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An Open Letter to President Pelton from an Ohio University journalism student

December 12, 2012

Dear President M. Lee Pelton, It's been brought to my attention that Emerson College is now the first school in Boston to give its student government control of the school's newspaper funding. As a journalism student at Ohio University, I find this news unfortunate. You may believe this issue is isola...

Vote “no” on the proposed constitutional amendments

December 12, 2012

At Issue: Amended constitution eradicates checks on power, blurs branches of government Our Take: Vote “no.” Debate on social media over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give the Student Government Association control over the currently guaranteed funding for the campus ne...

Playing the blame game

December 12, 2012

As Hurricane Katrina gives way to another big story in the news, we the American people have to remain cognizant of who is responsible for the lack of leadership during hurricane relief efforts so that such a crisis never occurs again. In his book All Politics is Local, the late Thomas "T...

For abroad opportunities, students should look outside the Castle

December 12, 2012

We’ve heard the mantra over and over: Emerson College is an institution dedicated to innovation in communication and the arts.  For the most part, I agree. Emerson is by no means a perfect institution, but the academic and professional opportunities I’ve had available for the past ...

Election fatigue sets in during home stretch

December 12, 2012

At issue: Months of horse betting takes its toll on young voters.  Our take: Buck up, you're not finished yet.  Barring congressional intervention in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this presidential election will have ended before the next issue of the Beacon debuts. The country will hav...

Don’t waste your undergratuate years on campus

December 12, 2012

Emerson admissions pamphlets advertise a city campus in the geographic heart of downtown Boston, and that’s what students who survive a selective application process and finance their education get. For me, an enormous draw to the college was its location adjacent to the Common —&t...

Community garden would ensure rosy sustainability

December 12, 2012

For the past four years, I have gone to Emerson College and spent day after day walking across the same old sprawl of urban concrete. Being from New York City, this is something I’m used to — the feel of the pavements under my feet and the rush to make that light before the ...

Student government officials deserve a little credit

December 12, 2012

The editorial board of this newspaper, myself included, has held Emerson’s Student Government Association to task for repeated resignations since the beginning of the school year. From premature departures to an initial negligence to post minutes to the SGA website, a growing number of our studen...

A decade later, a New Yorker finds closure

December 12, 2012

is a sophomore journalism major and the sports editor of the Beacon. He can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @evsporer.

Forcing kids out of the closet: the damage of disclosure

December 12, 2012

Emerson is known for being an open and accepting community; the Princeton Review ranked us the number one LGBTQ friendly school in the country, we have a history of students who are extremely active in advancing LGBTQ issues, and our campus’ LGBTQ group EAGLE celebrated its 20th anniversary this year...

Photo Essay : LA Confidential

Photo Essay : LA Confidential

December 12, 2012

I hadn’t been to Hollywood before traveling there last week to attend the groundbreaking of Emerson’s new campus. After juggling my camera and phone to photograph and live tweet the ceremony, I spent some time exploring Hollywood — and realized that that city was perfect for...

Improve yourself by improving your community

December 12, 2012

Flip through any student planner these days, and you will see class scheduled Monday through Thursday, scattered internship hours, student organization meetings, and sometimes a part-time job over the weekend. Emersonians are a busy bunch, but I can’t help thinking something is missing from the typical w...

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