Each year high school seniors are encouraged by guidance counselors, teachers, and most adults in their lives to apply for college. Most 17-18 year olds are ecstatic about leaving their childhood homes […]
The End is Near
The Portland city council has voted to repeal its mask mandate, just over a month after it went into effect.
State Legislators Hold Public Hearing to Consider Legalizing Magic Mushrooms for Mental Health Disorders
On Tuesday Maine lawmakers considered a bill to legalize “magic mushrooms.” Oregon made waves in November 2020 when its citizens voted to decriminalize the drug, known formally as psilocybin, as well as […]
Did you know South Portland Re-enacted its Mask Mandate?
Masks are now required inside all South Portland public buildings as of Monday. The mandate comes after the majority of the South Portland city council supported it on January 18th’s meeting. Mandates […]
This Semester in Local Politics
Hi, I am Emma Campbell and I will be the new editor for local politics and op-eds in The SMCC Beacon. Writing has always been a passion of mine, as are politics, […]
Solar’s Sun is Dawning on South Portland
South Portland is embracing solar power, and many new and ambitious energy projects from several companies and organizations are now underway with the help of SMCC graduates who are filling a lack of trade workers that is one of the limiting factors on solar power’s rapid growth.
Punk is Undead
By Andi Hammond In Hanif Abdurraqib’s article “Pop Punk Prodigies” he writes about the up and coming band Meet Me @ The Altar. The band is a pop-punk band made up of […]
Opinion: Stumbling Toward Progress
Making college more affordable is a difficult prospect, and good people will disagree on what is a profoundly complicated and vitally important debate; however, what cannot stand is the status quo. It cannot remain a fact of life in the richest country in the world that only the wealthiest among us can afford the right to provide their children with an unburdened education.
Opinion: Let There be Kitchens!
..The meal plans are expensive, yet they are failing to satisfy and provide a healthy diet for every student because the dining hall doesn’t offer a variety of foods, doesn’t prioritize the health of students, and makes it extremely hard for students with food allergies to get enough to eat.
Opinion: College During the Pandemic
Covid did not stop at affecting the workplace and our schools. Enrollment and retention of students have dropped significantly within the last few years.