The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The dos and don'ts of holiday gift shopping on a budget

I’m not sure how or when we got here either, but the holiday season is speeding toward us like a herd of flying reindeer.

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Actress and advice columnist alumna considers collegiate qualms

Emerson alumna Najah Muhammad was 15 when a friend’s mother heard her giving advice and suggested she write a column.

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Emerson's dining hall: a topic of student hubbub for decades

The dining hall used to be where students would get into one line to receive the day’s only entree “slopped” onto their tray.

Dix Picks: Nubian Skin redefines “nude”

In second grade, and still ten years later, I truly believed that something was abnormal about my skin because it wasn’t represented under the color spectrum of “skin tone” or “nude.”

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Virtual esports foster real-life community at Emerson

The esports club was created this summer so gamers could collaborate and compete with one another, and currently focuses on two games, Super Smash Bros. and League of Legends.

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Good Vibes week spreads positivity on campus and beyond

Good Vibes was a weeklong program led by resident assistants Claire Hilton and Rhys Scheibe and designed to uplift the campus spirit by having students send and receive positive notes.

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A tale of two pharmacies: CVS versus Walgreens

This rivalry has students asking: Is this town—or at least intersection—big enough for both of these pharmacies?

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Party like it's the 1920s: Vaudeville club to open soon

"It doesn't seem like the typical Boston nightclub." -Junior Isabella Pierangelo

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Non-VMAs in LA: Emerson plans for more course diversity

The LA program is now looking to offer more classes outside the visual and media arts departments.

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The trend that’s sweeping the streets and taming men’s messy manes

If you want a man bun, you have to earn it. And no, we’re not talking man buns, plural.

Labyrinth of utter terror: the minotaur comes to campus

The night before Halloween, the Cabaret will become an ancient Greek maze, with a horrifying twist. The annual Campus Center-sponsored haunted house mimics the Labyrinth this year, a mythical trap containing the half-man, half-bull minotaur.

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New FreeThinkers Society hosts discussions of the "big questions"

"It's a chance to engage in different philosophies and learn from different cultures and beliefs." — Andrew Manuzca, sophomore political communication major

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Emerson at Bird Street: students become the teachers

"I hope that they really just enjoy coding and graphic design." -Senior Isabella Gordillo