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People remember that in the fall we gain an hour by falling back.

Changing Hours and The Fight to Keep Time

Addy Thaler, Reporter January 17, 2023

There has been a debate, since March 2022, about whether the U.S. should continue daylight saving time, or change one more time on Nov. 5, and keep it that way. Most people think that daylight saving time...

Little Women - One of the best classic novels, has been loved by many for over 150 years.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – Little Women

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter January 3, 2023

Little Women. A timeless novel about four sisters growing up in Concord, Massachusetts amidst the American Civil War.  This story was first published in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott, born to educated...

Dallastown student wearing black the Tasman Ugg slippers while walking in the hall.

What Teens Really Want for the Holiday

Brooke Jordan, Reporter January 3, 2023

While not everyone might not get Taylor Swift tickets, here are the most requested gifts among teenagers. As the holidays knock on the door and travel down the chimney, students are lost as to what...

The official image of the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from Marvel Studios.

Wakanda Forever

Helena Trauger, Reporter December 6, 2022

*This review contains spoilers* The second installment of what many consider to be the best Marvel movie is finally here. "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" is now in theaters across the globe.  2018’s...

The DPAC Fall Play takes a look into the mind of author Edgar Allan Poe as some of his most famous tales haunt his dreams.

DPAC Delivers Ominous Tale with “Poe: Dreams of Madness”

Bryce Keller, Freelance Writer November 18, 2022

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching Dallastown’s rendition of "Poe: Dreams of Madness" directed by Mrs. Bethany Yuninger and students Molly Binkley and Rachel Fischman. The play follows...

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is quite possibly the greatest childrens story of all time.

Lydia’s Literary Loves – C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia

Lydia Flemmens, Reporter November 16, 2022

Note: This is the first installment of Lydia's Literary Loves. Please stay tuned for my future reviews of various books, movies, and authors!  Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Those simple names invoke...

Jayden Huncher stands infront of the Black Adam poster  at RC Theatres at Queensgate.

J.A.M. Jay and Movies: Black Adam

Jayden Huncher, Reporter November 4, 2022

“Black Adam” is Warner Brother’s newest installment in its DC brand, coming after many controversies with its cinematic universe. Fans were divided with the release of “Justice League” in...

The new York South County Brewing Company has a large beautiful exterior, and feels very welcoming when you walk in.

Fleming on Food: South York County Brewery

Jacob Fleming, Reporter October 25, 2022

Reviews are opinions of  individual writers and not the opinion of the entire Beacon staff or Dallastown School District.  One of the newest additions to the York county food, South County Brewing Company,...

The DHS student section came out in full force at the 2022 Homecoming football game to support the Wildcats. While its amazing to see, it would be nice if all sports could feel similar support.

Student Section Support

Jocelyn Markel, Reporter September 26, 2022

Rowdy, energetic, exciting, fun, and loud are all accurate words to describe school spirit.  Students coming together to show their support for their school and classmates is such a thrilling experience. Yet,...

Biographical flicks that are featured in the collage include Elvis the 2022 film, Bohemian Rhapsody, and House of Gucci.

The Big Bang of Biopics

Clara Anile, Reporter September 22, 2022

Two years into the 20s has overflown our senses of nostalgia and familiarity with the comfort of revisiting people from the past.  Biographical films are to thank for this.  Renowned personalities...

Paper copy of the novel Where the Crawdads Sing featuring the Reese Witherspoon book club stamp.

Crawdads: To Read or Watch?

Zoe Schneider, Reporter September 15, 2022

"Where the Crawdads Sing" has been a widely popular novel since its release in 2019 and has recently become even more recognized with the release of a movie. Many readers and watchers have a wide range...

A cracked and backwards American flag to represent our increasing division in America.

Extreme Opinions in America

Evan Atwood, Reporter June 2, 2022

As Americans, we have been given the opportunity to express our opinions however we choose. This is a great thing because it means everyone can have different opinions, and different ideas. But what...

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