The Beacon

  • MAY 23: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • MAY 19: GRADUATION 10:00 A.M.
  • MAY 17: GRADUATION REHEARSAL 1:00 P.M.

Who makes America exceptional?

Giovonni C., Student Writer

March 21, 2019

No one disputes that the President wields considerable power on the global and domestic theatre, but can the suit behind the Resolute Desk truly be responsible for every vicissitude in America life? Even if the President did exercise such authority, they would not be the one executing their actions. So much for the Executive Branch.

The Like Epidemic

Riley D. '20, Student Writer

March 21, 2019

Using the vocal pauses “like,” “uh” or “um” has become a habit adopted and often unwillingly. It is thought that this plague, if left untreated, could leave newer generations illiterate, stunt their intellect permanently and condemn them from society. Does this epidemic mark the downfall of proper communication as we know it?

Denial then Bargaining: Are Aliens real?

Justin S. '19, Student Writer

March 21, 2019

Always treading the ambiguous boundary between fantasy and conspiracy, the steadfast belief in extraterrestrial life has been paramount in the way we contemplate the universe. As a species that greatly prefers to know rather than to ask, the lack of proven contact has both invigorated and infuriated people, slowly dividing humanity into skeptical believers and unfortunate deniers.

Seven Seconds

Matthew B. '19, Student Writer

November 7, 2018

This is a fictional vignette illustrating the seven seconds before the death of a victim of a mugging gone wrong.

Happiness, Anger and Sadness

Sarah N. '19, Student Writer

October 25, 2018

These are short writings about significant moments in the relationship between a mother and a daughter and the emotions they carry.

Schrute Farm

Carly S. '20

April 16, 2018

My grandfather’s name was Mose, and my grandmother’s name was Pam; they had an epic life that led up to my family inheriting what those two lived for every day...beets. Mose and Pam were the proud owners of Schrute's beet...

Students against climate change

Lauren H. '18, Guest Writer

April 16, 2018

The reality that climate change is real and continuously advancing needs to be an issue in the forefront of students minds. Though most agree that climate change is real, some argue that environmentalist’s lie about the extent to which o...

Tasting rainbows

Monica S.

November 2, 2017

OHS sophomore describes the joy of tasting Skittles.

It’s not true if it’s not light blue

Zainah Y.

November 2, 2017

OHS sophomore tries the new Snickers Crisper and describes it.

Sunday Candy

Michael C.

November 2, 2017

OHS senior describes the joy of eating a Snickers.

"We have issues"
Student Writing