A reflection on spikes in domestic violence, sexual assault allegations, and workers’ rights abuses during FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
SMCC Student Speaks About Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia
The following is an interview with an SMCC student from Tigray who is working, in conjunction with others, to raise awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. The interview took place on Sunday, November 13th, 2022, and was recorded via a Zoom interview with The SMCC Beacon.
The Results Are In
A Summary of Maine 2022 Election Results for Governor, Congressional District 1, Referenda, and several other contested races An image of Portland’s City Hall building. Photo courtesy of Elora Griswold. Last Tuesday, […]
South Portland’s Middle School Introduces A New ‘Community School’ Model
South Portland new middle school will be adopting a ‘community model’ upon the building’s completion in September of 2023.
Come Support Maine Needs at the East Bayside Halloween Fest This Weekend
Come out and trick-or-treat your way through all the best Portland breweries, bars, food trucks, and restaurants this Halloweekend at the East Bayside Halloween Fest.
Did You Know SMCC Has an App That Helps Students Get to Their Location Safely?
Have you ever felt uncomfortable walking at night alone on campus? If the answer is yes, you’d be far from alone–which is why Southern Maine Community College’s Safety & Transportation office introduced the Rave Guardian App in 2018.
There Are More Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine Than Real: Here’s What You Need to Know
In a nation increasingly divided over abortion rights, Maine has served as a safe haven for people from surrounding states to find the medical care they deserve. A quick search for “abortion […]
Portland Mayor Kate Snyder, Not Seeking Reelection in 2023
Portland Mayor Kate Snyder, who was elected in 2019 and has one year remaining in her four-year term, announced she will not seek re-election in 2023 through a letter sent out to […]
Maine Food Trucks Face Uphill Battle After Being Moved to a Lower Parking Lot
If you’re a Portland local, you’ve likely seen or visited the informal food truck park near East End beach. For several years, Portland food trucks have parked along Eastern Promenade Road, which […]
Bonny Eagle School Board Votes Not to Ban Sex-Ed Book in 11-1 Decision
A nationwide debate concerning parental rights over classroom content reached the Bonny Eagle School District Board of Directors last Tuesday. The board voted 11-1 not to ban “It’s Perfectly Normal,” a book […]