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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday

Protestors at State House condemn Ukraine invasion

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 25, 2022

A throng of people donned in blue and yellow gathered at the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, protesting the invasion of Ukraine launched by Russia just hours earlier. The crowd waved...

The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill.

Expanded voting protections at risk in Massachusetts

By Justin Chen and Camilo Fonseca
December 12, 2021

Several pandemic-era voting reforms in Massachusetts are slated to expire next week after dying on Beacon Hill, bringing an end to a period of increased voter access for many student residents. A bill...

Richard Fucillo stands in front of the State House.

Emerson senior mounts State House campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 25, 2021

The contest to fill an open seat for the Massachusetts House of Representatives now includes an unusual face in state politics—an Emerson College senior. Richard Fucillo, a 22-year old communications...

Following the protest Wednesday evening, the Massachusetts State House front gate holds a white flag with FCK NZS drawn in black graffiti.

Demonstrators march to Massachusetts State House to protest US Capitol siege

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 7, 2021

More than 50 demonstrators marched from Nubian Square to the Massachusetts State House Wednesday night protesting the Trump-inspired siege of the U.S. Capitol Building during the certification of electoral...

Protesters face off with police in the area of Tremont St. and Stuart St.

Timeline shows how Boston became a war zone

Peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into chaos late Sunday night as people set fire to a police car and looted businesses. Below is a timeline of events from The Beacon's...

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton and Marlboro President Kevin Quigley walk together on Peltons first visit since the merger announcement. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/25: Massachusetts bans plastic bags and Marlboro merger updates

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 25, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/25: Massachusetts bans plastic bags and Marlboro merger updates" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/18: New vape ban, ECPD diversity, and graduate student union ban

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 11/18: New vape ban, ECPD diversity, and graduate student union ban

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 18, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 11/18: New vape ban, ECPD diversity, and graduate student union ban" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of...

Boston Climate Strike attendees march down Tremont Street towards the State House on Friday. Sam Hwang / Beacon Correspondent

Youth-led strike pressures Mass. legislature to act on climate change

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
September 21, 2019

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at City Hall Plaza and marched to the State House Friday to participate in the Boston Climate Strike, part of an international youth-led movement to demand legislative...

Emerson Professor urges students to stay informed with Venezuelas crisis

Emerson Professor urges students to stay informed with Venezuela’s crisis

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
June 8, 2019

An Emerson College professor spoke at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday to educate Boston residents and political officials on the history of Venezuela’s crisis and the current state of the...

State Sen. John Keenan introduced a bill into the senate that would ban all flavored nicotine products, including mint and menthol. Photo by Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff

Massachusetts senator pushes state government to ban flavored nicotine products

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
March 31, 2019

Over 150 cancer patients, volunteers, and lawmakers rallied in the Massachusetts State House on March 28 to lobby for multiple anti-tobacco bills going through the legislative process in the state government. American...

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