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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The occasional insect found in our dining center pales in comparison to the dangers we could be consuming. Photo Illustration by Lala Thaddeus / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: I want the risks I can see

By Amy Elvidge
April 11, 2018

Last month I found a beetle wedged in the head of pre-washed organic lettuce from my Sun Basket meal delivery kit. The company promises “fresh organic and sustainable ingredients and recipes” delivered...

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

By Maya Pontone
April 5, 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...

Preparing meals on the weekend provide a week’s worth of home-cooked comfort.
REBECCA SZKUTAK / BEACON STAFF

Bites with Becca: A lesson in loving leftovers

By Rebecca Szkutak
October 18, 2017

There's only one thing better than a home-cooked meal. I'm talking about the hero of brown bag lunches and impromptu sandwiches. It’s a blessing, it’s a lifesaver — I'm talking leftovers. Leftovers...

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