The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Honorary degrees ought to graduate from arbitrary past

Except for self-promotion, it's hard to see what the college gains by giving out these quasi-fake degrees—degrees that would cost normal students real money.

It's about :clock4: emojis :no_entry_sign: just :woman:

The fact that it’s taken approximately four years for Apple to create these diverse emojis reveals a lot about cultural visibility—namely, who does and doesn’t belong in which technological spaces.


As schools struggle, Ivy League students deserve empathy

It’s abundantly clear that Ivy League institutions suffer from the same problems as the rest of the nation’s colleges.

ECCash’s shortcomings deserve SGA attention

But the ECCash system’s antiquated requirements and arbitrary division from Board Bucks mean students likely won’t be whipping out their Emerson IDs anytime soon.

Sexist harassment flies under the web’s radar

This is more than cyberbullying. These are specific threats launched at women for sharing their opinions, a gendered form of harassment that after-school specials don’t address.


Cultural groups self-segregate, limiting student narratives

Identities are not mutually exclusive and they all tell different stories that might make us feel that sometimes, there is no space where we can “check” all of our “boxes.”

It shouldn’t be acceptable for men to be on their worst behavior

Due to our country’s long history of systematic oppression and a culture of sexism, I think it’s time we talked about changing how men act.

Sweetwater’s closure puts campus needs into perspective

Third places are important: they give people a chance to step outside of the obligations of home and career. Now Emerson students have one fewer option for a third place in an already limited roster.


Would-be cougars receive brunt of sexist blame

“Cougar” attaches a stigma to the kinds of relationships that have been normal for men to practice for years.

Presidential candidates offer distinct visions for student government

It is exciting that there are three presidential candidates and that they all offer significantly different visions of student governance.

SGA constitution reform misses the mark

With an already selective group of people in power, this amendment would strip an already limited system of checks and balances over the SGA constitution.

Necessary nap time can put fears to rest

Sleep deprivation has become something to take pride in.


Frat footage apologists misplace blame

The realization that so many white people think it’s their place to forgive other white people for their wrongs against people of color is totally and frustratingly incomprehensible.

Part-time faculty deserve full-time support

Students have lent their voices to other labor issues at this school, and the case being made by adjunct faculty members is another that warrants attention.


Bus or bust: Boston curriculum faces history’s facts

White Americans must realize that the repercussions of this nation’s slave history are a part of our identity.