The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Serious initiatives don't go on vacation

Every time the summer months roll around, students separate themselves from the initiatives they were once actively engaged in.

The privilege pill

It’s easy to understand the temptation of a pill that can help you focus and complete your work more quickly, but this quick-and-easy remedy hurts users.

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Political convictions, not correctness

As I prepare to leave Emerson, I have been asking myself: What did I stand for?

The global effects of Afghan elections

The past election is evidence that Afghanistan is moving in the right direction, but the country certainly has not arrived at a stable destination.

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Learning to play fair

There’s almost a paradox in athletes like Derrick Gordon having to use the media to publicly express their sexuality.

Emerson's new initiative bad for business

Creating a business major here would change the artistic culture and spirit of the school

The stress generation

The fear of instability and the frustration that stems from being told your problems could be cured by just a little more motivation create stress.

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Can't we all just not get along?

The practice of debating ideas seems to be a rarity on the corner of Boylston and Tremont.

Student efforts disprove generational stereotypes

This is the time to seize our most grandiose activist ambitions and try to actualize them.

When nice guys are sexist with a smile

Nice guy sexism is the idea that women are sex machines meant to accept kindness as currency

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Inequality can’t be whitewashed away

We can’t pat ourselves on the back for fostering diversity in one field while floundering in others.

At SGA speech night, the sounds of silence

The lack of attendance by the candidates is only symptomatic of a larger problem: a culture of apathy set by current members of the student government.

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For the lonely, anonymity

With online identity ambiguity comes trepidation, and Emerson Confessional is certainly not exempt.

The Russian Anschluss

A new emphasis ought to be placed on the Strategic Defense Initiative

Before athletics gets Nicol, change is due

It took nearly two years, but Emerson has finally filled the long-vacant athletic director position. The college went 668 days without a permanent department head, after Kristin Parnell resigned in May 2012.