The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A journey along the leafy greens

My friend Jacob Charton is a self-proclaimed kale enthusiast. Four or five times a week, the 20- year-old said he substitutes smoothies made with the leafy vegetable for meals. He bakes it into chips for snacks and munches on it in raw salads for lunch. He also owns and proudly wears a T-shirt with the word printed across the chest because he loves it that much.

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New app puts more into students’ orbits

A Northeastern University senior’s furniture or an Emmanuel College sophomore’s used textbook now have the ability to enter into an Emerson student’s orbit.

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Stories connected through Words Apart Magazine

Worlds come together for social justice in Emerson’s only combined undergraduate and graduate literary magazine, Words Apart.

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Helping to empower women one step at a time

A little less than a year ago, Ellen Rothfuss didn’t think she could run two miles. As every new marker went from impossible to conquered, this motivation came to her as an opportunity to race for fellow women.

Love Column: Love is sleeping with your socks on

“I love you, but I’m not necessarily in love with you,” I said. The words immediately stung him much harsher than I intended—his body shifted away from mine and he looked at me with a scrunched face.

Carr on Culture: The power of the tweet

Arguably the world’s most famous rapper, Kanye West, has marked the release of his new album, The Life of Pablo, in true Kanye fashion, with a slew of controversial tweets, name dropping everyone from Michael Jordan to Mark Zuckerberg.

Tattoos that don't stick to the rule book

Students wandering around the Iwasaki Library might have encountered a body art-adorned skateboarder and her stick-and-poke tattoo business.

Emerson students spot a new canine trend

For animal lovers, the Facebook group Dogspotting offers a platform to post pictures of the canines they spy while out and about.

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Ghosts will soar in a new literary magazine

Grab the skeletons out of the closet, writers now have an opportunity to pen their ghostly and ghoulish stories to an online literary magazine.

Dix Pix: Boldly showing body hair

Four months. That’s how long I went without shaving my armpit hair, and no, my intent wasn’t derived from my feminism, but rather my laziness. It wasn’t some form of political art, instead I simply had no need to shave, nor care to.

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Alum turns real life into comedic sketches

Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin sit side-by-side on a couch in their apartment set, under a sign made from Post-It Notes on the wall behind them that reads “Just Between Us” in glittery letters. Raskin holds a card with a viewer question and reads, “Am I a lesbian or am I just lonely?” The question never gets answered—this is a typical episode of Just Between Us.

Alum creates second successful T-shirt campaign

Giving praise toward Emerson College might just land your face on a satirical screen-printed T-shirt of the school crest. At least, it did for Donald Trump.

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Emerson student pens prose from Paris

For Andrew Grant, his trip to the catacombs of Paris was not something he could forget.

Love Column: Bringing fantasies into reality

There’s nothing that compares to knowing that you’ve acted on your erotic openness and done something that you didn’t think could be done.

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Homemade quizzes enthralled the student body this week

A new trend on Emerson's campus is homemade personal BuzzFeed quizzes.