Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

In-person conversations are essential for conflict resolution

In-person conversations are essential for conflict resolution

By Jess Ferguson
February 17, 2020

Texts are an ineffective means of resolving conflict. I was frustrated by one of my friends’ actions. She said mean things about me behind my back, and I needed to confront her about it. I spent 15...

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....

The relationship I started mid-first year was great, and it still is. But I became enthralled with having someone new to spend all my time with. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Walking the tightrope of college relationships

By Sabine Waldeck, Deputy Opinion Editor
September 11, 2019

When I started my freshman year, not a month had gone by before I saw couples forming.  Typically they did not last very long, and lingered in the honeymoon phase. This could be attributed to the...

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