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

Kevin Xiao

Pauli Murray College Class of 2023


Aron Ravin

Benjamin Franklin College Class of 2024

Publication Director

Trevor MacKay

Timothy Dwight College Class of 2025  


Founded in 2013.

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