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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

Eliot Lee (left) and Gabriel Araujo (right) film and edit videos for viral YouTube channel OKbaby. Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

Seniors capture viral YouTube family on film

By Grace Rispoli / November 4, 2019

When senior Eliot Lee was in his freshman year at Emerson, a high school friend of his reached out to let him know about an opportunity to work as a video...

Liam Carnahan 08 found his love for editing manuscripts while at Emerson and created a business doing just that. Photo courtesy of Liam Carnahan.

Alum turns love of editing into online business

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor / October 24, 2019

While Liam Carnahan ‘08 earned his degree in writing, literature and publishing, he constantly gave and received critiques on classroom writing assignments.  When...

Despite my valiant attempt at perfection, my time as editor turned out more like a stream of consciousness ramble than a polished final draft. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: Moving past panic and perfection

By Allison Hagan / April 18, 2018

During my first critique as editor-in-chief of the Beacon, our advisor described my decision to feature the profane internet term “shitposting” in...

First is the worst

By Laura King / February 8, 2018

There is nothing more refreshing than spending long hours hunched over a keyboard or a pad of paper to pry an idea out of the recesses of your mind and...