Fall 2014 Semester Writing Contest Winners

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Each semester, students are invited to submit written pieces for a contest in the Writing Center. Winners of the fall 2014 contest received Amazon gift cards, and their work may be read here. Jacob Pinkston, Director of the Writing Center, says, “We received many great entries in both poetry and fiction this semester. It is […]

Moonlight Lovers

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“It was a night of unknown dreams; the stars were dancing in the darkness shimmering like ice crystals. He was walking through the forest in awe, admiring the different shades of dark greens and hearing nature’s own music of the night. Not knowing why, he could not help but follow the moon’s glow to a […]

Nike Exclusive Sneaker Release Out To Kill

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Have you noticed that we spend more and more of our time waiting in lines when we really want something? Some people feel it’s worth their time to wait in line at the movie theater to buy tickets for a brand new movie release. I, on the other hand, feel it is worth waiting in […]

Just Nobody

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The wind blew strong, howling past the sole figure standing upon the prow of the cargo ship. A man, unnaturally tall and gaunt, with skin so pale that the moonlight reflected off of him was making him beautifully eerie, in stark contrast to the blood that had spattered across his hollow visage. A little girl, […]

The Path

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 The girl walks down the road. It’s dusk, getting close to nightfall. She’s not scared, however. Just twenty more minutes and she’ll be home. Suddenly, a bright light invades her vision. The girl raises her left hand to shield her eyes. Huh? What’s going on here? The sun went down already. As suddenly as it […]

Fall 2013 Instagram Contest

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To celebrate the start of the fall 2013 semester, an Instagram contest was held for students, challenging them to consider what Beacon means to them. Students were permitted to submit as many photos as they chose, but they all had to include the hashtag #ThisIsBeacon. Student Shia Byers, with her black and white photo of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wicked! A Review

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On Tuesday, March 5th, a group of students from Beacon College went to see a play called Wicked at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando, FL. Wicked is the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, taking place before Dorothy arrived in Oz. The play Wicked explains the origins of the witches of Oz and […]