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

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

The Berkeley Beacon

Uncategorized

Illustration Rachel Choi

Hold social media platforms accountable for their continuous damage

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / February 21, 2024

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

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: the Hunger Games genesis

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: the Hunger Games genesis

By Clara Faulkner, Operations Managing Editor / November 26, 2023

Spoiler Warning Step back into the dystopian embrace of Panem as Suzanne Collins crafts a prequel that not only rivals its successors but intricately...

More than mischief: Loki returns in second season of Disney+ series

More than mischief: Loki returns in second season of Disney+ series

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer / October 29, 2023

Marvel’s favorite antihero returned with a timely mission—save the multiverse.  Season two of “Loki” debuted on Oct. 5 and will air an episode...

Photo Courtesy: Charles Erickson

A Jewish journey: ‘Prayer for the French Republic’ comes to Boston

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent / September 20, 2023

“Prayer for the French Republic,” a powerful, multi-generational story following the Salomon Benhamou family and their experience with Jewish discrimination,...

The 2023 Emerson baseball team. Courtesy of Anna Schoenmann.

Baseball ends record-breaking season with two historic victories vs Springfield and MIT

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / May 16, 2023

On Apr. 25, the Emerson baseball team eclipsed a mark 13 years in the making, recording a program-record 16th win with an 8-2 victory over Springfield....

Illustration by Rachel Choi

The EVVYS exists for the check, not for student appreciation.

By Jackson Bailey, Staff Writer, Living Arts / April 26, 2023

I was very excited to become a writer for the 42nd Evvy Awards, Emerson’s student award ceremony. At the beginning of last semester, I joined a team...

Sophomore middle/outside Neiko Pittman attempts a dig against Nichols College.

Men’s volleyball captain earns GNAC Defensive Player of the Year

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / April 26, 2023

Men’s volleyball captain Neiko Pittman was named the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year on April 17, while also earning First Team All-Conference honors.  The...

J.K. Rowling’s TERF legacy

J.K. Rowling’s TERF legacy

By Rachel Choi, Illustrations/Graphics Editor & Chief Copyeditor & Social Media Manager / February 15, 2023

J.K. Rowling, possibly the most renowned TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) to exist within our youth’s cultural sphere, has been given yet another...

Mass.-born artist Rosie Darling returns to Boston for sold-out show Feb. 6

Mass.-born artist Rosie Darling returns to Boston for sold-out show Feb. 6

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / February 14, 2023

Originally from Canton, Massachusetts, Rosie Darling grew up singing, messing around on the piano and guitar, and obsessing over Taylor Swift.  There’s...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD seizes and destroys contraband

By Hannah Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief / November 29, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

Emerson womens soccer team celebrating following a late goal in the NEWMAC quarterfinals.

Lions salvage two goals in dying minutes to survive NEWMAC quarterfinals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / November 3, 2022

With less than a minute left in the second half of overtime, the women’s soccer team stared down a one-goal deficit and the end of the 2022 season. Still,...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Wisconsin women’s volleyball deserves your respect

By Vivi Smilgius / November 2, 2022

After a dynamic week of Big 10 play, the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team advanced to no. 3 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association...

Zdeno Chara (via Creative Commons)

What is the Bruins’ longtime captain’s legacy?

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / September 28, 2022

Boston Bruins legend and longtime captain Zdeno Chara retired last Tuesday, ending his 25-year career by signing a one-day contract with the Bruins.  Chara...

Illustration of text bubble

Stop airing out your beef on missed connections and grow up

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Section Editor / September 28, 2022

Since the beginning of my time at Emerson College, I have come to despise the numerous Instagram accounts known among my peers as “missed connections.”...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Cape Cod Bay will probably be polluted with radioactive waste within 10 years

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large / September 9, 2022

It is projected that by 2027 Holtec International will have disposed of one million gallons of potentially radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay. The self-described...

CHVRCHES & Cafuné perform at Roadrunner to wrap up the summer

By Campbell Parish, Photographer / August 22, 2022

Cafuné is a band featuring Sedona & Noah, who opened for CHVRCHES for 16 tour dates. Boston was the fifth city on their leg of the tour. Their...

Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: what you should know

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large / March 30, 2022

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Feb. 25, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Justice Stephen Breyer on Jan....

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Blue and yellow speckled the Boston Public Garden Sunday afternoon as protestors held Ukrainian flags and signs high, showing their denunciation of Russia’s...

The sign outside of the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Emerson community weighs in with their thoughts on Ukraine

Sophomore visual and media arts major Yujun Liu gets texts from his friend in Ukraine, who updates him on the war he is experiencing firsthand. “He...