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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Greek letters: What do they mean?

Not on my watch Columns by Mitchell Chapman, Features Editor and Vice President of The Beacon Columnist's note: The aim of this article is to talk about Greek life and Greek letters, not specifically on the...

WheelSpin: Formula One sees best season in years

Nearly 7,000 miles from North Adams, the final race of the Formula 1 season came to an end in the United Arab Emirates. With the final lap came the end to a year of...

There’s no “I” in team – juxtaposing how teams around the NFL are built...

Late into the NFL season, we're nearly past the "is this team's hot start going to last?" phase, in the sense that teams who started hot have either been riding their starts, like the...

Save the one-hit wonders!

As I’m writing this week’s opinion, I’m sitting in the library with my friend, and she’s telling me about this new song she found. I then continue to tell her about a song by...

The smoking policy: Is it the college’s place to take away this choice?

Not on my watch Columns by Mitchell Chapman, Features Editor and Vice President of The Beacon I think it is very important to define the following before proceeding with this column. The vast majority of college...

Ed Sheeran, please bless me with a one-on-one performance

Ed Sheeran is someone who knows how to make a girl feel loved. His music is either sad, happy or hopeful, so there’s literally a song for anyone. It’s also hard to pinpoint an...

WheelSpin: Parking year round

At a time when the seasons are changing and the parking ban is in effect, I thought it was wise to write about the opposite of driving. There are numerous ways to park and everyone...

Vontaze Burfict vs Josh Gordon: Varying paths of NFL discipline

If you speak to the average NFL fan and mention Vontaze Burfict, most people will immediately scowl at the mention of his name. Few will begin with citing his on the field presence as...

Editorial: Policy doomed to go up in smoke

MCLA will be smoke-free come September 2018, marking the end of the strategically placed smoking zones. This is the final step in a many-year process the College has taken towards limiting smoking on campus....

How to combat low participation on a small campus

Not on my watch Columns by Mitchell Chapman, Features Editor and Vice President of The Beacon On a campus the size of MCLA, boasting 1,600 students and over 40 student clubs and organizations, many of which...

Wheelspin: Retire your tired tires, you tyrant!

Tires are how your car communicates with the road. Your body informs the pedals and steering wheel how much speed you need and what kind of turn you may be dealing with and your...

“House of Cards” crumbles down

I think everyone and their mother was surprised by the allegations against Kevin Spacey that were released last week. For those of you who don’t know, I’ll give you the brief version: Actor Anthony Rapp...

The Dollars and Sense behind the NFL Trade Deadline

The trade deadline for the NFL sure was a doozy. Honestly, I can't remember it ever really being as active or really, complicated, as it was on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Nevertheless, four teams struck very surprising...

Yuli Gurriel and the MLB- Boy, did they mess up

It's 2017. This childish, and frankly crude, behavior is never warranted. To provide some context: Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros, upon launching a solo home run off the Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish, returned...

The power of PR: Crafting your organization’s public image

Not on my watch Columns by Mitchell Chapman, Features Editor and Vice President of The Beacon PR is important for any organization. On a small campus like MCLA with over 40 student organizations that each need...