The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lions, tigers, and butt plugs—oh my!

“Can you wash a butt plug in the dishwasher?” a voice called from the back.

Dix Pix: Ivy Park crosses athleisure's racial boundary

If “Formation” didn’t bless us enough, Queen B has just upped the ante yet again by co-founding a 200-piece activewear collection, entitled Ivy Park, set to release in mid-April in Topshop and Nordstrom stores.

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It's a buyer's market for students at Emerson

Akin to The Hunger Games, Emerson’s lottery housing selection process is a high-stakes gamble and students have just begun to volunteer each other as tribute to pick out the best rooms.

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Costume makers stitch a show together

Madison Gordon perches on a stool with the sleeves of her Kelly green blazer rolled up. She’s intently focusing on adjusting the hem of a dress, carefully plucking strings with a small, sharp silver device called a seam-ripper.

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Mentoring program helps students leap forward

The venture is called Emerson Literacy Education and Empowerment Project (eLEEP), and it was founded by Cooke-Jackson and Paul Mihailidis, an associate marketing communication professor, six years ago.

Love Column: Finding one's own freedoms

Abstinence equals freedom. That was the core of my public school sex education—a dominantly heteronormative scope at that.

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New podcast covers everything and the kitchen sink

Tom Carroll can talk about almost anything— from March Madness to hot dogs, he’s creating conversation and casting it onto the interwebs in his new podcast series Tom Talks.

Carr on culture: Is HeForShe really for her?

The video came to my attention after a friend humorously tweeted, “Emma Watson beatboxing makes me not want to be a feminist.”

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Students bouncing and backing nearby nightlife

Snaking through crowds of patrons, carrying heavy buckets of ice, and trying not to slip on spilt vodka cranberries made up a typical shift at the now-closed Stage Nightclub for Dalton Kearney, a barback. His roommate, Christopher Piettro, stood outside at the door.

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Michael Gilday created an editing monster: himself

Near the northern tip of Chinatown, in a pod in WeWork, a red brick building built for innovation, sits Boston’s new marketing video production company, Gildaymonster.

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New femme magazine designed for women in Mexico City

Mariana Tinoco Rivera said she always wanted to start a magazine, or has at least for the past five years. Now, as the first writing, literature, and publishing student in the Emerson Launch program, she has.

Dix Pix: Confidence doesn't require clothing at all

I was 12 when I took my first “nake.” I donned my finest Limited Too bra that made my cleavage sit just right. I stood in my bathroom mirror with my shoulders arched back, my foot beveled inward, my free hand on my waist and the other in the center of my stomach, making my budding B cups the focal point of my brand new Nokia flip phone.

Neutral time and the living's easy

Willa Segar-Reid grew up with two moms in a house of all women who were accepting of their identification of gender nonconforming. When they came to Emerson, they said they sought the same environment, and it was finally achieved this year in the form of a gender neutral suite.

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Women come together to speak about their voices

Gilbert said she focused her final master's project on interviewing women about their association with their voice. Gilbert said she’s collaborating with students in the visual and media arts department to turn her research into a documentary.

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Communication studies celebrating culture through food

The smells of cajun spices, fresh basil, and garlic filled the function hall at 151 Tremont St. during the first annual Potluck love.