The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ladies, your gay best friend is not a collectible

GIRL TWO: "Every girl should have a gay best friend."That was late last week on Boylston Street....

Joe Wilson led us astray

Last Wednesday I sat down to watch President Obama speak to Congress and the nation about health...

Academic ethics for a new year

This year, I celebrate my silver anniversary in teaching. Over the past 25 years, I believe I've...

Study abroad: An invaluable part of your education

This is not news: The world is shrinking. Last Thanksgiving I flew from Boston to Eugene, Ore. in...

Friends beyond two weeks

In Boston, we spend a good portion of our day avoiding contact with other people: on the T, on...

House would be sorely missed

During my four years at Emerson, I have taken most of my classes with a small handful of...

Desir: A multitalented devotee

Since coming to Emerson, I have always wanted to take one of Pierre Desir's classes. I wanted to...

Students, bring justice to House

A couple of years ago, Emerson Peace and Social Justice elected Professor Roger House our new...

Looking ahead to next year

This year, we've brought issues of college affordability and student rights to the forefront. We...

Headphones: Give #039;em a rest

The birds on the Common have been chirp-chirping now for weeks. But I sure haven't heard them....

With learning, grades fail

How does Emerson, and virtually every academic institution, measure education? Grades. Upon...

Susan Boyle: No cover girl, but a beauty nonetheless

On April 11, she stood before Simon Cowell, one of the tougher judges on iAmerican Idol/i and...

Christians and Lions

This bumper sticker, slapped onto an LB dorm room door, was my disturbing introduction to Emerson...

A Quiverfull of liberals

We, liberals, feminists, torch-bearers of the freedom of choice and the sanctity of an...

The state of soy: The fraught ethics of a troublesome bean

Emerson students, if summed up in one word, are best described as "alternative." We pursue...