Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Anzhelika Holdobina photographed in Ukraine before the war.

A connection resistant to displacement, battling loneliness during times of war

By Margarita Ivanova
September 17, 2022

It was late February during my study abroad program in The Netherlands when I first heard about Russia’s potential attack on Ukraine. The talk of an invasion was simply a rumor until Thursday, Feb. 24....

Alia Seraj with her father, Prince Abdul Ali Seraj, in the Boston Public Garden

Afghan royalty, class of 2004, reflects on country’s legacy in wake of American withdrawal

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 2, 2021

Like many of her Emerson peers, Alia Seraj ‘04 has witnessed the United States’ intervention in Afghanistan for nearly all her adult life. Yet her connection to the far-off Central Asian country is...

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