The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dix Picks: Designer Rick Owens shocks Paris runway

Audience members got a little more than they bargained for at Dick—oops, Rick—Owens’ Sphinx fashion show last week. As the show progressed, four male models strutted out onto the runway clad in simplistic ensembles that purposefully revealed the models’ penises.

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Through pageant, freshman hopes to promote gender equality

Gina Brazão, a freshman journalism major, is competing in this year’s Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge pageant on Feb. 8, aiming to shed light on gender equality with her platform promoting the United Nations initiative He For She.

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Emerson alumni aim to explore the secret lives of diners

Tom Smith and Alecia Eberhardt, who graduated from Emerson in 2011 and are now engaged, created the blog Diner Porn in February 2013 to capture their experiences through photography and slightly fictionalized stories.

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Extended last call could affect Emerson's urban campus

When many New Yorkers are just starting their Saturday nights, Boston’s bar patrons are usually paying the tab and heading home, thanks to a strictly enforced 2 a.m. last call.

Warm weather natives experience cold weather shock

"I remember when I started Emerson, I did not have any winter clothes at all...before I knew it, my entire wardrobe had transformed." -Junior Manisha Tolani

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A look into Emerson's program in Valencia, Spain

"Don't have this ethnocentric idea that America rules other countries and be willing to let go of your culture a bit and learn other cutures." - Junior Maddie Rojas Lynch

World of difference: Rediscovering goodness far from home

I’ve been working to unravel the thick web of skepticism that I learned to spin and start believing more in our intrinsic goodness.

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For martial artist, sport a reason to keep fighting

Sophomore Forbes Lau has been teaching himself martial arts since his freshman year of high school, gradually progressing to an advanced level in a variety of styles.

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.