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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Letter: Concerning national news coverage

To the Editor, It has been noticeable that, in reporting news outside of the campus or local radius, the information tends to be minimal. What tends to happen is that international events are mainly reported...

One year after theatre privilege: the same online behavior

From the Editor Columns from the editor of The Beacon One year ago, The Beacon published a column authored by yours truly on the subject that local talent, especially those who perform in the theatre, often...

House Republicans are poisoning the well for ‘freedom’

Republicans have some deep-seated hatred for the Environmental Protection Agency. Four days ago, Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) introduced a bill to "terminate" the EPA. But conservative contempt for the EPA doesn't just start and end with...

Vigiliance works both ways

From the Editor Columns from the editor of The Beacon In the age of Trump, we must be ever vigilant of the government, and the laws it chooses to pass. Nowhere is this more important than...

MCLA’s marijuana policy reveals institutional hypocrisy

Start Making Sense A monthly column by Students for Sensible Drug Policy President Milena Casamassima This past November, Massachusetts voted “yes” on Question 4, legalizing marijuana for recreational use for adults 21 and over. Despite this...

Executive order does more harm than good

With the inauguration of President Donald Trump came a wave of executive orders, not the least controversial of which was labeled: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States. Wrongly called...

Fishing With Jon – Award Shows in the Trumpian Era

Fishing With Jon  Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. Farhadi won an academy award in 2011, for his stunning film “Jodaí-e Nadér az Simín” or “A Separation”. This year, he is nominated for his new movie “The...

Ban Steve Bannon, white nationalist extraordinaire

We've all spent the past few days reeling from President Trump's illegal, un-American executive order regarding immigrants and green card holders from several, predominantly Muslim countries. This also includes the blocking of all refugees entering...

Arguing against the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

The major arguments of the Standing Rock tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) revolve around the danger this project would present to their only major water supply, the presence of sacred landmarks on...

Opinion: Has convergence caused a media boom at MCLA?

MCLA writers have more options than ever to publish their work. Outside of the traditional Beacon student newspaper and "Spires" literary magazine, two new outlets have appeared on campus: "Her Campus" and "The Odyssey." The...

Be humble with your work

A Curious Case of REDRUM A series of Arts & Entertainment Columns Skill is nothing without professional courtesy, but professional courtesy can surprisingly get you far without any skill. In an ideal world, these roles should be reversed,...

Wheel Spin: Arrivederci, Cadillac

To start I would like to say that I accurately predicted that Nico Rosberg would win the world driver’s championship for Formula 1. But I was completely blown away by his decision to retire...

Millennial Missives: News literacy

Some people are blaming the results of the presidential election on the influx of fake news that has begun circulating the internet. In response Facebook and Google are cracking down on fake news sites...

I Hate This: Big-Daddy-Trump-Savior’s Many Conflicts of Interest

Putting aside the hate and fear conjured up by the mere existence of President-elect Donald Trump for a moment, consider the reason why he was elected. Economic anxiety, they say. People are worried about their...

Our thoughts on the Mary Hasting article and Trump

The biggest events last week in The Beacon world were as follows: Donald Trump won the presidential election, and we chose to publish a controversial story. Last week The Beacon chose to publish a story we...
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