The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Taking charge of your vagina

The first step is paying attention to the reappropriation of words for the female genitalia.

Let’s rain on their parade

This should be the year Emerson students pledge not to contribute to the alienation

For Venezuelans, violence is still prevalent

Venezuela urgently needs reconciliation.

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Our dogs, ourselves

He cared deeply about us, and on a level more sincere than could ever be replicated online.

Emerson reaches new land

This is the latest step in the positive trend of Emerson adding more study abroad programs to its admittedly feeble roster.

Intruder reminds of urban perils

We’re lucky the occurrence that reminded us of this fact was simply a huckster pawning off coupons.

Victory Stride influences students

Events like Victory Stride, which discussed the history of minority empowerment and the fight for civil rights, are invaluable to a school that is still striving to bolster diversity and integrate black history into its curriculum.

North Korean prison camps: More action needed

The council should place restrictions on economic aid to Pyongyang from China that would eliminate funding to North Korea’s military

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It’s not just a diet

Drunkorexia is brushed off as something ill-informed college students do on the weekends

Screening program needs a brighter idea

The department has a responsibility to ensure each event offers something students can’t get from their dorm beds.

The true significance of the Oscars

Without the Academy Awards, which have been going on for 86 years, the quality of movies would drastically decrease.

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Standing up to substance abuse

Students need to stop looking at drugs as “part of the experience” and instead, confront their friends who are endangering themselves with harmful substances.

Better safe than whiney

This shouldn’t be shrugged off as an extreme reaction or fallacious argument

The deceiving colors of India

India’s economic growth has in part modernized the country, but there are still many who stick to their centuries old misogynistic and patriarchal thinking

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When there’s smoke there’s fire

Banning smoking on the Common actually worsens the problem of secondhand smoke for nonsmoking citizens