The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Letter from Emerson professors to students

In a letter addressed to students, 108 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

#IAmEmerson? rally raises the bar

Tuesday afternoon's demonstration was admirable for many reasons, including raising the bar for how students go about advocating change within our campus culture and administration.

Arguments for the right battle arguments for the reasonable

It seems to be a flaw in human instinct that we are so inherently drawn to being right, that we often choose to cling painfully tight to our false beliefs rather than accept being wrong.

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After 100 issues, an editor says farewell

Articles are more than archives: They transport stories, the triumphs and tears of real people affected in real ways.

Millennial readers ought to be shown journalism’s receipts

So many 18-34 year olds fundamentally do not understand that the reported stories they share on Twitter and the commentary they post to Facebook costs real dollars to produce, expenses they aren’t always contributing to.

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Climate survey underscores need for diversity education

The onus is clear: Emerson must spend significantly more resources on cultural competency training for students, professors, and staff alike.

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Hillary has her flaws, but she’s equality’s best bet

Hillary Clinton demonstrates that we have progress to make, even within the world of feminism.

Hulu show doesn't do Emerson (social) justice

Beyond its insensitivity, the biggest artistic failure of “Resident Advisors”—filmed at Emerson Los Angeles—is being unfunny.

Emerson gets an F for its three Rs

As a school that prides itself on progressive thinking and innovation, we should continue to make larger efforts to improve our recycling program as a whole.

Meeting an early graduation with a sense of calm

With graduation looming, there’s always the fear that we’ll miss something, that one day we’ll wish we could go back or do things differently.

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Ratings systems fall short, understating modernity

The task of censorship has become almost as impossible as our attempts at regulating the internet, as movies, TV, and social media have all become intertwined.

Honorary degrees ought to graduate from arbitrary past

Except for self-promotion, it's hard to see what the college gains by giving out these quasi-fake degrees—degrees that would cost normal students real money.

It's about :clock4: emojis :no_entry_sign: just :woman:

The fact that it’s taken approximately four years for Apple to create these diverse emojis reveals a lot about cultural visibility—namely, who does and doesn’t belong in which technological spaces.

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As schools struggle, Ivy League students deserve empathy

It’s abundantly clear that Ivy League institutions suffer from the same problems as the rest of the nation’s colleges.

ECCash’s shortcomings deserve SGA attention

But the ECCash system’s antiquated requirements and arbitrary division from Board Bucks mean students likely won’t be whipping out their Emerson IDs anytime soon.