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We hope to see the section grow into a place to discuss issues that impact the Emerson community in a thoughtful way. Photo Illustration by Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: So long, farewell, and keep on writing

Emerson students love using social media to voice their complaints and opinions on campus issues, such as tuition increase, new building purchases, or the Dining Center food. But for all the Facebook statuses...

Adding a new course objective and a textbook chapter on ethics, or including a few token readings by diverse authors and speakers, is not enough. Photo Illustration by Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

College needs to add cultural competency to the curriculum

By Lucie Pereira
March 14, 2018

There is only one course that all Emerson undergraduate students must take before they graduate. It’s not research writing or history or world culture—it’s Fundamentals of Speech Communication, or...

Through mono, I experienced the mental toll of being controlled by my body.

Tired of being tired: Physical illness and mental health

By Melissa Duffy
December 7, 2017

Even though the movie came out eight years ago, I often think about how Jacob Black pretended he had mono to cover-up his transition into a werewolf in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. After the big...

With an expansive world of uplifting and impactful literature available, professors need to present students with more diverse literature.
Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

Black and brown and not read all over

By Cassandra Martinez
November 15, 2017

Last year, I took a novel-into-film class that did not feature a single book written by or about a woman or person of color. The only character of color was unnamed and mentioned in about five sentences...

Anne Makielski, current class of 2018 president, is running unopposed for executive president. Photo by: Cassandra Martinez/ Beacon Staff

All SGA candidates running unopposed

By Shafaq Patel
March 22, 2017

The only students running for any position in the Student Government Association elections this year—excluding potential write-ins—are unopposed, largely current members. At SGA Press Night Wednesday,...

Assistant Dean of the School of the Arts Tom Kingdon is in charge of the new minor. Photo:
Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

New minor could change storytelling education

By Shafaq Patel
November 9, 2016

Nonfiction stories are told through many different mediums, and some departments at Emerson have decided to collaborate so students have the opportunity to explore them all. A new interdepartmental minor...

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