The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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One Month, 50,000 Words

NaNoWriMo, hosted annually in November, challenges prospective novelists to write 50,000 words within one month.

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Fraternity hosts professional summit for networking newbies

Zeta Phi Eta, Emerson’s only coed professional fraternity, launched its first Professional Summit on Sunday, Nov. 17 with the help of co-sponsors Career Services, on-campus marketing agency EmComm, and Google.

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College games help feed the hungry

The Emerson Hunger Games was sponsored and run by the Class Council of 2015

Across the pond: Hidden Inspirations

Cities are often synonymous with their biggest attractions: Paris is to the Eiffel Tower, as Rome is to the Coliseum, as London is to the palace guards. But what is Berlin synonymous with?

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Art motivates campus social change

Arts for Social Change Week was coordinated by EPSJ and other Emerson organizations, including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Emerson Poetry Project, and Rareworks Theatre Company.

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Students take action with community service event

From serving spaghetti to the needy to playing Family Feud with the elderly, for many students, Veteran’s Day was spent lending a helping hand throughout the Boston area.

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Photographs shed light on Emerson students' stories

Boylston Street’s hustle and bustle is crawling with individuals eagerly rushing from classes to internships. Among the busyness, two students might emerge, requesting a picture and a brief interview to capture the creativity among the craziness. It’s all part of the new Facebook page, Humans of Emerson.

Love Notes: Cuffing Season

Have you ever noticed that, once it starts getting cold out, even some of the wildest partygoers trade in skin-tight pants for sweatpants, and one-night stands for a steady relationship? The sudden change in relationship statuses can only mean one thing: cuffing season is here.

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On poetry and Pulitzers

Levine came to visit Emerson Monday, Nov. 4 to answer students’ questions and perform some of his poems.

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Students assist media lab aimed to aid nonprofits

The Next Mile Project is an organization started by Dhar Law, a Boston law firm that set out to start a new trend in nonprofit law, according to the project’s communication associate, Emerson alumna Michelle Nigro.

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First Transgender Awareness Week promotes "the authentic me"

As October’s Queer Awareness Month came to a close, some on-campus organizations, with help from the college, decided to continue the theme by hosting Emerson’s first Transgender Awareness Week, running from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8.

Across the Pond: Forsaking the clichés

When I got to Europe, my overly romanticized notion of what I was getting into had me sipping wine in Paris, experiencing the nightlife in Amsterdam, visiting the Peace Palace in the Hague, and eating waffles and chocolate in Belgium. Now that I’ve been here for nearly two months, those ideas are still there. But overshadowing them are my actual experiences, and those are some I never would have had if Europe was still an image in my mind, instead of a place I got to live.

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Bringing legends to life in the Cabaret

Disco lights, hors d’oeuvres, and thumping music greeted attendees eager to dance the night away. The event was hosted by Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone, Asian Students for Intercultural Awareness, Amigos, and Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interests.

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America's Funniest Home Videos creator returns home

Vin Di Bona came to campus to speak with students about his experiences in Hollywood and beyond.

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Student’s show hopes to thrill and terrify

Upcoming television show, "Boston Uncommon," aims to introduce an expressive horror production to student viewers.