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2020 election: Presidential nomination projections

Neil Murphy, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2019

Who’s winning the democratic & republican nomination in 2019? The road to the 2020 election is starting to really kick off into full effect. It just seemed like yesterday when Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the...

The new abortion bans are not about children; they are about controlling women

Sammi Verespy, Assistant Opinion Editior

September 3, 2019

Time zones are so wild. In Australia it is tomorrow, in London, it is 12 hours from now and in America, it is 1940. The continual harm against women’s rights is a narrative that is shown in so many ways throughout history....

What Issues Will Pennsylvania Hear About From 2020 Candidates?

Edward Field, Freelance Writer

July 14, 2019

Editor's Note: This letter was written in response to a recent Beacon article. Editor, In an opinion piece this past April, The Beacon addressed the idea of elected officials sticking to campaign promises, with a speci...

This week’s field: Political Science

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

                      Geraldine Ojukwu - Senior “I chose political science because I am really passionate about educating the public about how policy action works. If ...

Why sensationalized news stories are damaging to society

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

It seems as if every headline printed in newspapers or discussed on television today is riddled with sensationalism. It is very difficult to decipher what is the truth or bias. What is actual news and what are you supposed to...

Is antiquity losing its relevancy in today’s modern society?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2019

The concept of antiquity is one that often paints an intricate picture of the Ancient World into one’s mind upon hearing it. Without needing a plane ticket, one is conceptually flown to Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Antiquity...

Free college tuition is a fundamentally bad idea

April 16, 2019

Think about it: What is one of America’s strongest attributes? Freedom. But just because the word “free” is there, doesn’t mean everything should be free. One of the core principles in our American society is incentives. What...

Introspection and the art of being self-reflective

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2019

Introspection is a term that is often used in affiliation with the idea of reflection. This term is one that is very closely associated with one’s psychological state and the idea of looking inward. On a definitive level,...

Meet the Majors: Accounting

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Jack Fischer - Senior “I am an accounting and management major because I have always been interested in numbers. You get to work with people and numbers which I love because things always even out. I just landed my dream job which is to work in New York City for a public accounting firm.”  Sam Ey...

Taboo literature and why it’s essential to read banned books

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Sometimes, the world is a bad place. People cope with hardships in different ways. Some work on self improvement. Others make art. Many people write and read books. Books are a great escape because they have a dual nature....

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