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Talia Zitner

Talia Zitner

2018-2019

A senior on The Beacon who has been writing for three years but thinks it has been for much longer. As the Web Editor, she makes sure that both the website and the Beacon hierarchy are respected. However, the real reason that she holds her position is that she disagrees with the concept of the newspap...

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PARCC testing not favorable for teachers

PARCC testing not favorable for teachers

Meredith Ellison
May 9, 2018
Filed under Features

PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing at Wilson is wrapping up, so The Beacon caught up with eight underclassmen math and English teachers to see how they feel about the test. While many of the teachers acknowledged that standardized testing has its merit...

The dope on ‘Dope’: It’s dope

The dope on ‘Dope’: It’s dope

September 21, 2015
Filed under Style

BY TALIA ZITNER AND ELLIKA EDELMAN, CONTRIBUTORS “I'm from a poor, crime-filled neighborhood, raised by a single mother, don't know my dad, blah, blah. It's cliche,” says Malcolm, the unlikely hero of the summer blockbuster, Dope. However, the movie is anything but cliche. The storyline follows a straig...

Genre jumble: the entire set

Genre jumble: the entire set

Naoimi Todd
December 11, 2015
Filed under Style

  PUNK: curated by Anna Wilson, reviewed by Naomi Todd   My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) - The Ramones I Don’t Care About You - Fear Oh Bondage, Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex Waiting Room - Fugazi Slumlord Sal - Downtown Boys   I liked most of...

Patti Smith reflects on new book “M Train” at GW Lisner Auditorium

Patti Smith reflects on new book “M Train” at GW Lisner Auditorium

October 21, 2015
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BY NAOMI TODD AND TALIA ZITNER, CONTRIBUTORS  If you’ve ever listened to Florence + The Machine, Ex-Hex, or Sleater/Kinney, you owe a debt to Patti Smith and don’t even know it. She is the original female punk. Smith is an acclaimed musician, poet, author, and visual artist who rose to fame i...

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