The Berkeley Beacon

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Student station managers no longer paid at WERS

For the first time in seven years, student station managers at WERS, the college’s student-run public radio station, are no longer being paid for their work.
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News

Pelton takes the ice bucket challenge

President M. Lee Pelton participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge after nominations from Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown and the staff of the EVVYs.
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Opinion

Branding for date rape drug detector needs polishing

What does exist is a nail polish that changes colors when it comes into contact with date rape drugs—which is the product these North Carolina students have created.
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Arts

Thunderstorm puts a damper on Boston Calling Festival

After nearly six hours of receiving repeated warnings to stay hydrated in Saturday’s 97 degree weather, the crowds at Boston Calling were instructed to evacuate City Hall Plaza to avoid an unwanted type of hydration: an incoming thunderstorm.
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Feature

From hardcore to hard knocks: Alum lands at NESN

“Throughout pretty much all of high school and college I was split between playing guitar in hardcore bands and being into sports,” said Doug Kyed, who is now entering his second full season as Patriots beat writer for NESN.com.
Opinion

WERS’ potential W-E-R-Mess

It appears WERS is becoming more of a business at the expense of benefiting students as greatly as it could.

News

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ArtsEmerson founder Rob Orchard to step down
After staging dozens of award-winning productions, creating relationships with 39 artistic companies, and building an audience over four seasons, ArtsEmerson founder Rob Orchard is stepping down.

Arts

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Documentary "On the Move" asks, what connects America?
Spending 47 days in a cramped Saab with no working radio doesn’t sound like a recipe for success, but for Emerson filmmakers Christian Bergren-Aragon, Michael Thorpe, Brendan Scully, and Courtland Noble, it was the best summer of their lives. The four traveled across the Southwest, West Coast, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the United States for their documentary, On The Move.

Opinion

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Branding for date rape drug detector needs polishing
What does exist is a nail polish that changes colors when it comes into contact with date rape drugs—which is the product these North Carolina students have created.

Sports

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From hardcore to hard knocks: Alum lands at NESN
“Throughout pretty much all of high school and college I was split between playing guitar in hardcore bands and being into sports,” said Doug Kyed, who is now entering his second full season as Patriots beat writer for NESN.com.