Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

American exceptionalism foreshadowed our pandemic response

American exceptionalism foreshadowed our pandemic response

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
October 21, 2021

As Americans, we have been taught to believe that the U.S. is the pinnacle of what a nation should be. To question the authority of our nation would be borderline-treasonous, as this is the best the world...

I wanted to show them that I was not American, but that I was not Thai either. I was a third culture kid. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

The challenge of living life between cultures

By Katiana Hoefle
October 23, 2019

I realized how different I was from everyone else when I first came to college.  When teachers would ask students to go around the room saying where they were from, I would always brace myself for...

I mostly stayed silent because I found myself unable to join discussions about how the case can affect our society and our legal system. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Patriotic language in class leaves international students behind

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
September 25, 2019

During the beginning of my first semester at Emerson, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his alleged sexual misconduct were all over the news. As a result, my journalism class discussions were centered...

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