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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The reality is that antisemitism is not going to end overnight, but there are steps that we all can take to fight it. / Illustration by Christine Park

Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: One Year After Pittsburgh

By Robbie Shinder
November 2, 2019

One year has passed since the shooter in the Tree of Life Synagogue took eleven innocent lives during Shabbat services on Oct. 27, 2018. The Tree of Life Synagogue is located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood...

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Students from Southern California rattled by Thousand Oaks shooting

By Maya Gacina and Chris Van Buskirk
November 9, 2018

The college offered support to students from Southern California on Thursday following a mass shooting, less than two weeks after Jewish students grappled with a separate massacre in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Associate...

Eleven chairs rested empty in the middle of the stage lit by a solitary spotlight to represent the 11 people killed in the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo by Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff.

Students take time to reflect on Pittsburgh shooting

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
October 30, 2018

Junior Benjamin Nadler remembers the Yom Kippur services he attended every fall with his two sisters in Pittsburgh. He remembers them kneeling during song, their voices echoing throughout the congregation...

Andrew Witcheys Dancing Gnome is nominated to become one of USA Todays best new breweries. Photo courtesy of Andrew Witchey.

Dancing Gnome brews way into USA Today

By Ally Rzesa
March 20, 2018

Andrew Witchey ‘09 named his brewery the Dancing Gnome partially on a whim, and because the gnomes’ folklore described his business goals—the watchmen are dedicated to their jobs, but they also...

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