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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

As more residents in the tropics confine themselves to their homes this winter because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the phrase “when America sneezes, the Caribbean catches a cold” comes to mind.

What Biden’s win means for key industries in the Caribbean countries

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
Published November 23, 2020

As inauguration day approaches, leaders of Caribbean countries are coming together to congratulate the newly elected president, Joe Biden. As we move from...

Whether or not we like it or want it on our list of responsibilities, change falls in our hands—on the people. This is the time for us to continue to come together, address these issues, and make this country one.

Even now, the work is not over

By Editorial Board
Published November 10, 2020

And just like that, President Donald Trump’s reign is over. But the work for equity? For justice? For a better world? Far from done.  Around the...

President-elect Joe Biden visits the cemetery where his son Beau, his wife Neilia, and daughter Naomi are buried.

Biden’s win is defined by his personal losses

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
Published November 9, 2020

On Election Day, before Joe Biden’s final stops on the campaign trail, he paid a stop to Greenville, Delaware. He attended Mass at Saint Joseph on the...

A child rides a scooter in the middle of hundreds of people celebrating the election of Joe Biden as president on the Boylston Street and Charles Street intersection on Nov. 7.

Biden’s victory is the beginning of an America people can be proud of

By Sabine Waldeck, Deputy Opinion Editor
Published November 9, 2020

Around four years ago, I became a citizen of these “United” States. I was reluctant to become a citizen because of the reputation Americans had cultivated...

President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Optimism of uncertainty: What the Biden-Harris victory means for international students

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor
Published November 9, 2020

The whole world has been waiting for this victory — for four years.  As soon as The Associated Press called that Democratic nominee Joe Biden won...

Demonstrates carry a peace sign flag on Boston Common in reaction to Joe Bidens presidential victory on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

Professors breathe sigh of relief upon Biden’s win

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
Published November 7, 2020

Political science professor Mneesha Gellman was hiking in the woods with her family Saturday morning, trying to distract herself from the ongoing election,...

Biden defeats Trump, vows to bring new direction for divided U.S.

Biden defeats Trump, vows to bring new direction for divided U.S.

By Diti Kohli and Charlie McKenna
Published November 7, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to become the 46th president of the United States after accruing at least 290 electoral votes and emerging...

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