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“Thankskilling 3” Will Stuff Your Turkey.

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 29, 2023

There is a heart-shaped niche in my chest that gets stuffed this time of year when I rewatch the Thankskilling franchise. I am in love with each installment of the two-part saga: “Thankskilling” and...

Illustration by Kellyn Taylor.

Is movie etiquette a thing of the past?

By Emma Siebold, Beacon Correspondent
November 29, 2023

I saw “Bottoms” at the Boston Common AMC during orientation week. Even though it looked hilarious, I expected the theater environment to be what it was back home—quiet and respectful.  I was...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

I Am Not Your Juxtaposition.

By Kaitlin Harness, Beacon Correspondent
November 29, 2023

There is a specific awareness indicative of being colonized; the kind I was born into. It’s an intimate part of myself I will never be separate from, because existing in the context of my culture is...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

The poison of polarization: extreme political leaning undermines education

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Section Editor
November 29, 2023

Disagreement is inevitable—especially at college. Discourse on politics, religion, sociology, and other issues inform opposing opinions. The state of American politics currently seems to sit at two...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Domestic womens’ sports deserve more support

By Ella Duggan, Beacon Staff
November 15, 2023

New Zealand and Australia hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup from July to August this year. The atmosphere was electric. Fans showed up in droves to support the women representing their countries and...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Nothing could have prepared me for the Kasteel Well culture shock

By Rumsha Siddiqui, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
November 15, 2023

Adjusting to a new environment is never easy. My semester studying abroad at Emerson College’s Kasteel Well campus has made that obvious. In the 1980s, Emerson acquired Kasteel Well, a 14th-century...

Illustration by Kellyn Taylor.

Growing up with the Gilmore Girls

By Merritt Hughes, Staff Writer
November 15, 2023

I am younger than Amy Sherman-Palladino’s show “Gilmore Girls,” which first premiered in October 2000. I did not grow up watching it on The WB (now The CW). I discovered it on Netflix when I was...

Illustration by Hailey Akau.

Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana—Bad Bunny’s journey through evolving trap

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
November 8, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  Just over a year ago,...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Emerson class discussions aren’t as enriching as professors think they are

By Editorial Board
November 8, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  Emerson classrooms often...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Mourning Adam Johnson: Why is safety in professional sports not taken seriously?

By Ella Duggan, Beacon Correspondent
November 8, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  There is a vague idea...

Illustration by Kellyn Taylor.

Technology is making the younger generation unfit to navigate society

By Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Beacon Correspondent
November 8, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  Being a member of Gen...

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Aftermath of Hamas attack hits close to home for Jewish students with family in Israel

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
November 1, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  Additionally, this story...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Is “boomer music” making a comeback?

By Maggie Kaprielian, Beacon Correspondent
November 1, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  “This is Led bloody...

Illustration by Molly Boyke

‘I Always Come Back’: The Theatrical Success of ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

By Molly Boyke, Beacon Correspondent
November 1, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s unique voice.  I’ve been playing cat...

Letter to the editor

By Shaw Israel Izikson
October 30, 2023

To the editor, In a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Learning, former Marlboro College Trustee Dena S. Davis wrote in her article "When Your College Is Staring Death in the Face" that: "We...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Are Disney Princesses too dated?

By Payton Zagacki, Beacon Correspondent
October 26, 2023

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. I grew up in the golden age of Disney princesses. I lived in...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Editorial: Does Emerson College care about victims and survivors?

By The Editorial Board
October 25, 2023

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Have you ever had sex with someone and hated it? Well, you’re...

Illustration by Kellyn Taylor.

Over 191,000 books were used to train AI. What are rising authors supposed to do next?

By Danielle N. Bartholet, Beacon Correspondent
October 25, 2023

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. When tech consultant Alex Reisner wrote “Revealed: The Authors...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

‘I am not incomplete’: living life as an aroace individual

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
October 25, 2023

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. I recently found out that when people say someone is “hot,”...

Implications of Hamas’ attack is a tragic setback for peace in the Middle East

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
October 23, 2023

Note: This is an edited version of an opinion article published on October, 11th 2023. This has been edited for sensitivity purposes. The original piece can still be found on our website. This was edited...

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