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Will Greek Life Ever Return to MCLA?

Will Greek Life Ever Return to MCLA?

Nicole Lemire and Jaden Jackson April 23, 2023

Over a year after MCLA’s decision to ban Greek organizations from campus, students involved with Greek Life are speaking out about how this impacted them, as well as the future of Greek Life. On September...

SGA: Budget Finance Committee Confirms Club Budgets for 2024

SGA: Budget Finance Committee Confirms Club Budgets for 2024

Nicole Lemire and Jillian Currier April 6, 2023

The March 27 meeting of the Student Government Association (SGA) primarily focused on club budgets for the upcoming school year. This week’s guest speaker was Kayla Hollins, the Executive Director...

*BACON* Beacon Executive Board Arrested for Hazing Staff

*BACON* Beacon Executive Board Arrested for Hazing Staff

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2023

Disclaimer: The Bacon is the April Fool’s Edition of The Beacon. The following story is purely for entertainment and is NOT meant to be taken as a serious news story! The Executive Board of The Beacon,...

All of Us Villains: The Best Book Series Youve Never Heard Of

All of Us Villains: The Best Book Series You’ve Never Heard Of

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2023

*This review of All of Us Villains contains spoilers!*   In a lot of ways, my taste in books can be considered very basic. I get a lot of my recommendations either from friends or from Book...

As was the case with many campus clubs, COVID-19 caused a drastic decrease in membership and interest from students. (photo by Jillian Currier)

DJs Wanted: WJJW Looks to Increase Membership

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2023

The E-Board of WJJW are excited for the semester ahead and to begin rebuilding club membership following a decline in interest during the pandemic. WJJW is MCLA’s radio station, which broadcasts...

“Daisy Jones & The Six” is a popular  novel which follows the rise and fall of a fictional 70s rock band. Amazon Prime Video announced that they would be adapting the novel into a miniseries which will premiere on March 3, 2023.

From the Page to the Screen: Daisy Jones & The Six Hits Prime Video

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2023

This book review of Daisy Jones & The Six is spoiler free! By the time this issue of The Beacon hits the press, there will only be one day until the highly anticipated television adaptation...

Every Wednesday, Dr. Cupery and the students taking part in the travel course meets as a class to learn more about the country of Ecuador.  (photo by David Perez-Pacheco)

Travel Course Sets Sights on Ecuador

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

MCLA’s spring break travel course has had to shift gears and choose a new location amidst the political unrest happening in their initial destination of Peru. The class, led by Professor David...

BWN 12/8/22

The Beacon December 12, 2022

On this week's episode of Beacon Web News, BWN reporter Isabel Mazzola attends Dr. Hannah Haynes Book Release event. BWN reporter Ryan Powers gets his game on at Tabletop and Video Games Club's Super Smash...

Jheneay Watkins ‘24 (The Ringmaster), Rachel Lamarre ‘25 (Prince Ferdinand), and Ysabel Cardona ‘25 (Miranda) during a scene of “The Tempest.” (photo by Karesha Graham)

Theatre Department Kicks Off 2022-2023 Season with “The Tempest”

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2022

The MCLA Theatre Department put on their opening performance of “The Tempest” on November 4 at 8pm, kicking off their 2022-2023 season. “The Tempest” is a play by William Shakespeare which...

SGA: Advocacy, Accessibility on Campus, and Blobfish Fundraiser

SGA: Advocacy, Accessibility on Campus, and Blobfish Fundraiser

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

Student advocacy, accessibility on campus, and the senior class blobfish fundraiser were all discussed at the Oct. 17 Student Government Association meeting, among other topics. This week’s guest...

Dr. Birch recently spoke with The Beacon about the issues being faced by the Comm. department, as well as potential solutions. (Photo from mcla.edu)

Birch Reflects on Communications Department’s Struggles, Urges College to Show More Support

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

MCLA’s Communications Department is facing numerous challenges including a lack of professors and removal of essential technologies by the college, says one MCLA professor. Currently, there are...

Scott Dikkers gives lecture at MCLA on Sept. 29. (Photo by Johnluke Kunce)

“The Onion” Co-Founder Scott Dikkers Discusses Fake News at Hardman Lecture

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2022

MCLA’s 2022 Hardman Lecture was held on Sept. 29 with a lecture from the co-founder of iconic comedy empire The Onion, Scott Dikkers. The lecture was titled “Fake News in the Age of Misinformation,”...

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