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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

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist, Kent State shooting survivor John Filo discusses modern journalism

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist, Kent State shooting survivor John Filo discusses modern journalism

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
April 20, 2023

A little more than half a century after the 1970 massacre at Kent State University, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John Paul Filo feels that...

An alleyway on Exeter St.

Boston Police investigating report of shots on Newbury St.

By Charlie McKenna
October 27, 2020

Two suspects are in custody after a report of shots fired on Newbury St. near Exeter St. Tuesday afternoon. Walter Coleman, 23, and Rashawn Bly, 24,...

The Boston Common.

One man injured after shots fired on Boston Common

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 7, 2020

One person was rushed to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries following a shooting on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, police said.  The...

Parkland, two years later

Parkland, two years later

By Robbie Shinder
February 14, 2020

Every year, Feb. 14 represents a day of love. Valentine's Day. But this year, and for every year of the rest of their lives, many people will not celebrate...

The reality is that antisemitism is not going to end overnight, but there are steps that we all can take to fight it. / Illustration by Christine Park

Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: One Year After Pittsburgh

By Robbie Shinder
November 2, 2019

One year has passed since the shooter in the Tree of Life Synagogue took eleven innocent lives during Shabbat services on Oct. 27, 2018. The Tree of Life...

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Students from Southern California rattled by Thousand Oaks shooting

By Maya Gacina and Chris Van Buskirk
November 9, 2018

The college offered support to students from Southern California on Thursday following a mass shooting, less than two weeks after Jewish students grappled...

Eleven chairs rested empty in the middle of the stage lit by a solitary spotlight to represent the 11 people killed in the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo by Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff.

Students take time to reflect on Pittsburgh shooting

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
October 30, 2018

Junior Benjamin Nadler remembers the Yom Kippur services he attended every fall with his two sisters in Pittsburgh. He remembers them kneeling during...

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