Lessons from an Astrophysicist

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

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 […]

I Know

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 […]

Wicked! A Review

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 […]

Student Reviews the Film Sinister

In Sinister, we follow true-crime novelist Ellison (Ethan Hawke), who is desperate to relive his 15 minutes of fame that came and went after he wrote a best-selling book called Kentucky Blood. Hot on the trail of an unsolved crime that he believes could be his next big book, Ellison makes the unwise choice of […]

My Paramour

My desire and hunger for you grows stronger Like a famished vampire yearning for blood. Day after day I lust for you with primal hunger Like a ravenous lioness ripping out the raw flesh of its prey. Night after night longing for your sensual taste, My desire building like a scorching volcano On the brink […]

Wings

Mend these broken wings and let my voice rise up to sing! I’ve been spending way to long hiding in the shadows. I am not a nobody; though it’s all I previously aspired to be. I want the world to see me be free. These shackles have held me down for too long and I […]

Composition Students Respond to Tupak Shakur

Ms. Le asked her College Composition students to write essays in response to Tupak Shakur’s “The Rose that Grew from Concrete.” All of the students crafted well written responses, and what follows are some examples from that class.     Rises From the Ashes       Our society, the good old U.S.A has laid out a few […]

Featured: Academic Words Story

Ms. Le’s Analytical Reading & Writing class was asked to incorporate academic words “acquisition,” “aspects,” “consumer,” “distinction,” “evaluation,” “obtained,” “perceived,” “primary,” “resources,” and “sought” into a creative story. This week, Evan Ernsteen’s story, Psychologist Appointment, is featured. Psychologist Appointment A store clerk went to the psychologist to get an evaluation because he needed help with […]