Farewell Column: It’s been real

When I first joined The Beacon my first semester freshman year, I never once imagined I would be where I am now, as a managing editor, writing a farewell column. I was just a bright-eyed young journalist, looking to pick up any pitch…

Flipping the narrative around ‘the media’

When talking with a student in one of my literature classes a month or two ago, I mentioned that I work for The Berkeley Beacon and that I’m a student journalist. In response, my peer angrily told me The New York Times failed to cover the…

LGBTQ Column: What does trans look like?

As a journalist, I try to follow as many diverse voices on Twitter as possible. I follow journalists from news outlets I like, from ones I don’t like, from national sources to small town papers. I also try to make sure I’m following people…

Hadfield: Finding a home away from home in sports

Growing up in a Philadelphia suburb during football season, I knew there was one rule in my family— Sundays were for the birds.  Game days were an all-day affair in my family—dressing up in our midnight green, preparing game day snacks,…

Person of Color Column: What’s in a number?

My least favorite part of standardized testing has never been the test itself. For that matter, my least favorite part of starting any new job, applying for an internship, or submitting a college application, comes within the first page of…

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Returning students to see 4 percent tuition hike

The college does not plan to end annual tuition increases, President M. Lee Pelton said in an interview. Emerson follows the national trend of rising higher education costs in colleges and universities across the country Pelton said he…