The Beacon is a blog dedicated to furthering the mission of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale. It aims to challenge intellectual conformity present within the Yale community through thoughtful and thought­-provoking 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

Jasper Boers

Timothy Dwight College Class of 2022


Clay Skaggs

Branford College Class of 2024

Managing Editor

Michael Samaritano

Pauli Murray College Class of 2024


Founded in 2013.

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