The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, November 28, 2014


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.


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.


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.


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.


The case for Syrian intervention

In order to end this nightmare for the region, the world needs to put Assad on the defensive. The only way this can be accomplished is through military strikes.

Letter to the editor from Dean Ludman

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us re-open the campus in such a spirited and caring manner."