The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Trends and triumphs: A year’s worth of culture in review

From poignant protests on- and off-campus to the Facebook group Free and For Sale, a look at the trends that shaped Emerson's culture.

Learning a lesson in expectation versus reality

Emerson Los Angeles has left me with more questions than I arrived with, and my career path has more possibilities than ever.

Cambridge a hub of culture and academia

There could be a little something for everyone in Cambridge—a city whose diversity presents itself through a combination of history, culture, academics, and arts.

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Freshman draws in success with creative illustrations

Freshman Jenna Miller's career in illustration began in 2013, when she was a senior in high school, and has now led to two published books.

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Motivated by family and friends, Emerson students complete Boston Marathon

On Monday, during the 119th annual Boston Marathon, Emerson students Morgan Kennedy and Cristina Ashbaugh experienced the storied 26.2-mile run in the cold rain.

Recyclemania loses momentum, green groups look to recover

Emerson has implemented new sustainability initiatives, but slipped in the rankings of a nationwide recycling contest that took place earlier this year.

Tinder is not the be-all and end-all of love

To ease the pain of your impending Tinder heartbreaks, I’ve decided to open up and share a few of my more grizzly cyber-flirting stories.

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Off-campus living, on-campus appeal

In downtown Boston, entertainment is always a short walk away. The area is known not only for its commerce but also for places where people can explore, shop, and relax.

Re-establishing family ties in Warsaw

It had been 16 years since I had been in Poland, and now I had found my family again.

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Walking at graduation is not a neccessity for some seniors

For seniors, it can be an expensive event—besides the cap and gown, some have to pay for airfare or other travel costs to get back to Emerson’s Boston campus.

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The convenience and bustle of Fenway-Kenmore

"It gives me a lot of bragging rights, because I literally live in the closest possible building to Fenway." — Jamie Bishop, a junior visual media arts major

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Lillibridge promotes body positivity with Project Heal

Ashlyn Lillibridge's own struggles with self-esteem and experiences with bullying as an adolescent are what made her so passionate about eating disorder awareness and body image positivity.

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EcoReps holds first Green Gala to promote sustainability

Emerson’s first Green Gala, celebrated 20 days before Earth Day, intends to be a way for students to get a head start on the celebration.

Mourning One Direction's Zayn Malik isn't "crazy"

As a feminist, I feel protective of young One Direction fans who are experiencing their first pop-culture heartbreak.

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The charm and cost of Beacon Hill

In Beacon Hill, every activity, from doing laundry to shopping for food, can come with an expensive price tag. But students who live there say it’s still worth it.