Bryn Athyn Beacon Faculty Advisor
Robin S. Cooper
The Bryn Athyn College Beacon is our student-run newspaper. The publication gives its contributors a flexible, intellectually open medium for sharing news, experiences, and ideas, ranging from thoughtful to absurd.
A staff of student writers, photographers, artists, proofreaders and editors work together to produce two issues per term, including sections for news, opinion, fiction, sports, reviews, and humor. Within these sections, topics range from interviews with administrators to discussions of religion to personal experiences of freshman year or the most recent CARE event. The editors are happy to hear new ideas for articles as well.
Student and faculty readers can expect to be informed, enlightened and entertained by fellow members of the college community in each issue. The Beacon is distributed for free on campus, posted as a PDF on this page, and is available to off-campus subscribers for the cost of printing and postage upon request.
Academic Year 2012-2013
Academic Year 2011-2012
April, 2012 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: Feel Good Projects (1), Survey Results (2), Music Festival (4), Thanks, Dr. Dan (4), Tennis (5) Childhood (7), The Holy Spirit Appreciated (10), Food for Reflection (12), Quote (12) Gauthali (13).
February, 2012 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: Active Minds (1), Alumni Association (2), Girl Trouble? (7), Heart of Gold (9), Quote (10) Edgar's Adventure (12), Giraffes' Necks (13), Artist (14), Untitled (15).
December, 2011 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: ISO's Christmas Greetings (1), Enchanted April (3), Campus personality (4), Hockey (6), Christ’s Kingdom (7), Striving to be Christian (8), Quote (10), Resolution (11) Yahoo Answers (13), Word Search (14), Study Abroad (15).
November, 2011 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: memories of Rev. Mauro De Paduá (1), sports in pictures (3), coming soon: BACvice (7), choconuts (8), in the garden (11), LDAC: part 2–weapons (13), & music review: Nervo (16).
October, 2011 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: guide to Charter Day (1), a roaring start (2), Christ for all of us (4), chocolate and peanut butter (5), broccoli (6), the spell must go on (11), feeling good (12), LDAC: part 1 (14), & journal from Peru (16).
Academic Year 2010-2011
February, 2011 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: student writing about moving (19), problematic simplification (12), BATS (2), a response to last issue’s article on diversity (7), if God exists (8), a call to artists (4), the Creekside New Church (1), students’ attitudes towards the Writings (3), a selection of poetry (16-18), Kendal’s analysis of an MRE (21), comics (5), & what Lady Gaga means (14).
January, 2011 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: world hunger and the upcoming CARE event devoted to it (1), civilians from a military perspective (7), Scapin (2), genuine diversity (9), Kier’s conversational function keys (21), fiction (15), the concept of Jesus (13), Glencairn Museum (3), poetry (21), guidance from a goose (14), comics (5), & what makes for a great movie (10).
November, 2010 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: the Korean War(1), vouchers for education (9), an enlightening diet (17), Native American identity (10), video games as art (11), Holy Supper (3), green habits (6), original poetry (13-15), army training (19), ice hockey (16), church services (5), the role of literature in conveying truth (7), & moving back to America (21).
October, 2010 Issue (PDF)
In this issue: chapel (5), women in the ministry (8), Halo: Reach (17), the IT Department (7), Charter Day (1), fall sports (15), the freshmen (11), fantasy (13), Kendal’s mind (19), love (19), possible worlds (9), the Whirlybird Cross (3), somewhere to go (18), a story (14), an outsider’s view (6), the career of Dudley Davis (2), & being quarantined (22).