The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Comedy major brings laughs and artistic opportunity

I believe that comedic ability is like a muscle—with the right amount of the right kind of exercise, anyone can hone their skills.

True humor earned, not learned

As cliché as it sounds, everyone is funny in their own way, and we shouldn’t need a degree to justify that fact.

Students are having a door closed in their face

It is better to err on the side of caution rather than confront a story that wouldn't have been told if the Tremont door had been open.

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In defense of the fangirl

The label implies that being who you are out loud and unapologetically, as a woman, is not allowed.

Taking violent music as art, not action

Learn to differentiate between what promotes violence and negativity, and what explores and confronts negative emotions.

Letter to the editor from Emerson affiliated faculty

The Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College wrote a letter to students.

Athletes need more than a part-time leader

A new shiny gym floor and free swag may entice new fans, but a culture of winning is what's going to get them to stay.

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With policy change, mental illness no longer disruptive

You don’t need a mental illness to stand by those who do.

For rap's female fans, a delicate dissonance

It’s a curious quandary when the songs that serve as the soundtrack to one protest play into the basis of another.

An updated letter from Emerson professors to students

In an updated letter addressed to students, 199 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

Emerson’s rebranding effort offers opportunity

Rebranding ought to be about making the school a better and more inclusive place, not just naming accomplishments to climb popular college rankings.

Police transparency is an absolute necessity

Every time a catalyzing tragedy happens, the conversation it sparks seems to always be on borrowed time.

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The rise of the real girls

In a way, their actions represent a slow rise of behavior subversive to the gender norms that have contributed to sexism for years.

Letter from Emerson professors to students

In a letter addressed to students, 108 professors pledged to “move from conversation to effective action in the fight against racism at Emerson.”

#IAmEmerson? rally raises the bar

Tuesday afternoon's demonstration was admirable for many reasons, including raising the bar for how students go about advocating change within our campus culture and administration.