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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 reaction was to ask me, “So you want to...

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 South Korea, citing the global outbreak of COVID-19,...

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 language for COVID-19 as they displayed during...

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 emergency on Jan. 30, according to college officials. Embed...

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 December. When they told me over the phone, I was...

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 his company back then and pored over books on money...

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 a more globalized and inclusive environment on...

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 pleased to report that the acceptance...

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 of Color column about students from Hong Kong,...

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 up part of Hong Kong permanently to Britain—the...

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 in China. She was excited about the film and urged...

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 of myself. My mom used to take a lot of 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 impressive scenario made me weirdly excited. It was...

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 such exchanges in my English classes. I asked...

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