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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

President M. Lee Pelton condemned the police killing of George Floyd in a statement released to the Emerson Community Sunday night.

Pelton provides insight on Chauvin verdict and calls for police reform

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 20, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton mourned the loss of George Floyd and called for an end to violence and hate against Black people in a letter addressing the Emerson community Tuesday evening.  The letter comes...

Joey DuBois (right) at a Red Sox game prior to the pandemic.

Column: I’m lucky sports are the worst thing I lost during the pandemic

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 17, 2021

Sports mean a variety of things to different people. While they may be trivial compared to the more serious aspects of life that are negatively affected by the pandemic—such as surging unemployment rates—sports...

It’s sad, really, that I’m numb to these things. So numb that when I saw the video of George Floyd’s murder, I didn’t feel surprised, angry, frustrated, or sad.

POC Column: Dear White People

By Melanie Curry
July 3, 2020

I once had a small, insignificant, ten-minute conversation with my high school friend Kelis that my mind will never let me forget.  One day, Kelis walked into a Georgian Nordstrom to window shop, and...

Protesters and counter protesters exchanged shouted insults from across the street.

Protesters square off in front of State House

By Parker Purifoy and Abigail Hadfield
June 27, 2020

Beacon Street became a no man's land between two conflicting rallies on Saturday, separated by metal barriers and rows of police. On one side, a local far-right political group hosted a “Restore Sanity”...

A woman holding an inflated red heart at Bostons third day of protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Demonstrators crowd Boston Common during third day of protests

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
June 3, 2020

Boston joined cities nationwide for a third day of protests Wednesday in response to the police killing of George Floyd, with organizers remaining peaceful for the entirety of the three-hour march from...

Four members of the National Guard and one member of the Military Police stood guard at the edge of Wednesdays protests.

Here’s a timeline showing how protests stayed peaceful in Boston

Demonstrators rallied on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon to voice outrage over the killing of George Floyd and other victims of race-based police brutality. Below is a list of live updates from the protest....

Officers stand in front of a burning police car on Tremont Street.

Violence erupts near Boston campus as police and protesters clash

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
June 1, 2020

Peaceful protests in Boston over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into chaos late Sunday night as police deployed pepper spray and tear gas into crowds in Downtown Crossing, shortly before the...

The Temple Place bus stop sat quietly after the protesters were pushed onto Tremont Street.

Photos: A night of unrest in Boston

By Parker Purifoy and Lizzie Heintz
June 1, 2020

Thousands converged on the State House in Boston Sunday evening for a peaceful protest over the killing of George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis by a white police officer. The protest in Boston...

The marquee outside Emersons Paramount Center reads Black Lives Matter following the killing of George Floyd, a Black man from Minneapolis by a white police officer.

Pelton releases statement addressing nationwide outcry over George Floyd killing

By Charlie McKenna
May 31, 2020

President M. Lee Pelton issued an emotional statement to the Emerson community Sunday night detailing his reaction to the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis on Monday, as...

Protesters face off with police in the area of Tremont St. and Stuart St.

Timeline shows how Boston became a war zone

Peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into chaos late Sunday night as people set fire to a police car and looted businesses. Below is a timeline of events from The Beacon's...

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