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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Ryan Yau

Ryan Yau, Staff Writer

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‘The Five Fingers of a Dog’: Emerson students debut horror short film

‘The Five Fingers of a Dog’: Emerson students debut horror short film

December 7, 2022

No filmmakers have been bold enough to suggest dogs have fingers. Classical thought considers dogs’ forelimbs to be legs, making the phalanges on their paws “toes.” None until Charlie Compton...

‘Bad Axe’ is family business

‘Bad Axe’ is family business

December 1, 2022

Bad Axe, MI, is a town with a population of 3,000, where everyone is friends on Facebook and within two degrees of separation in Walmart. “Bad Axe” is filmmaker David Siev’s directorial debut,...

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‘Wednesday’ is plagued by the influence of the CW

November 30, 2022

The new Addams family spinoff “Wednesday” released last Wednesday.  The eight-part miniseries focuses on a teenaged Wednesday Addams as she transfers to an outcast-only boarding school—“outcast”...

Emerson graduate student receives first Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship

Emerson graduate student receives first Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship

November 30, 2022

Some people yearn for scholarships. For others, scholarships fall in their laps. Graduate student Ying Gao is the first recipient of the Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship for Emerson College’s...

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

November 2, 2022

The annual Boston Asian American Film Festival was held in the Paramount Theatre from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31. This year’s program contained three narrative films, three documentaries, and various shorts...

Portraits of Pride intersects the past and future of LGBTQ history

Portraits of Pride intersects the past and future of LGBTQ history

October 14, 2022

At the intersection of Boston Common and the Public Garden, two of the oldest parks in America, lies the Portraits of Pride exhibition. The exhibition is itself an intersection in LGBTQ history, showcasing...

Smile will make you grin and grimace

‘Smile’ will make you grin and grimace

October 6, 2022

This article contains spoilers. Parker Finn’s feature directorial debut “Smile” is a genre relic. In the post-streaming, post-COVID era of cinema, audiences are excited for high-tempo horror in...

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

September 29, 2022

Through the Chinatown gate lies a wrinkle in time against the backdrop of metropolitan Boston. The neighborhood evokes a sense of anachronism: faded, old-fashioned architecture contrasts with the surrounding...

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