Opinion

Tuition Hikers’ Guide to the Galaxy

The end of the semester always seems to bring money to the forefront of my attention. The tuition fees for next semester, searching for a place to live off campus, and finding a job to be…

Pseudo-politics for the teenage soul

“No, I don’t vote.” My classmate said it plainly and frankly, unabashed at her lack of participation in the democratic process. For an assignment, we were put into groups…

Almeida offers clear vision for the future

At Issue: A new SGA president for the 2013-2014 academic year Our Take: Almeida would bring clear direction Amid the lackluster turnout for SGA’s speech night, passion, goals, and…

Marriage and government need a divorce

As the United States Supreme Court hears arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, its steps have swarmed with advocates and opponents of gay marriage. Amid a sea of…

Letter to the editor from Willie Burnley

Dear Editor, A student has brought the recent op-ed “In Defense of Emerson’s Character” to my attention. As the article implicates both myself and the Emerson Stopping…

More laws don’t mean less crime

Since the Sandy Hook shootings, we frequently hear that we need more and stricter gun legislation. Emerson’s President M. Lee Pelton penned a letter to President Obama asking that…

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, We at the Beacon are excited to share this week’s print issue with you, the first with a new order of sections and a brand new back page concept. Pages six and seven,…

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