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Andrew Stanton

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College considers fossil fuel divestment

November 1, 2018

The Board of Trustees Investment Committee agreed to withdraw, or divest, part of the college’s endowment from unknown fossil fuel companies in an October meeting with the environmental organization...

A crowd of about 1000 celebrated the Red Sox World Series Victory on the Boston Common Sunday. Chris Van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

Classes canceled Wednesday for Red Sox parade

October 29, 2018

The college will cancel some classes on Oct. 31 for a parade celebrating the Boston Red Sox’s victory in the World Series, according to an email from President M. Lee Pelton Monday evening. The cancellation...

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New dining service guarantees fresher options

September 6, 2018

Bon Appétit Management Company, the food vendor that replaced Sodexo, promises fresh ingredients and new dining options for students this fall. The transition came following students’ concerns about...

Logging on to feel less alone

Logging on to feel less alone

April 18, 2018

As a confused, gay teenager, lacking any support from family or peers, I did what any other young member of the LGBTQ community would—I logged onto the internet. According to the Born This Way Foundation,...

Don’t forget the T in LGBTQ

March 28, 2018

RuPaul, the drag queen who started the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, a popular drag competition, caused a stir within the LGBTQ community when he said he would “probably not” allow transitioning transgender...

Andrew Stanton is a sophomore journalism major and Berkeley Beacon columnist.

LGBTQ Column: Winning hearts and gold medals

February 21, 2018

This year, the world watched the first openly-gay Team USA athletes compete in the Winter Olympics. Many people in the LGBTQ community are celebrating figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy for...

Andrew Stanton is a sophomore journalism major and Berkeley Beacon columnist.

Queer-baiting, but straight-washing

January 23, 2018

NBC’s new show Rise tells the story of how high school drama teacher Lou Mazzuchelli transforms the theater department. The plot is based on the real life story of Lou Volpe, but many in the LGBTQ...

Going home for the holidays can be hard when you feel isolated from your family.
ANDREW STANTON

Back at home, back in the closet

November 29, 2017

While the holiday season is a time of celebration and festivity for most people, many in the queer community dread the time off. For a lot of us, the holidays mean one thing: forcing ourselves...

Spacey’s sexuality is no excuse for past assaults

November 2, 2017

Kevin Spacey is facing several allegations of sexual assault. Anthony Rapp accused the actor of assaulting him when Rapp was only 14 years old, and in Spacey’s apology, he seems to have deflected...

LGBTQ column: Out of the closet, into a box

September 28, 2017

I have a confession—I think Buzzfeed quizzes are fun. A few weeks ago, I found myself searching the site. One quiz titled, “You Won’t Get 100% on this Quiz If You’re Straight,” jumped out at...

Harrison Blum is leading an eight-week course in mindfulness.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Mindfulness course moves students to meditate

September 20, 2017

Overwhelmed students seeking tranquility can turn to the Mindfulness Practitioner Program, a new initiative focused on mindfulness meditation. Harrison Blum, director of religious and spiritual life...

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