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Protester holding signs at the D.C. rally.

‘Does the promise of this country include children being gunned down?’: Gun violence protesters march in D.C.

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
Published March 29, 2023

Activists against gun violence gathered on the National Mall, just yards in front of Capitol Hill on Friday, a day after the parents of a Parkland shooting...

David Hogg addressing protesters in the Boston Common.

Activist David Hogg organizes gun regulation rally on Boston Common

By Maddie Barron, Opinion Co-Editor, Magazine Editor
Published March 29, 2023

Dozens of local Boston students met at the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand with March for Our Lives in support of gun regulation on Saturday. The group...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Wendell-Judd Cup, Parkland, Sports Update

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Wendell-Judd Cup, Parkland, Sports Update

By Ryan Ribeiro
Published February 25, 2020

On this episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour, host Ryan Ribeiro is joined at the top of the show by managing editor Jakob Menendez to talk about the...

Parkland, two years later

Parkland, two years later

By Robbie Shinder
Published February 14, 2020

Every year, Feb. 14 represents a day of love. Valentine's Day. But this year, and for every year of the rest of their lives, many people will not celebrate...

With these recent tragic suicides, advocates for gun reform and school safety must make the mental health of mass shooting survivors one of their main priorities. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: When the news coverage ends but the agony doesn’t

By Robbie Shinder
Published April 3, 2019

Fear and disbelief struck the Parkland, Florida community for a second time. After the murder of 17 innocent people during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

There were outpourings of love from around the world shortly after the Parkland tragedy, such as a nationwide movement against gun violence. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: One year after Parkland, how to love on a day of hate

By Robbie Shinder
Published February 13, 2019

My grandfather sent me a card every Valentine’s Day, but he always crossed out “Valentine’s” and wrote “LOVE” instead. So, my card on Feb....

Wednesday walkout demonstrates protesting progress

By Editorial Board
Published March 14, 2018

At issue: The difficulty of creating a purposeful protest Our take: Walkout participants are headed in the right direction Over 200 Emerson students...

What are your thoughts on the walkout against gun violence?

Published March 14, 2018

We gave Emerson students the following prompt on Facebook and Twitter to ask them for their opinions on the walkout on March 14 in 100-200 words: “This...

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