The Berkeley Beacon

Elise Chen

Beacon Correspondent

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The quest for racial validity

In my efforts to respect issues of racial inequality typically considered more pressing, I have lost spaces where I can express my own painful experiences related to racial identity.

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POWER — moving forward with change

Now about a year old, the student task force POWER continues to influence the Emerson community to step-up cultural competency among faculty, administration, and students.

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Charles Ishimwe looks to bring new media to Rwanda

Before his family got electricity, Charles Ishimwe, 26, would walk to the nearest hospital to complete his homework, relying on the light sources there to do his readings. Ishimwe said he watched movies in theaters, but while growing up in Rwanda he never thought that he would be able to actually create them.