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Guide to a successful single Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. We’re a...

ADVICE: We are SO back, but you have to believe it

ADVICE: We are SO back, but you have to believe it

January 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Dear Maddie,  We’re...

Ride or die: whether you embrace the pillow or not, you’re always a princess.

Ride or die: whether you embrace the pillow or not, you’re always a princess.

February 23, 2023

Recently, Gen Z has coined a new term that accuses feminine-identifying individuals of doing the deed as those who enjoy doing the deed with minimal exertion....

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

How can the Patriots return to January football and possible postseason glory?

September 23, 2022

The first two weeks of the New England Patriots’ football season have come and gone, and if you were expecting a pair of convincing wins, you’re probably...

AMC Theater by the Common.

Movies don’t need to be a cinematic masterpiece to be worthwhile

April 8, 2021

As we all start slowly returning to sitting in front of the big screen, a once-wide selection of movie showings is lacking as a result of the pandemic....

Still from A Quiet Place: Part II.

Fifteen movies that COVID took from us by postponing their release

March 17, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic delayed more than 100 movies from being released in theaters in the past year, and pushed several straight to streaming platforms....

Britney Spears

New documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’ released, reviving discussion of conservatorship

February 28, 2021

The New York Times’ “Framing Britney Spears” Hulu documentary was released on Feb. 5, of this year, yet Britney Spears has remained in a conservatorship...

Need a distraction? Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to listen to

Need a distraction? Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to listen to

February 28, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains disturbing language and mentions of homicide Podcasts have been my go-to outlet to distract me from what's going...

The unwavering patriarchy in India is deeply rooted in the history of the country, and it starts with the Indian family dynamic. The husband and father is the head of a household, making sons the desired offspring, while daughters can be seen as a burden..

New legislation in India causes farmer protests over corporate privatization

February 10, 2021

Since Aug. 2020, farmers in India are protesting new laws passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that significantly lessen government regulation around...

Released in isolation: The top 10 albums of 2020

Released in isolation: The top 10 albums of 2020

December 22, 2020

2020 has been a year of disappointment. Internships were cut. Intense feelings of isolation and general melancholy reigned in relation to the state of...

A worker dispensing salt along the Washington and Boylston Street intersection.

11 ways to celebrate the holiday season COVID-free

December 22, 2020

Decorating, family time, movies, shopping, and holiday food are just a few hallmarks of the holiday season. But in a normal year, no one has to account...

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...

Cured (2020) is an American documentary directed by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.

Film review: ‘Cured’ reminds us the necessity of LGBTQ+ activism

November 11, 2020

After four years of the Trump administration rolling back LGBTQ+ protections, particularly those protecting the trans community, documentaries like Cured,...

Shawna Konieczny is a junior IDIP major from Medford, Wisconsin.

Why I am one of the voters that helped Wisconsin go blue

November 10, 2020

Four years ago, I had just turned seventeen. I was balancing the stress of school at Medford Area Senior High in Wisconsin, a social life, and the mental...

It’s sad, really, that I’m numb to these things. So numb that when I saw the video of George Floyd’s murder, I didn’t feel surprised, angry, frustrated, or sad.

POC Column: Dear White People

July 3, 2020

I once had a small, insignificant, ten-minute conversation with my high school friend Kelis that my mind will never let me forget.  One day, Kelis...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Mom, meet my ‘friend’

December 12, 2019

My high school boyfriend’s dreary old minivan was a staple in our driveway. He hugged my mom when they crossed paths in public, watched football games...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: My mission to say my name correctly

September 24, 2019

My name is Diti.  It is short and sweet—four basic letters that, despite their simplicity, are curiously foreign to most Americans. I’m Indian,...

Melanie Curry - Graphic By Ally Rzesa for The Berkeley Beacon.

Person of Color Column: Black History Month deserves a school-wide celebration

February 27, 2019

I was sitting in an Uber with my friend Sydnie when my driver started telling us about his childhood in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His story didn’t particularly...

Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

The Red Cross picks politics over science

February 21, 2019

When I was in high school, the American Red Cross would sometimes station one of their “bloodmobiles” in the parking lot. A doctor, nurse, and phlebotomist...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Accepting the “brown” label

February 20, 2019

In July 2015, a Huffington Post Canada article about the fashion choices of a Bollywood star’s wife sparked controversy because of its headline, “Shahid...

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