The Online Beacon

The Student News Site of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

The Student News Site of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

The Online Beacon

The Online Beacon

The Online Beacon

The English and Communications Split

The English and Communications Split

Angelina Clark, Web Editor February 22, 2024

The English and Communications departments, especially those existing at MCLA, have always been closely connected to one another, if not appearing to many students and outsiders as one in the same. The...

Green Day in 1994

Why is Green Day Still Relevant 30 Years After “Dookie”?

Angelina Clark, Web Editor February 12, 2024

Bienvenue à (welcome to) J’adore la Créativité (In English: I Love Creativity) In this column, I will write about various topics involving arts, entertainment, and culture. I aim to focus on unique...

Welcome back from The Beacon!

The Beacon January 21, 2024

The staff at The Beacon want to welcome everyone back to campus, and we are excited to share many more articles with you this semester!

Photo by professor of communications Michael Birch.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance and How Students Can be Allies

Angelina Clark, Web Editor December 8, 2023

On Monday, October 20th, MCLA’s Gender & Sexuality Center and Queer Student Union held the Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience Vigil. In an email sent to all students, written by Ara...

Photo credit to Amoure Joseph

Student Spotlight: Amoure Joseph ‘23

Angelina Clark, Web Editor November 30, 2023

Of the more than 1000 students that attend MCLA, there are some students that not only engage themselves fully with the coursework, but also across campus in the form of extracurricular activities such...

Xbox print advertisement, copyright Microsoft.

22 Years of the Xbox: A Retrospective of the Original Microsoft Console

Angelina Clark, Web Editor November 29, 2023

On November 15, 2023, various social media websites were filled with birthday wishes. “Who were these wishes for?” you may be asking. These wishes were for Microsoft’s original Xbox console, which...

Images Cinema Showcases Diverse Films at Indigenous Peoples Film Festival

Images Cinema Showcases Diverse Films at Indigenous Peoples Film Festival

Angelina Clark, Web Editor November 17, 2023

From Friday, November 10th to Sunday, November 12th, Images Cinema in Williamstown, Massachusetts hosted the first Indigenous Peoples Film Festival in collaboration with SMC Cultural Affairs and the Students...

Photo by Angelina Clark

A Deep Dive into MCLA’s Language Department

Angelina Clark, Web Editor November 9, 2023

¿Habla español? Parli italiano? Parlez-vous français? 你会说普通话吗? а ты говоришь по русски? Do you speak another language? Or, do you just speak English? MCLA’s language...

Photo from Rhode Island Comic Con | Facebook.

Nerds in New England: My Experience at Rhode Island Comic Con

Angelina Clark, Web Editor November 8, 2023

Picture this: a massive building with multiple floors, connected by escalators and filled with art and merchandise showcasing various media such as anime, video games, and movies, and, of course, individuals...

BWN 11/01/23

The Beacon November 8, 2023

This week on BWN our reporters got inside scoop on all the activities that are happening on Campus. Reporter Em Marlay Wright got an inside look on winter sports season. The Online Beacon discusses issues...

News Flash: Check Out The Beacons New Look

News Flash: Check Out The Beacon’s New Look

The Beacon November 8, 2023

Check out The Beacon's new look! We updated our site to resemble a physical newspaper. What do you think?

MCLA Theatre Lab Gets Ready to Tango with Tango Palace and Dr. Kheal

MCLA Theatre Lab Gets Ready to Tango with Tango Palace and Dr. Kheal

Angelina Clark, Web Editor November 7, 2023

The MCLA theater department puts on a variety of shows during the Fall semester. This year, the roster of performances held includes a main stage performance of Antigone by Sophocles (translated by Anne...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

All The Online Beacon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest