The Berkeley Beacon

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Upcoming play breaks the sound barrier

A constant oral and optical interchange is intrinsic to "Mother Hicks," a play in which all lines are delivered in spoken English and ASL.
Beyond

#tbt to Netscape: The Beacon's website in 1997

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This was the Beacon's website in 1997, a time when “online” was still hyphenated and zany Photoshop effects were prized. Yet the stories feel quite familiar.
Opinion

Complex identities miss the “Boat”

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The show gives the false impression that the only real difficulties we minorities face are in confronting the stupidity and vapidity of racial ignorance.
Lifestyle

Alumna shares struggle with anorexia at Eating Disorder Awareness Week

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Her talk was part of the second annual Eating Disorder Awareness Week, hosted by Emerson’s chapter of Active Minds, which aimed to educate the college community and encourage those suffering to seek help.
Sports

Wiley's ways: junior hitter kills the competition

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Junior Jackson Wiley’s dominant offensive performance leads not only the Emerson men’s volleyball team this year, but also his conference, which includes nationally-ranked schools.
Lifestyle

Freshman fashion blogger campaigns for sleeveless tops and equal rights

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Freshman Elizabeth Skerry started a campaign in high school to amend what she saw as an unfair dress code and restore, for her and other young women, the right to to bare their arms.

Arts

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Deciphering hip hop’s identity crisis
Think of record stores and how they organize guitar music by subdivisions: metal, punk, rock, reggae. But rap is generally relegated to one confined section, and sadly, housed entirely under one classification, despite boasting styles and strands just as diverse as the ones allotted to guitar bands.

Lifestyle

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Alum newlyweds reveal difficulties of marriage's first year in reality show
Samantha Abby and Laura Leigh Abby, who graduated from Emerson in 2007, said they decided to join the show to demonstrate that gay and lesbian marriages are no different than other relationships.

Sports

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Wiley's ways: junior hitter kills the competition
Junior Jackson Wiley’s dominant offensive performance leads not only the Emerson men’s volleyball team this year, but also his conference, which includes nationally-ranked schools.