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Happy April Fools Day!

On page 8 of our March 29 issue, we’ve played a little prank on PBA. Where you would normally find a photo essay and the Looks page, you instead have three Onion-esque takes on PBA life. These stories are fictional labors of love, each written to bring a smile to your face. Read through, leave us comments and let us know what you think. Each story is listed below in its entirety with some pretty amazing artwork (if we do say so ourselves). Continue reading

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Poll: Sound off on Legion

With Nick Murray’s article in today’s Beacon, we’d like to hear what you think about the new film ‘Legion.’

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Beacon Sports: Parkour more than sport; it’s a lifestyle

By Nick Murray
Contributing Writer

To observers it seems like child’s play. Some say it’s pure folly that will result in a serious injury. Others express admiration for it.

To the uncultured observer, it is a phenomenon that exists somewhere between a can-do mentality and an innate desire to commit suicide.

However, to the practitioner it is freedom. It is boundlessness. It is parkour.

(via) wbhsweb.com

The term is derived from the French language, translating roughly to mean “the art of movement.”

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Beacon Features: Commuter Chapters – ‘Bad commuting manners’

By Nicholas Murray
Contributing Writer

For all you know, this column could contain potentially life-saving information.

This week, I will provide you with a look into one of the most harrowing homeward commutes I’ve ever experienced in my long and illustrious commuting career.

Well, as I do upon conclusion of most school days, I crossed Dixie, leaving the campus grounds for the bus stop located across the street. As I was keeping an eye on the corner that the buses round as they turn to head south, what should I see but two distant figures, strolling briskly toward the bus stop, hand in hand.

As I was saying, two emergent figures are coming towards the bus stop. Well, expectedly, they reached it, sadly. It was immediately evident that they were indeed boyfriend and girlfriend.
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Nicholas Murray’s Commuter Chapter

Editor’s note: Starting this week, we have a biweekly column by commuter student Nicholas Murray. He will share curious incidents he witnesses while taking the Palm Tran every day on his way to PBA.

By Nicholas Murray
Contributing Writer

When most people want to look at a rainbow, they look at online photos of rainbows arching majestically over pristine waterfalls or lush arboreal scapes.

Some people are hands-on and like to recreate the rainbow effect by running some water and then turning their backs to the sun to see the light diffuse across the spray and reveal the visible spectrum.

 

Palm Tran

Artwork by Alicia C. Stamm

 

 

Some people like to eat fruit salad.

Shoot, I’ve even heard of people dying their Twizzlers and having “rainbow twists” as a snack.

I myself take a different tact. I ride Palm Tran.

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Beacon Features: A look at ‘The Great Reverse’

By Nicholas Murray
Contributing Writer

From the documentary film-makers of the “Nomad” series comes a new  documentary known as “The Great Reverse.”

This film details the experiences of nine young men and women who, guided by the love and influence of Jesus Christ in their own lives, voluntarily step outside of their figurative fish bowls in order to minister to both children and adults living in West Africa.

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