The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, November 26, 2015

SGA constitution reform misses the mark

With an already selective group of people in power, this amendment would strip an already limited system of checks and balances over the SGA constitution.

Necessary nap time can put fears to rest

Sleep deprivation has become something to take pride in.


Frat footage apologists misplace blame

The realization that so many white people think it’s their place to forgive other white people for their wrongs against people of color is totally and frustratingly incomprehensible.

Part-time faculty deserve full-time support

Students have lent their voices to other labor issues at this school, and the case being made by adjunct faculty members is another that warrants attention.


Bus or bust: Boston curriculum faces history’s facts

White Americans must realize that the repercussions of this nation’s slave history are a part of our identity.

Despite pop culture power, ‘bitch’ not yet reclaimed

The word pacifies, stifles, and embarrasses women into positions that take away their voices from the community and strip away success.

Letter to the Editor from Keith Rollinson, regarding WERS

There is more than ample opportunity for Emerson graduates to join ranks with the mainstream in the never-ending quest for ratings domination.

Letter to the Editor from SGA President Emily Solomon

I am deeply concerned by the implication that things like print credits are somehow more worthy of SGA’s time than the multicultural, mental health, and overall institutional problems that affect what seems to be almost every aspect of the college’s administration.

Letter to the Editor from Deans Rob Sabal and Phillip Glenn

As the academic deans, along with the rest of academic administration, we share your concerns and are committed to finding new ways to meet the educational demands of our modern times.

Proposed digital merits no badge of glory

The badge system encourages students to complete requirements for the sake of the reward, not the educational journey that should lead to it.

More likely than not: Title IX adjudication needs moral revamp

We give survivors political tools for punitive revenge but don't give them the resources to heal.


Complex identities miss the “Boat”

The show gives the false impression that the only real difficulties we minorities face are in confronting the stupidity and vapidity of racial ignorance.

At Emerson, innovation ends at coursework divisions

Positive changes to better access the rise in multidimensional careers have happened in the past, and they ought to continue.


Fast fashion's lasting woes

A culture that shops fast fashions enables the institutions like sweatshops that it employs, along with the women’s oppression and environmental degradation that comes with them.


David Carr, 1956 - 2015

The consummate newsman, Carr wasn’t afraid to criticize himself or condemn subjects as difficult and complex as his own soul.