Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Justin Chen

Justin Chen, Assistant Opinion Editor

Justin Chen (He/Him) is a transferred sophomore journalism major from Shenzhen, China. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts after elementary. This is his first semester as Assistant Opinion Editor at The Beacon. Before attending Emerson, he was an opera student from New England Conservatory of Music.
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The far right is being manipulated by Vladimir Putin to spread false information

March 17, 2022

As the Russian military advances deeper into Ukrainian territory, Russian propaganda has been referring to the invasion as a “special military operation.” However, here in the United States, many within...

President Biden needs to understand that identity politics is not enough

President Biden needs to understand that identity politics is not enough

February 3, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement on Jan. 27, 2022. In a letter addressed to President Biden, Breyer says that he will retire during the summer reset, which usually takes place between...

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Expanded voting protections at risk in Massachusetts

December 12, 2021

Several pandemic-era voting reforms in Massachusetts are slated to expire next week after dying on Beacon Hill, bringing an end to a period of increased voter access for many student residents. A bill...

The far-right is controlling the Republican Party, and Kevin McCarthy is embracing it

The far-right is controlling the Republican Party, and Kevin McCarthy is embracing it

December 10, 2021

Since Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) became a law maker, I have been calling her and her close colleagues from the House Freedom Caucus such as Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Congressman...

“You know I love this city more than anything,” she said.  “I’m never going to stop fighting for this city that I love. I’m never going to stop fighting for the people that I love.”

Our thoughts on progressive Democrat Michelle Wu being sworn into office

November 22, 2021

On today's episode of The 172 Review, host Justin Chen sits down with Deputy Enterprise Editor Bailey Allen and Beacon Correspondent Jack Bixby to discuss the Boston Mayoral election.

Boston Marathon electrifies city after 910 day absence

Boston Marathon electrifies city after 910 day absence

November 8, 2021

  On today's episode of The 172 Review, host Justin Chen interviews News Editor Camilo Fonseca and Multimedia Editor Hongyu Liu about their coverage of the 2021 Boston Marathon.

Democrats could lose electoral power if they dont unite

Democrats could lose electoral power if they don’t unite

November 4, 2021

“The honeymoon is over,” according to CNN political commentator Van Jones. That is indeed the case as democrats are heading towards ugly midterm elections. Less than a year from the midterm elections,...

Turning Point U.S.A, should there be a voice for them on campus?

Turning Point U.S.A, should there be a voice for them on campus?

October 7, 2021

Emerson students erupted with justified anger after the recent Turning Point U.S.A Emerson tabling event in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway, when the organization passed out stickers reading “China kinda...

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