The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 5, 2015

At SGA speech night, the sounds of silence

The lack of attendance by the candidates is only symptomatic of a larger problem: a culture of apathy set by current members of the student government.


For the lonely, anonymity

With online identity ambiguity comes trepidation, and Emerson Confessional is certainly not exempt.

The Russian Anschluss

A new emphasis ought to be placed on the Strategic Defense Initiative

Before athletics gets Nicol, change is due

It took nearly two years, but Emerson has finally filled the long-vacant athletic director position. The college went 668 days without a permanent department head, after Kristin Parnell resigned in May 2012.


Taking charge of your vagina

The first step is paying attention to the reappropriation of words for the female genitalia.

Let’s rain on their parade

This should be the year Emerson students pledge not to contribute to the alienation

For Venezuelans, violence is still prevalent

Venezuela urgently needs reconciliation.


Our dogs, ourselves

He cared deeply about us, and on a level more sincere than could ever be replicated online.

Emerson reaches new land

This is the latest step in the positive trend of Emerson adding more study abroad programs to its admittedly feeble roster.

Intruder reminds of urban perils

We’re lucky the occurrence that reminded us of this fact was simply a huckster pawning off coupons.

Victory Stride influences students

Events like Victory Stride, which discussed the history of minority empowerment and the fight for civil rights, are invaluable to a school that is still striving to bolster diversity and integrate black history into its curriculum.

North Korean prison camps: More action needed

The council should place restrictions on economic aid to Pyongyang from China that would eliminate funding to North Korea’s military


It’s not just a diet

Drunkorexia is brushed off as something ill-informed college students do on the weekends

Screening program needs a brighter idea

The department has a responsibility to ensure each event offers something students can’t get from their dorm beds.

The true significance of the Oscars

Without the Academy Awards, which have been going on for 86 years, the quality of movies would drastically decrease.