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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Hailey Akau

Hailey Akau, Illustrator

Hailey Akau (she/her) is a writing, literature, and publishing major from Honolulu, Hawaii. She focuses mainly on illustrations and graphics for The Beacon but also contributes the occasional opinion as she sees fit. She also enjoys writing personal essays or prose and considers herself an em dash enthusiast.

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Illustration by Hailey Akau

[Photo] The original ‘Gossip Girl’ ate up Thanksgiving episodes

November 16, 2022

Illustration by Hailey Akau

Publishing workers pledge to continue their strike until their demands of higher pay and codifying diversity are met.

[Photo] HarperCollins strike reminds students of the power of unions

November 16, 2022

Publishing workers pledge to continue their strike until their demands of higher pay and codifying diversity are met.

IIlustration by Hailey Akau

Food fights will not save the planet

November 2, 2022

Real-life food fights are rare––for good reason. In addition to wasting a perfectly good meal, throwing food in any context creates unnecessary and disgusting cleanup work and ultimately achieves...

Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean as a category one tropical storm on Sept. 18.

[Photo] Hurricane Fiona exacerbates Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis

October 5, 2022

Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean as a category one tropical storm on Sept. 18.

Illustration of text bubble

Stop airing out your beef on missed connections and grow up

September 28, 2022

Since the beginning of my time at Emerson College, I have come to despise the numerous Instagram accounts known among my peers as “missed connections.” Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of providing...

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