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Spielberg’s West Side Story Is Not the ‘Progressive’ Remake We Hoped For

By Christina Horacio, Copyeditor
March 23, 2022

With the release of this year’s Oscar nominations, Steven Spielberg's 2021 film adaptation of West Side Story has returned to the spotlight. The remake received seven nominations, including Best Picture....

Illustration Lucia Thorne

Aesthetic in a Vacuum: Euphoria and Latina Sexuality

By Allison Armijo
March 23, 2022

HBO’s Euphoria caught the attention of fans and critics alike, attracting an audience of 6.6 million for the finale of Season 2 alone. From a post-football practice locker room sequence of 30 — originally...

The Latinx Heritage Month celebration took place in the Lions Den. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Archives

Latinx Heritage Month raises money for nonprofit organization at border

By Casey Bernhard, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019

Five resident assistants welcomed students to the third annual Latinx Heritage Month Celebration in the Lion’s Den on Nov. 25, an event put together to raise money for organizations that help those struggling...

Jade Lopez - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month away from home

By Jade Lopez
October 9, 2019

When Sept. 15 arrived, the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I was eager to go to the Dining Center to see the foods they’d be serving that day. However, my heart broke when I opened up...

True social justice at a college cannot be brought about without its students. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Students of color, others are speaking for us

By Isha Marathe
February 20, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2018, I walked into a meeting about institutional racism at Emerson College and was surprised to see I was the only student of color in the room. The meeting was led by Sylvia Spears, vice...

Two of Andrew Siañez-De La O’s plays are being workshopped through fellowships on each coast. Photo: Zivah Solomon / Beacon Correspondent

Alum develops plays through coastal fellowships

By Annika Hom
February 15, 2018

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 saw patriotism and Hispanic culture blend while growing up next to an immigration fort. His experiences in El Paso, Texas, inspired two of his plays that are debuting on opposite...

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...

Op-Ed: Legitimizing Latinx lives

By Maya Pontone
October 19, 2017

With Halloween right around the corner, I’m already preparing myself for the abundance of Día de los Muertos costumes—costumes that reduce a sacred Mexican holiday when families and friends honor...

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