Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Fall 2021 Masthead

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Editor-in-Chief

Charlie McKenna

Charlie McKenna is from Los Angeles, CA and currently serves as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief, overseeing all of the paper's print and digital content in addition to daily operations. He has contributed to The Beacon since the...

Lucia Thorne
Content Managing Editor

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne is a sophomore journalism major from Agoura Hills, CA. She currently serves as The Beacon's Content Managing Editor, previously working as an assistant, deputy, and section editor in Living Arts during her first year...

Campbell Parish
Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish (she/her),  is a sophomore Journalism major from the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She now serves as the Business Managing Editor after serving last semester as the Assistant Living Arts Editor. She has a knack for...

Kaitlyn Fehr
Chief Copyeditor

Kaitlyn Fehr

Kaitlyn Fehr (She/Her)  is a senior journalism major with minors in publishing and environmental studies. She grew up in the small town of Reading, Pennsylvania, and always hungered to hear stories from other places. Fehr recently...

Camilo Fonseca
News Editor

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca has served as the Beacon's news editor since July 2021. As a correspondent, he contributed to the Beacon's coverage of the 2020 presidential election; since then, he has also examined COVID-19's effect on campus...

Tyler Foy
Sports Editor

Tyler Foy

Tyler Foy is a second-year journalism student from South Florida. He currently serves as The Beacon's Sports Editor. He spends his free time following sports and jamming out to his favorite tunes.

Mariyam Quaisar
Living Arts Editor

Mariyam Quaisar

Mariyam Quaisar (She/Her) is a journalism/BCE dual major and sociology/anthropology minor at Emerson College. She loves to write about breaking news all over the world that reflect cultures, societies and human nature.  ...

Shannon Garrido
Opinion Editor

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido is the Opinion Editor at the Berkeley Beacon, covering mostly news centered around the Caribbean. She is an undergrad at Emerson College, majoring in Journalism.  ...

Frankie Rowley
Deputy Express Editor

Frankie Rowley

Frankie (She/Her) is a sophomore at Emerson serving as the Deputy Express Editor for The Beacon. Previously she served as an Assistant News Editor, Staff Writer and Correspondent. She also writes for Five Cent Sound and is currently...

Karissa Schaefer
Deputy Living Arts Editor

Karissa Schaefer

Karissa Schaefer (She/Her) is a junior journalism major from Long Island, NY. She is also minoring in psychology and publishing. This is her third semester writing for The Beacon and second semester as Deputy Editor for the Living Arts section. She loves the world of entert...

Bailey Allen
Deputy Enterprise Editor

Bailey Allen

Bailey Allen (she/her), a journalism major from Newport Beach, CA, proudly serves the Emerson community as Deputy Enterprise Editor for The Beacon. You might catch her out at the Common covering a protest or in Chinatown enjoying...

Vivi Smilgius
Assistant Express Editor

Vivi Smilgius

Vivi Smilgius is a sophomore journalism major who wrote for the Belmont Vision and the Chesterton Tribune before becoming an assistant news editor at the Beacon. She is a part time vegan, full time baller and sharer of unsolicited...

Jacob Ireland
Magazine Design Editor

Jacob Ireland

Jacob Ireland (he/him) is a sophomore Journalism major from central Maine. He currently serves as the Design Editor for the Beacon Magazine; Although he’s a journalism major, his specialty is in design and photography. He is...

Ellie Simon
Operations Assistant

Ellie Simon

Ellie Simon (She/her) is the Operations Assistant for The Berkeley Beacon. She manages finances and edits spreadsheets in order to keep The Beacon up and running. Her previous accounting works includes producing short films and...

Nicole Abrate
Staff Writer

Nicole Abrate

Nicole Abrate (She/Her) is based in Boston, attends Emerson College and is a news staff writer at the Berkeley Beacon. Nicole previously covered local news stories in Switzerland. ...

Luna Theus
Staff Writer

Luna Theus

Luna Theus (She/Her)  currently serves as a staff writer for The Beacon. Originally from Florida, Luna is a rising senior at Emerson College with minors in sociology and political science. Her passions include reading, writing,...

Justin Chen
Staff Writer

Justin Chen

Justin Chen (He/Him) is a transferred sophomore journalism major from Shenzhen, China. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts after elementary. This is his first semester as a news staff writer at The Beacon. Before attending Emerson, he was an opera student from New England Con...