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Animal Crossing: Not as New Horizons

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MISHAWAKA – Yet another review of Animal Crossing is on the horizon, as that is all I have played in the intervening week of self-isolation.  Yes, I am still playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and still having a great deal of fun doing so. Keep your eye-ro... More »

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Review: Nintendo Direct Mini

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MISHAWAKA – Mar. 26 saw Nintendo release one of its miniature game presentations advertising all the news surrounding the company.  Though it hasn’t been a long time since the last Nintendo Direct, fans have been clamoring for one for quite some time; this is ... More »

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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MISHAWAKA – The popular animal-themed life simulator game has finally arrived on store shelves and is ready for players to jump right in.  First and foremost, I would like to make it perfectly obvious that I issued a shameful and dehumanizing squeal upon my re... More »

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Bethel Esports: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Esports, otherwise known as electronic sports, are competitions revolving around video games. This field of competition began with Atari’s 1980 “Space Invader Championship” and is growing quickly for its relatively young age, so much so that Bethel has taken a... More »

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Game Review: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

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MISHAWAKA – Once again, Nintendo demonstrates its knowledge of the adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as it slings yet another remaster our way.   Either to save time or because I don’t care to write out the full name, I shall start by saying I will be c... More »

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Behind the Screens: Console Wars

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MISHAWAKA – Sony’s and Microsoft’s “next-gen” gaming machines have found themselves at odds year after year, and in 2020 they seem to be at the starting line once again. With the upcoming release of both the Playstation 5 (PS5) and the Xbox Series X, the work ... More »

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Movie Review: Zootopia

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MISHAWAKA- Disney has played a major factor in the development of most of our lives; it has inspired princesses to become the warriors and informed princes that there is more than just beauty. Disney has taught children for decades the importance of loving one... More »

New Information Revealed About New Horizons

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MISHAWAKA – “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” had its own dedicated Nintendo Direct this week which revealed a boatload of new information.  Many Nintendo fans and gaming fans in general are unfamiliar with the “Animal Crossing” series, probably because it looks... More »

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From the Asst. Editor

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Salutations, Beacon Readers!  Congratulations—you are holding in your hands the first print edition of the Beacon this decade! You should receive three print editions this semester, so keep your eyes peeled for those in the coming weeks.  Additionally, you can... More »

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Taking Small Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

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MISHAWAKA – Playing video games can be both a hobby and a profession; however, since both hobbies and jobs take up sizeable portions of an average person’s life, it would be a good idea to balance out those rather inactive hobbies or professions, like video ga... More »

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Fitness Tip: You are Going Too Fast

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MISHAWAKA — You have seen it—the gym parking lot packed to maximum all day for the two to three weeks following the New Year festivities. Then, all of a sudden, the gym is back to being a ghost town. Why does this happen? Perhaps you may be one of those “resol... More »