Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Poverty is not a two-week fix. Mission trips are not going to magically erase a communitys daily struggles and overall lack of resources.

Stop going on mission trips

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
June 29, 2020

When I was a sophomore in high school, one of my classmates asked for donations through a GoFundMe link on her Facebook page. When I clicked on the link, I expected her fundraiser to cover the cost of...

Dining out may not seem scary now that new safety precautions are in place. But staying home is the best course of action to ensure the health of both you and your server.

Safety trumps socialization: stop putting servers at risk

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
June 22, 2020

When I am slated to waitress my restaurant’s closing shift, suggesting new appetizers and giving wine recommendations is something I usually look forward to. Dining at a restaurant is meant to be a relaxing...

No one should have to pay to work, especially college students who are already paying for their respective schools.

Strapped For Cash: Experience doesn’t pay the bills

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
February 12, 2020

Last summer, a clip of U.S. Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez went viral on Twitter. Standing alongside fellow Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, she shouts into the camera, “Experience...

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