Students who run for office make a commitment to their peers that they will serve a full term as SGA representatives.
“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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our desires to broaden our horizons should be met with enthusiasm, not with students considering completely changing their majors because they feel trapped.
"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."
"You know what the worth of journalism is, Emersonians? Certainly more than eight percent of a democracy, more than 8 percent of anything."