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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

Senior Frances Hui argued with Chinese students outside of the Dining Center on Tuesday evening. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Students demonstrate support for Hong Kong

October 1, 2019

Editor’s Note: Frances Hui serves as The Beacon’s assistant opinion editor for the fall 2019 semester. Seniors Frances Hui and Katerina Au stood...

Protesters began in downtown Boston and marched across the Longfellow bridge to arrive at Bostons Amazon Headquarters in Cambridge. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

‘Never Again March’ calls on Amazon to cut corporate ties with ICE

September 6, 2019

Hundreds of activists marched through the streets of Boston Thursday, demanding an end to Amazon’s corporate ties to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Chanting...

Hundreds protested against President Trumps national emergency declaration on Feb. 18. Photo by Flora Li / Beacon Staff

Protest against national emergency declaration draws hundreds at JFK Building

February 19, 2019

Hundreds of people rallied in front of the John F. Kennedy Federal Building on Feb. 18 against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency...

In China, I seldom see or hear the phrase “civic duty.” However, it seems like civic responsibility is indispensable in the United States. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Taking civic duty from the textbook to the real world

October 29, 2018

I stood in the crowd, witnessing citizens of different ages, all yelling and hoisting signs above their heads. I could feel my heart beating fast. The...

Freshman Laura Dinn held up a handmade sign at the Trump Doesn’t Represent Us Rally on Thursday night.  Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

Student protest disavows Trump administration

October 27, 2018

About 30 students gathered at the Parkman Bandstand to protest the Trump administration as part of the “Trump Doesn’t Represent Us Rally” organized...

Marriott workers on strike march through Tremont Street.  Photo by Shafaq Patel/Beacon Staff

Striking Marriott workers protest on Tremont Street

October 12, 2018

More than 100 Marriott Hotel workers marched through Tremont Street and protested at the intersection of Tremont and Stuart street as part of their ongoing...

Emerson student leads march through Boston against Kavanaugh

Emerson student leads march through Boston against Kavanaugh

October 6, 2018

Approximately 300 people attended a protest organized by sophomore Mari Sitner as part of Boston Socialist Alternative on Friday, a day before the U.S....

EDITORIAL: Not just speaking out, but showing up

EDITORIAL: Not just speaking out, but showing up

October 4, 2018

At issue: Organizing a rapid response to overwhelming events. Our take: Let’s maintain this momentum. Last Thursday, the nation watched as Dr....

Op-ed: Emerson can’t settle for the status quo

Op-ed: Emerson can’t settle for the status quo

September 9, 2018

On the first day of my freshman year, I discovered one of my suitemates was mixed race, just like me. She was one of the few people I’d met who could...

LETTER: Henderson-West responds to criticism of SGA

LETTER: Henderson-West responds to criticism of SGA

April 5, 2018

Someone asked me what I thought about what occurred on Tuesday morning, and here's the deal: The flagging of the Multi-Purpose Room on Tuesday morning...

Panelists answer questions raised by student journalists in the Bill Bordy Theatre. Photo: Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

To protest or not to protest? Three journalists give the same answer

March 25, 2018

In the midst of the March for Our Lives movement, journalism students gathered for a panel organized by the Beacon to hash out the ethics of protesting...

Sarah Heidrick and Shelby Broughton recorded the names of over 2,000 shooting victims on orange construction paper. Photo: Ally Rzesa/The Berkeley Beacon.

Students write for our lives to honor protest

March 25, 2018

The scratching sound of Sharpies on paper echoed from the 2 Boylston Place conference room for over eight hours on Friday, March 23. Freshman performing...

Let’s make sure future generations do not have to witness their classes, churches, concerts, and neighborhoods filled with gunfire.  Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Reforming gun laws requires local action

March 22, 2018

Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, I had the opportunity to help draft a regional statement from the Board of Health of several...

Wednesday walkout demonstrates protesting progress

March 15, 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?

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...

Emerson Fashion Society is mobilizing students to wear black on March 15. Photo by Justin Scott Johnson.

Fashion Society encourages students to say time’s up

March 14, 2018

After celebrities wore black at the 2018 Golden Globes and Oscars in solidarity with Time’s Up!—a movement seeking to eliminate sexism and sexual harassment...

Consultant examines college-student communication

February 5, 2018

The college hired an independent consultant on a one-time contract to analyze communications between students and the administration in the wake of the...

Students join MLK protest

January 21, 2015

Emerson students were among hundreds who protesting in the streets of Boston on Monday afternoon to honor victims of police violence and raise awareness...

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