The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Emerson CUPSI team competes in Denver

The crowd was silent. They were waiting for the introduction of the 2014 Emerson College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational team.

Dutch Diaries: On Amsterdam

The Dutch long ago implemented freedoms that are just beginning to be discussed in the states, like regulated prostitution, marijuana legalization, and same sex marriage.

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Playing dress-up and calling it work

Trends and Tolstoy, the personal blog of a book lover, tells you how to do just that, and provides readers with anything from fashion show coverage to step-by-step tutorials.

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Times columnist, now cancer-free, confronts life's interruptions

On Feb. 20, now cancer-free 25-year-old Suleika Jaouad spoke at Emerson for the second time in the past year, in the Bill Bordy Theater to a group of over 20 people.

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Active Minds raises awareness about eating disorders

Emerson students practiced balancing on their left legs with their right legs bent back, knees facing down. They stretched their left arms towards the ceiling, inhaling, their right hand on their right foot.

Dating Tips: Tinder, Grindr, and OKCupid, oh my!

I love a solid online date, but I have felt a lot more comfortable going out with people I’ve met in person.

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Busker sells hand-typed poems in Harvard Square T stop

On a Sunday afternoon, as people milled around waiting for the next outbound train to enter the Harvard Square station, the faint tapping of a solitary typewriter echoed off the underground walls, breaking the silence. Where the sound originated, freshman Gabe Kittle sat, his tall frame hunched over the machine. Beside him laid a box filled with poetry booklets and some change, as well as a sign that read, “I sell poems for a living, donations accepted.”

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New network aims to shed light on alternative sports

"We don't want to be exclusive to Emerson." -Sophomore visual and media arts major Benjamin Hillman

Dutch Diaries: A Tale of One City

Being able to see Porto at three in the morning and three in the afternoon made it clear this was a city attempting to reconcile two eras and two cultures.

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Emerson represented at Miss Boston

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Civil rights panel to discuss media coverage of issues

"We need to come together as a group." -Professor Cindy Rodriguez

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Leaders of RecycleMania aim to increase success rate

"The goal is to build as much awareness as possible about recycling at Emerson for all students, faculty, and staff," co-chair Nancy Howell.

Dating Tips

Yes, Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday endorsed by corporations, but viewing it like that is cynical and boring. Drop the hipster act and quit being a Debbie Downer.

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Benjamin Jealous advocates change

“Change often comes faster than you think is possible.” –Benjamin Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP

Alcohol policy instated at Emerson Los Angeles

"These kinds of rules are on record with good reason." — Marcus Shutrump, senior visual and media arts major