Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

New Year. New Diet. The toxicity of Diet Culture

New Year. New Diet. The toxicity of Diet Culture

By Rachel Hackam, Contributing Reporter
February 4, 2022

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of dieting and issues regarding body image.  With the new year, comes “New Year’s Resolutions,” often including self-imposed goals of weight loss...

The grim realities of mental health

The grim realities of mental health

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
September 16, 2021

September, also known as National Suicide Prevention month, is a time when organizations, communities, and survivors rally to raise awareness and share resources on the realities of mental health.  According...

President M. Lee Pelton speaking to students who were forced to evacuate the Netherlands during the Spring 2020 semester after COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world. Pelton expressed support for the Defund the Police initiative Tuesday, saying that the police are overly militarized and the system needs overhauled, in a virtual panel with Commonwealth Magazine.

Kasteel Well students return amid Coronavirus concerns

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
March 7, 2020

Kasteel Well students trudged bleary-eyed through the rain at 4:00 a.m Central European Time on Friday to board a bus to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, beginning a 14-hour travel day that would return them...

Growing concern for the coronavirus places study abroad programs on hold

By Elena Naze
February 10, 2020

The college halted its study abroad programs in the Asia-Pacific region following the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus as a global health emergency on Jan. 30, according to college officials. Embed...

Despite my growing confidence towards my body, I found myself falling into another endless loop of shame. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Defining my body without cultural standards

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
January 28, 2019

People who have albums filled with childhood photos make me jealous. While I like reminiscing and looking through old photos, I only have a few old pictures of myself. My mom used to take a lot of pictures...

We want to encourage a healthy work-life balance and talk about the importance of self-care. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Self-care beyond bubble baths and face masks

November 28, 2018

Students’ schedules will become even busier in preparation for finals as the end of the semester approaches. They may place taking care of themselves at the bottom of their to-do list in these next few...

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