Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

I’ve learned that my decision to stay somewhat local—in, might I add, one of the best college cities in the U.S.—does not make me immature or overly dependent. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Home sweet home: Why going to college nearby can be beneficial

By Jess Ferguson
November 18, 2019

Throughout the college application process, I felt pressured to attend school somewhere far away from my home in southeastern Massachusetts. Everyone said college was supposed to be about new experiences...

EDITORIAL: We tried something new this semester. What did you think?

EDITORIAL: We tried something new this semester. What did you think?

By Editorial Board
April 19, 2018

At issue: Our digital-first transition Our take: Thanks for taking this wild ride with us This semester, we brought the Beacon into the 21st century by aiming to update our website daily. Every day we...

Despite my valiant attempt at perfection, my time as editor turned out more like a stream of consciousness ramble than a polished final draft. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: Moving past panic and perfection

By Allison Hagan
April 18, 2018

During my first critique as editor-in-chief of the Beacon, our advisor described my decision to feature the profane internet term “shitposting” in a headline on the front page as “regrettable.”...

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