Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Spring 2021 Masthead

Theo Wolf

Theo Wolf

Theo Wolf is a creative writing major and the chief copyeditor for The Beacon. If they're doing their job well, you shouldn't notice them at all.  

Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine

Benjamin Levine covers all things Emerson as a reporter for The Beacon's 172 Review podcast. Having bit the journalism bug in Israel during an internship at international news channel i24NEWS, he is passionate about telling stories...

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry is a publishing student at Emerson College from California. She is a copyeditor for the Beacon. She loves cows, coffee, and calligraphy.  

Bailey Allen

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...

Jack Loney

Jack Loney

Jack Loney works as an entertainment columnist and podcast editor for The Beacon. He is also the co-host and editor of the Lukewarm Takes podcast for WECB, and a staff writer at Lithium Magazine. He's a fan of tea, thrifting,...

Drew Ascione

Drew Ascione

Drew Ascione is a multimedia journalist aspiring to capture human life in action. She is committed to telling stories no matter how seemingly ordinary and those that would otherwise may not have been told. She has most recently...

Madison Browning

Madison Browning

Maddie Browning is a copyeditor for the Beacon. She is a freshman journalism student at Emerson College and is interested in environmental issues, specifically surrounding climate change.  

Natalie Vasileff

Natalie Vasileff

Natalie Vasileff is a freshman journalism major from Connecticut. This is her second semester as a news staff writer at The Beacon.  

Sophia Boyce

Sophia Boyce

Sophia Boyce covers the happenings on Emerson's campus for the 172 Review Podcast. She looks at the experiences at Emerson compared to her friends at Universities around the country. Boyce covers anything from video games to Instagram...

Sabine Waldeck

Sabine Waldeck

Sabine Waldeck is a journalism major and marketing minor at Emerson College. She currently works at The Berkeley Beacon as the Deputy Opinion Editor. She is a journalist passionate about opinion and magazine writing. A driving...

Mariyam Quaisar

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.  ...

Tyler Foy

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.

Shannon Garrido

Shannon Garrido

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

Kaitlyn Fehr

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...

Christina Horacio

Christina Horacio

Christina Horacio is a Creative Writing major ‘24, based in California. In addition to being a copyeditor, she is a freelance writer and periodically writes for the Beacon.  

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish

Campbell Parish is a freshman journalism student from New Hampshire and she just finished her first semester writing for the Beacon. She is a staff writer for Living Arts and is also a News Designer. Email: campbell_parish@emerson.edu

Claire Rodenbush

Claire Rodenbush

Claire Rodenbush (she/they) is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Beacon. She's a third year creative writing major, with a focus in fiction. She also serves as the Vice President for Emerson's Mystic, and previously served...

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca

Camilo Fonseca has served as a Content Managing Editor for The Beacon since January 2022. As a correspondent, he contributed to the Beacon's coverage of the 2020 presidential election; since then, as News Editor, he has also examined...

Frankie Rowley

Frankie Rowley

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

Joey DuBois

Joey DuBois

Joey DuBois joined The Berkeley Beacon in the Spring 2021 semester as the Deputy Sports Editor. Joey has written independently for a few years as a blogger, but his role with the Beacon is his first formal print experience. He...

Hongyu Liu

Hongyu Liu

Hongyu Liu is a journalism student from Beijing, China. He holds strong passion in photojournalism. Liu previously served as a news correspondent and photographer at The Beacon.

Madison E. Goldberg

Madison E. Goldberg

Madison E. Goldberg is a junior journalism student who serves as the Content Managing Editor here at The Beacon. She has reported on music, immigration, domestic and international politics. Much of her other work is focused on...

Danielle Shojai

Danielle Shojai

Danielle is a sophomore journalism student from Eugene, Oregon. She reports and produces podcasts for The Beacon, and performs stand-up comedy around campus. She enjoys watching House Hunters International with her roommates,...

Alec Klusza

Alec Klusza

Alec Klusza is a junior film student originally from Swampscott, Mass but moved to Houston, Texas, before high school. He writes for the news section and takes photographs for The Beacon. Klusza is a Visual Media Arts major with...

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor is a multimedia journalist attending Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is the Multimedia Managing Editor for The Berkeley Beacon and oversees all multimedia elements. Currently published in 8 separate...

C. Fox Ditelberg

C. Fox Ditelberg

Fox has probably too many jobs. They edit podcast sound, article text, and newspaper layout. Will they take on more jobs? Probably. Are they okay with that? Absolutely. They/them pronouns.   ...

Joshua Sokol

Joshua Sokol

Joshua Sokol is a staff writer at The Beacon and a junior journalism major.  Alongside his work at The Beacon, he has had writing published in The Los Angeles Review. Joshua is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and currently...

Shawna Konieczny

Shawna Konieczny

Shawna Konieczny is a junior interdisciplinary major from Wisconsin with a leadership and management minor. Her studies focus on film and literature, with a focus on adaptation writing. She recently joined The Beacon as a staff...

Lucia Thorne

Lucia Thorne

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

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Charlie McKenna

Charlie McKenna is from Los Angeles, CA and served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief during the Fall 2021 semester, overseeing all of the paper's print and digital content in addition to daily operations. He has contributed to The...

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli

Diti Kohli previously served as The Beacon's Editor-in-Chief and can't get herself to leave. So instead, she helps put together the paper's weekly print product. Kohli also serves as a digital producer at The Boston Globe and...

Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman

Juliet Norman is a Junior journalism major from South Florida. She works on the opinion section and writes the finance column for the Beacon, where she highlights the struggles and challenges of low-income students who attend...

Domenic Conte

Domenic Conte

Domenico D. Conte is a junior journalism student from Wakefield, Mass., and The Beacon's Magazine Editor. He formerly served as a Managing Editor after two semesters as a sports editor, where he also developed an interest in profile...

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams was promoted to Sports Editor in September 2020 after serving as a correspondent covering Emerson College athletics for a year. In addition to The Beacon, he is a sports reporter for Emerson's news station,...

Ann E. Matica

Ann E. Matica

Ann Matica is currently the Deputy Editor for The Beacon. She has lived in Massachusetts her whole life and transferred to Emerson College in the fall of 2019. She previously worked as a reporter for an online publication for...

Taina Millsap

Taina Millsap

Taina Millsap is originally from Fortaleza, Brazil, but calls San Diego, CA home as well ever since she moved there in 2013. She is currently a News and Magazine staff writer, previously she acted as The Beacon's Living Arts Editor....

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer

Katie Redefer is a staff writer and the former editor-in-chief of The Berkeley Beacon. She currently works as a metro reporter for The Boston Globe, and formerly served as a staff reporter for her home state's newspaper, Delaware...

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker

Andrew Brinker works as The Beacon's lead investigative reporter. He previously served as the paper's news editor, directing coverage of Emerson's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He's also worked as The Beacon's Deputy Express...

Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz

Jacob Seitz is originally from Central Ohio and resides in Cambridge. He is currently a staff writer at The Beacon, having previously served as Assistant Express Editor. He was previously Assistant Editor of The Record, the student...

Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo

Diana Bravo is a copyeditor and photographer for The Beacon. She also works as a Metro/Local Co-op at The Boston Globe. Prior to her current role, Diana served The Beacon as Deputy Lifestyle Editor, Assistant News Editor, and...

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter is Publisher for Consumer Products at the State House News Service and an Assignment Editor with NBCUniversal's Owned Television Stations division. He served as The Berkeley Beacon's Operations Managing Editor overseeing...