For National Poetry Month

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For National Poetry Month, Ms. Caroline Le introduced her College Composition students to sestina, a form of poetry that was invented by the troubadours in 12th century France. This poetic form is structured with six stanzas, six lines each, ending with a three line stanza. Students were challenged to create their own poems. Here are […]

Study Tip

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The first semester peer mentors review the importance of study skills  in training. Here’s one smart study tip we discussed recently during training: Smart Study Tip: Don’t Cram! UCLA published a study confirming that students who pull “all nighters” and cram for a big test are more likely to perform poorly the following day. This […]

Evil Dead Review

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In Evil Dead, we follow Mia (Jane Levy), her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore), David’s ex-best friend Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci), and Eric’s girlfriend Olivia (Jessica Lucas). Mia has some serious drug dependency issues, so the group has decided to stay at Mia’s family’s cabin until she’s able to kick her […]

Tai Chi at Beacon College

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Students, faculty, and staff join together to learn an ancient form of body movement capable of simultaneously improving focus, relaxing the mind, and strengthening coordination and balance.  Recent research shows that tai Chi is a beneficial practice that can bolster the immune system and dramatically reduce stress. The 24 posture simplified form of tai chi […]

Lessons from an Astrophysicist

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The students here at Beacon know that I’m pretty nerdy, so it was no surprise to them that I went to the University of Florida a few weeks ago to listen to a lecture given by astrophysicist, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Dr. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and […]

Woke Up This Morning

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Woke up this morning to the morning sun The day is over and world is being devoward by night. It’s time to stop and turn towards being a man. Nothing to hold you back, just a helping hand from your family. Beauty everywhere but where is the warmth of a women Don’t stop tell the […]

Dinosaurs in 3D

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Jurassic Park is a film that has always been near and dear to my heart. Ever since I first saw it when I was young, I’ve had a certain fixation about the film. The idea of a Jurassic Park helped to spark my imagination, and the park itself is so full of potential that when […]

I Know

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I know what I knowI see what I see That’s what people don’t get I walk around listening to music all day Having people think I really don’t care Not realizing I know what’s going on. I know what I know I see what I see That’s what people don’t get Because I stay to […]

The Ice House's Version of The Secret Garden

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The play called The Secret Garden is currently playing at the Ice House Theater in Mount Dora, and a group of students went to see it on Friday, April 1st. The Secret Garden is based on a novel, and it is set in the 19th century. The play begins when Mary and her parents and […]