The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, December 15, 2017

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

There's nothing funny about sexual assault

Sexual assaults—regardless of their nature—should not be relegated to the punchline of a joke.

Listicles are littering journalism

Quality journalism is accessible to everyone, and doesn't have to be seen as something exclusive.

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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