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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Jonathon Graziano 13 and his pug, Noodle.

‘Bones day’ or ‘No Bones day’: Emerson alum, pug achieve TikTok fame

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
November 4, 2021

Forget horoscopes or weather forecasts, there’s a new way to figure out what kind of day you’re going to have—Noodle, a 13-year-old pug.  Thanks to Jonathon Graziano ‘13, a former marketing...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

Hotels as college dorms? Pandemic forces new reality

By Lily Schutt
October 1, 2020

Dorm life on Emerson’s vertical Boston campus is a far cry from traditional college housing. Here, students pack elevators to ascend to their four- to eight-person suites, sometimes nearly 20 stories...

The only secret to not getting duped into sales is to think of the product’s practicality before purchasing. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

How holiday sales capitalize on our impulses

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor
November 12, 2019

A new tidal wave of holiday sales is coming. Stores like Hollister, Zappos, and Macy’s email me every day to advertise discounts and remind me of the money I can save while shopping. However, in reality,...

Meeting people online brings with it a whole new world of anxiety-inducing expectations I do not enjoy. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Relationships: Virtual versus reality

By Althea Champion
September 18, 2019

In an age where technology cannot be avoided and social anxiety is at an all-time high, the once-taboo idea of forming relationships with people online whom you’ve never met suddenly became normal.  Not...

Instead of solving problems and misunderstandings, people now tend to default to an extreme and biased opinion more than ever before. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Is social media creating connection or ruining it?

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
September 11, 2019

In the early 2010s, an Egyptian man named Khaled Said was tortured to death after being held in police custody. The photo of his death quickly went viral on Facebook and caused widespread outrage in the...

Logging on to feel less alone

Logging on to feel less alone

By Andrew Stanton
April 18, 2018

As a confused, gay teenager, lacking any support from family or peers, I did what any other young member of the LGBTQ community would—I logged onto the internet. According to the Born This Way Foundation,...

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