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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

The Longest Day in Havana

‘The Longest Day in Havana’

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2023

As ten-year-old Mercedes Jacobs sat in the Havana airport in 1962, the wait was long and her clothes were heavy. Already classified as an adult, she was...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

One step forward, two steps back: immigration policies in the United States

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor, Chief Copy Editor
March 8, 2023

It’s been three years since former President Donald Trump was in office, but it seems his presence refuses to leave the room.  On Feb. 21, the Biden...

Queer Latinx artist sheds light on colonialism, immigration, and xenophobia using the human body

Queer Latinx artist sheds light on colonialism, immigration, and xenophobia using the human body

By Samantha Deras and Alison Sincebaugh
October 18, 2022

The smell of white sage and the sound of jingling keys filled the Media Art Gallery on Avery Street on Oct. 14 as a Mexico-City-born artist displayed a...

Alia Seraj with her father, Prince Abdul Ali Seraj, in the Boston Public Garden

Afghan royalty, class of 2004, reflects on country’s legacy in wake of American withdrawal

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 2, 2021

Like many of her Emerson peers, Alia Seraj ‘04 has witnessed the United States’ intervention in Afghanistan for nearly all her adult life. Yet her...

President Joe Biden

Biden needs to live up to his campaign promises

By Editorial Board
March 4, 2021

Joe Biden took office just over a month ago, and we’re already disappointed. At a time when millions of Americans are facing illness and job insecurity,...

I did so many things to create a sense of belonging for myself in this unfamiliar country by empowering myself with knowledge and experience, only to learn that the future I wanted for so long might not even exist, and this country does not welcome people like me.

The U.S. I wanted to study in no longer exists

By Ziqi Wang
July 8, 2020

My boyfriend texted me right after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that international students would need to leave the U.S....

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