The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Straight version of a gay thing

Instead of fighting the patriarchy, white gay men have been invited to join.

Women in Emerson film’s blindspot

The idea of equality is important, but that doesn’t necessarily solve the problem of equity.

POWER’s existence shows school’s blind spots

The onus isn't only upon SGA of course—all Emerson students have a part to play in making sure we're being educated from a more equitable coursework.

Letter to the editor from Elise Harrison

The Board of Trustees has been a friend and support to ECAPS.

Between Bernie and Hillary, voters face a lose-lose

Clinton is the embodiment of a humanitarian rhetoric that every day looks emptier and emptier.


A reminder oppression can be internalized

The privilege that empowers someone to use skin color to diminish you is poisonous enough to become internalized.

Spring semester sparks change on campus

If Emerson is putting this much effort into providing their students with these unique opportunities, we should be able to put equal effort toward making sure our students are healthy.

Bringing respect to the victim’s storyline

Rape depictions on television are too often gratuitous, unnecessary, and lazy.


A reason to read into religion

The consequence of this, I believe, is that we harbor misconceptions about the religious and their faiths, and this lack of understanding, and fear even, is a catalyst for intolerance, prejudice, and violence.

New dean could bring needed cohesion

Our siloed departments could benefit from breaking down some barriers—sow the knowledge across the scholarly lands, we say.

Bernie Bros and Hillary fans can coexist

Attacking one candidate for the sake of bolstering the other is unsustainable.


A woman’s fight to finish last

Gender politics play a big role in bedroom enjoyment.

Calling on the college to revamp student safety

Emerson's administration ought to hop on board with a change to bridge the gap between the T's reduced hours and the needs of students: implementing a campus shuttle.

Waiting for the smoke to clear

Signs of this compulsion at all are troublesome, but here, it’s particularly bad.


‘I slay, we slay’: 'Formation' flaunts black femininity

“Formation” posits that our culture might not be negro-owned, but it’s negro-operated.