The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Emerson students addicted to thrill of busyness

The possibility that there are consequences to joining six clubs, retaining a job, doing school work, and building a social life doesn’t appear to cross the mind of ambitious Emerson students.

Complaints demand transparency

College students have plenty to worry about, but their safety and well-being should be a given.

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Tinder is only the tip of our vanity iceberg

Tinder isn’t about finding a casual hookup or love — it’s about feeling validated.

Undeclared majors only one group in land of the lost

There are two types of lost people: those who have no idea, and those who have too many ideas — neither of whom know where their futures start.

Black your lungs, not the block

It's incumbent on Emerson—not the smokers—to enforce the college's policies.

Wary of a nuclear Iran

We must continue to press, perhaps even intensify, economic sanctions against Tehran until there is clear evidence that they have abandoned all WMD ambitions.

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In defense of entertainment journalism

Entertainment news should be more respected and integrated into the Emerson curriculum for the students who are interested.

Civic engagement, on-campus and off

Students have long extended their reach beyond Emerson's classroom, but to see our administration reflect their efforts reinforces those values on a new level.

Privileges for the privileged

Unpaid internships are opportunities for the privileged and unfortunately, paid internships are not easily found.

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The feminism absent in FEMEN

Not only are Victor Svyastki and Bryan Goldberg using a community they share no values with, but they are also indulging in their male savior ideologies.

Path unclear for WERS' future

A professional presence in the studio stirs up the dynamic of a self-directed learning environment.

Twerk Miley, Miley, twerk

Cyrus' "progressiveness" (if you can call it that) only happens at the expense of the hyper-sexualization and/or objectification of other women, usually of color.

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Elephant in the classroom

How do you have “the talk” while making new friends: “Hey, I like you, but I voted for Romney — does that change your opinion of me?”

Building upon Keeling's success

Athletics have come a long way at Emerson, but much of the student body sill lacks an appreciation for the strong program that has been growing here.

It’s hard out there for a student activist

Don’t take sharing a video as inaction. Sometimes we’re too busy with the expectations of being a good student to do more than change our profile picture or share a video.