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

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

The Berkeley Beacon

Emma Siebold

Emma Siebold, Staff Writer

Emma Siebold (she/her) is a first-year journalism major/political communications minor from Spring Branch, Texas. She is also an associate producer for WEBN-TV and editorial assistant at Emerson Today. Outside of the newsroom, Emma enjoys training with the Dashing Whippets running team, listening to folk music, and obsessing over Marvel movies.

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The rise of MAGA and political extremism

14 hours ago

I’ve become fearful of red baseball caps.  It’s an involuntary reaction—I literally do a double-take. I analyze the design—is that white text...

Tania Zamora (middle), and other Team Hoyt members and volunteers pass out pickles and pickle juice shots at the Team Hoyt Heartbreak Hill aid station. (Emma Siebold/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Team Hoyt cycles, runs, and cheers to honor 10th anniversary of last marathon finish for late Rick and Dick Hoyt

By Bryan Hecht, Assistant News Editor / April 15, 2024

Tania Zamora (middle), and other Team Hoyt members and volunteers pass out pickles and pickle juice shots at the Team Hoyt Heartbreak Hill aid station....

The 127th Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon: Everything you need to know

April 14, 2024

Boston is hosting 30,000 runners this Monday, April 15, for one of the most prestigious and acclaimed races in the world—the 128th Boston Marathon. Emerson...

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Running: The underrated cure to burnout, stress and anxiety

April 10, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  I’ve required...

Long movie runtimes

Tired of long movies? Lengthy films create cinematic masterpieces

April 3, 2024
I’m not a film buff, and I’ve never claimed to be a film buff. Still, I am frustrated with recent criticisms of “long” movies.
Students have dinner and conversation in celebration of Holi at the Cultural Center located at 172 Tremont St. on Sunday, March 24, 2024. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

‘Holi’s about bringing color into people’s lives’: Sathi holds colorful event for Holi

April 3, 2024
With colorful pigments, streamers, Bollywood music, and traditional foods, Emerson students celebrated Holi, the Hindu festival commemorating spring's beginning, in 172 Tremont on March 24. 
Protesters hold up signs as the march pauses in front of the Government Center. (Madla Walsh/Beacon Staff)

‘Fight poverty, not the poor’: Poor People’s Campaign marches on state houses across the country, in Boston

March 6, 2024
Savina Martin remembers the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. She recalls the anger of her Roxbury community that prompted her to join a movement for change.
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Roger House becomes the first African American male professor to receive emeritus status

February 14, 2024

After 24 years at Emerson College, Roger House retired with professor emeritus status, a lifelong distinction of honor for a professor, the first African...

Beth Germano, senior reporter at WBZ-TV, speaks on the panel about how to cover mass shootings. (Annie Zhou/Beacon Staff)

Lessons from Lewiston: Journalists share thoughts on covering mass shootings

January 31, 2024

Editor’s Note: While quotes from panelists are verbatim, the Q&A has been edited and condensed for clarity.  On Oct. 25, 2023, 18 people were...

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Students share thoughts on upcoming presidential election

January 24, 2024

As primaries and caucuses begin across the country this week, voters are starting to pick their choices for the 2024 presidential election. Though neither...

Emerson CPLA hosts gun safety rally in Boston Common

Emerson CPLA hosts gun safety rally in Boston Common

December 13, 2023

Emerson’s Communication, Politics, and Law Association (CPLA) hosted a gun safety rally on Dec. 10 in the Boston Common in front of the State House in...

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Is movie etiquette a thing of the past?

November 29, 2023

I saw “Bottoms” at the Boston Common AMC during orientation week. Even though it looked hilarious, I expected the theater environment to be what it...

Max Crumley-Effinger, assistant director of International Students Affairs, holds online OPT workshops for December 2023 graduates.

International students face unique challenges in finding post-graduate employment

November 29, 2023

Senior Melodie Baigun isn’t just nervous about finding a job after graduation—she’s terrified. Baigun is an international student from Buenos...

Emerson College President Jay Bernhardt is honored by Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas, receiving the Robert C. Jeffrey College Benefactor Award for his eight years as dean from 2015 to 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

President Bernhardt Receives Award from The University of Texas

November 13, 2023

President Jay Bernhardt received the Robert C. Jeffrey College Benefactor Award from the University of Texas at Austin’s Moody College of Communication...

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

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

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...

Members of the Student Union during their general meeting.

Student union discusses future initiatives, plans upcoming arts festival

October 25, 2023

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met last Wednesday, Oct. 18, to discuss how to better represent the student body and to extend and plan their...

The Emerson College Visitor Center.

New graduate program to enhance digital communication skills will launch fall 2024

October 18, 2023

The Digital Communication Leadership graduate program will join the Department of Communication Studies next fall. Associate Professor and Program Director...