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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Goodbye ’till next time

Domonique Ackley It’s not every day a photo editor gets to write for her newspaper, but I am happy for this last opportunity to do so. Over the last two years on The Beacon, I...

Looking to the future

I feel like most people can share the sentiment that high school was a nasty place. I mean, really, seriously nasty—I remember lifting my hand off a desk once and it was grey. But...

I Hate This: the disaster performance artist, Alex Jones

Since Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist loud-mouth proprietor of the provocative InfoWars website, is a frog-throated, veined-forehead, voice-like-a-storm-of-locusts synthesis of detritus, he's fighting a battle in court for custody over his children. “He’s not a stable person,”...

The wage gap is no myth

By Kelsey Kistner Special to The Beacon The wage gap is not a myth. It is common for men to be paid more than women for the same job. Last month, Joseph Carew, co-managing editor for The...

A reflection on another successful fantasy basketball season

The Call A weekly sports guest column by Andrew Baillargeon Last Wednesday was a bit anxiety inducing for myself. It was the last day of the NBA regular season, and by association, it was the last...

How to work the trade market in Fantasy sports

The Call A weekly sports guest column by Andrew Baillargeon Fantasy basketball leagues are soon to crown their league champions, fantasy baseball has just kicked...

NHL Playoff Predictions

Ignore anyone who tells you otherwise because the most wonderful time of the year has just begun. That’s right it’s playoff time for the NHL. Sixteen teams battle in best-of-seven game series to edge...

Fishin’ With Jon: the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes and you

Weary from the throes of sickness, I curled up in the fetal position to watch the announcements of the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2017—it always takes place in late spring, typically April or May,...

Letter: A Rebuttal to “The Myth of the Wage Gap”

The argument in a previous issue titled “The Myth of the Wage Gap” is flawed at best, and at worst a vehicle for the misuse of information and thus, creation of misinformation being spread...

RPS needs to update policies, be wary of dogma

From the Editor Columns from the editor of The Beacon Policies change with time, as well as current laws. For Resident Student Services (RPS), which oversees and coordinates student housing through the college, time has come...

Letter: Wage Gap Rebuttal

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Art’s student newspaper, The Beacon, published an opinion piece written by Joseph Carew, “The Myth of the Wage Gap,” on March 9, 2017. Carew begins by declaring that “the existence...

Fantasy Baseball: The Dos and Don’ts

The Call A weekly sports guest column by Andrew Baillargeon By now, a large majority of fantasy baseball leagues have set their leagues up, drafted, and are off to the races. Whether you’re in a money...

The Porcupine Chronicle: Political Changes

The Porcupine Chronicle I’d first like to say that the name of this column is one that represents my political affiliation. The animal of the Libertarian Party is a porcupine and I try to employ...

I Hate This: The party of obstruction is now the party in power

I was listening to New England Public Radio the other day as I was driving home from the Northern Berkshire District Court the other day, when one the guests pointed out that the Republican...

Why Devin Booker’s 70-point game needs to be taken more seriously

The Call A weekly sports guest column by Andrew Baillargeon Recently, Phoenix Suns Shooting Guard Devin Booker put up the game of a lifetime with an electric 70-point performance, which is the sixth time in NBA...