photo requires it. So much goes into each photo, and so much outside of it. Reid Menzer Memorial Skate Park in York was built to honor the Menzer's family 14-year-old son Reid who passed...

As participants get Down and Dirty in the 10 competitions, being covered in mud is guaranteed.

The Day of Down-and-Dirty (Photostory)

Brannigan Stiles, Maddie Herrington, Reporters May 26, 2022

On Saturday, May 21, Down-and-Dirty made its comeback to Dallastown. The day-long event consisted of several heats of teams who participated in ten events set up around the soccer fields, including a mud...

The Dallastown MCJROTC cadets (right) passing by a battalion of Marines (in the back) practicing military Drill at the Marine Corps Quantico Base, Virginia.

Quite The Quantity of Quality Pictures From Quantico

Ryan Holmes, Reporter May 19, 2022

On April 22, the Dallastown MCJROTC community traveled on a senior field trip to the Marine Corps Quantico Base, Virginia. The group departed from Dallastown high school at 3 a.m. and returned at 10 p.m. The...

D-Town’s Decisions

Morgan O’Neill, Reporter May 16, 2022

For most high school students, May 1 marks the last full month of the school year. For seniors, it marks the beginning of the next chapter of their lives: National Decision Day.  Seniors who plan to...

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