The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


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."

Ain't no dormitory high enough

For students accustomed to a six-building campus that — situated adjacently —  would span less than a city block, the inconvenience of living off-campus is a major issue.

Rage against the voting machine

An unengaged, uninformed, non-voting populace is a much more present threat than a handful of cases of voter fraud


She loves my big ego

In a fictional setting, these narcissistic characters serve as a mirror to highlight our faults.

E3 gets down to business

Competitions like E3 place a spotlight on the college that goes beyond that which it usually gets from ProArts plays or film screenings. It’s a peek into the projects from students in a minor that goes unnoticed at a known arts school.

Mo’ money mo’ problems

When an institution of higher education places a tangible financial value on a student’s athletic contribution compared to that of a writer or engineer, they are giving higher value to the body than the mind — fundamentally undermining the whole premise of an academy.


Play for Pay: Collegiate exploitation

There’s an allure to college sports, a lust inherent in a lot of us for the school spirit that often comes with them, and it’s a shame that most of this comes at the expense of the athletes that provide it.


Through normalcy, we triumph over fear

We must mourn, we must be outraged, we must remember—but we must not allow ourselves to be defined by fear. The best way to respond to this situation, to not let the attacker or attackers succeed, is to simply resume our normal lives.