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David Hogg addressing protesters in the Boston Common.

Activist David Hogg organizes gun regulation rally on Boston Common

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Co-Section Editor
March 29, 2023

Dozens of local Boston students met at the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand with March for Our Lives in support of gun regulation on Saturday. The group of predominantly young people served as a ray of...

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Ethics aside, the death penalty is legal. Use it or lose it.

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
October 19, 2022

On Feb. 14, 2018, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School didn’t just gather for a normal day—they gathered for an extraordinary one.  Luke Hoyer awoke to a Valentine’s Day gift...

Sen. Cory Booker campaigned at a Fenway bar on Monday. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Booker talks gun control, student debt at Fenway campaign event

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 23, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_wp_text]Sen. Cory Booker outlined his policies on restricting guns, prioritizing health care, and tackling student debt at an event on Monday. The presidential candidate held...

Students board a bus headed for Washington, D.C. ahead of the national gun-reform rally. Belen Dumont / Berkeley Beacon

Students ‘March for Our Lives’ in D.C.

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
March 24, 2018

Standing with a friend in front of the Dining Center, sophomore Brian Sweeney waited to board one of two overnight shuttle buses headed to his hometown of Washington, D.C. at 10 p.m. on Friday. There,...

Let’s make sure future generations do not have to witness their classes, churches, concerts, and neighborhoods filled with gunfire.  Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Reforming gun laws requires local action

By Matt Mogavero
March 21, 2018

Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, I had the opportunity to help draft a regional statement from the Board of Health of several communities north of Boston. My hometown of Peabody...

What are your thoughts on the walkout against gun violence?

March 14, 2018

We gave Emerson students the following prompt on Facebook and Twitter to ask them for their opinions on the walkout on March 14 in 100-200 words: “This Wednesday a national walkout to protest gun...

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