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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton faces scrutiny

The big story for sports media outlets in the week since the Super Bowl has been Cam Newton’s sulky post-game interview. The Carolina Panthers quarterback has been roundly criticized and ridiculed for abruptly walking out after two minutes of monosyllabic answers regarding his team’s 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. Newton, who appeared frustrated and

Masses march for Justice or Else!

BY ELLICE ELLIS, OPINIONS EDITOR Hundreds of thousands of Black men, women, and children gathered on the National Mall for the “Justice or Else!” rally on October 10. The march was organized by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March that took

Staff Editorial: Prior Review is Indirect Censorship

UPDATE: Sep 17, 2015— The Beacon is once again operating without prior review! We would like thank the 885 people who signed our petition on for their support. UPDATE: Aug 31, 2015 — As of 3 p.m.: Principal Martin is in the process of reconsidering her prior review policy. The editors are revisiting their editorial policies to instate a clearly outlined chain of

Reflecting On a Year Abroad in Ghana

BY ELLICE ELLIS, STAFF WRITER It’s been almost nine months since I left America for Ghana. Over 100 plates of rice, 212 malaria pills, and one bout of malaria later, here I am – almost done. I’ve eaten my last banku and taken my last trip to the seamstress and stuffed my suitcases to their

D.C. Reacts to Shooting In Ferguson

CLAIRE PARKER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Protests have erupted in Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation over the past two weeks after unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. The case has drawn attention to issues with racial profiling and police brutality, heightening tensions between black communities

Carlos Hood: Music Man

BY: SARAH MARION, CONTRIBUTOR Graphic by: Jane Martin and Ellice Ellis Junior Carlos Hood is a Kanye-loving, joke-cracking, flute-playing, aspiring musician with a fresh outlook on life. The Beacon’s Sarah Marion sat down with him to talk about his love of music and his goals.   Sarah Marion: When did you develop your passion for