Op-ed: Moving past panic and perfection

During my first critique as editor-in-chief of the Beacon, our advisor described my decision to feature the profane internet term “shitposting” in a headline on the front page as…

Op-ed: I want the risks I can see

Last month I found a beetle wedged in the head of pre-washed organic lettuce from my Sun Basket meal delivery kit. The company promises “fresh organic and sustainable ingredients and…

Weighing the costs of creativity

I wanted one thing when I graduated eighth grade—a digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, camera. Both of my grandmothers planned to collaborate on the gift, so I felt certain my…

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Rethinking the accessibility of veganism

I encountered quite a few road bumps when I decided to go vegan last April. Aside from a 10-day attempt to go vegetarian after watching Cowspiracy at the Bright Lights theater a few weeks…

Cannabis should not dictate creativity

In my first literature course at Emerson, I read a beautiful poem by one of my classmates that impressed and moved me. When I told them how much I loved reading it, they informed me they…