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Queer Student Union Holds Annual Drag Dance

Queer Student Union Holds Annual Drag Dance

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer April 23, 2023

There are plenty of clubs and organizations that host events multiple times throughout a year or semester, but our Queer Student Union only hosts a Drag Dance once every year. Queer Student Union, or...

Just Some Self-Care, Dont Mind Me

Just Some Self-Care, Don’t Mind Me

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

On March 25th in Sullivan Lounge, the Student Activities Council (SAC) held an event centered around self-care. From six to eight, there was a relaxed atmosphere around the room, and everyone was letting...

*BACON* Blast From the Past: MCLA to be Called NASC Again

*BACON* Blast From the Past: MCLA to be Called NASC Again

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer 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! Word around campus is that there’s...

The Durability of Writing in a Fast-Moving World with an MCLA Alumni

The Durability of Writing in a Fast-Moving World with an MCLA Alumni

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Writing is most commonly used as stress relief or entertainment worldwide, by people in many different occupations and from all walks of life. Cassidy Rotigliano is a recent MCLA alum, having graduated...

SGAs Most Recent Update For Students

SGA’s Most Recent Update For Students

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the representative body of students at MCLA that oversees and funds over 50 campus clubs and organizations. SGA meetings take place on Mondays from 7 pm to 9...

Audrey Perdue, DJ, in the WJJW station during her show.

“Soundbox” with Audrey Perdue, DJ

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

If you happen to take a walk on the third floor of the Amsler Campus Center around 4:30 pm on a Friday, you might have a chance to hear the sultry and feminine tones of Julia Jacklin or Katy Kirby’s...

All About Asian Student Association at MCLA

All About Asian Student Association at MCLA

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

If you happened to be walking by Sullivan Lounge on Thursday, February 16th, you would have heard laughter and music and just overall fun. MCLA’s Asian Student Association hosted a karaoke event where...

The Mind’s Eye colloquium highlights professors and their subsequent studies outside of the classroom.

The Mind’s Eye: Just Another Lecture or Changing The World?

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

English Professor Victoria Papa joined the MCLA community in 2017 after graduate school and realized that she had the desire to connect her research and teaching together. And with that, the idea...

Wallace carries himself as a Marine in day to day life.

Student Spotlight: Meet Matthew Wallace, Marine and Midfielder

Tonimarie Basil, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Marine reservist, Lacrosse player, overnight Residence Area Security Monitor (RASM), and resident student. No one would think that these four people are one and the same, but they are. Meet Lance...

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