The Berkeley Beacon

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Straus remembered for kindness, humor

In the time she spent at Emerson, people who knew her said she made them laugh, went out of her way to help classmates, and helped build a community that now feels a void.
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Lifestyle

411 from FOX 25: Alumni return for College Tour series

The college was the latest stop for the four-hour show’s “Morning News’ College Tour” series, which profiles Boston-area institutions every fall. Emerson was an obvious choice, said a Fox 25 spokesperson, because of its urban location and ties to the network.
Opinion

Meme Supreme: Justice Ginsburg’s internet fame

The popularity of “Notorious R.B.G.,” a play on the rapper’s name, is bound by neither media nor medium, which only speaks to the expansiveness of her popularity.
Arts

One man's trash: The perks of 'so bad they're good' horror movies

There’s a decidedly less spooky horror movie that holds a special place in my heart this time of year.
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Sports

Women's basketball looks to outrun competition

After the women’s basketball team reached the quarterfinals in the final season of its old conference two years ago, its season last year—the first in its new conference—was ultimately forgettable.
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Beyond

Caption contest: Oct 21

Caption contest! Comment below with your name and something about these cautious pumpkins.

News

SGA appoints PR chair
The Student Government Association voted unanimously to name junior Capri DeBiccari as the new Public Relations Chair. This seat has been vacant since the beginning of the semester.

Arts

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The Symptoms show signs of success
After graduating from high school in 2012, Ben Bersers-Lee was itching to get out of his suburban bubble of Lexington, Massachusetts and experience life as a “real human being.” That fall, he moved away from the conventional path of attending college and moving into an Allston apartment, spending two years managing personal finances and cultivating the sound of his indie rock band, The Symptoms.

Opinion

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American media infected by sensationalist ebola coverage
In its wall-to-wall coverage of the epidemic, the American media has presented few actual facts, clouding the true nature of the virus and provoking the descent into sensationalism.

Sports

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Women's soccer lights up the night
Members of the women’s soccer team set a goal for themselves: each player needed to raise at least $100, or $2,400 collectively, for an annual cancer awareness walk.