The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Syria deserves serious solutions

The world cannot just sit idly by and watch the war in Syria implode the region.

A team without a captain

In the 615 days since Parnell’s departure, though, little has changed.

The privilege of telling your own story

What we experience in our daily lives informs what we create, and to view others through limited perspectives today can only lead to simplistic representations in the future.

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The dangers of fandoms

It’s abundantly clear that our addiction to entertainment is costing us more than that of drinking habit.

Waning attention mirrors waning attendance

An October town hall meeting drew 275 people. Only two students attended the recent presentations by candidates for the sexual assault advocate position.

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For the mentally ill, a stigma hard to shake

The fear of being ostracized, labeled as “crazy,” and discriminated against is embedded in the minds of many that live with mental illness.

Respect yo selfie

Despite the Buzzfeed listicles or Esquire columns that suggest otherwise, the act of taking a selfie isn’t always desperate or selfish

New LA campus calls for community immersion

It will take a conscious effort for those on the campus to break outside their comfort zone and explore the less polished areas of Hollywood.

Breaking bad social norms

Listening to a political opinion completely different from your own can only widen perspective

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God save the feminist queen

Queen B is not an academic, she is an entertainer.

On that midnight train to Allston

Many an event has been dampened when its invitees realize there wouldn't be enough time before they would need to leave and catch the last T

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Yeezus Christ superstar

In the constant disconnect between culture and West’s persona, the fault is the narrow definitions of success, genius, and artistry that govern public perception and media coverage.

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Fictitious Dark Genius Fantasy

When we treat brilliance solely as the product of shocking but truthful oratory (often accompanied by catchy beats), we run the risk of overlooking the essential traits necessary in a mastermind.

Is it really kind of a big deal?

If you doubted that the Emerson Mafia exists, this should just about prove it to you.

Whatever lets Walmart sleep at night

Despite the apparent need for reform, Walmart’s business model remains static.