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 2022 Masthead

Ana Videla Sola

Ana Videla Sola

Ana Videla Sola is a sophomore journalism major and I am 19 years old. She is an international student from Argentina and a soccer and Argentinian rock enthusiast. She enjoys reading, listening to music, writing, and hanging ...

Jonathan Yao

Jonathan Yao

Jonathan Yao (he/him) is a junior journalism major who serves as a Staff Writer for The Beacon’s News section. He currently lives in Rhode Island. In his free time, he plays Yu-gi-oh and writes, working on a steampunk novel....

Karenna Umscheid

Karenna Umscheid

Karenna Umscheid (she/her) is a journalism student at Emerson College, focused on arts and culture reporting, as well as writing critical essays. She also writes for Latent Images Magazine, WECB's Milk Crate, and her personal Me...

Maddie Khaw

Maddie Khaw

Maddie Khaw (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from Portland, Oregon and serves as the assistant enterprise news editor for The Beacon. She is also minoring in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and plays on Emerson's...

Maeve Lawler

Maeve Lawler

Maeve Lawler (she/her) is a second-year Journalism major at Emerson College, with minors in Political Science and Publishing. She aims to write stories that inform communities, as well as foster positive relationships and adva...

Sophia Pargas

Sophia Pargas

Sophia Pargas (she/her) is a junior Journalism and Marketing Communications double major from Miami, Florida. She currently serves as the Beacon’s living arts editor and enjoys this opportunity to be heavily immersed in the h...

Hadera McKay

Hadera McKay

Hadera McKay (she/her) is a junior Writing, Literature, and Publishing major with a concentration in publishing. This is her second semester serving as The Beacon’s opinion editor. McKay enjoys reading, writing poetry, and cr...

Abigail Lee

Abigail Lee

Abigail Lee (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from Hershey, Pennsylvania. She serves as the Magazine Content Managing Editor after working on the news team in Spring 2022. In addition to writing for the Beacon, she lov...

Adri Pray

Adri Pray

Adri Pray (she/her) is a sophomore journalism student from Cape Cod, MA who served previously as a correspondent and the Assistant Express News Editor. She loves investigative journalism, and can often be found watching Brookly...

Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from North Wales, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in publications like AsAmNews, Unpublished Magazine, and North Penn Now, among many others. Outside of writing, she...

Jason Tulchin

Jason Tulchin

Jason Tulchin (he/him) is a senior journalism major from Somers, New York. Jason has been a Correspondent for the Beacon since October 2021 and now serves as the Deputy Sports Editor. Jason enjoys all things combat sports and is...

Vivi Smilgius

Vivi Smilgius

Vivi Smilgius (she/her) is a junior journalism major who served as The Beacon’s Assistant Express News Editor, Deputy Express News Editor and Assistant Sports Editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief. Raised in Indiana, Vivi is The ...

Justin Chen

Justin Chen

Justin Chen (He/Him) is a transferred junior journalism major from Shenzhen, China. He moved to Boston after elementary school. This is his first semester as Assistant Opinion Editor at The Beacon. Before attending Emerson, he was an opera student from New England Conservat...

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish (she/her),  is a junior journalism major from the Seacoast of New Hampshire. She now serves as Magazine Editor. She has a knack for writing intriguing pieces on events occurring on campus and has a deep love o...

Mariyam Quaisar

Mariyam Quaisar

Mariyam Quaisar (she/her) is a junior journalism and BCE double major from Brookfield, Connecticut. She currently serves as the Content Managing Editor, overlooking all the stories that pass through the Living Arts and Opinion sections. She loves to share her views on ...

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido (she/her) is the Multimedia Managing Editor at The Berkeley Beacon, covering mostly news centered around the Caribbean. She is an undergrad at Emerson College, majoring in Journalism. ...

Karissa Schaefer

Karissa Schaefer

Karissa Schaefer (She/Her) is a senior journalism major from Long Island, NY, who is also minoring in psychology and publishing. This is her fifth semester writing for The Beacon, and she previously served as the Living Arts editor. Now, she’s creating and assuming a ...

Frankie Rowley

Frankie Rowley

Frankie (she/her) is a senior at Emerson serving as the Content Managing Editor for The Beacon. She joined The Beacon in 2019 as a correspondent and worked her way through the news section, serving as an Assistant News Editor, De...

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne (she/her) is a junior journalism major from Agoura Hills, CA. She currently serves as The Beacon's Layout Editor, previously working in the Living Arts section her freshman year and as Content Managing Editor and ...