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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

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The rise of MAGA and political extremism

April 17, 2024

I’ve become fearful of red baseball caps.  It’s an involuntary reaction—I literally do a double-take. I analyze the design—is that white text...

Illustration by Sasha Zirin.

Political extremism is a marketing tactic

October 18, 2023

These days everybody is doing the most. New products aren’t just new: they’re The Best And Most Exciting Thing You’ve Ever Seen With Your Own Two...

Silvestrino elected to SGA presidency; other races announced last week

Silvestrino elected to SGA presidency; other races announced last week

April 26, 2023

After weeks of anticipation, the results from the Student Government Association election for the 2023-24 academic year were made public last week, with...

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

2022 midterm elections: Emerson College students contemplate possible outcomes of this year’s ballot

November 7, 2022

As Election Day approaches, Emerson College students evaluate each candidate’s platforms and consider what positions to take on the four ballot questions...

Vice President Harris taking the stage.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks in Boston before midterm elections

November 5, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a rally on Nov. 2 to endorse the Massachusetts democratic candidates for this year’s general election. Harris,...

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

Healey, Diehl to face off in November elections

September 8, 2022

Maura Healey (D) is set to face Geoff Diehl (R) in November’s midterm elections for Massachusetts governor after both clinched a victory in the primary...

A Georgia lawn with signs for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both running in Georgias two runoff Senate races.

Georgian students strive to flip the Senate

January 5, 2021

Over 1,000 miles from the Boston campus, some of Emerson’s 47 Georgian students are vying to send two Democratic hopefuls to the Senate on Tuesday, which...

President-elect Joe Biden holding a toddler Pete Wentz beside his mother, Dale Wentz. The 41-year-old Fall Out Boy lyricist and bassist is best known for his impact on the emo music genre.

Emo Never Dies: How Joe Biden helped kickstart the emo music genre

November 18, 2020

When I think of emo music, I used to think of Gerard Way, Patrick Stump, Brendon Urie, or Hayley Williams. After the 2020 presidential election, I now...

A Washington D.C. man displays a Youre Fired sign.

Students from key battleground states express hope, excitement after Biden win

November 15, 2020

Some Emerson students woke up on November 7 with a unique sense of hometown pride, seeing their states vote blue for the first time in years. The presidential...

Shawna Konieczny is a junior IDIP major from Medford, Wisconsin.

Why I am one of the voters that helped Wisconsin go blue

November 10, 2020

Four years ago, I had just turned seventeen. I was balancing the stress of school at Medford Area Senior High in Wisconsin, a social life, and the mental...

President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Biden, Trump issue contrasting statements following race call

November 7, 2020

Statements from former vice president Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump struck strikingly different tones, following the Associated Press and several...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Mayor Marty Walsh casts vote for Biden-Harris in Dorchester

November 3, 2020

Outside of the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Tuesday morning, a line of Boston voters, all six feet apart, waited to cast their votes...

Tris Arthur dropping off her absentee ballot application in the mailbox outside of the Colonial Theater.

As the election begins, the college gets-out-the-vote

November 3, 2020

In the lead up to Election Day, Emerson’s Office of Student Engagement and Leadership established an outreach campaign this semester to encourage students...

Known on his profile for his butterfly clips and bicycle, Hand makes his followers laugh with mainly comedy content.

Two students front @tiktokforbiden ahead of Election Day

October 28, 2020

Sophomore Austin Hand used his half a million TikTok followers to help establish TikTokers For Biden, an account rallying young voters behind Democratic...

Mail-in voting is still not accessible for everyone

Mail-in voting is still not accessible for everyone

September 19, 2020

This election season, a vast majority of the American population is likely going to vote by mail. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended just about everything...

When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time, there is a pandemic plaguing the U.S. during a presidential election. Illustration by Laura King

Mail-in voting is easy. Here’s why you should do it.

September 15, 2020

What does it mean to vote? When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Almost four hundred students elect 13 SGA candidates for next fall

May 8, 2020

The Student Government Association released its spring general election results Monday, revealing an extremely close race for the organization’s executive...

SGA

SGA expands senate and class council positions ahead of spring 2020 elections

April 18, 2020

The Student Government Association restructured the way the organization conducts business within its class councils and academic senate ahead of the upcoming...

Bostons City Hall Plaza

Don’t forget to vote local in the upcoming city council elections

September 11, 2019

The Boston City Council election this fall is quickly ramping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years with a total of 24 candidates running...