The Berkeley Beacon


Drawing the line: Campus divides over free speech debate

About 100 students gathered in the Bill Bordy Theater Wednesday night for Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests’ event “Who Has The Right To Speak?” to discuss the boundaries between free speech and hate speech—the crux of much of the conflict between liberals and conservatives at Emerson.

Letter from the Editor: An appeal for trust

In my ideal world, people look to the Beacon when something happens that they don't understand. But even I know that isn't quite true.

Emerson targeted by white nationalist emails

According to an email sent to the Emerson community by President M. Lee Pelton Saturday, over 500 students, faculty members, and staff received emails advocating the message of the White Genocide Project, an organization that describes immigration and diversity as a form of genocide against white people.

LGBTQ Column: Sexuality through literature’s lens

Growing up queer is lonely. One must learn to live with solitude. For me, the only chance I have at being understood is in the pages of a novel.

Please run a write-in campaign

The deadline to get on the ballot was March 3, but there is no official process for write-in campaigns—you just have to get enough people to fill in your name come election day.

Conservatives are not oppressed

Those who face discrimination in everyday life don’t have the luxury of changing themselves after reading a really good New York Times op-ed. Conservatives do.


All SGA candidates running unopposed
The only students running for any position in the Student Government Association elections this year—excluding potential write-ins—are unopposed, largely current members.


Students struggle to find rehearsal space
For Patricia de la Garza, a junior performing arts major, the lack of rehearsal space at Emerson has consistently been a struggle throughout her time at the college.


Fast Fashion
In a city where it can be so easy to cycle through outfits on a whim, we need to make sure we aren’t playing into the hands of big businesses.


Students designs device to keep kids safe
About 17 years ago, a regular day at the beach took an abrupt turn when 3-year-old Sierra Ducey found herself lost and completely panicked. Luckily, a man pointed her to the lifeguard who then returned her to her father. For Ducey, now a junior marketing communication major, this experience became the inspiration behind her current entrepreneurial project, Kids Positioning System, or KiPS, a geographic tracking device that enables parents to track their kids’ locations.


Pickup games get a promotion
Emerson’s first club sport to receive approval since the launch of a new application process is laying plans for its official debut this fall.