Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Illustration by Rachel Choi

DeSantis, my home is not your political playground

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
March 29, 2023

In his inaugural address, Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed Florida as “the land of sanity” and essentially crowned himself the king, minus the crown and scepter. As he continued, he vowed to “protect”...

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

From coast to coast, Emerson students return to Boston

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 21, 2021

This week, thousands of Emerson students are emerging from their month-and-a-half winter break to descend on the Boston campus for the spring semester. Across the city, the state, and the nation, coronavirus...

Emerson Polling Director Spencer Kimball

After forecast of a landslide Biden win, college pollsters assess where they missed the mark

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
November 9, 2020

As the dust settles on the election, it becomes increasingly clear that the margins of victory for former Vice President Joe Biden were razor-thin in a number of battleground states—a far cry from the...

The reality is that antisemitism is not going to end overnight, but there are steps that we all can take to fight it. / Illustration by Christine Park

Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: One Year After Pittsburgh

By Robbie Shinder
November 2, 2019

One year has passed since the shooter in the Tree of Life Synagogue took eleven innocent lives during Shabbat services on Oct. 27, 2018. The Tree of Life Synagogue is located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood...

While speaking to my family on the phone before the storm, I could hear that they were becoming anxious, which then rubbed off on me. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Coping with distance when disaster strikes at home

By Robbie Shinder
September 9, 2019

Being born and raised in South Florida, I was always taught to prepare for the unexpected—the bad driver on the road and even the pop-up thunderstorm. But no one can prepare for a Category Five hurricane...

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