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Historic defensive effort extends women’s basketball win streak

Quinn Madden (right) dished out six assists and recorded three steals, helping the Lions reach 18 steals for the second time this season. Ethan McDowell / Beacon Staff.

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

The women’s basketball team defeated Johnson & Wales University on Saturday by a score of 77-31 in one of the most dominant defensive performances in the college's history.  This is the second time the Lions have held an opponent to 31 points or less since joining the New England Women’s ...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 12/13: Semester wrap up

The Office for Civil Rights currently has one open investigation into the college after a parent of a former student alleged that the college discriminated against their son.

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

December 13, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 12/13: Semester wrap up" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of music in between. The show airs on WECB at 8 a...

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

December 13, 2019

The Communication Studies Department announced on Nov. 22 that they will offer three additional courses in the Spring 2020 semester after receiving complaints that students could not find space in courses required for their majors. The department will now offer an additional Conflict and Negotia...

Film Column: The fine line between edgy and irresponsible entertainment

Althea Champion / Graphic by Ally Rzesa . -Beacon Staff

By Althea Champion

December 13, 2019

Holding television characters accountable for their actions is a relatively new concept that, when attempted, usually falls flat.  The victim is often left as nothing more than just that, and the perpetrator is considered redeemable. Despite the ground we have covered as a society through validating the...

Career Column: Are you writing a trash can resume?

Sara Pirzada / Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Beacon Staff

By Sara Pirzada

December 13, 2019

Have you ever been ghosted by an internship?  You start by pouring your heart and soul into a word-vomit cover letter and a resume that exemplifies your can-do spirit and your superior efficiency in Microsoft Office. Finally, you press "send" on the application to your dream company, and then ...

Person of Color Column: Mom, meet my ‘friend’

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

By Diti Kohli, Managing Editor

December 12, 2019

My high school boyfriend’s dreary old minivan was a staple in our driveway. He hugged my mom when they crossed paths in public, watched football games with my brother, and lovingly tackled my dog when he came through the front door. During my first winter break back home, my first college partner ...

Head Over Feels: Where can I show my queer identity?

Head Over Feels: Where can I show my queer identity?

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

During the first semester of my freshman year in 2017, I walked into my suite mates’ room and closed the door behind me. “I think I’m bisexual,” I told them, to which they both responded, “Cool! Me too.” This marked the first time I officially came out to someone, even though I knew I ...

Academic initiative ratified at last joint session of the semester

Academic initiative ratified at last joint session of the semester

By Andrew Brinker, News Editor

December 11, 2019

The Student Government Association unanimously ratified an updated academic initiative at their weekly joint session meeting Tuesday, effectively setting their agenda for the coming semester. The initiative, which underwent months of workshopping in SGA’s senate under Executive Vice President Will...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/25: Massachusetts bans plastic bags and Marlboro merger updates

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton and Marlboro President Kevin Quigley walk together on Peltons first visit since the merger announcement. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

November 25, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/25: Massachusetts bans plastic bags and Marlboro merger updates" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of music ...

Marlboro College community members scheduled to visit Emerson

Marlboro College community members will make a formal trip to Emerson's Boston campus Sunday for tours and a show. Madison Goldberg / Beacon Correspondent

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

November 23, 2019

A group of Marlboro College students and faculty will visit Emerson’s Boston campus tomorrow, marking the first time the two communities will formally meet since the announcement of the proposed Emerson-Marlboro merger on Nov. 7. According to an email to the Marlboro community, a bus from the Vermont campus wil...

Marlboro requires $200 million to keep campus open

The Brown Science Building at the top of Marlboro College's Potash Hill. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

November 23, 2019

Marlboro College needs a large influx of cash if the institution is to stay open past its slated closure date in spring 2020—almost $200 million to be exact. “We have an operating deficit this fiscal year and, in order for us to fully stay open in perpetuity, we would need about $200 million,”...

Marlboro graduate school staff left unaware of closure track

Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley told The Beacon that students and staff at Marlboro's graduate school should have been aware of the school's track to closure.

By Andrew Brinker, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Multiple Marlboro College Graduate School staff members said they were unaware of the school’s closure track until last week, contradicting previous statements from Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley. Business Manager for Graduate & Professional Studies Danette Reynolds and Assistant Director...