We know we need to do better, and we can do a lot better.
I can only hope that the Emerson community remains at least as critical of this newspaper when I’m no longer a part of it.
Equality might seem unachievable, but it is a crucial goal to work toward.
Having served as the SGA Executive Treasurer for two years now, and with the end of my term (and graduation!) rapidly approaching, I wanted to try to address the concerns raised by the Editorial Board surrounding the Financial Advisory Board’s budgetary allocation process as promptly as possible.
People like me who are representing diverse and life-altering experiences are being silenced by their own college.
If SGA wants to increase student involvement, they need to let the community in on how they make some of their most important decisions.
By taking the time to step back and consider your own unique privilege, you make yourself more aware of what your role is in today’s social movements. You don’t want to accidentally overstep your limitations and further marginalize voices that are already beneath yours.
Although standardized testing has been the norm for years, this method of academic evaluation is extremely outdated. Multiple studies have already shown how these exams are not accurate assessments of students’ knowledge and skills.
When a white man stands up for a woman, for a member of a marginalized group, that action is valued far more than a member of one of these groups fighting for themselves.
Your morals don't undo centuries of institutionalized oppression, nor offset how this social construct has influenced your own privilege and innate biases.
When people attack Trump's looks, they take away the importance of his actions to his looks, which are not nearly as significant.
I’ve woken up every morning with my heart pounding.
Those who face discrimination in everyday life don’t have the luxury of changing themselves after reading a really good New York Times op-ed. Conservatives do.
The deadline to get on the ballot was March 3, but there is no official process for write-in campaigns—you just have to get enough people to fill in your name come election day.
In my ideal world, people look to the Beacon when something happens that they don't understand. But even I know that isn't quite true.