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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

Checking in On Fall Sports

Taylor Hicks, Reporter September 23, 2022

Dallastown fall sports teams are already mid-way through their seasons. Take a look at each of the fall sports teams to see their accomplishments from last year and their expectations for the 2022-23 school...

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...


[[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...

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...

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...

Book Babbles: Season 1, Episode 3

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin September 8, 2022

In this episode of Book Babbles, Janel and Alex share secrets about the book If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich.

Book Babbles: Season 2 Preview

Janel Stump and Alex Daudelin August 31, 2022

They're back! In this quick episode, The Beacon's favorite fiction podcasters Janel and Alex give a small look into what's ahead for season 2 of Book Babbles.  Be sure to check out all of the Season...

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...

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...

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