Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

I did so many things to create a sense of belonging for myself in this unfamiliar country by empowering myself with knowledge and experience, only to learn that the future I wanted for so long might not even exist, and this country does not welcome people like me.

The U.S. I wanted to study in no longer exists

By Ziqi Wang
July 8, 2020

My boyfriend texted me right after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that international students would need to leave the U.S. if their university transitions to online-only...

Molli Freeman-Lynde explains DACA to students at a teach-in sponsored by UNITE and The Elma Lewis Center. Photo: Brooke Northup / Beacon Staff

Teach-in on immigration explores policy and personal experience

By Riane Roldan
April 4, 2018

Student activists hosted a teach-in to educate the Emerson community on the complexities of the immigration system and the difficulties of leading an undocumented life on April 2. The teach-in, organized...

Op-Ed: Legitimizing Latinx lives

By Maya Pontone
October 19, 2017

With Halloween right around the corner, I’m already preparing myself for the abundance of Día de los Muertos costumes—costumes that reduce a sacred Mexican holiday when families and friends honor...

President Pelton said he plans to maintain the college’s commitment to undocumented students.

Pelton promises DACA students support

By Allison Hagan
September 20, 2017

President M. Lee Pelton is pledging that the college will continue to support and protect undocumented students, regardless of the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Earlier...

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