The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 10, 2015


With policy change, mental illness no longer disruptive

You don’t need a mental illness to stand by those who do.

For rap's female fans, a delicate dissonance

It’s a curious quandary when the songs that serve as the soundtrack to one protest play into the basis of another.

An updated letter from Emerson professors to students

In an updated letter addressed to students, 199 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

Emerson’s rebranding effort offers opportunity

Rebranding ought to be about making the school a better and more inclusive place, not just naming accomplishments to climb popular college rankings.

Police transparency is an absolute necessity

Every time a catalyzing tragedy happens, the conversation it sparks seems to always be on borrowed time.


The rise of the real girls

In a way, their actions represent a slow rise of behavior subversive to the gender norms that have contributed to sexism for years.

Letter from Emerson professors to students

In a letter addressed to students, 108 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

#IAmEmerson? rally raises the bar

Tuesday afternoon's demonstration was admirable for many reasons, including raising the bar for how students go about advocating change within our campus culture and administration.

Arguments for the right battle arguments for the reasonable

It seems to be a flaw in human instinct that we are so inherently drawn to being right, that we often choose to cling painfully tight to our false beliefs rather than accept being wrong.


After 100 issues, an editor says farewell

Articles are more than archives: They transport stories, the triumphs and tears of real people affected in real ways.

Millennial readers ought to be shown journalism’s receipts

So many 18-34 year olds fundamentally do not understand that the reported stories they share on Twitter and the commentary they post to Facebook costs real dollars to produce, expenses they aren’t always contributing to.


Climate survey underscores need for diversity education

The onus is clear: Emerson must spend significantly more resources on cultural competency training for students, professors, and staff alike.


Hillary has her flaws, but she’s equality’s best bet

Hillary Clinton demonstrates that we have progress to make, even within the world of feminism.

Hulu show doesn't do Emerson (social) justice

Beyond its insensitivity, the biggest artistic failure of “Resident Advisors”—filmed at Emerson Los Angeles—is being unfunny.

Emerson gets an F for its three Rs

As a school that prides itself on progressive thinking and innovation, we should continue to make larger efforts to improve our recycling program as a whole.