Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

In the age of rapid globalization, breaking news happening on the other side of the world could have an impact on people who are living in America. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Integrate news from around the world into your news diet

By Jiachen Liu
November 12, 2019

I learned about the protests in Chile while having dinner with a friend who works as a telescope researcher in Chilean labs for the University of California, Berkeley.  “It’s nationwide,” I recalled...

I mostly stayed silent because I found myself unable to join discussions about how the case can affect our society and our legal system. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Patriotic language in class leaves international students behind

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
September 25, 2019

During the beginning of my first semester at Emerson, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his alleged sexual misconduct were all over the news. As a result, my journalism class discussions were centered...

Writing Academic Center pushes for correct Chinese name pronunciation with guide

Writing Academic Center pushes for correct Chinese name pronunciation with guide

By Daniela Lobo-Rivera
March 14, 2019

The Writing Academic Center plans to release a Chinese name pronunciation and awareness guide by fall 2019 to help faculty, students, and staff pronounce the names of their peers, according to a college...

Research shows studying abroad can exacerbate students’ existing mental health problems. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Weighing the mental perils of studying abroad

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
November 12, 2018

During my first semester, nothing thrilled me more than receiving an email inviting me to apply to study at Kasteel Well. Emerson offered me the chance to study in the Netherlands for three months, travel...

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

By Ally Rzesa
January 31, 2018

Alyson Hannigan, the host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, saw her phone drop to the floor. Magician Ben Zabin had performed the same magic trick hundreds of times before, but failed for the first time...

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