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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Rachel Choi

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

By Meg Richards, Staff Writer, Opinion
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 of protesters holding signs with reproductive rights slogans.

Emerson students, faculty reflect on post-Roe America

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
November 2, 2022

On June 24—the day Roe v. Wade was overturned—Sophia Drummond, an Emerson student from Arkansas, saw a trigger ban go into effect in her home state.  “It was just very immediate,” Drummond...

‘Fly So Far reminds us to think about the injustices in foreign countries

‘Fly So Far’ reminds us to think about the injustices in foreign countries

By Samantha Deras, Correspondent
October 6, 2022

“We are guilty of the simple fact of being women.”  This quote makes up just one of the many emotional scenes in the 2021 documentary about El Salvador’s strict abortion laws.  Directed by...

Texas should look to other countries before stripping away women’s rights

Texas should look to other countries before stripping away women’s rights

By Shannon Garrido, Content Managing Editor
October 14, 2021

Over the course of my life, I feel like I have been watching women’s rights walk a tightrope across a giant canyon. But, when I was home in the Dominican Republic this summer, something felt different.  While...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion right.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

By Bailey Allen, Abigail Lee, and Hannah Nguyen
October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme Court’s rejection of an emergency request...

The Hypocrisy of Choice in Texas

The Hypocrisy of Choice in Texas

By Sabine Waldeck, Deputy Opinion Editor
September 24, 2021

With abortion rights once again at risk, it seems “personal freedom” is only justified in the eyes of pro-life Republicans when it comes to their right to not wear a mask or opt-out of a life-saving...

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