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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...

Pennsylvania takes on the midterm election in 2022, featuring two compelling senatorial candidates.

Midterms : Not Just the Exams

Zoe Schneider, Reporter October 25, 2022

Along with the stress of midterm exams and classes lingering on the brink of finals, students in America have another big test awaiting them: the midterm elections. A common misconception about federal...

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...

The Dallastown Health STAT Clubs Breast Cancer Awareness table at lunch for the week of October 17th.

Spotlight on…Health STAT Club

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter October 18, 2022

Dallastown’s Health STAT (Students Taking Action Together) Club has gone through some changes over the past few years, but what hasn’t changed is its purpose. Formerly a chapter of HOSA, Health...

This is a rendering of the future Dallastown Stadium. The estimated $7.6 million construction begins this fall and should be complete by the start of school next fall.

Secondary West Campus Safety & Security Project Part 1: What’s to Come?

Zoe Schneider, Reporter October 11, 2022

For years there has been discussion of an upcoming construction project on the secondary campus. While most people knew it involved the stadium, the actual scope of the project is much larger, including...

Dallastown Dean of Students Mr. Hostetter displays a large collection of vapes that have been confiscated in the high school. According to Hostetter, the new Halo Air Sensors are helping the school to get a handle on student vaping.

Halo Air Sensors Installed on Secondary Campus

Jacob Fleming, Reporter October 3, 2022

As technology has evolved, school staff and students have been surrounded by it; they learn on computers and get distracted by phones. In recent years, technology has extended to smoking with students...

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...

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...

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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