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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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WNBA All-Star suffers misfortune as Russia’s scapegoat for power

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
November 2, 2022

An eight-time WNBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist has been in Russian custody since Feb. 17, and was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison in August—all because she entered Russia...

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The far right is being manipulated by Vladimir Putin to spread false information

By Justin Chen, Podcast Host
March 17, 2022

As the Russian military advances deeper into Ukrainian territory, Russian propaganda has been referring to the invasion as a “special military operation.” However, here in the United States, many within...

War does not bring people together, it reinforces existing oppression

War does not bring people together, it reinforces existing oppression

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
March 17, 2022

The current war in Ukraine has left its residents in turmoil. The country’s main cities are incessantly bombed and innocent lives are being shamelessly taken. Despite the dire situation, Ukrainian officials...

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Eulogy of a Chelsea fan—club owner, friend of Putin’s, to sell club

By Birk Buchen
March 3, 2022

For the first time in nearly two decades, Chelsea Football Club will be up for sale, as a result of its owner’s connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The saga started four days ago when...

Ukrainian Army soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region, 2015

Emerson professor breaks down Ukraine conflict

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 3, 2022

In the week since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, its forces have surrounded key cities and launched deadly attacks while facing strong Ukrainian opposition. The root of the war is long and complicated,...

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Kasteel Well community feels mixed emotions about the Ukraine-Russia war

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
March 3, 2022

A mere 1,200 miles away from the fighting in Ukraine, students and faculty at Emerson’s Kasteel Well campus are anxiously watching history unfold as Europe is brought to the brink of war. Last week’s...

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