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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

Anna Knepley

Anna Knepley, Assistant Sports Editor

Anna Knepley (she/her) is a freshman journalism major from just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. She currently serves as the assistant sports editor. Outside of the Beacon, she can be found hanging out with friends, exploring the city and writing for the CPLA newsletter. 

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Illustration Kellyn Taylor

‘We knew the world was never going to be the same’: The trailblazing women of the Boston Marathon

April 10, 2024

In Boston, at the oldest annual marathon in the world, men ran 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boylston St for 69 years before the first woman stepped foot...

The Boston Red Sox

Red Sox pre-season plans develop woefully

March 20, 2024
The Boston Red Sox finished the 2023 season with a losing record of 78-84. Following their 2018 World Series win, the team has done poorly, coming in last in the AL East in both 2022 and 2023. 
The Emerson lions in a team huddle during a game against the Wentworth Leopards on March 2nd, 2023 (Arthur Mansavage/ Beacon Staff)

Women’s lacrosse faces uphill battle with upcoming season

February 22, 2024

Emerson women’s lacrosse opened their season with an away game against Gordon College on Wednesday, Feb. 21 with a 22-13 win, and will play their home...

Illustration Rachel Choi

49ers, Chiefs matchup expected to be close game

February 7, 2024

On Sunday, Feb. 11, the San Francisco 49ers look to avenge their Super Bowl LIV loss and emerge victorious over the Kansas City Chiefs—reversing the...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

‘It’s going to come to life’: Professional Women’s Hockey on the rise despite slow start

January 31, 2024

Despite a star-studded roster and well-formatted league, the Professional Women’s Hockey League’s (PWHL) Boston team is off to a slow start for the...

The New England Patriots logo.

Patriots have dropped the ball since Tom Brady left

December 14, 2023

After the collapse of the Tom Brady dynasty in New England, the Patriots are struggling to replicate the Super Bowl-winning seasons led by the star quarterback.  This...

A type of neck guard players have adopted following Adam Johnsons death. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

NHL neck guards: the hazards of just skating by

November 19, 2023

On Oct. 28, former NHL player Adam Johnson was killed during an English professional hockey league game when another player’s skate sliced his throat.  Many...

The Olympic rings. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

2028 Summer Olympics draws new, old fans with slate of both classic and fresh sports

November 1, 2023

The 2028 Summer Olympics are over four years away, but exciting changes are being made to the program now. The 2028 Games will feature five sports that...

The Boston Bruins logo. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Bruins have big skates to fill following Bergeron and Krejci’s retirement

October 11, 2023

As the Bruins kick off their historic 100th season, fans doubt if it can be as monumental as No. 99. Last year, after firing Bruce Cassidy, former head...

The logo for Bostons forthcoming NWSL franchise.

New Boston NWSL team, all-female ownership group excite Emerson women’s soccer players

September 28, 2023

Despite the Red Sox losing streak and the end of Tom Brady’s Patriots legacy, Boston sports fans have something to celebrate. On Sept. 19, the National...