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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...

Andriivskyi Descent, Kyiv. Photo by Karina Jha.

Emerson students organize fundraiser, vigil in support of Ukraine

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2022

The war in Ukraine wreaked havoc on families around the globe—including those of two Emerson students, who have taken the chance to do something about it. Journalism major Natalie Vasileff, and writing,...

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,...

Emersons Kasteel Well campus.

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...

Out of sight, out of mind: Let’s not delegitimize the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Out of sight, out of mind: Let’s not delegitimize the Russian invasion of Ukraine

By Niklas Walker
March 2, 2022

Monday afternoon, my roommate came back from class and told me that one of his classmates asked the professor what would be the appropriate way to joke about Ukraine. Thankfully, the professor replied...

Snowflakes come down near the Emerson Colonial Theater.

College to host “open hour” amid Russo-Ukrainian conflict

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 25, 2022

Emerson will host a “virtual open hour for conversation and support” in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for community members.  The open hour, announced via a community-wide email from...

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday

Protestors at State House condemn Ukraine invasion

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 25, 2022

A throng of people donned in blue and yellow gathered at the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, protesting the invasion of Ukraine launched by Russia just hours earlier. The crowd waved...

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

The Ukraine crisis isn’t complicated—unless you’re imperialist.

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 24, 2022

For weeks, college students have felt the distant-but-steady drumbeat of war, on the brink of what could be the bloodiest conflict since the 1940s. Yet, on our campus, the crisis has elicited little sense...

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