The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.


Sustainable clothing never goes out of style

In a city where it can be so easy to cycle through outfits on a whim, we need to make sure we aren’t playing into the hands of big businesses.

Language about language

Emerson’s focus has always been about using the right words to get points across clearly, and that’s not going to change just because we want to use inclusive language.

Transfers deserve scholarship equity

Transfer students do not have the same opportunities to be considered for their work in the way that others are.


Collaborative care is the future

I still find myself longing for a polyamorous alternative to the household models we currently have in place.


Veganism is a form of activism

We can easily use the power of the dollar to make environmentally friendly food choices.

Bull or bear, the stock market is a boys club

<p class="p1">I somewhat dreaded Sunday afternoons

Exploiting students for the sake of exposure

Young people are manipulated into working for free all the time in the name of "exposure," "building a portfolio," or just plain "experience."

Saturdays still not a snow day solution

It’s bad enough that our go-to college policy is to make up snow days on the weekend.

Letter to the editor: In response to “Bridging the Divide Between Majors”

Dear Editor, Your editorial “Bridging the Divide Between Majors” (Jan. 26) asserts that “departmental divisions” hinder students’ opportunities to take courses outside of their major. The School of the Arts shares your concerns. Improving students’ ability to move between departments and disciplines is a priority for us, and, while not instantaneous, we have made considerable improvement.

Punching Nazis won’t end white supremacy

Nearly six years ago, a team of U.S. Navy SEALs raided the home of Osama bin Laden, killing the terrorist leader and burying his body at sea only hours later. The following day, the news of his death dominated my seventh grade literature class as students cheered what President Obama called “the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda.” But what began as a celebration soon erupted into a heated argument between me and my classmates over their glorification of a violent death.

Optional opportunities should be inclusive

At issue: Expensive networking opportunities Our take: Extra-curricular trips shouldn’t be only for the wealthy