The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, July 21, 2017

An end-of-year resolution

We know we need to do better, and we can do a lot better.

Give them hell—they can take it

I can only hope that the Emerson community remains at least as critical of this newspaper when I’m no longer a part of it.

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What comes next?

Equality might seem unachievable, but it is a crucial goal to work toward.

Letter to the Editor from the SGA executive treasurer

Having served as the SGA Executive Treasurer for two years now, and with the end of my term (and graduation!) rapidly approaching, I wanted to try to address the concerns raised by the Editorial Board surrounding the Financial Advisory Board’s budgetary allocation process as promptly as possible.

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Rising tuition, rising doubts

People like me who are representing diverse and life-altering experiences are being silenced by their own college.

SGA closes door on student interest

If SGA wants to increase student involvement, they need to let the community in on how they make some of their most important decisions.

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What does it mean to be an ally?

By taking the time to step back and consider your own unique privilege, you make yourself more aware of what your role is in today’s social movements. You don’t want to accidentally overstep your limitations and further marginalize voices that are already beneath yours.

SAT and ACT have GTG

Although standardized testing has been the norm for years, this method of academic evaluation is extremely outdated. Multiple studies have already shown how these exams are not accurate assessments of students’ knowledge and skills.

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White men aren't heroes for doing the bare minimum

When a white man stands up for a woman, for a member of a marginalized group, that action is valued far more than a member of one of these groups fighting for themselves.

Racism is everywhere, including Emerson

Your morals don't undo centuries of institutionalized oppression, nor offset how this social construct has influenced your own privilege and innate biases.

Don’t pick on his penis, pick on his policies

When people attack Trump's looks, they take away the importance of his actions to his looks, which are not nearly as significant.

Support trans rights beyond the bathroom

I’ve woken up every morning with my heart pounding.

Conservatives are not oppressed

Those who face discrimination in everyday life don’t have the luxury of changing themselves after reading a really good New York Times op-ed. Conservatives do.

Please run a write-in campaign

The deadline to get on the ballot was March 3, but there is no official process for write-in campaigns—you just have to get enough people to fill in your name come election day.

Letter from the Editor: An appeal for trust

In my ideal world, people look to the Beacon when something happens that they don't understand. But even I know that isn't quite true.