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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Joseph R. Biden is 46th President of the United States.

We ‘settled for Biden,’ but our work has only begun

By Editorial Board
January 21, 2021

We can all breathe a sigh of relief after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The tumultuous years of former president Donald Trump’s administration are over, and now the hope for brighter...

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

After 1,462 days of one of the most contentious presidential administrations to date, the sun broke out in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the...

A Georgia lawn with signs for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both running in Georgias two runoff Senate races.

Georgian students strive to flip the Senate

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 5, 2021

Over 1,000 miles from the Boston campus, some of Emerson’s 47 Georgian students are vying to send two Democratic hopefuls to the Senate on Tuesday, which would give President-elect Joseph R. Biden total...

Shawna Konieczny is a junior IDIP major from Medford, Wisconsin.

Why I am one of the voters that helped Wisconsin go blue

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
November 10, 2020

Four years ago, I had just turned seventeen. I was balancing the stress of school at Medford Area Senior High in Wisconsin, a social life, and the mental toll from losing three grandfathers within the...

President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Optimism of uncertainty: What the Biden-Harris victory means for international students

By Jocelyn Yang, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2020

The whole world has been waiting for this victory — for four years.  As soon as The Associated Press called that Democratic nominee Joe Biden won the electoral vote of his native Pennsylvania, pushing...

Hundreds of people flooded the streets next to the Boston Public Garden to celebrate Joe Biden being elected as President on Nov. 7.

‘Our Voices Were Heard’: First-years overjoyed by a Biden presidency

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 7, 2020

Celebrations erupted throughout the Little Building this morning, after the 2020 presidential race came to a final conclusion, with former Vice President Joe Biden notching a decisive victory over incumbent...

A look back on Joe Biden’s 2003 Emerson Commencement speech

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
November 7, 2020

More than 17 years before Joe Biden became the President-elect, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Emerson and commended the college’s graduating seniors to “stand on principle and move...

President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

Biden, Trump issue contrasting statements following race call

By Charlie McKenna
November 7, 2020

Statements from former vice president Joe Biden and President Donald J. Trump struck strikingly different tones, following the Associated Press and several other major other news organizations’ declaration...

A sign point to a polling place in Boston City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3

Stressed about the election? Here are some resources that can help

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
November 3, 2020

There’s a reason why Google posted a breathing exercise video to its Twitter account.  As the end of Election Day nears, political anxiety is much higher than previous elections. To add on to the...

Marty Walsh speaks to reporters after casting a vote for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden at The Lower Mills branch of The Boston Public Library on November 3, 2020.

Mayor Marty Walsh casts vote for Biden-Harris in Dorchester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

Outside of the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library Tuesday morning, a line of Boston voters, all six feet apart, waited to cast their votes in the general election. In that line, dressed...

One of the most concerning aspects regarding deepfakes in the 2020 election is how accessible the software is, especially to the wrong people. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Deepfakes—a newer, more dangerous era of fake news

By Katie Schmidt
March 19, 2019

With just over a year and a half until the 2020 presidential election, a new form of fake news is growing more prominent and dangerous than what we experienced in the months leading up to the 2016 election....

As presidential candidates announce campaigns, I see college students already aligning themselves with potential figureheads because of a quality they possess—their gender, their skin color, or their advocacy for a particular issue. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Stop pigeonholing presidential candidates

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
February 26, 2019

As a woman of color, I’m an advocate for an American political landscape with more females and more color. The influx of minorities into higher offices after the 2018 midterm elections shows this shift...

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