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An inside look at Bobby B. Beacon’s insides. Illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano/ Mass Media Staff.

Bobby’s Inside Story

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
February 26, 2024

Ask Bobby #28: Praying at night?

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
February 26, 2024
Lonely Man rips one of his shirts open. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano / Mass Media Staff.

Loneliness: The ultimate superpower

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
February 12, 2024

Ask Bobby #24: Why are you here?

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
January 29, 2024
Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco dresses as Santa and flies a sleigh. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano / Mass Media Staff.

The chancellor saves Christmas

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
December 12, 2023

Ask Bobby #22: Tips for finals

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
December 12, 2023

Ask Bobby #19: You doing okay?

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
November 13, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #18: Ideal first dates

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November 6, 2023
Bobby B. Beacon points. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano / Mass Media Staff.

Invasion of the Bobby snatchers

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
October 30, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #16: The meaning of life

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October 23, 2023
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Ask Bobby #13: Beez Neez

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October 2, 2023
A man yells at someone through a megaphone. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano / Mass Media Staff

In support of swear censorship

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
September 25, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #12: Getting grades up

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
September 25, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #11: Human nature

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
September 18, 2023
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Ask Bobby #10: Morning routine

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September 11, 2023
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Ask Bobby #8: Family matters

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
April 28, 2023
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Ask Bobby #7: Skunks

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April 21, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #6: Nicknames

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
April 14, 2023
A student reveals he is a cyborg. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff.

Are you a robot?

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
April 7, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #4: Shoe sizes

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
March 31, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby #3: Favorite movies

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
March 24, 2023
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Ask Bobby #2: Eating

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
March 17, 2023
Written by Joe DiPersio (He/Him) and illustrated by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff

Ask Bobby: The first one

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
March 3, 2023
Amanda and Julianna sit down to enjoy a nice dinner. Photo by Caitlin Feest (She/Her) / Mass Media Contributor. 

Valentine’s Day mad lib!

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
February 10, 2023
Shakespeare sits at his desk proud of the poetry he just wrote. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff.

A collection of love poems

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
February 3, 2023
Guy interviews an annoyed Bobby the Beacon. Illustration by Bianca Oppedisano (She/Her) / Mass Media Staff.

An interview with Bobby Beacon

Joe DiPersio, Humor Editor
November 13, 2022
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