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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Police officers stand outside the Massachusetts State House.

Boston, Emerson police brace for Inauguration Day

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published January 15, 2021

In preparation for potential demonstrations, Boston police plan to increase security near Emerson’s campus in the days in preparation for potential violence...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nations capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Bidens Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

The Capitol attack that could have been prevented

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
Published January 9, 2021

On the day Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over incumbent President Donald Trump, a violent mob of pro-Trump insurrectionists...

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

Title IX working group presents minimal changes in second draft of recommendations

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
Published December 2, 2020

The Presidential Working Group that is responsible for reviewing Emerson’s sexual misconduct policy made minimal changes to its initial suggestions in...

Cured (2020) is an American documentary directed by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.

Film review: ‘Cured’ reminds us the necessity of LGBTQ+ activism

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
Published November 11, 2020

After four years of the Trump administration rolling back LGBTQ+ protections, particularly those protecting the trans community, documentaries like Cured,...

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
Published 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...

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, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
Published 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...

Patrons of Bluebikes can enjoy complementary rides to the polls on Nov. 3. Media courtesy of Bluebikes

Bluebikes offers free rides on Election Day

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Published November 2, 2020

The Boston public bike sharing program Bluebikes is now offering free two hour rides to help voters get to the polls on Election Day.  Sponsored by...

Known on his profile for his butterfly clips and bicycle, Hand makes his followers laugh with mainly comedy content.

Two students front @tiktokforbiden ahead of Election Day

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
Published October 28, 2020

Sophomore Austin Hand used his half a million TikTok followers to help establish TikTokers For Biden, an account rallying young voters behind Democratic...

Lien Ta 03 established two restaurant in Los Angeles, Heres To Looking At You and All Day Baby. The restaurants were featured at the Democratic National Convention in August of this year.

Entrepreneur alum reflects on DNC appearance, PPP, and owning a restaurant during a pandemic

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
Published October 20, 2020

Lien Ta ‘03 came to Emerson with the hope of one day working in magazine design. After a brief career in media, a reignited passion for food led Ta down...

Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Pro / Con: Executive order links free speech and college funding

Published April 3, 2019

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 21 that connects federal funding for colleges to the enforcement of free speech on campus. The...

Morgan Payne (left), a senior at Texas Southern University, joined in on the silent protest at Sen. Jeff Flakes panel discussion. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Sen. Flake panel continued despite silent protests

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
Published October 1, 2018

Senator Jeff Flake spoke to about 300 people at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit while 20 attendees silently protested in City Hall Plaza Monday. Flake...

Don’t pick on his penis, pick on his policies

By Shafaq Patel
Published March 29, 2017

I was in class a couple of weeks ago when a student announced some breaking Trump news. People around me expressed their frustration, and the person next...

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