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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Max Weltz (No. 3) joined Lucas Raagas (No. 11) in kneeling during the Anthem this season. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Why we kneel: Volleyball players Lucas Raagas and Max Weltz make a statement

By Andrew Lin
March 28, 2019

Although then-sophomore setter Lucas Raagas did not play on the court when the men’s volleyball team traveled to Quincy to face Eastern Nazarene College on Feb. 8 last year, what he remembers the most...

All students should feel they are able to change their major without fear of falling behind or being judged, because during college is the time to develop and change our minds. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Letting instincts shape my education, not my major

By Kaitlyn Bryson
October 30, 2018

At 2 a.m. one morning, I broke down and called my mom. Frantic about my decision to change my major, I told her how scared I was because journalism was all I ever thought I could do—it was all I ever...

EDITORIAL: Emerson’s plastic straw conundrum

EDITORIAL: Emerson’s plastic straw conundrum

By Editorial Board
September 20, 2018

At issue: Emerson revamps its image. Our take: Change doesn’t always mean progress. On July 9, 2018, Starbucks announced the company will slowly faze out single-use, plastic straws in favor...

EDITORIAL: Change still needed with co-curricular organizations

EDITORIAL: Change still needed with co-curricular organizations

By Editorial Board
September 13, 2018

At issue: Student workload increases Our take: Don’t take advantage of us Student organizations are a huge aspect of Emerson culture. And the system was pretty loose. For example, at the Beacon,...

EAGLE changes name to broaden inclusivity

EAGLE changes name to broaden inclusivity

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
September 13, 2018

Even the president of EAGLE, Christopher Henderson-West said he felt othered by the name “Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone.” The junior, who identifies as bisexual, said the mention...

Editorial: What’s in a name?

Editorial: What’s in a name?

By Editorial Board
January 25, 2018

At issue: College jargon surrounding issues of inequality Our take: Name changes don’t guarantee action This week, faculty assembly voted to create a permanent new committee on cultural competency...

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