The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Thanks, Obama: A Fond Farewell

Maybe it’s the depressing election cycle, or maybe it’s the countless adorable videos of the Obamas with children, but it’s clear that Americans are not ready to see our president go.

Liminal lives: the immigrant experience in modern America

Why does the conversation surrounding migrant peoples fail to acknowledge the positive contributions of immigrants?


Discussion and disconnect: democracy from the sidelines

The experience of having to be a bystander in two landmark decisions has solidified the importance of democracy for me.

It’s the time of the season where parties are pleasin’

Partying is a sort of right of passage in college, and one that isn’t really given any credence.


Education reform starts with savvy students

As we continue to learn and grow, it's important for us to understand what we want to stand up and use our voices for.

Artists shed light on historically ignored issues

I feel artists have a responsibility to shed light on topics of value—like American's broken prison system—in order to drive people to take action and create change.

The Beacon’s presidential endorsement

And ultimately, we are endorsing Secretary Clinton because, as she said, “It really does come down to what kind of country we are going to have.”

A novel idea: personal narrative as public awareness

In an attempt to comprehend, we detach ourselves from the lives that we seek to avenge.


Re-envisioning environmental media: a millennial's guide

The state of the world presents a new job market and activism opportunities for Emerson students.

More than just talk: combating rape culture rhetoric

We’re setting ourselves up for failure if we don’t pay close attention to language and semantics, both in the classroom and in the real world.

Beacon staff evaluates enigmatic election

Trump certainly is consistent—consistently foolish.


Diversity to disillusionment: The transfer experience

The deck of cards seemed to be stacked even higher against the transfer student of color.

Indigenous inclusivity: turning the tide on the Columbus legacy

By rethinking how we name this day, our institution can demonstrate its respect for the perspectives of indigenous citizens, both within and outside of our academic community.

Dreadlocks on nonblack models: expression or erasure?

Presenting these models with dreadlocks takes a marginalized group’s culture and turns it into a fad without knowing, understanding, or having lived the group’s history.