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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cogitations and Carpathians

I’m graduating soon, and in the face of career advice from friends/family/a pugnacious commentator on our website named "Boss Hoggg," I’ve decided to briefly explore job opportunities outside of the fast food industry. As a...

The Myth of the Wage Gap

The existence of a difference between the median earnings of men and women exists. “In 2015 the median annual earnings in the United States for women and men working full time, year-round were $40,742 and...

The Digital Homicide case highlights flaws of new job models

Indie games developer Digital Homicide’s $15 million lawsuit against YouTuber and former Destructoid editor Jim Sterling has come to a close.  The verdict: dismissal. While this conclusion was whole fully suspected, with the man behind...

Editorial – From the Beacon to the trustees – Disarm

In spring 2012 the MCLA student board of trustees voted 10-1 to arm campus security. This was very controversial because more than 87 percent of faculty, 93 percent of department chairs and a vast...

50 years of art-rock: celebrating the anniversary of “The Velvet Underground & Nico”

You can’t say an album is the greatest of all time; grandiose statements are just dogmatic and bravado doesn’t make for interesting music journalism. What is way more indisputable is the pivotal stature that...

Colin Kaepernick’s free agent stock

The Call A weekly sports guest column by Andrew Baillargeon About a year ago today, not too many people outside of the Bay Area knew, or really cared much, for Colin Kaepernick. In 2011, he had a...

Letter: Love and oneness beckons us forward

Dear Editor, Economic and political systems have failed to serve the needs of hundreds of millions of people around the world, leaving many impoverished, working harder for less, disillusioned and angry. People everywhere are demanding...

Editorial: Work with ARAMARK

As previously reported by The Beacon, ARAMARK’s contract is more than likely to be renewed by the College. A unifying element on campus in a very peculiar way, ARAMARK rolls off the tongue of nearly...

Fishing With Jon: Disinterest in film

Fishing With Jon Disinterest in film I saw this movie from 1975 called “Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” that got reprinted recently and entered back into larger conversations about how we watch movies—moreover...

Letter: Free speech and the alt-right

To the Editor: I would like to respond to the recent columns by Mitchell Chapman and Joseph Carew concerning the right to free speech. First, I would like to express my agreement with the main thrust...

Letter: Driving, parking concerns on campus

To the Editor: As a senior commuter here on campus, I have had my share of fighting over a parking space. Even going through the trouble of buying a sticker each semester does not guarantee...

Randy Levine is the most unprofessional president in all of major sports

The Call A weekly sports guest column by Andrew Baillargeon Fans of the New York Yankees are probably mortified right now. Your team just found the only way possible to lose an arbitration case that they won. On...

Your voice is a powerful tool

Side by Side A monthly guest column by SGA President Tim Williams Each and every one of us was given one of the most powerful tools in the world: our voice. We need to use this...

Editorial: “Enemy of the American people” tweet comes from a failing president

“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” tweeted the president last week. Though it is true that each of the...

Pluralism and inclusion at MCLA: A retrospective account and analysis

By Joe Ebiware For quite some time, I have heard comments by individuals, read students’ well-articulated and passionate write-ups in The Beacon newspaper about diversity and race relations on campus. At this point, I feel...