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Lead actors standing at the front of the stage performing Legally Blonde.

Legally Blonde at Dallastown

June 1, 2023

Curtains closed, the audience stood, cheers erupted, a standing ovation, and just like that, all the hours of hard work paid off. For Dallastown Area High School, April 13 marked the opening night of...

Fashion club advisor, Mrs. Guttridge, as well as students in front of The Button in the Fashion District. This was taken before they got a guided tour of the district.

Trendy Teens Takeover NYC

Jade Bradenbaugh, Reporter May 10, 2023

Dallastown Fashion Club embarked on a new adventure on April 20. The Big Apple. Almost 50 DHS  students with an interest in fashion visited New York City for the day. They were joined by a separate...

Two Seniors collect their caps, gowns, and cords for 2023 graduation. Handouts were done on Thursday, April 20 during lunch in the lobby as Seniors count the days until their high school career ends and a new life begins.

Class of 2023 Updates

Millie Bahn and Cassidy Gable April 28, 2023

Thursday, April 20, the day the Senior Class of 2023 received their caps and gowns, marked the start of the end-of-the-year events that graduating seniors look forward to.  As new traditions are formed...

The 2023 Video Production Club crew that represented Dallastown at the Student Television Network National Convention in Long Beach, CA.

From Coast to Coast

Trent Spangler, Reporter March 31, 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, Southwest Airlines welcomes you to Los Angeles, California. The local time is 6:17 p.m. and the temperature is approximately 60° Fahrenheit.  Twenty-seven students from the Dallastown...

Singer, songwriter, and 2023 Super Bowl Halftime performer Rihanna.

Over the Top or Underwhelming?

Brooke Jordan, Reporter March 3, 2023

From jokes like “Rihanna concert interrupted by a football game. Weird but whatever” printed onto t-shirts to memes of the incoming dancers in their white suits, the Super Bowl halftime show is annually...

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate their last Super Bowl at their Super Bowl Parade. Patrick Mahomes at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade downtown on Grand by Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Super Bowl LVII

Evan Atwood, Reporter February 21, 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. The two sides headed to Scottsdale, Arizona on a very level playing field. Not only did both teams finish tied for first in...

Dallastowns 22-23 lineup stands together as one in front of the crowd.

Boys Basketball Looks to Postseason

Tyrell Etheredge , Freelance Writer February 14, 2023

As the final games of the season come to a close, the Dallastown Boys Basketball team has shifted its focus to post season play.  Dallastown math teacher Mr. Mike Grassel has been the head coach...

Tomlinson sings to a packed crowd of fans during his first solo tour.

“Faith in The Future,” A 2023 Tour

Addysen Craumer , Freelance Writer February 10, 2023

Louis Tomlinson is making his way to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 27 for his second solo tour, and no one knows how the TD Pavillion at The Mann is going to enforce their rules.  Tomlinson’s...

Schools need more teachers desperately all over the US.

The Impact that the Shortage of Teachers will have on Dallastown

Addy Thaler, Reporter January 27, 2023

It was only 10 years ago when there were over 20,000 new teachers each year in Pennsylvania. Now there are just over 6,000 new teachers each year. To gain more teachers, the state of Pennsylvania decided...

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...

An aerial photo taken of the brand new Dallastown High School football stadium taken in 1959.

Secondary West Campus Safety & Security Project Part Two: The Finances

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter November 8, 2022

Dallastown High School’s iconic football stadium is undergoing major renovations. The center concrete section of bleachers, built in 1958, is just one area that will undergo a much-needed transformation. The...

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