Fall 2014 Semester Writing Contest Winners

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 […]

Past, Present, and Future

My Prior Achievements I have successfully completed a one year program in Commercial Art with proficiency in the following skills Navigate Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I learned how to develop a layout using thumbnails, roughs, and comps. As well as render a product using various media Raster image manipulation with Adobe Photoshop; vector graphic development […]

Nike Exclusive Sneaker Release Out To Kill

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 […]

The Parish Soul

The Parish Soul In the dark of night his footsteps echo through the empty streets, Breaking the silence as he looks down to his shadow that follows with each step. His heart filled with pain and sadness never feeling loves gentle touch, never feeling the warmth of a lover’s hand. The dark night fills his […]

Nefarious Doubts

Nefarious Doubts Oblivion be risen grace be fall, the thought of reality was what I thought of it all. The view of control obliges my direction the strings attached are no more but an illusion. The tsunami burdens doubts in denial. The storm still builds and thrills. The plague is unleashed we stand robust but […]

Just Nobody

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

 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 […]

New Director of the Writing Center Settling In

For the spring semester, Beacon has a new Director of the Writing Center- Mr. Jacob Pinkston. Pinkston originally hails from Illinois, but has most recently spent his years getting his masters in Fairbanks, Alaska and Ecuador, where he was serving with the Peace Corps. The extreme differences in temperature haven’t been a problem for him. […]

Overview of Popular Assistive Technologies for Students with Learning Disabilities

Ms. Caroline Le, Coordinator of the Writing Center, provides an overview of the assistive technology available to students with learning disabilities. Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil is a text-to-speech program, meaning students can listen to text being read to them on the computer. The Writing Center requests and converts textbook files from publishers to make all textbooks […]