Opinion

Planned Parenthood and the three percent

Back in September, when conservative lawmakers threatened a government shutdown unless Congress defunded Planned Parenthood, outrage surfaced on both sides of the issue. Anti-abortion…

Donald Trump’s unlikely likeability

I met Donald Trump—a long time ago, before he polluted American politics, before his ego willed him to plaster his face on our TVs, even before his skin turned that inviting orange…

Family doesn’t fit into a neat box

With only one parent in my immediate family, I am constantly making clarifications about my household. I still need both parents to have access to a bank account with my name on it, and…

Letter to the editor from Emerson P.R.I.D.E

We, members of Emerson P.R.I.D.E. (Progressives and Radicals in the Defense of Employees), are glad that Anna Buckley and the Berkeley Beacon are bringing attention to the issue of conscious…

Columbus Day’s ship has sailed

Every fall as Columbus Day approaches, students look forward to the three-day weekend, with time to catch up on sleep or homework, or really do anything besides go to class. You’ll see…