Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Let’s dismantle obstacles that prevent people from prioritizing eco-friendly eating habits, like income inequality. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Rethinking the accessibility of veganism

April 4, 2018

I encountered quite a few road bumps when I decided to go vegan last April. Aside from a 10-day attempt to go vegetarian after watching Cowspiracy at the Bright Lights theater a few weeks earlier and giving...

Op-Ed: Legitimizing Latinx lives

October 19, 2017

With Halloween right around the corner, I’m already preparing myself for the abundance of Día de los Muertos costumes—costumes that reduce a sacred Mexican holiday when families and friends honor...

Is celebrity activism performative or genuine?
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Op-Ed: Activism for applause or for a cause?

September 14, 2017

This year, in one last end-of-the-summer hurrah, I gathered with some high school friends to stuff our faces with tortilla chips and salsa, and scrutinize one of pop culture’s most cherished entertainment...

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