The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, November 30, 2015

Dix Pix: Runway model recognizes natural roots

Model Maria Borges just reaffirmed the beauty of young black girls everywhere while sporting her cute and curly TWA (“teeny weeny afro”) for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 23-year-old made history by bringing this natural look to the VS runway for the first time ever—and yeah, I don’t know how this hasn’t happened before either.


New club hopes to promote debate on campus

Quarrel Club @ Emerson is new to campus and hopes to bring intelligent debates with it.


Alum creates software to combat writer’s block

Emerson alum Heinz Healey created a new word processor to help fellow writers with trouble focusing.


Charles Ishimwe looks to bring new media to Rwanda

Before his family got electricity, Charles Ishimwe, 26, would walk to the nearest hospital to complete his homework, relying on the light sources there to do his readings. Ishimwe said he watched movies in theaters, but while growing up in Rwanda he never thought that he would be able to actually create them.

Carr on Culture: self-love through self-portraits

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone at Emerson today who doesn’t have an Instagram account. There’s a universal satisfaction that comes from posting a picture of yourself or photo you took onto the Internet and receiving a positive response. This experience is particular to millennials: never before in history was it possible to take and share photos and videos instantly.

Castle Kids: Students had foreign expectations of midterms

People at Emerson's Kasteel Well program are facing difficulties they didn't expect.


Student spices up food journalism with vegan blog

Emerson senior, Caroline Cassard, is running a vegan food blog complete with recipes, essays and reviews.


Ms. Meta: A symbol of female empowerment

Video game about ending stereotypes is about to enter into production.


No treat found in costumes that appropriate cultures

Halloween costumes aren't always appropriate.

Emerson student veterans face difficult transitions

Veterans are among Emerson's student body.


New website connects student freelancers to employers

Emerson student co-founds online freelance marketplace.


The Common Room provides space for student artwork

Students create art gallery.

Revival of the bob: a brief history of lobs

The bob was originally popularized by movie stars Colleen Moore and Louise Brooks in the ‘20s, when short hair was viewed as a bold statement of independence in young ladies, seeing as older generations were accustomed to girls wearing lengthy Edwardian-style hair.


EAGLE hosts events to celebrate Queer History Month

Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone, also known as EAGLE, is an organization dedicated to providing acceptance and awareness of queer culture across campus, according to their website.

Dix Pix: Curving away from the fashion world

Fashion, as an industry, majorly influences how women view their bodies, which further propels the idea that feminism proposes as being only relatable to skinny white women.