The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Hillary has her flaws, but she’s equality’s best bet

Hillary Clinton demonstrates that we have progress to make, even within the world of feminism.

Hulu show doesn't do Emerson (social) justice

Beyond its insensitivity, the biggest artistic failure of “Resident Advisors”—filmed at Emerson Los Angeles—is being unfunny.

Emerson gets an F for its three Rs

As a school that prides itself on progressive thinking and innovation, we should continue to make larger efforts to improve our recycling program as a whole.

Meeting an early graduation with a sense of calm

With graduation looming, there’s always the fear that we’ll miss something, that one day we’ll wish we could go back or do things differently.


Ratings systems fall short, understating modernity

The task of censorship has become almost as impossible as our attempts at regulating the internet, as movies, TV, and social media have all become intertwined.

Honorary degrees ought to graduate from arbitrary past

Except for self-promotion, it's hard to see what the college gains by giving out these quasi-fake degrees—degrees that would cost normal students real money.

It's about :clock4: emojis :no_entry_sign: just :woman:

The fact that it’s taken approximately four years for Apple to create these diverse emojis reveals a lot about cultural visibility—namely, who does and doesn’t belong in which technological spaces.


As schools struggle, Ivy League students deserve empathy

It’s abundantly clear that Ivy League institutions suffer from the same problems as the rest of the nation’s colleges.

ECCash’s shortcomings deserve SGA attention

But the ECCash system’s antiquated requirements and arbitrary division from Board Bucks mean students likely won’t be whipping out their Emerson IDs anytime soon.

Sexist harassment flies under the web’s radar

This is more than cyberbullying. These are specific threats launched at women for sharing their opinions, a gendered form of harassment that after-school specials don’t address.


Cultural groups self-segregate, limiting student narratives

Identities are not mutually exclusive and they all tell different stories that might make us feel that sometimes, there is no space where we can “check” all of our “boxes.”

It shouldn’t be acceptable for men to be on their worst behavior

Due to our country’s long history of systematic oppression and a culture of sexism, I think it’s time we talked about changing how men act.

Sweetwater’s closure puts campus needs into perspective

Third places are important: they give people a chance to step outside of the obligations of home and career. Now Emerson students have one fewer option for a third place in an already limited roster.


Would-be cougars receive brunt of sexist blame

“Cougar” attaches a stigma to the kinds of relationships that have been normal for men to practice for years.

Presidential candidates offer distinct visions for student government

It is exciting that there are three presidential candidates and that they all offer significantly different visions of student governance.