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When relationships inevitably did disintegrate pre-social media, they were more easily forgettable. Now, even if someone is no longer in my life, they are still just a few clicks away.

Social media forces us to relive our relationships over and over

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
April 22, 2021

With a simple Google search, I can find out the employer of my middle school crush, know that my high school boyfriend is pledging to a fraternity, and see photos of an old classmate’s newborn baby. Social...

I have learned that as a white person, it is my responsibility to have these discussions no matter how uncomfortable they may feel.

Difficult conversations are one step toward racial equity

By Sophia Speciale
July 23, 2020

Sophia Speciale is a rising senior studying visual and media arts. Like many young couples these days, my ex-boyfriend and I met on the dating app Bumble. We connected quickly while text messaging and...

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...

Meeting people online brings with it a whole new world of anxiety-inducing expectations I do not enjoy. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Relationships: Virtual versus reality

By Althea Champion
September 18, 2019

In an age where technology cannot be avoided and social anxiety is at an all-time high, the once-taboo idea of forming relationships with people online whom you’ve never met suddenly became normal.  Not...

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...

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...

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