The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Computer bytes by day, macaroni bites by night

Two friends stand side by side in a small, well-lit kitchen. One wears a clean white chef’s outfit and holds two boxes of store-brand boxed macaroni and cheese. His friend, garbed in a casual hoodie, holds back a smile. To their left, large pots of boiling water sit on a stove, steam shooting out from holes in each lid. To their right, a wooden table is covered in various cooking utensils.

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Emerson game raises community health awareness

Town hall meetings may become a thing of the past thanks to the work of the Emerson Engagement Lab and their gaming platform Community PlanIt. The platform, which makes it possible for people to participate in civic discussion online, has been named a semi-finalist for the Innovation in American Government Awards.

Things to do in and around Boston for Valentine's Day

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New chaplain mentors in meditation

Emerson’s community has a new resident ready to guide students through any spiritual or religious trials they may have. Harrison Blum began as the college’s Director of Religious and Spiritual Life & Campus Chaplain last week. Blum is is an advocate for social justice, mindfulness, and meditation.

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Alumna ventures into world of tech

Amid the musical theater actors and indie filmmakers of her graduating class, Allison Grinberg-Funes ‘11, found herself venturing down a more peculiar road toward a career in technology. As a content specialist at Raizlabs, a software design and development company, she bounces from working with development teams on blog posts to marketing different events.

From riches to responsibilites: Melania Trump’s presidential style

On Jan. 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., Donald J. Trump was sworn into office. The Trumps were already a high-profile family, but now they are a political family—no longer just rich and entertaining. With the transition from penthouse to White House, there are new responsibilities. No action, no tweet, and no plagiarized speech goes unnoticed. No outfit does, either.

Ask Jackie: Motherly advice

This semester, Jackie will be answering reader queries on love, sex, and relationships. Visit askjackie.berkleybeacon.com to ask, anonymously or not, to submit a question.

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Students join protest in Boston Common

People from around the country filled Boston Common last Saturday with pink hats, paper vaginas, and a demand to be heard.

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Selfies surge on Facebook

When Danielle Shvartsman snapped a picture of herself in a mirror within Los Angeles’ famous Magic Castle, she was disappointed. She liked the photo, but had nowhere to post it.

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Bites with Becca: Creativity in the Kitchen

I learned to cook the same way you probably did—I was taught by a borderline-senile Vietnam War veteran, Steve, in the back of a Mexican restaurant.

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Alumna all set for first book launch

Ashley Blom never thought of herself as a chef. Growing up in Hatfield, a small town in western Massachusetts, her mother would constantly make fun of her for not knowing how to cook. Now, the Emerson alumna is gearing up to publish her first book.

Love Column: Sharing the married love

I identified with polyamory, in theory, before I actually began practicing it.

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App developed by students who share a common vision

This vision really boils down to one common idea—they want to create a new music culture.

Bites with Becca: New means to find new recipes

The internet has infiltrated my kitchen. My international cravings can be immediately satisfied with a few clicks.

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New England fall foliage seen from the clouds

For these four Emerson students, pure “bliss” is thousands of feet in the air.