The Berkeley Beacon

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Branding for date rape drug detector needs polishing

What does exist is a nail polish that changes colors when it comes into contact with date rape drugs—which is the product these North Carolina students have created.

Leaked photos deserve a nix, not clicks

In the rush to point fingers, the real wrongdoers haven’t gotten the same press attention as the highly visible celebrity victims.

New year, new initiatives

We have the opportunity to change how we, as a community, react to this school year’s new proposals.

Whose tolerance is it anyway

We should examine all perspectives, especially our own, and remove bias and hate from our community.


Ice ice maybe: Throwing cold water on viral challenge

The money donated to the ALS Association as a result of the challenge is a good thing, but is indicative of a culture of ignorance and simplicity.

Serious initiatives don't go on vacation

Every time the summer months roll around, students separate themselves from the initiatives they were once actively engaged in.

The privilege pill

It’s easy to understand the temptation of a pill that can help you focus and complete your work more quickly, but this quick-and-easy remedy hurts users.


Political convictions, not correctness

As I prepare to leave Emerson, I have been asking myself: What did I stand for?

The global effects of Afghan elections

The past election is evidence that Afghanistan is moving in the right direction, but the country certainly has not arrived at a stable destination.


Learning to play fair

There’s almost a paradox in athletes like Derrick Gordon having to use the media to publicly express their sexuality.

Emerson's new initiative bad for business

Creating a business major here would change the artistic culture and spirit of the school

The stress generation

The fear of instability and the frustration that stems from being told your problems could be cured by just a little more motivation create stress.


Can't we all just not get along?

The practice of debating ideas seems to be a rarity on the corner of Boylston and Tremont.

Student efforts disprove generational stereotypes

This is the time to seize our most grandiose activist ambitions and try to actualize them.

When nice guys are sexist with a smile

Nice guy sexism is the idea that women are sex machines meant to accept kindness as currency