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    2 days ago

    Junior baseball pitcher leading NEWMAC in strikeouts

    At three years old, Jack Fox said he practiced pitching by throwing rocks into his neighbor’s yard. Now in his…
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    Softball one spot shy of playoffs with two doubleheaders remaining

    As the softball team heads into its final weekend in the conference regular season, the Lions have a chance to…
    3 days ago

    Men’s volleyball loses in conference quarterfinals to close season

    The men’s volleyball team lost in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals for the sixth year in a row, but…
    5 days ago

    Women’s lacrosse holds 0-7 record following loss on senior day

    The women’s lacrosse team celebrated its senior players Saturday afternoon while their families and friends applauded from the bleachers. The…
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    Men’s lacrosse loses to Babson despite hat trick by freshman midfielder

    The men’s lacrosse team lost 17-5 to Babson College on Saturday in a conference matchup. The loss dropped the Lions…

    OPINION

    • Editorial

      Editorial: Leaving our past in the Piano Row basement

      At Issue: A moment of self-reflection before we relocate Our Take: There’s still work to be done Starting this fall, the Beacon will occupy a new office at 172 Tremont St. With this transition, we hope to take our strengths with us and leave our mistakes and shortcomings behind in the basement of Piano Row where our current office resides.…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: American age restrictions increase students’ craving for alcohol

      When I decided to study abroad in the United States I received advice about the drinking culture at American colleges. One friend, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told me that drinking is essential to “fitting in” and “making friends” on campus despite the fact that the legal drinking age in the U.S. is 21. He talked about “Thirsty…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Don’t let social norms pressure you out of solitude

      Last semester, my intermediate magazine writing class at Emerson required me to travel to Gloucester, Massachusetts, to report on the Portuguese fishing community there. I was more than eager for this opportunity—my first chance to travel and report in a new town that was a considerable distance away from Boston. I finally felt like I was beginning to embody the…

    • Editorial

      Editorial: Combating memories of tragedy with representations of strength

      At Issue: Student involvement in Marathon Monday Our Take: Appreciate and honor the marathon   Trigger warning: This editorial addresses events that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. On Monday, the city of Boston will host the 123rd Boston Marathon. The marathon is not only the world’s oldest but is regarded as one of the most challenging as well. Participants…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: Don’t leave international students guessing on Tax Day

      About a month before Tax Day last year, I received an email from the Office of International Student Affairs. “DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL” was the first line, highlighted in bright yellow. A short paragraph at the end of the email stated that students should not contact OISA for tax-filing information. Instead, they could refer to a two-page document…

    • Opinion

      Op-ed: The irrationality behind clinging to superstition

      I stood calmly on the moving escalator at the Peoria Civic Center in Illinois. I was a senior in high school competing at the Speech State Championship, where I just finished my second round of competitive speaking. There I replayed my performance—notably not my best—in my head, along with the subtle reactions I observed on the judges’ faces. It was…

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