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An Open Letter to Students

An Open Letter to Students

Dr. Samantha Pettey, Political Science Department November 1, 2023

I recently sent an open letter to my faculty colleagues here at the college and thought I’d share with you some of what I said to them, while hoping you also consider and take to heart the message.     I...

Alumni Shannon Welch Sheds a Light on Life After College

Alumni Shannon Welch Sheds a Light on “Life After College”

Macayla Flanigan, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2023

On the afternoon of September 19th, the Environmental Science department's Entering Student Seminar course, taught by Daniel Shustack — Professor of Environmental Science, met in CSI for pizza and a...

Staff Bio: Mac

Staff Bio: Mac

Macayla Flanigan, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2023

Hi, I'm Mac and I'm serving as the Co-EIC of The Beacon! I'm a Senior getting my degree in English with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations! Before this semester I was the Copy-editor...

Zodiac constellation of Taurus on background of hand drawn symbol in engraving style. Vector retro graphic illustration of astrological sign Bull.

Written in the Stars: Your May Horoscope

Macayla Flanigan, Copy Editor / Columnist April 23, 2023

Happy, happy Taurus season! As a little PSA before the main event (horoscopes!) I’m gonna tell you everything you need to know about the (as I’m writing this) upcoming Mercury retrograde and...

Written in the Stars: Astrology for Dummies

Written in the Stars: Astrology for Dummies

Macayla Flanigan, Copy Editor / Columnist March 16, 2023

There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding in the world on what astrology actually is, some think it's witchcraft and others just confuse it with astronomy... so here we go!   Astrology is not magic...

Happy Pisces season! This issue of Written in the Stars will be giving you your horoscope for the month of March, with a special emphasis on Pisces,

Written in The Stars: Your March Horoscope

Macayla Flanigan, Copy Editor / Columnist March 2, 2023

Welcome to Pisces season! Aries, you’re on the horizon! ~Pisces~  Pisces is the sign of endings and beginnings; a theme that may resonate with Pisces natives throughout their lives. You are...

The Beacon’s newest column, Written in the Stars, will provide information and insight into the horoscopes of all twelve signs.

Written in the Stars: Your February Horoscope

Macayla Flanigan, Copy Editor and Columnist February 16, 2023

Happy last few days of your season, Aquarius! Pisces, it’s almost your time to shine!  Aquarius:  You rule the 11th house of community, social causes, and friendships; this means you are...

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