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Michael Bay

Someone call an ambulance for Michael Bay’s new action flick

By Charlie Ambler, Deputy Copy Editor
April 21, 2022

Someone call an ambulance, but not for Michael Bay! Because his career is alive and well.  Upon watching Bay’s latest action movie, Ambulance, I’m sure he will be calmly waiting for his Oscar....

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon / Beacon archives

Farewell column: An ode to the student paper that made me love journalism

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
April 21, 2022

I remember my first Monday Beacon meeting like it was yesterday. Dozens of students bustled around the Bill Bordy Theater in the Fall of 2018, chatting with one another about news around the world and...

A writer’s goodbye, why we still love YouTube

A writer’s goodbye, why we still love YouTube

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
April 21, 2022

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.  When I was 14, I hugged a YouTuber who would later be outed for having inappropriate relationships with minors. Later, said YouTuber...

A love letter to the Dining Hall

A love letter to the Dining Hall

By Shannon Garrido, Content Managing Editor
April 21, 2022

As another school year comes to an end, it’s time that as a student body, we start acknowledging and appreciating one of the best features Emerson College has to offer—the Dining Hall.  Moving...

Cover of book “Cole and Sav: Our Surprising Love Story.” / Courtesy Wikicommons

The LaBrant Fam just sank its career—and we got a front-row seat

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
April 13, 2022

On behalf of all women, Cole and Savannah LaBrant can go to hell. On Saturday, “The LaBrant Fam” released a 40-minute documentary-style YouTube video outlining their views on abortion. The couple...

Illustration Lucia Thorne

What the hell happened to Wendy’s money?

By Hadera McKay, Opinion Editor
April 13, 2022

“How you doin’?!” When I was 9 years old, my grandmother used to make me repeat talk show host Wendy Williams’ famous catchphrase. She assessed my voice for my ability to parrot the pure diva and...

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang. Courtesy of A24.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ shows its audience how to fight with love

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 13, 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Writers and directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have leaped from the simple silliness and musings on confused love in Swiss Army Man...

Illustration Lucia Thorne

Season two of Bridgerton exceeds all expectations in both scandals and representation

By Mariyam Quaisar, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
April 6, 2022

My skin is still tingling from season two of Netflix’s Bridgerton, and I finished the new episodes almost a week ago.  While the casting of season one was immaculate, this season topped it off with...

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When talking about Ukraine, the Academy should put its money where its mouth is

By Shannon Garrido, Content Managing Editor
April 6, 2022

There is something sinister about sitting on a dirty dorm couch while watching the recent award shows and seeing the words ‘donate’ after a five-minute montage of atrocities.  On March 27th, during...

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The rise of the video essay: a study in loneliness

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
April 6, 2022

I think we’ve ALL seen the eight-hour-long Victorious video essay on our YouTube recommended page. If you haven’t at least heard of this two-part series, you must be living under a rock. Admittedly,...

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel’s Moon Knight does not pull his punches

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 6, 2022

Right from the start, Marvel’s Moon Knight is a fast-paced nightmare adventure that cleanses the palate of the formulaic Marvel mold.  The first episode does not explicate upon past events or take...

As promised, Cheez-Its continues to ‘defy our Cheezpectations’—a little too much

As promised, Cheez-Its continues to ‘defy our Cheezpectations’—a little too much

By Vivi Smilgius, Deputy Express Editor, Assistant Sports Editor
April 6, 2022

From the second they started, it became clear that no aspect of this year’s Academy Awards would be relaxing. Those who sought respite in the commercial breaks, however, did not find it. One particularly...

Illustration Lucia Thorne

How you feel about the slap at the Oscars says something about your perception of Black men

By Hadera McKay, Opinion Editor
March 31, 2022

“Keep my wife’s name out of your f—cking mouth!” Those were the words that— muted in the producers’ attempts to de-escalate the gravity of the situation for viewers—were unmistakably uttered...

Beacon Archives

Emerson students deserve transparency on the efforts administrators make with their finances

By Editorial Board
March 23, 2022

The Berkeley Beacon editorial staff is back with another edition of, “how many times will we have to say the same thing?”  Emersonians received a community-wide email on Mar. 17 by Interim President...

Hailey Akau

Linking clothing and queerness might ‘boost visibility,’ but it also encourages stereotypes

By Vivi Smilgius, Deputy Express Editor, Assistant Sports Editor
March 23, 2022

Last Wednesday afternoon, the New York Post tweeted a link to an article titled “‘Dressing like a lesbian’ is the sexy and ‘powerful’ new fashion trend.”  The image accompanying the tweet...

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Spielberg’s West Side Story Is Not the ‘Progressive’ Remake We Hoped For

By Christina Horacio, Copyeditor
March 23, 2022

With the release of this year’s Oscar nominations, Steven Spielberg's 2021 film adaptation of West Side Story has returned to the spotlight. The remake received seven nominations, including Best Picture....

Illustration Lucia Thorne

Aesthetic in a Vacuum: Euphoria and Latina Sexuality

By Allison Armijo
March 23, 2022

HBO’s Euphoria caught the attention of fans and critics alike, attracting an audience of 6.6 million for the finale of Season 2 alone. From a post-football practice locker room sequence of 30 — originally...

Robert Pattinson is the Batman for the 21st century

Robert Pattinson is the Batman for the 21st century

By Camilo Fonseca and Frankie Rowley
March 18, 2022

Less than a year has passed since the world last saw Batman on the silver screen. With Hollywood’s latest take on the caped crusader, though, the world might just forget they ever saw another. The...

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The far right is being manipulated by Vladimir Putin to spread false information

By Justin Chen, Assistant Opinion Editor
March 17, 2022

As the Russian military advances deeper into Ukrainian territory, Russian propaganda has been referring to the invasion as a “special military operation.” However, here in the United States, many within...

War does not bring people together, it reinforces existing oppression

War does not bring people together, it reinforces existing oppression

By Mariyam Quaisar, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
March 17, 2022

The current war in Ukraine has left its residents in turmoil. The country’s main cities are incessantly bombed and innocent lives are being shamelessly taken. Despite the dire situation, Ukrainian officials...

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