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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Reading is trending, and that’s a good thing

Reading is trending, and that’s a good thing

By Rachel Hackam
September 17, 2022

The summer before second grade, I caught the reading bug. With the help of the pandemic and online bookish content, many others have since caught it, too. Social media platforms like Youtube and Tiktok...

Courtesy of Mia Silverman.

First-year creates TikTok for food allergy education

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
March 23, 2022

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year Mia Silverman did what any bored teenager would do—go on TikTok. After posting a TikTok sharing her 50-plus food allergies, she woke up the next day...

Leave Charli D’Amelio alone, and let teen girls live their lives

Leave Charli D’Amelio alone, and let teen girls live their lives

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
February 10, 2022

Everyone needs to stop griping and moaning, there’s no way Charli D’Amelio is coming to Emerson next fall. I know what the rumors are saying, but TikTok’s most successful 17-year-old doesn’t need...

Jonathon Graziano 13 and his pug, Noodle.

‘Bones day’ or ‘No Bones day’: Emerson alum, pug achieve TikTok fame

By Campbell Parish
November 4, 2021

Forget horoscopes or weather forecasts, there’s a new way to figure out what kind of day you’re going to have—Noodle, a 13-year-old pug.  Thanks to Jonathon Graziano ‘13, a former marketing...

It’s sad, really, that I’m numb to these things. So numb that when I saw the video of George Floyd’s murder, I didn’t feel surprised, angry, frustrated, or sad.

Solved: The Myth of Reverse Racism

By Melanie Curry
March 11, 2020

A few weeks ago, I scrolled on my TikTok “For You” page and stumbled across a video of a white girl claiming that every race can be racist.  I stared in shock for a few seconds before reading the...

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