The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, February 25, 2017


Free to be feminine: Escaping expectations

But even though many people embrace equality, gender expectations still remain. Part of feminism is the aspect of free will to express oneself as they choose.

Do we need a train stop to validate our existence?

Our college is in the center of a city with a rich and vibrant history, and ignoring that is not only entitled, but selfish.

The Symbiotic Pursuit of Social Justice

The purpose of allyship is not about being a good individual person in a corrupt society, but about actually helping dismantle the institutions that enable this corruption.


Marijuana's racist double standard

Legalization should solve problems, not create more.

Unpacking right-wing rhetoric

Our reluctance to engage with our opposition manifests as weakness in our academic experience.


The Empowerment Letters

At Emerson, we often seek empowerment for ourselves and others through the work we create.

Emerson Buddy System fosters community

Rather than take greater advantage of this program, students have decided to rely on one another. That says volumes about the lack of trust students have in the department—they feel safer with their peers than with trained police officers.


Nationalism, Masculinity, and Friendship

How ironic, and completely unsurprising, that I was desperate for a woman to save men’s gender politics.

Trump’s election reveals hidden prejudice

Progress can only be made when there is opportunity for reconciliation in the wake of disagreement.

Students take to the streets

Arm-in-arm with fellow students, we are able to voice our beliefs in a way that is peaceful and powerful.

Emerson's lack of language classes hold students back

Without language classes, we are detached from the world.


Nonfiction narratives: facts find focus

The point of nonfiction is to tell something in its most truthful tone—sometimes an imperfect one.

Donald’s Democracy: A new America

For a lot of us, after disappointment, there was fear.

Bubbles of bias cloud perceptions

Somehow, we got lost in a liberal bubble that blocked out their sound.

Election results indicate misunderstanding

We were living in a bubble, apparently. Because the majority of America did not agree.