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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

Illustration Rachel Choi

A Southern lesbian’s search for representation inspired by Jade West

By Merritt Hughes, Opinion Co-Editor / February 28, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Back when...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Are Disney Princesses too dated?

By Payton Zagacki, Beacon Correspondent / October 26, 2023

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. I grew up...

Illustration by Hailey Akau

“Community” is the tombstone to the episodic sitcom’s grave

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / September 13, 2023

“Community” is the greatest TV show of all time.  Maybe you think I’m wrong—that I’m stupid or simply misinformed. The 10” x 10” sheet...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Disney is homophobic. What’s new? 

By Rachel Choi, Illustrations/Graphics Editor & Chief Copyeditor & Social Media Manager / April 26, 2023

Walt Disney Studios has produced a variety of content ranging from high-budget disappointments to low-budget masterpieces; but recent shows have nothing...

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Alum sells new show to Disney+, crediting his time at Emerson for his success

By Rachel Hackam / November 29, 2021

A new Disney show following a talented yet obnoxious lawyer as his life is upended by an unexpected visitor was created by an Emerson alum just six years...

Documentary subject of “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” Joe Exotic

Ten binge-worthy shows that got us through the pandemic

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / March 17, 2021

Since the COVID-19 lockdowns began about a year ago, we’ve been given a plethora of TV shows to binge on streaming platforms. Whether it was a show returning...

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Movie theaters are becoming a thing of the past, for better or for worse

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / March 9, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic came the closing of movie theaters everywhere. This changed the way people consume movies, going from sitting in front of the...

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Ryn Soorholtz ’16 serves as production coordinator on Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / February 23, 2021

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” takes viewers on an epic journey through the eyes of lone warrior, Raya, as she tracks...

Alumni Thomas Krajewski  99 creates new super heroine for DC comics.

Alum creates new DC Comics colorful superheroine “Primer”

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer / October 1, 2020

Thomas Krajewski ‘99 brought to life a brand-new superhero within one of most well-established comic book universes in the world, DC Comics. The international...