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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Out of sight, out of mind: Let’s not delegitimize the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Out of sight, out of mind: Let’s not delegitimize the Russian invasion of Ukraine

By Niklas Walker
March 3, 2022

Monday afternoon, my roommate came back from class and told me that one of his classmates asked the professor what would be the appropriate way to joke about Ukraine. Thankfully, the professor replied...

Age doesn’t exist for accountability, stop acting like it does

Age doesn’t exist for accountability, stop acting like it does

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 17, 2022

I was freshly 17 when the pandemic started. I witnessed a global recession, the first-ever second impeachment of a United States president, numerous climate change catastrophes, and most importantly, the...

Cured (2020) is an American documentary directed by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.

Film review: ‘Cured’ reminds us the necessity of LGBTQ+ activism

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
November 11, 2020

After four years of the Trump administration rolling back LGBTQ+ protections, particularly those protecting the trans community, documentaries like Cured, which will be available through PBS later this...

Performers at the annual Honk! Festival raise their hands together in celebration.

Somerville-based HONK! Festival invited international partners for virtual blowout

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
October 14, 2020

The Somerville-based HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands looked quite unusual this year due to the impact of COVID-19. But the 2020 fest at the intersection of social activism and thrilling performance...

Jilly Towson is one of hundreds of Emerson students taking to social media to promote Black Lives Matter.

How social media fueled a renewed outlook on activism at Emerson

By Katiana Hoefle
August 30, 2020

Jilly Towson never questioned whether or not she should post online about the Black Lives Matter movement. “It’s my life, so it is impossible for me not to be aware of it,” Towson, a Black junior...

Poverty is not a two-week fix. Mission trips are not going to magically erase a communitys daily struggles and overall lack of resources.

Stop going on mission trips

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
June 29, 2020

When I was a sophomore in high school, one of my classmates asked for donations through a GoFundMe link on her Facebook page. When I clicked on the link, I expected her fundraiser to cover the cost of...

Beacon Archives

Maintaining student activism surrounding Title IX

By Editorial Board
September 4, 2019

Emerson College has a long, complicated—and, at times, bleak—history with incidents of sexual misconduct and Title IX, the federal civil rights law that regulates gender-based discrimination and harassment...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

By Katiana Hoefle
March 24, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events...

Let’s dismantle obstacles that prevent people from prioritizing eco-friendly eating habits, like income inequality. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Rethinking the accessibility of veganism

By Maya Pontone
April 5, 2018

I encountered quite a few road bumps when I decided to go vegan last April. Aside from a 10-day attempt to go vegetarian after watching Cowspiracy at the Bright Lights theater a few weeks earlier and giving...

Sarah Heidrick and Shelby Broughton recorded the names of over 2,000 shooting victims on orange construction paper. Photo: Ally Rzesa/The Berkeley Beacon.

Students write for our lives to honor protest

By Ally Rzesa
March 25, 2018

The scratching sound of Sharpies on paper echoed from the 2 Boylston Place conference room for over eight hours on Friday, March 23. Freshman performing arts majors Sarah Heidrick and Shelby Broughton...

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