The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

More laws don’t mean less crime

The incident in Connecticut was devastating, of course, but stricter gun laws are not the magic solution to preventing future tragedies.

Letter to the editor from Willie Burnley

A student has brought the recent op-ed “In Defense of Emerson’s Character” to my attention.

Almeida offers clear vision for the future

After two years with the same SGA president, and few implemented initiatives, our student government needs someone with a clear direction.

Letter from the Editor

We at the Beacon are excited to share this week’s print issue with you, the first with a new order of sections and a brand new back page concept.

A theatre by any other name would smell as sweet

Instead of seeing the Emerson Theatre as a nuisance, we should realize it's actually an incredible opportunity.


With great power comes great responsibility

As the future of media rests tentatively in limbo, innovative ways of relaying important information, news, and opinions become more important.

In defense of Emerson’s character

The biggest risk we face isn’t spreading too little awareness, but rather doing so in an out of context way that ends up sullying the name of the school we all care so much about.

With upcoming hire, WERS changes frequency

The station has been an iconic part of Emerson for over half a century. Student hosts are a key part of its identity.


The incredible athletic department you’ve never heard of

Now, more than ever, Emerson needs to sell its prospective students on the athletics program.

The devil is in the details

As a rule of thumb, before launching a media-intensive money drive, double check that the cause it supports is not the result of a bureaucratic mistake

Student complaints prompt dining hall reform

But now, those endless Facebook posts and Instagram shots complaining about moldy cucumbers and undercooked hamburger patties finally—maybe—have been enough to spur the administration to change our meal plans and food provider.

Anxiety, auditions, and admission

I began to see Emerson from a parent’s perspective, and it is that perspective that has made me even more proud to be part of the Emerson community.


Room to improve Emerson's trans understanding

The problem of trans awareness, or lack thereof, is that it’s difficult to realize the mistakes made when this issue only directly affects a small portion of the Emerson community.

Don't let offensive vandalism sour Lemon

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Dear Emerson students, you’re not that busy

Perennial midterm Facebook statuses about Netflix, red wine, and procrastination show that Emerson students aren’t always diligent worker bees buzzing around the library and Student Activities Center.