Jennifer Ng


Jennifer Ng is the Opinion editor and a photographer for The Beaon.

STAFF OPINION: Dear QTBIPOC, take up space!

In high school, I was obsessed with “Hamilton: An American Musical,” and not just for the incredible music, wordcraft and story-telling. The cast and ensemble proudly featured people of color in a refreshing and revolutionary way. To see a truly talented and diverse group of people be praised and rightfully recognized for their contribution to a pop culture sensation was something I hadn’t known to wish for before.

18 senior women of color smile and pose for the camera in celebration of their identities and accomplishments. After a long year of online classes and the emotional toll of the pandemic, Beacon staffers Jennifer Ng and Molly Lowney teamed up to create a story honoring senior women of color.

Graphic by Molly Lowney

Celebrating Women of Color in the Class of 2021

Despite UP being a predominantly white institution, students of color have found pockets to flourish in and build community. Cultural clubs and Diversity and Inclusion Programming provide invaluable opportunities for students of all backgrounds to celebrate their identities, and uplift diverse perspectives and experiences within the UP community.

Jennifer Ng is the Opinion editor for the 2020-21 school year.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Make your voice heard

It’s the start of another year, another semester. And in the wake of all that was 2020, I’m sure you have lots of thoughts and things to say and we would like to hear from you. Not just that, but we need to hear from you.

Food is a huge part of the holiday season,  but the food we eat also has many intersections with climate change and the ongoing pandemic. Listen to Molly and Jennifer's conversation with UP environmental studies professor Dr. Heather Carpenter for some food for thought.

PODCAST: What On Earth? Episode 5: Food for thought

Food is a huge part of the holiday season and with the year we’ve had so far, hearty meals are much needed. But the food we eat also has many intersections with climate change and the ongoing pandemic. From the greenhouse gas emissions to the overall agriculture industry itself, there are a lot of nuances to be understood and changes to be made. But the good news is that when it comes to our food choices, everyone has ways to make a difference in their own lives! Listen to Molly and Jennifer’s conversation with UP environmental studies professor Dr. Heather Carpenter about all of this and more!

In "The Siege", Mando and friends uncover details about Imperial experiments while on a mission to destroy the Empire's last outpost on Nevarro. Photo: Star Wars.

‘The Mandalorian’ season 2, episode 4 review

After last week’s thrilling episode, Chapter 12 of The Mandalorian, titled “The Siege”, was a fun side adventure for Mando and Baby Yoda on their quest to reunite Baby Yoda with his kind. 

In "The Heiress", Mando finally encounters some real Mandalorians who give him some startling information. Photo: Star Wars

‘The Mandalorian’ season 2, episode 3 review

Wow. Chapter 11 of The Mandalorian blew me away. I watched the whole thing with the biggest smile on my face and immediately rewatched it at least four more times. There’s so much to gush about and so much to speculate on. Major spoilers ahead!

In Chapter 10 of "The Mandalorian", tensions run high after Mando, Baby Yoda, and their passenger crash on an icy planet.Photo: Star Wars

'The Mandalorian’ season 2, episode 2 review

After the exciting surprise character reveal at the end of last week’s episode that had my jaw on the floor, I went into Chapter 10 of The Mandalorian, “The Passenger”, with probably a bit too much anticipation and came out feeling underwhelmed. This episode didn’t acknowledge the cliffhanger of last week and dove into a new adventure.

In this episode of What on Earth? Molly and Jennifer chat with UP environmental studies students about the 2020 U.S. election.

What On Earth? Episode 4: UP students react to the 2020 election

The week of the 2020 election was incredibly stressful, but it has resulted in a victory for Joe Biden over Donald Trump which will hopefully push the U.S. towards taking action to address climate change. But while we celebrate this win, there’s still a lot to unpack and a lot of work to be done for the future we want. Today, Molly and Jennifer chat with three current environmental studies students from UP about the election and what their hopes are for the future.

On Oct. 30, The Mandalorian returned for its second season and delivered an episode full of action and surprises. 

Photo: Star Wars

‘The Mandalorian’ season 2, episode 1 review

Season Two of “The Mandalorian” premiered Friday Oct. 30 on Disney+ with the first episode “The Marshal”. It picks up soon after the end of season one, with the Mandalorian, or Mando, searching for other Mandalorians to help him on his quest to return The Child, better known as Baby Yoda, to his kind.