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History and the Patriot Act

December 11, 2012

The bitter partisan divide that dominates political discourse in America today has a tendency to oversimplify complicated issues. When things go wrong, a pattern emerges. The right blames the left; the left blames Bush. And the cycle continues like a game of ping-pong-back and forth, back and f...

Tips for dorm-room despair

December 11, 2012

Maybe it was a planned event-your roommate's boyfriend or girlfriend swings by for a weekend-or perhaps it was spontaneous and your roomie randomly appeared with a "special friend" for the night.,"It has happened to almost everyone who has ever called a dorm room home. Maybe it was a planned ev...

America the poor?

December 11, 2012

I was disgusted and appalled when I heard that radio host Bill Bennett, the former secretary of education under Ronald Reagan, said the crime rate would drop if all black women had abortions. During the Sept. 28 edition of his show, Morning in America, Bennett took a call from a perso...

Second term blues

December 11, 2012

The month of October has most likely been one of the worst for the White House since Bush took office, but in the past week, it seems things have really come to a head.,"To say it has been a bad week for the Bush administration would be an understatement. The month of October has most li...

Motherhood v. education

December 11, 2012

The total cost of attending Emerson and living on campus is $36,534 a year, which is a significant sum to be spending for four years. Receiving an education, however, is viewed by many as an investment because college should be preparing you for your future career. A front-page article ...

Letter to the Editor from Paul Almeida

December 11, 2012

To the editor: Recently is has been circulating that I misinformed voters regarding my credentials as president of my high school class. It pains me to admit this is true. I was eager and ready to take on the mantel of class of 2015 president, and to do some good for my classmates in the semester to come. ...

Letter to the Editor from former Beacon editors

December 11, 2012

To readers of the Beacon: It’s with heavy hearts that we learned of the end of student press freedom at our alma mater, following the approval of a new constitution that will essentially allow student leaders to silence critics in student media, and in particular, this newspaper. After each spending fo...

Letter to the Editor from Tau Zaman

December 11, 2012

Dear Editor, Now that elections have passed and the student body has spoken on the constitutional amendment, I would invite the Beacon to continue fostering the healthy yet constructive relationship with SGA that I suggested in my past letter. In light of recent discourse regarding the eight percent c...

Letter to the Editor from Scott Douglas Fisher

December 11, 2012

This week, you will be asked to approve or reject more than 75 changes to the Student Government Association constitution by casting a single vote. As a former three-term SGA President, I am highly disappointed by the amendments proposed by the current administration and urge you to vote no.  While the large...

The Beacon endorses Ben Halls for Class of 2015 President

December 11, 2012

At Issue: Class of 2015 presidential election Our Take: Vote for Ben Halls   Most freshman are experiencing life on their own for the first time, still reeling from the experience of leaving home. They are in the midst of finding themselves and realizing what their college lives are going to consi...

Tales of torture

December 11, 2012

To do so, however, would imply that there is a meaningful debate to be had on the topic when clearly there is not. Torture is wrong-end of story.,"In order to have a meaningful debate about the merits of torture, one must understand that it is in no way a partisan issue. To do so,...

The stormy fan

December 11, 2012

Sure, everyone loves a winner, but anyone who roots for the underdog knows the losers are much more endearing.,"I have an issue with the "fair-weather fan" bashing I have seen in Boston in the past year, and specifically Lauren DeLong's "Fair-weather fans frustrate" artic...

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