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Editorial: Infighting and bloated agenda mar SGA plan

December 10, 2012

At issue: SGA lobbies administrators with unrealistic laundry list of reforms. Our take: This SGA lacks the focus and professionalism to rise to its own plans. ________________________________________________ In middle school, student body candidates promised shorter classes, longer lunches, extra ...

Our generation must defend reproductive health services

December 10, 2012

, Beacon Staff/strongJust a couple of weeks before the first anniversary of Emerson’s “Love is Louder” rally to promote GLBTQ acceptance, a very different kind of political demonstration took place on our campus — a graphic assembly of anti-abortion protesters.Organized by The Center for B...

An Open Letter to President Pelton from a former Washington Post photographer

December 10, 2012

Mr. Pelton, My name is Daniel Sircar, and I'm a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I've also been a photojournalist for The Washington Post and The Daily Tar Heel, and I run a non-profit blog "Why Journalism?" discussing the importance and philosophical underpinnings of the jo...

Em Dems convention appeal a missed opportunity

December 10, 2012

At issue: SGA rejects proposal to host political event on campus.Our take: Political communication is not about exclusivity Last week, this editorial board commended the Communication Studies department for hosting a town hall forum that included Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Senator John ...

Proposed constitution change a conflict of interest

December 10, 2012

At Issue: A proposed constitutional change to strip the Beacon of its allotted 8 percent cut of the student activities budget. Our Take: To maintain an independent check on the SGA, vote “no” on the constitution.    Years ago, the framers of the Student Government Association (S...

A Supreme choice by Bush

December 10, 2012

As her nomination began to unfold, however, my skepticism turned into strong support.,"To be honest, I was concerned. When President Bush picked Harriet Miers to hold a place on the highest court in the country, I noted, after speaking to several people on campus, that there...

Trending resignations mar SGA’s professionalism

December 10, 2012

At issue:  Two more members of Emerson’s student government resign. Our take:  Everybody multitasks.  _______________________ In the pages of last week’s Beacon, this editorial board called for a firmer demonstration of commitment and accountability among our Student Government Association represen...

The muddy, muddy field of conservative candidates

December 10, 2012

With four months until the Ames Straw Poll and still 10 months until the Iowa Caucuses, political pundits and amateur political-nerds alike are chomping at the bit to make sense of the Republican primary field. Being a junkie of the political variety myself, it’s a puzzle I’ve been trying to solve....

Political activity is for every day, not every four years

December 10, 2012

By: Sam LeskaAt Emerson, we pride ourselves on being engaged and active. Students are directing movies, writing books, hosting radio shows, and organizing fashion shows — all while tweeting their way to thousands of Twitter followers.One way that most Emerson students do not remain active is politi...

Governor Patrick’s trip to Israel benefits the Bay State

December 9, 2012

In the coming month, Mass. Governor Deval Patrick will be leaving the U.S. for what could be the most beneficial trade mission in the state’s recent years.After securing a second term in office, the governor isn’t wasting any time making good on his promise to travel more. He intends to visit the U...

Rioting heats up

December 9, 2012

Fourteen straight nights of rioting have caused a breakdown in government order and is threatening the stability of a country's social structure.,"The smell of smoke and the heat of flames are all around you. A wave of violence is sweeping across your neighborhood, engulfing your home and d...

When housing gives you sophomores, make sophomore-ade

December 9, 2012

, Beacon Correspondent /strongIn high school I was not a social daredevil. I will admit that, when given the choice between attending a house party or staying home to order Chinese and watch Bravo with my best friend, most days I took the dumplings and over-injected housewives. That said, you can i...

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