The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, October 28, 2016

Striking a balance

From the ripe age of three, my mother used to tell me, “Pan metron ariston” — a Greek proverb meaning “Balance is right.”


So you think you can cook?

At the dining hall, some students take cuisine creativity into their own hands. Piling plates with bizarre combinations or making art sculptures out of ice cream sundaes, these budding chefs might want to think about becoming contestants for a new Emerson show in the works: Dining Hall Star.


Christian students offer cleaning services

Members of the Emerson Christian Fellowship’s (ECF) united this month for a new bathroom cleaning project.


Emerson goes insane with sweat and tears

Students gathered to begin the Insanity fitness program, a vigorous workout that leaves participants screaming words of encouragement to each other as they stand soaked in their own sweat.

Event celebrates off-limits literature

Banned Books Week, an annual national campaign designed to celebrate the freedom to read, is sponsored by the American Library Association. For the past three years, Pub Club has organized programs aimed to bring awareness to Emerson, said club Co-President Ross Wagenhofer.


Student Life goodies up for grabs

According to Sharon Duffy, the associate dean of students, Student Life started giving out free passes to advanced film screenings in 2001 in an effort to connect students to the city of Boston.


Active Minds think alike at mental health event

On Tuesday night, Emerson’s Active Minds hosted National Day Without Stigma to help educate students about mental illnesses.

Toto, we’re not in Boston anymore

Whether or not you have been to D.C. or plan on visiting, the comparisons between here and Boston may give you reason to come visit or stay home


The cost of Greek Life

Each semester, Greek organizations ask their members to pay a fee.


Sexapalooza: education and lubrication

The sexual energy was palpable at Sexapalooza Thursday as Emerson students visited different stations to taste flavored lubricant, participate in “condom races,” play The Wheel of (Sexual Health) Misfortune, and post confessions on the Sex PostSecret wall.

Students learn to lower stress and LiveSMART

Emerson’s health education initiative, LiveSMART, is aiming to bring clarity to campus and give stressed out students the tools to lead more balanced lives.


Open house kicks off new diversity initiative

President M. Lee Pelton launched a plan to build community engagement at Emerson College under the leadership of newly-appointed Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Sylvia Spears.

Five ways to workout for $10 or less

If you’re tired of the same old workouts in the Fitness Center, or are just looking for something extra to supplement your gym time, there are many local and affordable fitness options to choose from.


Students enjoy swag and songs at CollegeFest 2012

Freebies and fun attracted thousands of students from around New England to CollegeFest 2012 last weekend.

Five breakfasts in a zap

No matter how early I set my alarm, I’m always running behind. With an Emerson workload, it sometimes seems skipping breakfast is the only way I’ll ever catch an elevator in Walker and make it to class.