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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

Illustration Anna Hoffman

Taylor Swift changed my relationship with sports

February 21, 2024
My hatred of sports can be traced back to a mortifying second-grade experience. It was a Saturday—game day for my youth soccer league—and I was dribbling the ball towards the goal completely unopposed. Strange, I thought, but they probably were so intimidated by my skillful dribbling that no one dared to stop me.
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

Your favorite athlete is probably a terrible person

March 22, 2023

At the end of January, the hockey world lost a man who, at the height of his career, earned the admiration of millions with his legendary playmaking on...

Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots looks to pass the ball against against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 29, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Welcome to the Mac Era

September 3, 2021

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Patriots “not performing at a good level,” lose third in a row to 49ers

Patriots “not performing at a good level,” lose third in a row to 49ers

October 27, 2020

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Patriots: Collins returns to glory

Patriots: Collins returns to glory

October 9, 2019
Since his return to the New England Patriots, linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. is having a career season for the team, but head coach and general manager Bill Belichick is the man behind it all.
Patriots: Defense saves Brady from upset

Patriots: Defense saves Brady from upset

October 5, 2019
The New England Patriots defense carried the team to a 16-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills, showing signs of championship rosters in the past.
Patriots: Best defense since 2004

Patriots: Best defense since 2004

September 12, 2019
The New England Patriots dominated in week one—and their defense has never looked better. While I watched the game Sunday night, one thing caught my eye: The Patriots’ tackling is impeccable. 
Freshman Alex Hrisanthopoulos (No. 18) scored his first career goal in a game against St. Joseph’s on March 16. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Freshman lacrosse player chooses Emerson over Division I school

March 20, 2019

Freshman Alex Hrisanthopoulos verbally committed to play lacrosse at Hofstra University, a Division I school, in fall 2016. But despite his initial plans...

Students and Boston residents flood the Common after the Patriots 6th Superbowl victory. Photo by Chris Van Buskirk / News Editor

Watch: Crowds celebrate New England Patriots Super Bowl win on Boston Common

February 4, 2019

Fans gathered on Boston Common for the New England Patriots Super Bowl win on Sunday night. The Patriots now hold six Super Bowl titles.

EDITORIAL: Taking part in Boston’s Super Bowl festivities

EDITORIAL: Taking part in Boston’s Super Bowl festivities

January 31, 2019

At Issue: Another Patriots Super Bowl appearance Our Take: Sports fan or not, everyone can enjoy the big game This Sunday, the New England Patriots...