The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Emerson’s drag-tastic take on Queer History Month

"I like Dragtoberfest because even though it is a competition, it's sort of a chance for people who are curious to try it out, who want to show their talents." — Duncan Gelder, junior performing arts major

Balancing wellness and wanderlust

“Maintaining my health requires stability and control, but while traveling, there’s an inherent desire to be impulsive and free.”


The Blake Byrd Band performs at Texas Indie fest, preps new album

Junior Blake Byrd is at the point in his musical career when, even casually, his friends refer to him as Blake Byrd Band.


To Ugg or not to Ugg? The ins and outs of fall fashion

“When you’re trying to figure out your personal style, just be you. That’s the most important thing.” -Sophomore Zoe Cronin

The real deal: Finding someone to rely on

Do adults have Harry Styles posters hanging in their living rooms?


After 51 years of teaching, Hollingworth feels ‘wiser than ever’

"I'm terribly paternalistic and I love my students and live through them vicariously." -J.E. "Ted" Hollingworth, communcations professor


Art of impermanence: Student makes evanescent Expo works

"I think the fact that it can't and won't last makes it special." -Ben Patterson, sophomore writing, literature, and publishing


Student barista learns the fine art of all things caffeinated

"When you're in the zone and tapped into that energy it's really cool, you feel like you can handle anything. I like it because its a go, go, go environment." -Junior Henry Krause

Grungy garments and personalized plaid: Student develops and runs hand-sewn clothing line

"I wanted to have a flannel with an image on it, and I had no idea how I was going to do it. So I found an image of Satan, and I sewed it on. I learned how to use a sewing machine in, like, twenty minutes." -Warren Lotas, creator of Bill clothing line.


Emerson celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

"I think its important to remind us where we came from." -Freshman Gabriela Medina

Comedians, quidditch, and cheerleaders, oh my: Unrecognized organizations seek exposure, new recruits

"The purpose of the Alt Org Fair is to give non-recognized groups a chance to advertise themselves." -Sophomore Jess Morse

Putting the “me” in comedy: Improv jam develops skills

"A lot of people were taking risks, which always makes everything more fun." -Sophomore Isabella Boettcher