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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Opinion

Emerson College Student Union demands more financial aid

Letter to the Editor: A parental response to ‘Some students turn to crowdfunding to pay for Emerson education’

By Pamela Felder-Small, Guest Author / May 15, 2024

First and foremost, many thanks to The Berkeley Beacon for its advocacy to lift the voices of the Emerson College community. This is a response to...

A student-painted banner hangs above 2B alley pro-Palestine encampments on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (Photo courtesy of Nick Peace)

Rupture requires repair: Where do we go from here?

By Anna Feder, Guest Author / May 13, 2024

I was there when the Emerson College encampment started. After months of being ignored by the administration, the students finally found a way to be...

A class picture in a school yard in the 1990s in Israel.

Letter to the Editor: Two stories about growing up in Israel

By Illona Yosefov, Guest Author / May 8, 2024

Content warning: this article contains bloody imagery. I was in grade school when Yigal Amir, a Zionist who objected to the Oslo Accords, assassinated...

Letter to the Editor: Shared governance

Letter to the Editor: Shared governance

By Gian Lombardo, Guest Author / May 2, 2024

May Day marks the last day I will enter the classroom as a full-time teacher at Emerson. The part of teaching I will miss most is standing in front...

Emerson encampment: A look at connection and chaos

Letter to the Editor: Dear Howie Carr

By Ella Mordarski, Guest Author / April 29, 2024

Dear Howie Carr,  The horrifying screams echoing up from the alley will forever be ingrained in my mind.  On April 25, 2024, I watched from...

Courtesy of Bradley Bird

Letter to the editor: To my fellow adults in the classrooms

By Bradley Bird, Guest Author / April 27, 2024

Dear fellow Emerson faculty,  Like many of us, I have much I'd like to say in regards to the genocide in Gaza, the college's handling of that issue,...

The Little Building residence hall.

Letter from the Editor: By the students, for the students

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief / April 26, 2024
Witnessing such violence and force on my own campus—just two weeks away from leaving it forever—has truly shaken me to the core.
These Jews say theres nothing scary about anti-Zionism

Letter to the editor: These Jews say there’s nothing scary about anti-Zionism

By Jews Against Zionism, Guest Author / April 26, 2024

“You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 22:20,...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Have important conversations, even when you don’t want to

By Ella Duggan, Opinion Co-Editor / April 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  Communication...

Graphic Meg Richards

Why ‘But Daddy I Love Him’ by Taylor Swift is actually a queer anthem

By Meg Richards, Staff Writer / April 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  If you ignore...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Is wearing the cross as a non-believer cultural appropriation?

By Margarita Ivanova, Beacon Correspondent / April 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  This is...

Emerson Hillel is here to stay

Letter to the Editor: Hillel is here to stay

By Ari Willis, Guest Author / April 18, 2024

This past Monday, April 15, I embarked on a long journey from my Paramount dorm to Piano Row for what was meant to be a relaxing trip to The...

Photo Merritt Hughes

Being a lesbian is easier in Boston

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / April 17, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  I had a...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Listen up seniors, cause this is it

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / April 17, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  My four...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Think TikTok won’t be banned in the U.S.? Think again

By Ella Duggan, Opinion Co-Editor / April 17, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  A bill was...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

Letter to the Editor: The weapons of the weak

By Tulasi Srinivas, Guest Author / April 10, 2024

The arrests that happened a few weeks ago at the Presidential Inauguration were a failure of leadership of monumental proportions: it was not just...

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Running: The underrated cure to burnout, stress and anxiety

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer / April 10, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  I’ve required...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Class of 2028, this one’s for you

By Merritt Hughes and Ella Duggan / April 10, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  We’re...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

From dead moms to Dan Schneider: Hollywood’s exploitation of child actors

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / April 10, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  I read Jennette...

Students entering 2 Boylston Place

Letter to the Editor: In response to Cal Mazumder’s ‘All burn, no heart’

By Emerson Staff Member / April 4, 2024

Your passion and concern for the suffering in Israel and Palestine is laudable.  There is tremendous suffering that you can help alleviate by volunteering...