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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Kaitlyn Fehr

Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor

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 became the chief copyeditor for the Beacon, and writes columns as well. She can’t wait to bring more internet drama and emo content to the paper!

Latest from Kaitlyn Fehr
Shane Dawson, YouTube’s racist old Grandpa

Shane Dawson, YouTube’s racist old Grandpa

December 10, 2021

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of racism, pedophilia, zoophilia, and sexual harassment.  It’s August 2018, and Shane Dawson’s “The Secret World of Jeffree Star” is premiering...

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

Tell your boyfriend if he says he’s got beef, to take it up with 3OH!3

November 12, 2021

By all accounts, seeing 3OH!3 in the year 2021 was supposed to be a meme. I wanted desperately to go to a concert after going two years without seeing one, and decided that the iconic band from my middle...

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox—hope for weird couples everywhere

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox—hope for weird couples everywhere

October 28, 2021

It’s official—Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox have become the celebrity equivalent of that gross high school couple that would make out under the stairwell in between classes or better yet, the couple...

Keemstar, The Bogeyman of YouTube

Keemstar, The Bogeyman of YouTube

October 21, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of racism, homophobia, sexual assault, suicide, and pedophilia. YouTube drama trending on Twitter can only mean one thing—Keemstar crawling out of the...

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The people left behind

October 11, 2021

TW: This article mentions suicide, suicidal thoughts, and grief *Names changed for privacy When I was eight months old, my second cousin John*, who was like a brother to my mom, killed himself. I met...

A year without Jenna Marbles

A year without Jenna Marbles

September 24, 2021

It’s Virgo season, beech, and Jenna Marbles is nowhere to be found. Over a year has passed since Jenna Marbles left YouTube, and as we pass her 35th birthday on Sept. 15, the internet misses its favorite...

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Tana Mongeau’s dizzy history of YouTube controversy

July 5, 2021

If you ask a fan, they’ll probably tell you that Tana Mongeau is most famous for her 2015 storytime video where she shouted the iconic line “he fucked me with a toothbrush”, or for her aforementioned...

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A contentious timeline of Jake Paul’s controversies and crimes

April 21, 2021

TW: This column contains mentions of domestic abuse, sexual assault, racism and xenophobia. There are two main reasons the name Jake Paul might be familiar to you: one, for his infamously annoying...

Image from one of James Charles’ apology videos.

Bye Sister: James Charles needs to be in prison edition

April 8, 2021

TW: This article contains mentions of sexual harassment, pedophilia, and grooming. In 2021, YouTube will seemingly never know peace, and it’s time for beauty community superstar James Charles to face...

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

March 25, 2021

Trigger Warning: This column contains mentions of racism, homophobia, ableism, and sexual assault. Over the past couple of years, the YouTube community has seen the rise and fall of many internet giants...

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Emo Never Dies: Machine Gun Kelly’s directorial debut

February 16, 2021

If you’re anything like me, you love a cheesy high school romance where the outcast loner gets the popular girl despite all the odds against him. Cliche romance meets pop-punk in Machine Gun Kelly’s ...

President-elect Joe Biden holding a toddler Pete Wentz beside his mother, Dale Wentz. The 41-year-old Fall Out Boy lyricist and bassist is best known for his impact on the emo music genre.

Emo Never Dies: How Joe Biden helped kickstart the emo music genre

November 18, 2020

When I think of emo music, I used to think of Gerard Way, Patrick Stump, Brendon Urie, or Hayley Williams. After the 2020 presidential election, I now know the truth—President-elect Joe Biden is the...

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Emo Never Dies: The Black Parade keeps marching on

November 4, 2020

This October, I celebrated the birthday of an emo icon. My Chemical Romance’s third album,  The Black Parade, officially turned 14 years old in October 2020, meaning the album beloved by angsty teenagers...

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Isolated castle or populous city: I felt safer at Kasteel Well

April 8, 2020

On March 6, all 81 Kasteel Well students were brought back to Boston by the college due to rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19. We were told this decision was made out of the best interest for...

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