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DC stands for Dining Center, not Dumpling Cafe

At issue: Students treat cultural communities with disrespect Our take: Chinatown is more than a food court   When Emerson moved from Back Bay to the Theater District in 1987, the new location presented students the opportunity to explore an area with vast historical and cultural significance. Sadly, this narrative of enlightenment and exploration did not...

Our housing options are not up to par
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Our housing options are not up to par

At issue: Construction noise continues to interrupt student life Our take: Emerson owes students an explanation   Remember when the Paramount Center, with its five-minute walk to the center of campus, was considered the worst residence hall? Or when we would jokingly mock the mysterious Paramount Cafe, hidden far away in a foreign land? These days, it could...

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Don’t feel pressured by the love in the air

At issue: It’s almost Valentine’s Day Our take: Don’t set yourself up for disappointment Couples wander through the dirty snowbanks of Boston Common toward the Frog Pond, where they hold hands as they trip and weave across the crowded ice. Restaurants across the city are completely booked with tables for two, followed by movies at...

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Please don’t make us fight sports fans to get to class

At issue: Potential parade could interrupt campus and classes Our take: Don’t risk it. Postpone class times Any Emerson student that had to trudge to class on Feb. 7, 2017 knows the absurdity and aggravation that comes with the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade. The route ran straight down Boylston Street and encompassed the...

Editorial: What’s in a name?
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Editorial: What’s in a name?

At issue: College jargon surrounding issues of inequality Our take: Name changes don’t guarantee action This week, faculty assembly voted to create a permanent new committee on cultural competency and inclusion. So, what’s going to change? Permanence on paper does not guarantee permanence in practice, and this status change needs to meet the demands of...

Breaking the silence, breaking the mold
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Breaking the silence, breaking the mold

At issue: Marginalized voices are speaking out Our take: The Beacon should amplify these voices No American woman has been selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 80 years. Yet the publication recently selected a group of individuals largely comprised of women they dubbed “The Silence Breakers” of sexual assault the Time 2017 Person...

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Women deserve to feel safe on their own campus

At issue: the lack of women in ECPD Our take: sexual assault survivors need police they can trust It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in law enforcement. Only 28 percent of employees in the Boston Police Department and 15 percent in federal law enforcement agencies are women. Those are disappointing percentages, but Emerson’s police department fails to reach...

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Plagiarism does not deserve discourse

At issue: The invitation of Marsha P. Johnson director Steve France Our take: Artistic integrity isn’t up for debate  Last month, Reina Gossett, an African-American transgender activist and filmmaker, accused director David France of stealing research from her for his documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. France is a cisgender white man. The controversy surrounding...

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Editorial: Staff salaries are more important than real estate

At issue: Building acquisition amid union negotiations Our take: Now is not the time to snag another property The college announced their decision to purchase a $24 million property facing Boston Common this week with the same spontaneity as a college student splurging on a Goodwill “Best Dad” coffee mug. And just like that student,...

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Anthony Lowrie memo misses the mark

At issue: Rogue email sent to faculty & org leaders Our take: Division won’t lead to revision Anthony Lowrie, chair of Emerson’s faculty assembly, wrote in a memo Monday afternoon that student protesters had falsely accused faculty of discrimination, and encouraged the students who participated in the walkout to pursue legal action. The language of the memo is condescending...