My Paramour

| Arts, Student Work, Valentine's Day

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 […]


| Arts, Student Work, Valentine's Day

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

| Student Work, Writing Center

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

| Student Work, Writing Center

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 […]

Academic Word Stories

| Student Work, Writing Center

Ms. Le’s Analytical Reading & Writing class was assigned ten academic words and asked to incorporate them into a creative story. This week, the words were: analysis, concept, context, evidence, interpretation, issues, principle, research, source, and theory. Here are some of their stories! I have finally figured out the source of why I sleep so […]

Lunch with Dr. Prindle

| Student Work, Writing Center

On Thursday, April 14th, Ms. Le and Writing Center Peer Consultants Braden Walter and Dustin Opper had lunch with Dr. Prindle! Here is what Dustin wrote about the experience: Interview with Dr. Prindle Dr. Prindle was originally a teacher’s administrator, when one day an epiphany changed his direction and made it evident to him that […]

LAST NIGHT: Beacon Memories I

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Yale Katz, Braden Walter, Chase Richards, Laura Butler, Carly Eisenstein, Shawn Bramley, Carolyn Shea, Dustin Opper, and a special guest, Dustin’s cousin Todd, hung out in the Writing Center for the first of three Beacon Memories Nights! Here are some memories that were shared: Yale Katz: A Beacon College memory of mine is becoming Treasurer […]

1945 by Yale Katz

| Student Work, Writing Center

Last night, Yale Katz shared his story “1945” with us in the Writing Center! Here is an excerpt: If you wanted to find a way to learn more about your past or your family’s past, how would you do it? Would you go through records? Would you ask your parents? There are quite a few […]

Ms. Patestides’ Favorite Dessert by Allison Lau

| Student Work, Writing Center

Beacon student Allison Lau interviewed Instructor and Learning Specialist Ms. Michele Patestides on what her favorite dessert is. Here is what she discovered! Ms. Patestides’ favorite dessert is chocolate layer mousse cake. She likes to eat it on special occasions, for example, on birthdays. There is no special meaning behind her enjoyment of chocolate layer […]

Dr. Stowe’s Personal Hero by Dustin Opper

| Student Work

Dustin Opper interviewed Beacon professor, Dr. Kirk Stowe, on his personal hero. Here is what he discovered: Dr. Stowe joined the Beacon College family in the Fall semester of 2009. Ever since, Beacon has been well-endowed with vast scientific knowledge. However, how did the man behind the science gain his knowledge and find his way […]