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Administration must increase sexual health services

December 11, 2012

At issue:  Class of 2015 President Ben Halls to lead dialogue on campus STD testing. Our take:  Center for Health and Wellness should put health and wellness first. ____________________________ It’s an Emerson tradition. Hundreds of the freshest freshmen filed into the Cutler Maje...

Letter to the Editor from Rosalind Fraser

December 10, 2012

Two years ago, I graduated when SGA was debating the Beacon's funding. I am incredibly disappointed to hear the debate is still raging. I know everyone who sits in those meetings cares. During my tenure, I was working with a very active, passionate President whose time in office set a record. There wer...

Letter to the Editor from Chris Girard

December 10, 2012

Dear Editor,   The amendment passed by a two to one margin, a landslide, from which we can conclude that us-versus-them arguments are extremely powerful. In the campaign, the Beacon, and its fixed eight percent of SGA funding, was on one side, with every other student organization on the other....

Letter to the Editor from Adriana Guida

December 10, 2012

While there are many amendments up for a vote this Monday and Tuesday in the Student Government Association (SGA) special elections, one has struck up particularly fierce debate.  The constitutional change that is up for a vote removes the clause that currently automatically gives the The Berkeley Be...

Toeing the line between Oscar Wilde and getting wild

December 10, 2012

Emerson is what you make it. For many, it’s a blur of T-rides to crowded, sweaty parties where drinks are served in trashcans. Their Emerson memories consist of hazy visits to the Common followed by slices, and slices, and slices of New York Pizza.  Others go in the opposite direction, choos...

The benefits of a funnyman meddling in serious business

December 10, 2012

My appreciation for Stephen Colbert has never matched my love of Jon Stewart. I don’t mean to imply that I dislike Stephen Colbert. He’s hilarious. But if I wanted to watch a right-wing blowhard on a nightly basis, I’d turn to Fox News. Reality is stranger than fiction, it’s said&...

Media and mother nature

December 10, 2012

It seems like you can't turn on CNN without hearing about a cataclysmic disaster striking some part of the globe. In just the last two months, massive meteorological events have taken the lives of tens of thousands across the globe.,"The end of the world is near, or at least it cert...

An open letter to President Pelton from an Emerson alumna

December 10, 2012

Dear President Pelton,  I'm writing to you as an Emerson alumna and a former staff member and editor of The Berkeley Beacon. I was disappointed to learn that recently, the annual funding that goes to the only college paper on campus is now under the purview of the student government association....

Oil and ANWR

December 10, 2012

Sadly, despite its beauty and seclusion, 95 percent of Alaska's vast, petroleum-filled North Slope is already available for oil and gas exploration and leasing, according to Artic Refuge Action.With Hurricane Katrina, and more recently Hurricane Rita, affecting the oil d...

Editorial: Journalistic integrity not a laughing matter

December 10, 2012

At issue: BU newspaper rape jokes no laughing matter. Our take: Incident a lesson for college journalists everywhere. ___________________________________________________________________ Boloco’s April Fool’s Day email may have given Emerson students momentary heart attacks with its clai...

Egypt: Don’t celebrate yet

December 10, 2012

Over the past three weeks, we watched millions of Egyptians struggle against their government in a quest for democracy.On Feb. 11, protesters celebrated as Hosni Mubarak resigned his post and handed power over to the military. The Huffington Post declared the people’s revolution in Egypt a “success.”...

Discovering your passion demands trial and error

December 10, 2012

“I don’t know what I want to do when I graduate.” It’s a phrase uttered by many an undergraduate across the country, though noticeably less so among the population on our corner of Boylston and Tremont. Emerson’s focused areas of study tend to attract students who have an idea of what...

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