Got Halloween Costumes?

Halloween is one of the very few nights in which we are able to dress up as whatever or who ever we like and get candy for doing so.  From detailed makeup looks, to crazy clothing, the costume possibilities are endless.  There’s the pumpkin carvings, terrifying decorations, to even just watching scary movies in honor of Halloween. Let’s be honest though, what we mostly care about for Halloween are the costumes. There are the types of costumes that will haunt our dreams from that day forth, to creative costumes that when you first gaze upon it you don’t understand what you are looking at until they explain the concept to you. To help get into the Halloween spirit we asked students on campus what they are planning on being for this Halloween.

Stephanie Ramirez- I asked around the students of Newport Harbor to see what they were going to be for Halloween this year. I asked Joellez Lopez what she was going to be and she said that “she was going to be Stacy from an Extremely Goofy Movie” since the movie was a favorite of hers. IMG_0438
  • I then proceeded to ask her what plans she had for Halloween to show off this costume which she then replied that she was going to trick or treat and how it did not matter how scary a house looked “if it had candy [she] was there.”
I also asked Anthony Agama what he was going as for Halloween and he answered by telling me his plans to “be blackmail by dressing in all black and having mail attached” which was meant to show his download (6)creativity. I also asked him what his plans were for the Halloween to which he responded that every year on Halloween he “trick or treats and [he] tries to fill a pillowcase of candy. [He] also likes to go with friends and walk around the haunted houses nearby and walk in the mazes and just have fun and enjoy the night.” He makes a great point that even though costumes are a big part of Halloween it’s also about enjoying yourself no matter what you are wearing.

Jordan Golden- Another creative costume idea was dressing up as the "Taylor Swift Squad". Commonly referred to as "squad goals" (pictured from left to right), Hannah Hobrecht, Juliana Martinez, Holly Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 4.08.49 PMTaylor_Swift_Bad_BloodNance, Blake Ling, and Sara Grams imitated this talented group of celebrities featured in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video . Hobrecht was Selena Gomez, Martinez was Gigi Hadid, Nance was Taylor Swift, Ling was Zendaya, and Grams was Karlie Kloss.


German & Sweden Exchange Students 1st Homecoming


Important note: This article was written by the exchange students that Newport Harbor is privileged to host.  
  What would you think about going to a foreign country and experience events that don’t exist in your home country? How would you feel before a school event, would you be scared, excited or nervous? These are thoughts that crossed our minds before experiencing something completely foreign. We are two exchange students from Germany and Sweden and we are going to write about our thoughts and feelings about experiencing our first homecoming dance.IMG_2606 Since we don’t have homecoming dances in Germany and Sweden we had no idea what to expect. Our only knowledge was based on American teenage movies and they are not always very reliable. Before the actual dance we both felt nervous, curious, and excited. To be honest, we were kind of stressed out. We didn’t know what to wear or how to do our hair and makeup. Lucky, we had friends that could help with explaining the dresscode. We helped each other get ready; we curled our hair, did our makeup and painted our nails. In the IMG_7726meantime, we were listening to music and just getting ready, which was a lot of fun. We arrived at homecoming  and our first impression was that it looked extremely fancy and unique. We were both ready and excited to experience our very first homecoming dance. We met our other friends there and all danced to the music that the DJ was playing. There was a variety of good food and desserts, such as chocolate fountain, brownies, and cookies. We also took a lot of fun pictures in the Photo Booth with our friends. The photos are a great way to remember this night. To summarize, we had a great time and this was a really nice American experience. We are grateful that we got to experience something that doesn’t exist in our home countries and we both fell asleep with a huge smile that night.

Meet a Few of Our Editors

IMG_4416Meet some of the Beacon staff!!!IMG_2202.JPG

We prepped ALL day in order to prepare for Club Rush on Monday during extended lunch. We are looking forward to seeing all our fellow Sailors there! Come by our table, we have planned many fun activities PLUS you can provide article ideas, and you may even end up writing a story and we will feature it on our website.

What Newport Harbor Students did Over the Summer

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” ― John Keats


Here are some pictures gathered from Instagram that portray some of Newport Harbor's students most memorable parts of summer!

  • Top left: Jordan Golden ventured to Costa Rica and went on adventures, such as zip lining and rappelling.
  • Top right: Josh Estes traveled to Brazil this summer and enjoyed hiking and relaxing.
  • Middle left: Delaney Decinces, Claire Covina, and many others went to Havasupai Falls at the Grand Canyon, located in Arizona.
  • Middle right: Katie Clark went to Paris and loved eating crepes.
  • Bottom left: Will Axton went on a cruise to Baja, Mexico.
  • Bottom right: Newport Harbor student's, Claire Covina and Kate Lagrandeur, enjoyed the local waves on 32nd street.