The park is a public place for a reason — the people of Boston’s greater urban landscape need it, and it is for all of us to share. Emerson is an institution with its own community, which deserves to raise its own garden. If there were even a small plot of soil where students like me could grow just one flower, that land would mean more to us than the Common.
Instead of creating more enemies and making this problem about ideologies it is nice to see the United States taking a strong diplomatic role that has a better chance of being backed by the world.
These laws undoubtedly impede upon our rights as Americans. The right to vote is a part of freedom, of democracy — the key to America.
The generosity of hosting public forums—from events like last spring’s gubernatorial debate to the education town hall last week—speaks volumes to Emerson’s prominence in the community. Inviting others to share in our campus conversations is an integral part of Emerson’s dedication to open, constructive communication—and a hallmark of networking.
As the semester unfolds, we hope to see the college continue making impressive endeavors toward engagement.
Ask any Emerson student how they’re doing today, and chances are you’ll be able to predict his or her answer. Some are tired, others are so stressed they haven’t eaten yet, and still others can’t help but remind you that they still have so much to do.
Without a specific department to call home, Emerson’s SGA falls into a minority of collegiate student governing bodies that go uncompensated for their service.
Internships abound. There are stories to be written for CNN or The Washington Post. Campaigns to be organized for Republicans and Democrats. Funds to be raised and fights fought for D.C.’s countless nonprofits.
We urge Halls to follow through with more than just talk. If administrators at the health center fail to take this up as an initiative, Halls should spearhead a grassroots campaign for proper STD testing services.
In the pages of last week’s Beacon, this editorial board called for a firmer demonstration of commitment and accountability among our Student Government Association representatives. It was to our dismay that a student leader who pledged “consistency” of service abandoned her post—joining the handful of her predecessors and colleagues from the class of 2013 who had similarly jumped ship.
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."