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

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

The Berkeley Beacon

Illustration Molly Boyke

Chivalry is not dead, it’s been adopted by women

March 20, 2024

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

Illustration Rachel Choi

‘Barbie’ Oscar nominations reveal the Academy is a ‘Mojo Dojo Casa House’

February 7, 2024

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

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Cheerleading? I’ll cheer for the legitimization of womens’ sports

January 24, 2024

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

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Are Disney Princesses too dated?

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 Rachel Choi

‘Pick me, choose me, love me’: Why the villainization of pick-me girls is anti-feminist

October 11, 2023

Is it wrong to want to be loved?  Time and time again I ask myself, is it wrong to want love? It seems like an easy answer: Everyone wants love. So...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

I put the ‘virgin’ in Virginian: my first time was more than a social construct

March 22, 2023

The first thing I said to the man I forever trusted with my “V-Card” was, “I think I just lost my virginity.” And even though he already knew that,...

The Toxicity of Girlbossing

The Toxicity of Girlbossing

January 26, 2022

Let’s discuss the nauseating term put forth by millennials: “Girlbossing.” People started praising the all-mighty girlboss in the early 2000s, ala...

Still from Macbeth In Stride, playing at Loeb Drama Center.

New musical ‘Macbeth in Stride’ critiques Shakespearean sexism

November 4, 2021

A new musical from Obie Award winner Whitney White running in Boston examines what it means to be an ambitious, contemporary Black woman using the themes...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion rights.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme...

Actress Sadaf Asgari

Oscar qualified short film “EXAM” written and directed by alum Sonia K. Hadad

January 26, 2021

The short film “EXAM,” created by writer and director Sonia K. Hadad ‘17, qualified for an Oscar on top of 33 other awards it’s received since...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

March 24, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Suzie Hicks combines science, feminism, and comedy in her new EIV show. Photo by Cullen Granzn.

‘Science Chick’ experiments with science and comedy

April 12, 2018

On her Bumble dating profile, senior Suzie Hicks described herself as a female Bill Nye the Science Guy while she worked at the New England Aquarium...

Style Column: Giving credit is always in season

Style Column: Giving credit is always in season

April 4, 2018

On the red carpet, it is common that women are asked about their clothes more often than men. Yet recently, many female celebrities are combating this....

We must hold ourselves to higher standards in the classroom as we do when we protest inequality in the streets of Boston. Photo Illustration: Cassandra Martinez/Beacon Staff

Make classroom conversations as inclusive as our protests

March 1, 2018

Two weeks ago, my ethics class discussed a case in which Britney Spears tried to sue a popular tabloid magazine for defamation after they accused her...

Rebecca Johnson is the marketing chair of Sigma Pi Theta, which will be holding its annual HerStory month this March. Photo: Brooke Northrup / Berkeley Beacon.

Sorority to celebrate month of femininity

January 29, 2018

Rebecca Johnson, Sigma’s marketing chair, said HerStory is a gender-inclusive event open to anyone who identifies with the word femininity.   “Obviously...

Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason

Senior Erin Jean Hussey runs for a reason

January 24, 2018

First time marathon runner and senior Erin Jean Hussey will tread over 26 miles through the streets of Boston to raise money and awareness for survivors...

Style column: Body before bra

October 5, 2017

When I finally got my first bra, it was immediately uncomfortable and hard to wear. Upon clasping it together, I asked my mom if this was how they always...

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