The Berkeley Beacon

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anxiety, auditions, and admission

I began to see Emerson from a parent’s perspective, and it is that perspective that has made me even more proud to be part of the Emerson community.


Room to improve Emerson's trans understanding

The problem of trans awareness, or lack thereof, is that it’s difficult to realize the mistakes made when this issue only directly affects a small portion of the Emerson community.

Don't let offensive vandalism sour Lemon

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Dear Emerson students, you’re not that busy

Perennial midterm Facebook statuses about Netflix, red wine, and procrastination show that Emerson students aren’t always diligent worker bees buzzing around the library and Student Activities Center.

Succesful gun discourse hindered by ideology

The rheotric surrounding the gun ownership debate since the Newtown shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, has been marked by ideological schizophrenia.

Activist & service orgs deserve recognition and support

The ORRB uses inconsistent reasoning in granting and denying recognition to student organizations, while some service and activist organizations follow all of ORRB’s recommendations and are still rejected.

Gun control lacks X chromosome

Both the absence of representation among the panelists and the omission of a discussion about how women are affected by gun violence provides a lack of understanding of the issues as a whole.

My big fat Greek fashion show

Imagine what can be accomplished with a grant of over $8,000 to raise funds for a charitable cause. But when more than a third of that funding is sunk into a dessert display, it’s hard to believe that money was spent in a way to best benefit the nonprofit.

We bleed purple and gold, sometimes

Emerson’s basketball players must compete each week with the support of only 61 people, on average, according to the athletic department’s website, leaving the squeak of their soles to echo in a nearly-empty gym.


All quiet on the equality front

And that’s why allowing women to serve in combat roles is such a positive thing; It sets a precedent that says women can do whatever men can.

Some thoughts deserve more than a tweet

The sevenscore letter limit demands parsimony, brevity, and (it would seem to follow) wit.

Space should belong to everyone

Before the school begins designating space for a particular organization, it needs to ensure that there are enough locations for any group to meet and students to hang out.


A challenging future for the young

The largely depressed state of our economy is a generational problem, one that will only fester if further left untreated, devastating the job prospects of Emerson graduates more than those from many other schools.

A new appreciation for print in the digital age

In its brief golden age, the e-reader has taught me something. It has made me appreciate print in a way I never could if I hadn’t unwrapped my Kindle that Christmas, or my iPad the next.


Love: not just a tweet away

It’s been said time and time again to me since I first started to use the internet: “Don’t trust anyone that you talk to online.”