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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Beacon documented campus life in a year that brought a pandemic, presidential election, and nationwide civil rights movement.

2020 in review: The biggest Beacon stories from a year marked by tumult

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
December 31, 2020

Call 2020 unprecedented. Isolating. Terrifying. But it’s one year no one will soon forget.  Emerson operated as normal for a few short months, abruptly shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Released in isolation: The top 10 albums of 2020

Released in isolation: The top 10 albums of 2020

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
December 22, 2020

2020 has been a year of disappointment. Internships were cut. Intense feelings of isolation and general melancholy reigned in relation to the state of the world. People turned to baking, crafts and other...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

By Lucia Thorne, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much higher than previous elections. To add on to the...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Mayor Marty Walsh casts vote for Biden-Harris in Dorchester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

Outside of the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Tuesday morning, a line of Boston voters, all six feet apart, waited to cast their votes in the general election. In that line, dressed...

Tris Arthur dropping off her absentee ballot application in the mailbox outside of the Colonial Theater.

As the election begins, the college gets-out-the-vote

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
November 3, 2020

In the lead up to Election Day, Emerson’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership established an outreach campaign this semester to encourage students to vote. Much of the “get-out-the-vote”...

Sen. Cory Booker campaigned at a Fenway bar on Monday. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Booker talks gun control, student debt at Fenway campaign event

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 23, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_wp_text]Sen. Cory Booker outlined his policies on restricting guns, prioritizing health care, and tackling student debt at an event on Monday. The presidential candidate held...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Editorial: The Berkeley Beacon endorses Pelton for President of the United States

By Editorial Board
April 1, 2019

At issue: 2020 Presidential Race Our take: #Pelton2020 President M. Lee Pelton officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States today, April 1, 2019. With over a year and a...

As presidential candidates announce campaigns, I see college students already aligning themselves with potential figureheads because of a quality they possess—their gender, their skin color, or their advocacy for a particular issue. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Stop pigeonholing presidential candidates

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
February 26, 2019

As a woman of color, I’m an advocate for an American political landscape with more females and more color. The influx of minorities into higher offices after the 2018 midterm elections shows this shift...

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