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Going to a small school  like MCLA can have both positive and negative aspects to it, but many students here are grateful for the experience.

An Ode to Small Schools

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2023

It’s not every day that students are hand-picked and invited to meet a successful alum from their major to sit down and talk to one-on-one. It’s also not every day that students are specially asked...

Spend on Spring Break or Have a Staycation?

Spend on Spring Break or Have a Staycation?

The Beacon March 2, 2023

Just one more week of classes left and it will officially be time for spring break 2023. Time flies, doesn’t it? It hardly feels real to be halfway done with this semester, and three quarters of the...

The Highs and Lows of Being a Commuter

The Highs and Lows of Being a Commuter

The Beacon February 16, 2023

Many senior students know all too well the transitional experience of going from being a residential student to a commuter. Since MCLA has a three-year housing requirement for students whose home address...

As finals week approaches, many students are beginning to feel that familiar anixety and academic burnout. Just remember that you’re almost done!

Powering Through the Final Weeks of the Fall Semester

The Beacon December 4, 2022

The final week of classes has officially drawn to a close, leaving only finals week left before we complete this semester. In some ways, this semester has felt like a slow crawl that would never end,...

Senior year can be challenging, there’s no denying that. It’s a constant battle between being ready to be done with school, but also terrified of what comes after.

MCLA Class of 2023 Falls Victim to Senioritis

The Beacon October 31, 2022

Uh oh… It looks like there’s a plague going around MCLA. No, I’m not talking about COVID. Or a case of food poisoning after eating some questionable dining hall food. Not even mold poisoning...

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