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Junior Natalie Good breaks the school record for the 800m with a time of 2:18.00 at the Henderson Invitational. She also holds the school record with the 4X800 relay.

Sunshine and Fast Times

Morgan Good, Freelance Writer June 10, 2024

Thoughts fill her mind of possible success and the fear of failure. As the start time approaches, the nerves set in. “On your mark, set.” Boom! The starting gun blows, girls lunge forward, and the...

Budney running under her teammates sticks as her name is called before the game against Lampeter-Strasburg.

Freshman On The Field

Audrey Frey and Kiele Wright, Freelance Writer June 3, 2024

From picking up her first stick in kindergarten, to making the varsity team, freshman Julie Budney has always had a strong passion for lacrosse, but did not know it would take her this far. Since second...

Club members represent Unified in the annual Dallastown Halloween Parade. (dtownunified Instagram)

Spreading Meaningful Inclusion

Weslyn Harvey, Freelance Writer June 3, 2024

Unified Club, on its surface, is exactly what it sounds like - an extracurricular activity that brings people together. But at its core, Unified is so much more than just a club. Every Thursday afternoon...

Kennedy Messinger poses for a photo after a bake sale with the money she raised. With this money, Messinger bought Christmas presents for 5 local teenagers.

Life is What You Bake it

Lea Linga, Freelance Writer June 2, 2024

When it comes to Junior Kennedy Messinger, she has always loved baking. However, she takes it above and beyond when she makes a difference in the lives of many with a single cake. Since 2019, Messinger...

The Beacon Senior Issue 2024

The Beacon Senior Issue 2024

Congratulations, Dallastown Class of 2024! This Senior Issue was created by senior Beacon editors and members of the Journalism II: Digital Media class. Information and votes were compiled from a survey...

Slicing Through the Deli Dilemma

Evan Atwood, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2024

Picture yourself on one of your childhood field trips. I’m sure you have one that jumps to  mind. Now recall lunch; that brown paper bag with that sandwich from mom. Maybe a peanut butter & jelly...

Illustration of exploitation on social media taken from The Guardian.

Exploitation of Children: The Chilling Truth

Larissa Swisher, Reporter May 29, 2024

This is the second in a two-part series exploring the negative side of social media in society. Part one is linked below and examines the normalization of hate on social media.  There are many forms...

Outside of Starbucks after just purchasing a Spicy Strawberry Acai drink.

Spicy Starbucks

Olivia Brenneman, Editor-In-Chief May 24, 2024

While food industries are trying new concoctions to keep customers interested and satisfied, you’re either going to love them or hate them. What seems to be all the rage are new spicy food and drink...

Prom Night In the Clouds

Maddie Herrington, Reporter May 23, 2024

On May 4, 2024, Dallastown High School had their annual Prom dance. Although the weather wasn't ideal, students made the best of the rain and had a fantastic night at Wisehaven Events Center. From...

A study by Market Watch showed that nearly a third of adult Americans still don’t know how to cook. Are schools at fault?

Back By Popular Demand

Chesley Ellis, Reporter May 22, 2024

One of the most highly requested electives taken at high schools across the country is Family and Consumer Science. It is a lot more than baking brownies or taste-testing foods.  FCS is a course involving...

Weston from Younglife shows off his Macbook for college and youth group work!

College Computer Challenge

Austin Miller, Reporter May 22, 2024

College is just about to begin for this year's graduating class of 2024 and next year's class is starting to plan their future.  One of the biggest college necessities is a laptop to complete student...

Since its release, The Tortured Poets Department has continued to shatter records as well as hearts. In just six days, it became the most streamed album in a week. Photographed by Beth Garrabrant/  Republic Records

“The Tortured Poets Department”: Is It Really That Tortured?

Bryce Keller, Layout Editor May 22, 2024

On February 4th, singer and pop icon Taylor Swift ascended the coveted steps to accept her long-awaited 13th Grammy. What began as an acceptance speech, turned into something that left viewers utterly...

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