The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Students talk media representation

How has representation of a certain group improved in TV and film? What can be done better?

Emerson put my sexual assaulter before me

Emerson College administrators seem to think that what I went through was not painful enough. Maybe if he left marks around my neck when he had me in a headlock, or maybe if someone saw it happen, they would have acted differently.

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Streaming beyond the mainstream

Overall queer representation in television is improving, but there is still a long way to go when many queer people still can’t see themselves on screen.

Teaching cultural competency goes both ways

It is not the duty of students to carry the weight of reformed social inequality in the classroom, nor should it be—we should be able to rely on our educators to do their research.

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Say my name: recognizing trans identities

Referring to a transgender individual by their birth name, or “dead name,” can be upsetting and disturbing. It is also a problem that was never supposed to happen in the first place.

Hardware presents a hard choice

When incoming students are instructed to drop thousands on a computer with little prior warning, it becomes an issue of classism.

A student's take on student orgs

Although I’ve been an Emerson student for a year, the achievements of student-led endeavours continue to astound me.

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Busy students can't afford to buy time

For a school so concerned with the overcommitment of its students, the assumption that they would have time for four hours of meetings on weekdays seems counterintuitive.

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Activism for applause or for a cause?

If our current president is any indication, the line separating entertainment and politics grows blurrier every day, and it’s difficult not to notice the surge in socially-conscious celebrities.

Dude, where's my DH?

When we left school at the end of the spring semester, it was the last time we would see the campus to which we had grown accustomed.

Students share their expectations for the new year

Students pen their expectations for Emerson in the new school year.

Underwhelmed by overcommitment

At all colleges and institutions, the freshman experience is subjective—what may work for one student may not work for another. Our administration should reflect the complexity of the individuals attending our college with an impartial approach to clubs and organizations. Youth is about self-discovery. It’s OK to try new things, fail, and try again—only then can students find a true passion to follow.

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College daze: The pitfalls of introspection

This summer, I found myself in Paris staying with a friend of a friend, a person I had never met.