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Endorsing Mitt Romney

Endorsing Mitt Romney

December 12, 2012

Elections are upon us, and in a race experts say is too close to call, every vote counts. Well, they do in Florida and Ohio anyway.  In a state that historically votes deep blue, and where a recent Suffolk University poll shows President Obama with a 32-point lead over Mitt Romney, it almost s...

Editorial: SGA amendment a blight on Emerson’s core values

December 12, 2012

At issue:  Student body votes to remove the eight percent clause, which safeguarded freedom of the press at Emerson. Our take:  This is a dark day for our communications college. ________________________________________________________ Last night, editors of this newspaper listened to WECB in anticipation of St...

Letter to the editor from the editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal

December 12, 2012

Dear Editor,  I was alarmed to hear about the recent amendment that your SGA passed regarding you’re your newspaper’s budget. As the Editor-in-Chief of The Suffolk Journal, I understand well the challenges that come with reporting on a private university and dealing with the sometimes ...

Blinded by the right

December 12, 2012

Democrats seem compelled to move more and more to the right in preparation for future elections and they haven't exactly been covert about it either.,"If the Democrats are interested in winning elections in 2006 and 2008, they may want to begin by winning back a core demographic of their...

SGA resignations reveal indifference to public service

December 12, 2012

At issue: Yet another premature departure from SGA Our take: SGA is not a hobby; serve your whole term.   On a daily basis, Emerson students strive to juggle it all, and inevitably fall short on occasion. Yet through careful prioritization, lots of coffee, and support from our similarly-ta...

Looking for love online

December 12, 2012

Recently, I read an article in The New York Times about single women searching online for the perfect sperm. When I was a little girl, I learned about artificial insemination after actress Jodie Foster decided to have the procedure, but I figured that it was a time-consuming process which...

Editorial: Considerations for SGA candidates

December 12, 2012

At issue: Another year, another lackluster turnout of SGA candidates. Our take: Reelection may seem inevitable, but representatives can’t rest on their laurels. __________________________________________________ Twelve months ago, former President Jeffrey Rizzi waltzed into the top SGA positi...

We need honest grading

December 12, 2012

As a 26-year teaching veteran, I agree with those who claim that there is a grade inflation problem in academia today. Across the country, many college classrooms are filled with students who know that regardless of participation, they’ll “earn” an A or B if they just make it to the end of the te...

Economics, not reporters, dictate the news

December 12, 2012

You have to hand it those on the right. They have somehow managed to convince almost everyone, including many liberals, that our media is slanted to the left. I suppose if the public hears something enough over time it just becomes accepted as fact, to hell with logic or evidence. Well, I have news for you...

Editorial: SGA won’t show us the money, again

December 12, 2012

At issue: SGA limbos under previous transparency failures.  Our take: How low can they go? _____________________________________________________________ The minutes section of the Emerson Student Government Association website will tell you that 2012 doesn’t exist. In this post-apocalyptic ...

Emerson’s problem with professionalism

December 12, 2012

I work in the Emerson College Office of Undergraduate Admission. Every day, eager prospective students call in with questions and anxieties about what they’ll be doing when they arrive here. It is common to hear, “What does someone with a degree in sound design do after graduation?” and “A lot ...

Letter to the Editor from a former Beacon editor-in-chief

December 12, 2012

To the editor: I am writing to join the growing chorus of voices disappointed with this week’s decision to dramatically change the SGA constitution and removed the guarantee of funding for the Berkeley Beacon. As a former Beacon editor, I am compelled to voice my support for an organization ...

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