The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, December 22, 2014

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Economic inequality at Emerson

I am the product of a single mother, who was unemployed for a majority of my college career and has two other children facing the financial burden of higher education

Solidarity is the silver lining

We witnessed the definition of what it means to be an Emersonian, a member of a close-knit community of thoughtful people who show that connections cut deeper than “networking”—they provide real care and support in times of crisis.

Letter to the editor: Student Life has had enough of hateful graffiti

We don't know about you, but we are disappointed and fed up upon hearing the news of another hate related graffiti incident on campus. So fed up, that we felt we could not NOT write this letter.

You don't know what you got 'til it's gone

As professionals working in the fields they instruct, Emerson professors can offer a quality of advice and guidance that is nearly unparalleled.

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Food orthodoxy: a tragic story

Food is a uniter, a way to share experiences, offer companionship, and express gratitude.