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

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Clarah Grossman / Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Beacon Staff

My drink of choice? Cannabis

By Clarah Grossman / December 14, 2019

My mom peer-pressured me to drink in high school.  When I say peer-pressured, I do not mean she encouraged me to do keg stands or taught me how to...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: American age restrictions increase students’ craving for alcohol

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist / April 17, 2019

When I decided to study abroad in the United States I received advice about the drinking culture at American colleges. One friend, a junior at the University...

Guilt-tripping individuals for staying in can make them feel needlessly self-conscious. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Don’t let peer pressure trick you into partying

By Katie Schmidt / March 27, 2019

When I attended community college, I became an inside joke with my friends because I didn’t go out that often. If you stayed in on the weekend, or avoided...

Lorelei Bandrovschi 09 is currently crowdfunding to find a permanent home for her booze-free bar, Listen Bar. Photo Courtesy of Shannon Sturgis

Alumna takes the booze out of the bar

By Caroline Broderick / January 21, 2019

As Lorelei Bandrovschi's 27th birthday neared, she asked 27 of her friends to each give her a personal challenge. She initially disliked one challenge...