The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, February 5, 2016

SGA resignations reveal indifference to public service

Students who run for office make a commitment to their peers that they will serve a full term as SGA representatives.

Discovering your passion demands trial and error

“I don’t know what I want to do when I graduate.” It’s a phrase uttered by many an undergraduate across the country, though noticeably less so among the population on our corner of Boylston and Tremont.

The benefits of a funnyman meddling in serious business

Despite those mixed messages, Colbert’s straight face challenges anyone to call his candidacy a fraud. His efforts are satire incarnate, acting in the real world.

Letter to the Editor from a former Beacon editor-in-chief

As a former Beacon editor, I am compelled to voice my support for an organization that shaped me as a journalist and as a member of the Emerson community.

An Open Letter to President Pelton from an Ohio University journalism student

"As president, I'm sure you want nothing but the best success for your students. By allowing this constitutional change, you're inhibiting a population of them from reaching their journalistic potential."

An Open Letter to President Pelton from a former Washington Post photographer

"Simply put, Mr. Pelton, I am disappointed, dismayed, and wary of Emerson College's decision to become the first school in Boston to have its student government control the fees of the student newspaper."

Letter to the editor from the editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal

As the Editor-in-Chief of The Suffolk Journal, I understand well the challenges that come with reporting on a private university and dealing with the sometimes petulant members of the student government.

An open letter to President Pelton from an Emerson alumna

I sincerely hope you will take action in restoring a set, satisfactory budget necessary for the operations of the Beacon—one that cannot be altered by the student governments' weekly meetings.

Letter to the editor from Lauren MacLeod

I am writing as an alumna (WLP, '07) to express my extreme disappointment with the new constitution, particularly in regards to the funding structure for The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter to the Editor from former Beacon editors

It’s with heavy hearts that we learned of the end of student press freedom at our alma mater, following the approval of a new constitution that will essentially allow student leaders to silence critics in student media, and in particular, this newspaper.

Editorial: SGA amendment a blight on Emerson's core values

Last night, editors of this newspaper listened to WECB in anticipation of SGA election results that would ultimately relegate the Beacon to a subject of government control.

Toeing the line between Oscar Wilde and getting wild

College is about moderation; for as many once-in-a-lifetime memories can be made within grungy music venues and apartments at the farthest reaches of the Green Line as within the Walker and Ansin buildings.

For curious students, too many institutional road blocks

Our desires to broaden our horizons should be met with enthusiasm, not with students considering completely changing their majors because they feel trapped.

Letter to the Editor from Tau Zaman

"Now that elections have passed and the student body has spoken on the constitutional amendment, I would invite the Beacon to continue fostering the healthy yet constructive relationship with SGA that I suggested in my past letter."

Letter to the Editor from Chris Girard

"You know what the worth of journalism is, Emersonians? Certainly more than eight percent of a democracy, more than 8 percent of anything."