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The Berkeley Beacon

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

Letter to the Editor: All burn, no heart

Letter to the Editor: All burn, no heart

By Cal Mazumder / April 4, 2024

On the verge of a good night’s rest after nearly a week of stressing over legal proceedings, academic discipline, and classes, I saw Jay Bernhardt’s...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Under the vest: Exposing the danger of fake service dogs

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Correspondent / April 4, 2024

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

Illustration Rachel Choi

From silence to solidarity: Overcoming the fear of taking a stance

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / April 4, 2024

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

Long movie runtimes

Tired of long movies? Lengthy films create cinematic masterpieces

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer / April 3, 2024
I’m not a film buff, and I’ve never claimed to be a film buff. Still, I am frustrated with recent criticisms of “long” movies.
Why college students should buy plants

Why college students should buy plants

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / April 1, 2024
College can be a rough transition period for a lot of new freshmen—myself included—especially if you are a plane ride away from home.
The Little Building residence hall.

Letter from the Editor: On breaking news and intentional reporting

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief / March 27, 2024

So often as journalists, we are told there is “a way things have always been.”  We set our deadlines and work towards them diligently to remain...

Troubled teen programs guarantee torture, not treatment

Troubled teen programs guarantee torture, not treatment

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Staff / March 27, 2024

  Katherine Kubler was seventeen years old when transport services unexpectedly abducted her from her previous high school, an arrangement made by...

Advice: How to survive the Ozempic Era

Advice: How to survive the Ozempic Era

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Editor & Assistant Opinion Editor / March 27, 2024

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

Illustration Rachel Choi

Not another high school movie with college-aged actors!

By Maggie Kaprielian, Beacon Correspondent / March 20, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  In 2019,...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Love over location: A college student’s guide to long distance relationships

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent / March 20, 2024
As a senior in high school, people told me to break up with my boyfriend before I left for Emerson to ensure I got the “full college experience.”
Illustration Molly Boyke

Chivalry is not dead, it’s been adopted by women

By Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Staff Writer / March 20, 2024

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

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

A relic of political stagnation: The Electoral College

By Rachel Choi, Illustrations/Graphics Editor & Chief Copyeditor & Social Media Manager / March 20, 2024

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

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Letter to the Editor: Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine stands in solidarity

By Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, Guest Author / March 6, 2024

On Feb. 28, the Berkeley Beacon published a “Letter to the Editor” from Anna Feder, Emerson’s head of Film Exhibition and Festival Programs,...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Let’s leave Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez in the past

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Correspondent / March 6, 2024

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

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Ottessa Moshfegh: On dark stories and boring art

By Ty Gavin, Beacon Correspondent / March 6, 2024
Novelist Ottessa Moshfegh faces criticism for using derogatory language in her novels and creating characters with detestable ideologies.
Illustration Rachel Choi

There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism; so let’s tear it down

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Editor & Assistant Opinion Editor / March 6, 2024

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

Illustration Rachel Choi

A Southern lesbian’s search for representation inspired by Jade West

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / February 28, 2024

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

Illustration Rachel Choi

Your first time: don’t let these things turn you off

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / February 28, 2024

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

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

TikTok Shop and the transition into consumer-based connection

By Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Staff Writer / February 28, 2024

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

Why is it so hard to talk about Palestine?

Letter to the Editor: Why is it so hard to talk about Palestine?

By Anna Feder, Guest Author / February 28, 2024
To my Emerson College community,  I want to frame this editorial by saying that I am a proud Jew.