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The Berkeley Beacon

Rachel Choi

Rachel Choi, Illustrations/Graphics Editor & Chief Copyeditor & Social Media Manager

Rachel Choi (she/her) is a WLP major with a concentration in publishing and a minor in PR. She currently serves as the multimedia managing editor and chief copyeditor for the Beacon. She also occasionally likes to write oddly specific articles.

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[Photo] The Arizona Coyotes relocate to Salt Lake City, bringing NHL to Utah

By Rylie Burns, Layout Editor & Assistant Sports Editor / April 28, 2024

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[Photo] Is wearing the cross as a non-believer cultural appropriation?

By Margarita Ivanova, Beacon Correspondent / April 24, 2024

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[Photo] Listen up seniors, cause this is it

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / April 17, 2024

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Monopoly on dreaming: Disillusionment of the American Dream

April 17, 2024

Three things I learned when I became sentient: the alphabet lied to me, the world was, in fact, not my oyster, and the American Dream was the white man’s...

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[Photo] Brain-drain in a post-Roe America

By Vivi Smilgius / April 17, 2024

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[Photo] Dear Grandma

By Maggie Kaprielian, staff writer / April 17, 2024

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[Photo] Crooke’s Cage: Q1 Grades for the UFC

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports / April 10, 2024

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[Photo] SC head coach Dawn Staley makes history in Women’s March Madness championship game

By Rylie Burns, Layout Editor & Assistant Sports Editor / April 10, 2024

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[Photo] Under the vest: Exposing the danger of fake service dogs

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Correspondent / April 4, 2024

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[Photo] From silence to solidarity: Overcoming the fear of taking a stance

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / April 4, 2024

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Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino dies at 78 years old

[Photo] Larry Lucchino, former Red Sox president, remembered for his impact on Major League Baseball

By DJ Mara, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Editor / April 3, 2024

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Hozier returns with four stunning “Unheard” tracks in new EP

Hozier returns with four stunning “Unheard” tracks in new EP

March 28, 2024

Seven months after his album “Unreal Unearth” graced the world, critically acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Hozier returned with an EP on March 22,...

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[Photo] The madness behind bracket building

By Norah Lesperance, Beacon Correspondent / March 27, 2024

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[Photo] Not another high school movie with college-aged actors!

By Maggie Kaprielian, Beacon Correspondent / March 20, 2024

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[Photo] Love over location: A college student’s guide to long distance relationships

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent / March 20, 2024

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[Photo] Caitlin Clark’s declaration for WNBA Draft stirs excitement

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer / March 20, 2024

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A relic of political stagnation: The Electoral College

March 20, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice.  Imagine...

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[Photo] Caitlin Clark: A defining presence in women’s sports

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer / March 6, 2024

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[Photo] There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism; so let’s tear it down

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Editor & Assistant Opinion Editor / March 6, 2024

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[Photo] A Southern lesbian’s search for representation inspired by Jade West

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / February 28, 2024

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Crooke’s Cage: Requiem for the Aussie

[Photo] Crooke’s Cage: Requiem for the Aussie

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports / February 28, 2024

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[Photo] Your first time: don’t let these things turn you off

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / February 28, 2024

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[Photo] Hold social media platforms accountable for their continuous damage

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / February 21, 2024

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[Photo] How to be okay with being single

By Riley Nemes, Beacon Correspondent / February 14, 2024

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[Photo] Hate Valentine’s? Give books a chance

By Ella Duggan, Opinion Co-Editor / February 14, 2024

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[Photo] Northeastern University wins 71st annual men’s Beanpot tournament

By Rylie Burns, Layout Editor & Assistant Sports Editor / February 14, 2024

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[Photo] NFL fan of the year Tom Grossi creates chaotic good

By Abigail Lott, Staff Writer / February 14, 2024

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[Photo] ‘Moulin Rouge!’ dazzles on Boston Stage

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / February 8, 2024

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[Photo] Is TikTok the new fashion trend?

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Correspondent / February 7, 2024

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[Photo] 49ers, Chiefs matchup expected to be close game

By Anna Knepley, Sports Editor / February 7, 2024

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[Photo] ‘Barbie’ Oscar nominations reveal the Academy is a ‘Mojo Dojo Casa House’

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent / February 7, 2024

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[Photo] Crooke’s Cage: Du Plessis takes over the middleweight division

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports / February 5, 2024

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[Photo] Ring, ring: Vibrate(r) on, earbuds in, getting off

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / January 31, 2024

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[Photo] Out with the old, in with the new; reboots have got to go

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Correspondent / January 31, 2024

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[Photo] New Year’s resolutions suck

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / January 24, 2024

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[Photo] The dynamic Boston Celtics duo: Joe Mazzulla and ‘The Town’

By Rumsha Siddiqui, Managing Editor / January 24, 2024

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[Photo] Jerod Mayo announced as new head coach for the New England Patriots

By Rylie Burns, Layout Editor & Assistant Sports Editor / January 24, 2024

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[Photo] Fourth Wing: Really the New Fantasy Sensation?

