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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Head Over Feels: The story doesn’t end here

Head Over Feels: The story doesn’t end here

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
May 11, 2020

I started writing love columns by accident.  One Wednesday during the first semester of my sophomore year, my boyfriend at the time broke up with me at approximately 5:30 p.m. I had a Beacon production...

Right person, wrong time is a myth

Right person, wrong time is a myth

By Lara Hill
May 7, 2020
Last semester posed an interesting dilemma for my love life. I had just emerged from a serious, long-term relationship in October 2019, and I planned on studying abroad at Kasteel Well the following semester. I approached my dating life very casually, still using dating apps like Tinder. I didn’t intend to find something serious because I was worried about finding the “right” person at the wrong time. 
Head Over Feels: Navigating hook-up culture as a serial monogamist

Head Over Feels: Navigating hook-up culture as a serial monogamist

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
January 22, 2020

I am a Taurus sun sign with Cancer moon and Venus placements. Astrologically speaking, that means I’m a clingy little baby when it comes to relationships. It means I get attached to people too easily...

Graphic by Christine Park.

The stigma of moving on from non-monogamous relationships

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
January 15, 2020

A few weeks ago, I received a text from a friend. “My man you know I love you,” she began. “But you just got out of a serious long term long-distance relationship. I know you are infatuated with...

Head Over Feels: Where can I show my queer identity?

Head Over Feels: Where can I show my queer identity?

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
December 12, 2019

During the first semester of my freshman year in 2017, I walked into my suite mates’ room and closed the door behind me. “I think I’m bisexual,” I told them, to which they both responded, “Cool!...

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

Love Column: As Bieber said, ‘We’re just friends, what are you saying?’

By Melanie Curry
November 13, 2019

Last semester, I “dated” a guy I’ll call Eric. I use the word “dated” loosely because we were never an official couple. We would sleep together, FaceTime weekly, and hang out every two weeks....

Dana Gerber - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

How “Fleabag” made me reevaluate my love life

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 15, 2019

Warning: Spoilers for the TV show “Fleabag” ahead.  In the explosive second season of “Fleabag,” the first scene features the main character staring at her bloody reflection in a pristine bathroom...

Grace Griffin - Graphic By Ally Rzesa / Berkeley Beacon Staff

Head Over Feels: Anthems of my recovery

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
September 9, 2019

*Content Warning: This article discusses themes of violence, trauma, and sexual assault. The first time I heard a musical artist sing openly about sexual assault was in the song “Innocent Party”...

Grace Griffin - Graphic By Ally Rzesa / Berkeley Beacon Staff

Head Over Feels: Swipe right to calm dating anxiety

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
March 13, 2019

Almost every Tinder date I go on is with someone I already know. A few weeks ago, I was swiping through the app when I saw an acquaintance. After exchanging a few messages, he asked me, “Why are you...

Grace Griffin - Graphic By Ally Rzesa / Berkeley Beacon Staff

Head Over Feels: Have some respect. Stop ghosting.

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
January 14, 2019

My last “breakup” happened with a guy whom I never officially dated. I use the term “breakup” loosely because he didn’t end things with me—he ghosted me. For about a month, I regularly...

Grace Griffin - Graphic By Ally Rzesa / Berkeley Beacon Staff

Head Over Feels: The anxiety of dating with a mental illness

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
October 30, 2018

In the fourth grade, I had my first panic attack—at least, the first one I remember. It happened at a softball game. I worked myself up to the verge of tears because of some irrational fear of becoming...

Grace Griffin - Graphic By Ally Rzesa / Berkeley Beacon Staff

Head Over Feels: Long-distance love will never be convenient

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
September 19, 2018

When I was 15, I remember hearing the lyric, “This love will never be convenient," in the Front Bottoms song “Tattooed Tears.” Although The Front Bottoms still remain my favorite band, I always...

Melissa Rosales is a sophomore journalism major and a Beacon correspondent.

Love Column: Can we love more than one?

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
March 13, 2018

I never expected to find myself Googling, “What is polyamory?” but I felt desperate and confused. Suddenly, I found myself casually dating and falling in love with both a boy and a girl. I wanted...

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