The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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ASIA showcases storytellers in annual gala

“There is this need for a platform or venue for Asian-American and Pacific Islander identifying students to showcase their work,” Moriya said.

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Connor Abeles collaborates to create mixtape

“Over the past year I met all of these wonderfully talented musicians, people who were very down to pour their own flavor into this concept and this vision that I had,” Abeles said. “This project would not be anywhere near what it is and what it’s going to be without these people.”

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Storytelling group delves into freshman fiascos

Ramos has been trying to figure out a way to bring people together to talk about their past experiences for a while and decided last month that this would be the perfect way to get everyone together.

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Alum dives into "past life" on Titanic

When Paul Amirault ’85 heard Emerson Stage was performing Titanic this semester, he laughed. Amirault said he remembers the infamous shipwreck as if he was there, and he’ll tell you he sort of was.

Hot takes: Media does more than entertain

TV shows, movies, and podcasts that'll enlighten as well as entertain.

Video game soundtracks edging towards cinema

These days, video games are striving to convey grander stories, and game music has begun to closely emulate the examples set by movies.

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‘Bob's Burgers’ writer shares experience as an Asian-American

Kelvin Yu, now well-known as a writer and producer of Bob’s Burgers, and for his role on Master of None, visited Monday as the keynote speaker for Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness’ Asian Heritage Month.

The Joshua Tree: The ultimate playlist

But the more that I think about the playlist, the more I think, Isn’t an album, in a way, a playlist?

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Poetry Project hosts regional slam

The Emerson Poetry Project’s first ever regional poetry slam served as a testing ground for students’ pieces before attending a national event in April.

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Award-winning playwright Claudia Rankine discusses race

All eyes were on Claudia Rankine last Friday when she spoke in the Cutler Majestic Theater about the importance of white people acknowledging their racism and the ability art has to move the conversation forward.

Mysterious novelist chronicles femininity, independence

Elena Ferrante, a contemporary Italian author who’s gained a large following in the United States, is most widely known for two things: her highly-acclaimed Neapolitan series and her identity, which was a mystery until last September.

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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.

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Somber stories clean up at yearly award show

A man in a bear suit falling in love, a clown coming out of retirement, and an assault survivor preparing to box—were just a few shorts featured at the 17th Annual Emerson College Film Festival on Saturday in the Bright Lights Screening Room.

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News Feed brings online fights to debate stage

The News Feed, a new EIV show that premiered Monday evening, brings passionate debaters from real Facebook fights to a live studio to discuss controversial topics face to face.

Mouth Moods mashups mix laughter with nostalgia

“One Week” by the Barenaked Ladies is, frankly, not profound. Sure, it’s emblematic of the ‘90s and (almost obnoxiously) catchy, but for most people, that’s where its value ends: nostalgia. But on Mouth Moods, Neil Cicierega’s January 2016 addition to his line of mashup mixtapes, “One Week” becomes something different.