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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

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Technology is making the younger generation unfit to navigate society

By Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Beacon Correspondent
Published November 8, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s...

Katie Redefer - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Boomers 1, Gen Z 0

By Katie Redefer
Published November 13, 2019

As an elementary school student, I was that kid who got yelled at by the teacher for reading in the back of the classroom. With my nose tucked into The...

Meeting people online brings with it a whole new world of anxiety-inducing expectations I do not enjoy. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Relationships: Virtual versus reality

By Althea Champion
Published September 18, 2019

In an age where technology cannot be avoided and social anxiety is at an all-time high, the once-taboo idea of forming relationships with people online...

One of the most concerning aspects regarding deepfakes in the 2020 election is how accessible the software is, especially to the wrong people. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Deepfakes—a newer, more dangerous era of fake news

By Katie Schmidt
Published March 19, 2019

With just over a year and a half until the 2020 presidential election, a new form of fake news is growing more prominent and dangerous than what we experienced...

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