The Beacon is the student newspaper of Newport Harbor High School, a public institution serving the communities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, California.

Editors in Chief: Addison Blackmore

News Editor: Jack Alvino

Opinion Editor: Vanessa Archuletta

Culture Editor: Collin O’Connor

Sports Editor: Elliott Bove

Copy Editor: Coco Hansz

Design Editor: Sherlyn Jimenez

Photo Editor: Gwen Elerding

Art Editor: Bre Holland

Social Media Manager: Sophie Dromgoole

Deputy Social Media Managers: Caroline Coatsworth & Lexi Moreno

Beacon Staff: Emma Camarena, Marisa Culmer, Nixon Martens, Javier Padilla, Ryder Reece, Alexis Vanhorn

Adviser: Alex Goodman

Mission Statement

The mission of The Beacon is to inform, engage, and connect the students, staff, families, and community of Newport Harbor High School. To that end, we are committed to the following principles:

  • Accuracy: Our coverage seeks to provide relevant, useful information, ensuring the accuracy of both facts and portrayal of people and groups.
  • Community: Our coverage seeks to connect readers by emphasizing our shared humanity and drawing attention to social issues that impact our community.
  • Diversity: Our coverage seeks to fairly represent a variety of perspectives on the issues we address and to highlight the full range of cultures and identities that make up our community.
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