The Berkeley Beacon

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Sophomore spotlights students of color in photo exhibit

Bethany Owens is on a mission. It’s seemingly simple, but all too complex. The name of her photo exhibition says it all: "Being a Person of Color in America." It’s an expressive look into the lives of those who feel ignored—a chance to get their stories told.
Sports

Volleyball to meet Lasell in first conference match

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The Lions play their first match within the GNAC on Thursday against Lasell, which is 14-1 overall. Lasell is currently ranked #15 in the nation.
Sports

Athletics seeks tennis courts after NEWMAC change

A NEWMAC conference change that will move women’s tennis to the spring season in 2018 is bringing new urgency to the athletic department’s search for home courts for its men’s and women’s programs.
Lifestyle

Bites with Becca: Cooking with love

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Around Valentine’s Day, the question of whether to dine out or dine in with a date is seemingly inevitable. To really crank that romance, and to save a couple dolla doos, the best restaurant is your kitchen. The immense pressure to spend money on a significant other—because somehow that translates to love—is ridiculous. Love is homegrown, so why not cook at home?
Arts

Confronting Count Olaf: Unfortunate Events undermines authority

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events promises to live up to the melancholy implications of its title with a theme song that tells viewers the show will “wreck your evening, your whole life, and your day.” The series is based on the popular children’s books by Daniel Handler.
News

College to drop Outlook for Gmail

Francis Frain, director of information technology infrastructure, said that this has been a planned switch for years.

News

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Emerson aims for environmental recognition
The college is drafting an application for Emerson to be featured in the Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges, a list of the most environmentally conscious institutions nationwide.

Arts

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Sophomore spotlights students of color in photo exhibit
Bethany Owens is on a mission. It’s seemingly simple, but all too complex. The name of her photo exhibition says it all: "Being a Person of Color in America." It’s an expressive look into the lives of those who feel ignored—a chance to get their stories told.

Opinion

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Self-care is more than a trend
I stumbled across yet another self-care comic while scrolling through Tumblr the other day. Titled “50 Ways to Take a Break,” it features illustrations of candles, bubble baths, tea, and nature. Underneath was the user’s caption: “Practice self-care!!!” It was nothing new, but after seeing this phrase recycled hundreds of times over my Facebook and Tumblr feeds, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes.

Lifestyle

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Bites with Becca: Cooking with love
Around Valentine’s Day, the question of whether to dine out or dine in with a date is seemingly inevitable. To really crank that romance, and to save a couple dolla doos, the best restaurant is your kitchen. The immense pressure to spend money on a significant other—because somehow that translates to love—is ridiculous. Love is homegrown, so why not cook at home?

Sports

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Athletics shuts down gym to dry floor
The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym was completely shut down Monday until at least the end of next week, athletics’ director of media relations Matt Ulrich said Wednesday.