Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Meg Richards

Meg Richards, Staff Writer, Opinion

Meg Richards is a first-year student from Richmond, Virginia. She is a journalism major with a minor in political communications. She mainly writes for the Opinion section, though she dabbles in newswriting.

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The madness over McCarthy could help the Democrats in 2024

The madness over McCarthy could help the Democrats in 2024

January 25, 2023

After a week of humiliating deliberations, phone calls to “DT”, and a near-miss physical altercation on the House floor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has been elected Speaker of the House—and on the...

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Republican candidates appear soft on abortion in a Post-Roe election season. Don’t trust them.

November 9, 2022

The morning Roe V. Wade was overturned, a thick silence hung in the air. Everything felt surprisingly small at the moment, but bigger than the human brain could feasibly comprehend. It was both overwhelming...

Illustration by Meg Richards

America’s biggest haunted house: the echo chamber

October 26, 2022

Alt-right fringe conservatives are repackaging the same witch-hunt rhetoric that got the likes of Disney’s Sanderson Sisters hanged 400 years ago. The newest right-wing moral panic surrounds the recently...

Illustration by Madison Barron

Ned Fulmer, Rex Orange County, and separating the violence from the artist

October 13, 2022

“There’s sexual harassment over here and you shouldn’t conflate it with rape,” said Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement. “Which is true; those are two very different things. But they’re...

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A Starr is born: how the media made a name for Monica Lewinsky

September 21, 2022

He wrote her like the main character in a fan fiction—something to be consumed but not respected.  “She told him that she had a crush on him. He laughed, then asked if she would like to see his...

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