Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Michelle Wu greets supporters after winning the mayoral election on Nov. 2.

Wu sworn in as mayor, pushes widespread reform

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

Michelle Wu was sworn in as mayor Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the city of Boston as the former city councilor became the city’s first woman and person of color elected to serve in the corner office.  “Boston...

As presidential candidates announce campaigns, I see college students already aligning themselves with potential figureheads because of a quality they possess—their gender, their skin color, or their advocacy for a particular issue. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Stop pigeonholing presidential candidates

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
February 26, 2019

As a woman of color, I’m an advocate for an American political landscape with more females and more color. The influx of minorities into higher offices after the 2018 midterm elections shows this shift...

Bostons City Hall Plaza

Student organizers relocate Flake protest to City Hall Plaza

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 29, 2018

A student-led protest calling on Republican Sen. Jeff Flake to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh is taking place at City Hall Plaza Monday. Mayor Marty Walsh,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Candidate Ayanna...

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