The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, March 30, 2015

Is it really kind of a big deal?

If you doubted that the Emerson Mafia exists, this should just about prove it to you.

Whatever lets Walmart sleep at night

Despite the apparent need for reform, Walmart’s business model remains static.


First world problem’s third world dilemma

Dismissing a friend’s complaint as a “first world problem” doesn’t just represent a failure of logic, it also represents a failure of social justice. Underneath this sorry attempt at getting a laugh lies a twinge of self-righeousness.

Making headway in concussion protocol

The NCAA should protect the one thing the student athletes who will not turn professional will need in their post-college days: their brains.

An education deferred

The U.S. has little to lose and everything to gain by encouraging equal education access.


A tale of more than two cities

I’d humbly remind students that there’s more to life than cramped Williamsburg apartments and fetching coffee for Mario Lopez.

Emerson shows support for trans community

Supporting the trans community is clearly in line with Emerson's mission of being welcome to a diverse student body.

Letter to the editor from Elise Harrison

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To reform education, no quick fix exists

Just as privilege breeds privilege, disadvantage breeds disadvantage.


Student FOMO leads to living beyond means

Students in Boston pay a higher price, literally, when they give into that fear and put off responsibilities to participate in fun activities with their friends.

Counseling center needs clearer communications

But there seems to be a more fundamental issue in play: a critical mismatch in the ways students and staff understand the counseling center's role.

The revolution is never televised

Roots, the ABC miniseries based on the Alex Haley novel of the same name, is nearly 40 years old; a well-produced narrative of the American slave experience is long overdue.


So you want to be an activist...

When we treat worthy causes solely as the product of hip campaigns, we run the risk of overlooking the qualities that social movements so often need.


Watch the iThrone

Apple’s goal is not to have the biggest market share, but the biggest mindshare—to become a company whose products not everyone owns, but everyone wants.

Ready, set, go

With all due respect to Mr. Mutchnick, the return of this library space to library use remedies more than just an inconvenience.