By Danielle Bartholet, Assistant Living Arts Editor / December 7, 2023

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[Photo] Home for the holidays: The privilege of taking a break.

By Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Staff Writer / December 6, 2023

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[Photo] I Am Not Your Juxtaposition.

By Kaitlin Harness, Beacon Correspondent / November 29, 2023

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Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] The poison of polarization: extreme political leaning undermines education

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Section Editor / November 29, 2023

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A type of neck guard players have adopted following Adam Johnsons death. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] NHL neck guards: the hazards of just skating by

By Anna Knepley, Sports Editor / November 19, 2023

A type of neck guard players have adopted following Adam Johnson's death. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] Domestic womens’ sports deserve more support

By Ella Duggan, Opinion Co-Editor / November 15, 2023

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A silhouette of the Boston Celtics logo. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] The Boston Celtics are so back: New and familiar faces flipped the script in the fourth

By Rumsha Siddiqui, Managing Editor / November 9, 2023

A silhouette of the Boston Celtics logo. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

For and by the fans: ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ breaks records

For and by the fans: ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ breaks records

November 8, 2023

This article contains spoilers. Bolstered by nostalgia and fan-driven fervor, “Five Nights At Freddy’s” released Oct. 26 with the biggest opening...

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[Photo] Mourning Adam Johnson: Why is safety in professional sports not taken seriously?

By Ella Duggan, Opinion Co-Editor / November 8, 2023

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Illustration by Rachel Choi

[Photo] Is “boomer music” making a comeback?

By Maggie Kaprielian, Beacon Correspondent / November 1, 2023

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The Olympic rings. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] 2028 Summer Olympics draws new, old fans with slate of both classic and fresh sports

By Anna Knepley, Sports Editor / November 1, 2023

The Olympic rings. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] Are Disney Princesses too dated?

By Payton Zagacki, Beacon Correspondent / October 26, 2023

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Illustration by Rachel Choi.

‘I am not incomplete’: living life as an aroace individual

October 25, 2023

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. I recently...

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[Photo] Living in college with POTS (not the kind you smoke)

By Meg Richards, Staff Writer / October 18, 2023

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[Photo] Hamas’ attack is a tragedy for Israel – and a death knell for Palestine

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / October 11, 2023

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[Photo] Mitski’s “The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We” is not sad

By Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Staff Writer / October 11, 2023

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[Photo] ‘No strings attached’ sex doesn’t exist.

By Ryli Stoker, Beacon Correspondent / October 4, 2023

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Illustration by Rachel Choi.

[Photo] Before the Eras Tour, there was the Fame Monster Ball

By Meg Richards, Staff Writer / October 4, 2023

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Illustration by Rachel Choi

[Photo] #BiWeek and bisexuality as a cultural comparison

By Ella Duggan, Opinion Co-Editor / September 20, 2023

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After the first week of classes, the class of 2027 has begun to settle in and acclimate to their new college life.

[Photo] ‘I’ve definitely gotten more comfortable’: first-year students settle in and share their perspectives

By Sasha Zirin, Assistant Living Arts Editor / September 13, 2023

After the first week of classes, the class of 2027 has begun to settle in and acclimate to their new college life.

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[Photo] It’s time to retire the term AAPI

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Section Editor / September 13, 2023

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Disney is homophobic. What’s new? 

April 26, 2023

Walt Disney Studios has produced a variety of content ranging from high-budget disappointments to low-budget masterpieces; but recent shows have nothing...

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There’s no ‘devil’s advocate’ for eugenics—you’re just bigoted

April 19, 2023

The world’s population has reached eight billion and continues to grow exponentially. In response to the climate crisis and overpopulation, 21st century...

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[Photo] Why do we hate women in sports?

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / April 12, 2023

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Illustration by Rachel Choi

Autism isn’t a new “trend”—it’s been part of human history for millennia

April 12, 2023

The idea that autism is a new and recent trend due to nefarious, external factors is cementing itself in the minds of many with terrifying speed. The anti-vaxxer...

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[Photo] I’m ready to talk about my feelings

By Meg Richards, Staff Writer / April 5, 2023

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[Photo] I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

By Bryan Liu, Living Arts Co-Editor / April 3, 2023

A Nomad’s Cookbook for People Who Always Miss Home

A Nomad’s Cookbook for People Who Always Miss Home

April 3, 2023

Food is necessary for the body, but it’s also necessary for the soul—and I don’t mean that in a metaphorical way. So many of my most cherished memories...