The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Moving past the mirror image

Our culture doesn’t put an emphasis on learning how to eat mindfully.

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Swipe right for feminism

I am not only safe, I am powerful.

They say they want a revolution

Let your voice be heard, and push our government toward the laws that we desperately need.

Students live in a digital echo chamber

This feeling seems to be a sweet affliction for our generation—fame feeds us and forces us to face scorn at the same time.

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Breach of safety speaks volumes

While Emerson College has trouble keeping strangers out, they are excellent at stopping students from getting in.

Liberal arts curriculum at Emerson is crucial

Our liberal arts coursework teaches us the ability to remain fully human—to develop ideals, to be empathetic, to read, and then walk in another's shoes.

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Sexism in the journalism profession

I still find myself shrinking from a sexism I’ve internalized through the years.

Living on the fringe of LGBTQ

Many people are afraid to come out as bi, in part because they know they will be told to pick a side.

Emerson's medical amnesty policy needs overhaul

But there's a clear disconnect between how Emerson advertises its amnesty services, and its de facto implementation.

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A whitewashed awards season

I want the Oscars to grow and expand, but I can’t wait for them.

Refusing to choose Clinton

Perhaps the only way to circumvent a forced choice is to refuse to submit to it.

Hoverboard ban paves way for major change

And although Emerson's new rule is cased in a humorous shell, the college's recent ban of the device, at its core, is a reminder that conduct policies shan't be set stone.

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Scrapping the ‘new year’ concept

I woke up the next morning, however, with no unrealistic expectations for myself, and thus, no opportunities for failure or self-criticism.

Facing down the barrel of a gun

The truth is we don’t deserve a right to bear arms, and saying this could get me shot.

Semester in review: worthy stories deserve second look

This semester has seen emboldened movements and sincere attempts to push Emerson into a direction that more accurately adheres to its philosophy of bringing innovation to communication and the arts.