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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Gary Sowder

Gary Sowder, Columnist

Gary joined The Beacon in Sept. 2019 as a lifestyle columnist. He is an award-winning playwright, writer, and director. He can be reached by email at Gary_Sowder@Emerson.edu.

Latest from Gary Sowder
Three-time Grammy Award winner Fiona Apple

The winners of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

March 14, 2021

The 2021 Grammy Awards are finally upon us. The premiere ceremony streamed live on the Recording Academy’s website, beginning at 3pm EST. Comedian Trevor Noah will take the stage at 8pm EST to host the...

He’s got spunk: COVID fatigue, sex fatigue

He’s got spunk: ‘COVID fatigue, sex fatigue’

March 13, 2021

As we reach the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdowns, the morale of the world is in a downward spiral—a spiral only exacerbated by this year’s particularly harsh winter. At the onset of quarantine,...

Grammy awards

2021 Grammys: here’s who we think will win

March 11, 2021

2020 was a wild year for music. Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga released albums loaded with club bangers just as clubs became a thing of the past. Fiona Apple made her third comeback, reigning in legions of new...

Hes got spunk: Stop shivering and start cooking

He’s got spunk: Stop shivering and start cooking

February 25, 2021

I’m from New York, which is not a very endearing way to start any sentence, but stay with me. When I moved up to Boston for college, I thought I was completely prepared for the harsh Massachusetts winters....

Hes Got Spunk: He texts me, he texts me not

He’s Got Spunk: He texts me, he texts me not

December 15, 2020

Much like everyone in my generation, I use dating apps. Tinder, Grindr, and Hinge are currently downloaded on my phone. And despite the desperation that list gives off, I don’t particularly like dating...

Hes Got Spunk- The Ick

He’s Got Spunk- ‘The Ick’

October 21, 2020

Temperatures have started to dip below the sixties. The leaves in the Common are fluttering off the trees. The pumpkin spice latte is back. It’s official: fall is here. Yet there is a much more sinister...

Gary Sowder writes about love and sex.

‘On the DL’: The sexual politics of sleeping with closeted guys

October 1, 2020

My mom lives in Westchester County, New York, a place that is most known for being the home of the Clintons', and the last place Robert Durst’s wife was seen alive. After COVID-19 touched down in America,...

Gary Sowder - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

It’s okay to have bad sex (and tell all your friends about it)

November 10, 2019

“Alright,” I said, hurling my tacos into a garbage can. “I’m going to go have sex with him.”  “What?” my friend Nicole asked.  It was around 1 a.m. and we were crossfaded, slowly...

Gary Sowder - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Don’t call me by my body count

October 25, 2019

My evening started like any other Thursday night—meaning it started at the Tam. It was early September, and I wore my nicest H&M button-up—okay, my roommate’s nicest button up—and I had one...

Gary Sowder - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

How I fell in love with the guy who choked me

September 25, 2019

One night last semester I popped some melatonin, cranked the air conditioning, and loaded up my essential oil diffuser with a hefty amount of lavender, when suddenly my phone buzzed to life from across...

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