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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The first amendment protects citizens against criminal and civil sanctions, but it doesn’t protect government officials against impeachment and conviction.

Trump should have been convicted. Here’s why.

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 24, 2021

Most of us can agree that the Senate’s vote on Feb. 13 to acquit Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 Capital attack was more than disappointing. Not just because we want to put ‘Trump talk’ to rest, but...

Why you should care about Trumps second impeachment

Why you should care about Trump’s second impeachment

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 10, 2021

It’s been one month since the House of Representatives introduced articles of impeachment against former President Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection. The argument against him? The role he...

Abigail Semple (top left), Jason Meier (top right), Sharon Duffy (bottom left), and Will Palauskas (bottom right)

SGA knowingly ignored election rules during fall and spring 2019 contests

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
February 20, 2020

n examination of the recent execution of SGA’s election policies revealed a systemic, and at times purposeful, failure to adhere to elections protocols—exposing much of its executive membership as...

SGA President Will Palauskas at a meeting Wednesday night. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Chief Justice says constitution is “pretty straight forward” regarding ineligibility

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
February 9, 2020

Student Government Association Chief Justice Joseph Johnson would not take a stance on the two potential grounds for ineligibility in SGA against Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple laid out last week by...

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