The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Reductive stereotypes stifle middle aged women

Hillary Clinton is only one example; sitcoms often problematically show elder women as erratic, witless, and dependent.


Game recognizes game: virtual spectator sports on the rise

The sports world is becoming more diverse and inclusive, and esports will one day swim in the mainstream.

Lack of communication lands dining reform in a pickle

With an abundance of miscommunications, it's clearly time for the sides to talk turkey.

Animal House-style parties created by gender stereotypes

There are systematic impediments that prevent women from finding a way to empower themselves in party culture.


Execution procedures need injection of transparency

A standardized national procedure for carrying out a death sentence would be beneficial, but more critical is transparency from execution chambers across the country.

College's legal response requires a closer look

The brusque language simply reflects the parlance of law, and its bluntness doesn't necessarily represent how the administration feels about the issue or its students.

Aged tragedies not lost on younger generations

Corporate interests taking precedence over corporate sensitivity isn’t news, but the backlash from young shoppers is.


Emerson ought to smoke out the competition

Emerson should be an institutional leader, accepting the medical marijuana cards of its students, not rejecting social progress.

Props for profs fly under students’ radar

Too often, students miss out on important chances to build relationships with Emerson's bevy of notable professors with significant accomplishments.

Social media presents emotional outlet for users

The fact that social media is used as an emotional outlet does not say that our communication skills are deteriorating but rather says that they are evolving to become more inclusive.


Emerson bites off less than it can chew

Emerson’s dining hall options expose the college’s fundamental misunderstanding of the food needs of its students.

Failed logo reveals lack of opportunity

Emerson students are here to learn by doing. Being sidelined on important opportunities doesn't allow students to accomplish that goal.

Excessive police weapons do not give license to kill

Why is America the only developed nation in which police officers routinely overuse lethal force?


Vogue finds a booty it can get behind

This isn’t the beginning of a big booty “movement” so much as it is the middle of a big booty “moment”—one in which our recognition that an array of female forms and figures exist has become a marketable, acceptable conception.

WERS’ potential W-E-R-Mess

It appears WERS is becoming more of a business at the expense of benefiting students as greatly as it could.