Op-ed: Opinions don’t have to be divisive

The first article I wrote for the Beacon went through at least five drafts before it was published. It was an opinion piece about what it was like being a new international student at…

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Op-ed: So long, farewell, and keep on writing

By Opinion Editor Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Opinion Editor Hannah Ebanks, and Assistant Opinion Editor Brittany Adames Emerson students love using social media to voice their complaints…

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…