The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Emerson students are on the campaign trail

Multiple Emerson students are out on the road campaigning for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.


Highs and lows on students’ new web series

Emerson students mid-way through shooting fictional web series about a female drug dealer on campus.

Carr on Culture: Feminism shines through masculine lyrics

As a feminist, I believe we should be conscious and critical of the media we consume, even if it’s media we love. I enjoy Bieber’s new songs, but I also acknowledge they portray both sides of a toxic relationship—abuser and abused.


New site gives artists an experience that’s Boundless

Emerson student, Alexis Clova Cadavid, created an online portfolio site for artists.


European wishes outside of the Well

Some students find amazing opportunities when they chose to study abroad through programs unaffiliated with Emerson.

Dix Pix: Masculinity at the front of womenswear

Louis Vuitton's choice to make Jaden Smith the new face of the company's womenswear is stirring up social media.

Emerson students reflect on nearby terrorist attacks

Five Emerson students were traveling in Paris when it was attacked by terrorist on Nov. 13.


Alumus creates children’s show with female protagonist

Emerson alum creates a fantastical children's show that is currently enrolled in a competition through

Dix Pix: Runway model recognizes natural roots

Model Maria Borges just reaffirmed the beauty of young black girls everywhere while sporting her cute and curly TWA (“teeny weeny afro”) for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The 23-year-old made history by bringing this natural look to the VS runway for the first time ever—and yeah, I don’t know how this hasn’t happened before either.


New club hopes to promote debate on campus

Quarrel Club @ Emerson is new to campus and hopes to bring intelligent debates with it.


Alum creates software to combat writer’s block

Emerson alum Heinz Healey created a new word processor to help fellow writers with trouble focusing.


Charles Ishimwe looks to bring new media to Rwanda

Before his family got electricity, Charles Ishimwe, 26, would walk to the nearest hospital to complete his homework, relying on the light sources there to do his readings. Ishimwe said he watched movies in theaters, but while growing up in Rwanda he never thought that he would be able to actually create them.

Carr on Culture: self-love through self-portraits

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone at Emerson today who doesn’t have an Instagram account. There’s a universal satisfaction that comes from posting a picture of yourself or photo you took onto the Internet and receiving a positive response. This experience is particular to millennials: never before in history was it possible to take and share photos and videos instantly.

Castle Kids: Students had foreign expectations of midterms

People at Emerson's Kasteel Well program are facing difficulties they didn't expect.


Student spices up food journalism with vegan blog

Emerson senior, Caroline Cassard, is running a vegan food blog complete with recipes, essays and reviews.