The Berkeley Beacon

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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.
Opinion

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.
Lifestyle

Students designs device to keep kids safe

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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.
Lifestyle

Women’s march organizer gives lessons on leadership, feminism

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Weeks after the historic Women’s March on Washington, Emerson students gathered in the Bright Family Screening room to show a different kind of solidarity.
Opinion

Sustainable clothing never goes out of style

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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.
Opinion

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.

News

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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.

Arts

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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.

Opinion

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Sustainable clothing never goes out of style
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.

Lifestyle

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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.

Sports

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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.