The thoughts of the Beacon staff are with Straus’ family and friends during this painful time; we wish to extend our sincere condolences. And in this time of mourning and tribute, the Beacon would like to provide the Emerson community with a space to honor Straus through the written word.
At Emerson, we surround ourselves with signs of vitality: the vigor of campus activities, the bustle of the Common, the promise of a diploma. But this tragedy throws the fragility of life into sharp relief.
Hillary Clinton is only one example; sitcoms often problematically show elder women as erratic, witless, and dependent.
The sports world is becoming more diverse and inclusive, and esports will one day swim in the mainstream.
With an abundance of miscommunications, it's clearly time for the sides to talk turkey.
There are systematic impediments that prevent women from finding a way to empower themselves in party culture.
A standardized national procedure for carrying out a death sentence would be beneficial, but more critical is transparency from execution chambers across the country.
The brusque language simply reflects the parlance of law, and its bluntness doesn't necessarily represent how the administration feels about the issue or its students.
Corporate interests taking precedence over corporate sensitivity isn’t news, but the backlash from young shoppers is.
Emerson should be an institutional leader, accepting the medical marijuana cards of its students, not rejecting social progress.
Too often, students miss out on important chances to build relationships with Emerson's bevy of notable professors with significant accomplishments.
The fact that social media is used as an emotional outlet does not say that our communication skills are deteriorating but rather says that they are evolving to become more inclusive.
Emerson’s dining hall options expose the college’s fundamental misunderstanding of the food needs of its students.
Emerson students are here to learn by doing. Being sidelined on important opportunities doesn't allow students to accomplish that goal.
Why is America the only developed nation in which police officers routinely overuse lethal force?