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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

Crooke’s Cage: UFC 287 takeaways

Crooke’s Cage: UFC 287 takeaways

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports / April 23, 2023

In the UFC’s return to Miami for the first time since 2003, we saw narratives dominate the card as Alex Pereira looked to defend his title against Israel...

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

By Bryan Liu, Living Arts Co-Editor / April 3, 2023

Radiohead’s 1995 alternative chart topper, “Fake Plastic Trees,” is about my Christmas tree. The eponymous fake Chinese rubber plant lives rent-free...

Students plan for spring break amid lessened COVID policies

Students plan for spring break amid lessened COVID policies

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor / March 9, 2023

As spring break approaches, Emerson students have adjusted to the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions for the first time in three years—with some planning...

I, along with many people who study, work, or live in between these two countries, am balancing on a wobbly cultural bridge. And it also seems the once-strong international journalism community I used to aspire to be a part of is eroding.

Caught in the middle of the U.S. and China conflict as a journalist

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor / August 4, 2020

When I first landed in the U.S. during high school, the customs officer asked me what I wanted to pursue as a career. When I told him journalism, his immediate...

College advises against travel to China and South Korea as Coronavirus spreads

College advises against travel to China and South Korea as Coronavirus spreads

By Elena Naze / February 27, 2020

The Office of Internationalization and Global Engagement sent an email to the community Thursday advising against “nonessential travel” to China and...

Four panelists discussed about the medias portrayal of COVID-19.

Communication Department attributes coronavirus fears to misinformation

By Gege Tan / February 19, 2020

Mary Anne Taylor, associate professor of Communication Studies, stated in a panel discussion about the coronavirus that the media is using the same hyperbolic...

Growing concern for the coronavirus places study abroad programs on hold

By Elena Naze / February 10, 2020

The college halted its study abroad programs in the Asia-Pacific region following the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus as a global health...

As I grew up, I realized that being an only child taught me more than just being self-sufficient. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Overcoming the familial obligation I felt as an only child

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor / October 20, 2019

I grew up as an only child and grandchild—but soon, this won't be true anymore.  My family recently told me about the first cousin I will have come...

I always thought, I don’t even make money—and I will never make so much money that I will need to manage it. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Managing my money before it was too late

By Ziqi Wang / October 9, 2019

When my dad first brought up finance management to me, I was still in elementary school and laughed at the idea. He was working to become a salesman at...

Tyler McPeek created the name pronunciation sheet to help students and faculty pronounce Chinese names correctly. Lizze Heintz / Beacon Staff

WARC releases guide for name pronunciations

By Caroline Rangel / September 26, 2019

The Writing and Academic Resource Center created a Chinese name and awareness guide, “What’s in a Name,” for English speakers with the hope to build...

There are 926 new first-time students that make up this year’s incoming class. Flora Li/Beacon Staff

College acceptance rate drops to lowest in school history

By Anissa Gardizy / September 4, 2019

The college’s acceptance rate dropped for the fourth year in a row to about 33 percent as a result of increased applications, a college official said.  “I’m...

Letter: Students respond to Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China

Letter: Students respond to “Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China”

By Xinyan Fu, Jiachen Liu and Xinyi Tu / April 24, 2019

To the Editor: Re “Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China” (Column, April 21) The Living Arts Section recently published a Person...

Frances Hui - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China

By Frances Hui / April 21, 2019

I am from a city owned by a country that I don’t belong to. Britain colonized Hong Kong as a consequence of the Opium War in 1842. While China gave...

Boston’s diverse array of backgrounds provides us, as college students, with the chance to view movies from all over the world. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Enhancing our world view through foreign films

By Ziqi Wang / February 20, 2019

I was living in Michigan as a Chinese exchange student during my junior year of high school when my mother called to tell me about a new movie premiering...

Despite my growing confidence towards my body, I found myself falling into another endless loop of shame. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Defining my body without cultural standards

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist / January 28, 2019

People who have albums filled with childhood photos make me jealous. While I like reminiscing and looking through old photos, I only have a few old pictures...

In China, I seldom see or hear the phrase “civic duty.” However, it seems like civic responsibility is indispensable in the United States. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Taking civic duty from the textbook to the real world

By Jiachen Liu / October 29, 2018

I stood in the crowd, witnessing citizens of different ages, all yelling and hoisting signs above their heads. I could feel my heart beating fast. The...

International students may hesitate or avoid interacting with domestic students because of the language barrier and cultural differences.  / Photo illustration by Erin Nolan

Op-ed: Speaking up to dismantle cultural barriers

By Flora Li / October 9, 2018

One day, as I sat struggling with a reading assignment, my roommate simply asked, “What’s up?” I wasn’t sure how to reply. In China, I never studied...