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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Karenna Umscheid

Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer

Karenna Umscheid (she/her) is a journalism student at Emerson College, focused on arts and culture reporting, as well as writing critical essays. She also writes for Latent Images Magazine, WECB's Milk Crate, and her personal Medium account. In her spare time, she enjoys perusing local bookstores and watching horror movies. 


Latest from Karenna Umscheid

We should ditch Friendsgiving

November 24, 2022

It’s become common to acknowledge that the history of several American holidays is rooted in colonialism. An example includes the refusal of many to recognize Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples’...


Step Afrika!’s Drumfolk ‘well-received’ by Cutler Majestic audiences

October 26, 2022

Drumfolk, produced by C. Brian Williams and performed by Step Afrika!, is a celebration of music at the intersection between African American history and culture. It ran from Oct. 5 through Oct. 16 in...

Inside the lodge.

The Masonic Temple of Boston opens its doors to the public

October 26, 2022

The Masonic Temple of Boston, located on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Street, opened its mysterious doors to the public and held an open house on Oct. 15.  Built in 1902, the current temple is...

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

October 12, 2022

Two Emerson alumni combined their love for craft beer and their passion for brewing to open up a brewing company in Hudson, MA.  Jamie Muldoon and Jake Leblanc both studied broadcast journalism and...

Afterlife is a Boston-based music management and promotion company.

Junior BCE’s music management and promotion company in the Boston Hip-Hop scene

September 29, 2022

Two students have jump-started their careers in the music industry, managing emerging artists, planning concerts, and promoting events within the Boston hip-hop scene.  Juniors Harry Jenkins and Nissim...

Sigma Pi Theta / Courtesy Katie Hervey

Emerson FSL defies Greek life stereotypes

September 29, 2022

With “RushTok” taking over the ForYou page of TikTok at the start of every fall, the image of sorority girls dancing in coordinated outfits in front of houses paints the picture of “Greek Life.”...

Livy Burdo poses for a promotional shoot.

Student-run jewelry shop thrives as new earthy designs and collaborations surface

September 14, 2022

From disco balls to shark teeth and magic mushrooms, a student-run online jewelry shop featuring fun, eclectic designs has garnered traction among the Emerson community and beyond. The shop has grown through...

Writer Karenna Umscheid sits on her dorm bed, looking at the posters on her wall.

A sophomore’s guide to surviving your first semester at Emerson

August 30, 2022

Taking good notes, going to office hours and turning your assignments in on time are all tips you’ll see when you search for general college advice. What you won’t be able to read about are the specifics...

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