Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean as a category one tropical storm on Sept. 18.

Hurricane Fiona exacerbates Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2022

When she’s not at Emerson, sophomore business of creative enterprises major Pamela Matos lives in Guaynabo, a rural Puerto Rican town roughly five miles from the island’s capital, San Juan. Guaynabo...

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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