The Beacon is a blog dedicated to furthering the mission of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program. It aims to challenge the intellectual conformity present within the Yale community through thoughtful and provocative reflections on campus culture, American politics, political philosophy, economics, history, and more. The Beacon features commentary and scholarship from student fellows and supporters of the Buckley Program and, occasionally, that of Bill Buckley himself.

President of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program

Ryan Gapski

Pierson College Class of 2024


William Wang

Morse College Class of 2026

Managing Editor

Noah Riley

Timothy Dwight College Class of 2024  

Managing Editor

Arav Dalwani

Ezra Stiles College Class of 2026 


Founded in 2013.

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