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Romeo and Juliet rendition a familiar pleasure to the eye

  By Jarred Clapp When it comes to the productions of Shakespearean plays, they have been acted and reenacted thousands upon thousands of times, leaving little room for variations and ingenuity. Despite these odds, the MCLA...

‘Maze Runner 2’ a decent thrill

Sometimes a few good characters can make an awful trilogy worth watching. This is the case of Wes Ball’s “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.” I wasn’t a fan of the original “Maze Runner” flick. I...

“Spectre” a worthy sequel

It may be the end of an era for those of us who grew up knowing Daniel Craig as James Bond, but this film won’t leave fans disappointed. “Spectre”, is the fourth and possibly final...

The slippery slope of theatre privilege

A Curious Case of REDRUM A series of Arts & Entertainment Columns Art is all around us. When you go to an exhibit at Gallery 51, watch a TV show, or witness a theatre show put on...
Pete Davidson will be SAC's spring comedian

Pete Davidson Will Headline SAC’s Spring Comedy Show

The Student Activity Council (SAC) annual spring event has been a standard of not only MCLA's spring term, but for most colleges for many years. It's a taxing time for students, with finals, graduation...

“Zoolander 2” is too good of a sequel to miss

A sequel nobody ever doubted, “Zoolander 2” is a great example of a film that took advantage of its lengthy development to present a fantastic mix of laughs both old and new. Derek Zoolander...

‘The Life of Pablo’: A Political Platform for Kanye West

Tiffany Suazo Special to the Beacon "The Life of Pablo" is the highly anticipated and controversial seventh studio album recently released by African-American hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West. West is no stranger to controversy, and no...

SereniTea Parlor has steep hill to climb

The Parlor has changed ownership, how do students feel about the Parlor's new look?
Matt Aceto

The Blond Rapper Trend Needs to End

Fashion trends come and go like the wind. Some trends are original and others are adopted from previous concepts. While trendsetting is applauded, trend hopping is frowned upon. Trend hopping, also referred to as...

YouTube drama: art or sensational journalism?

A Curious Case of REDRUM A series of Arts & Entertainment Columns YouTube blurs the line between a content producer’s professional and personal life through forms such as the vlog. As user ReviewTechUSA states, drama is a...
Figment Arts Festival

FIGMENT submissions deadline is approaching

By Mitchell Chapman and Harmony Birch When FIGMENT started back in 2007, it was a one-day public arts event that attracted 2,600 people. Today, FIGMENT events are hosted in select locations around the world, including...

Kehlani draws biggest Spring Concert crowd in three years

With the biggest attendance and volunteer group SAC Concert Chair junior Jordan Goyette has seen in his three years here, Kehlani performed to a huge crowd of students from not only MCLA but the...

Kehlani still headlining SAC Spring Concert

The Beacon previously reported on March 29 that hip-hop/pop singer Kehlani had been hospitalized and her concert via the Student Activity Council (SAC) Spring Concert series may face cancellation. Kehlani's initial confirmation was left uncertain...

“Paranormal Activity 6” should be last in the series

Found footage movies need to stop. It can be a powerful genre when done properly, but when done poorly, man are they terrible.  I find myself at a loss of words for the latest...
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Reproduction consoles are an adequate introduction to the classics

In an age where $60 games have become the norm, gaming can have a strain on the average consumer. Because of this, there are many cheap but quality alternatives to the monthly “triple A”...