Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Jilly Towson is one of hundreds of Emerson students taking to social media to promote Black Lives Matter.

How social media fueled a renewed outlook on activism at Emerson

By Katiana Hoefle
August 30, 2020

Jilly Towson never questioned whether or not she should post online about the Black Lives Matter movement. “It’s my life, so it is impossible for me not to be aware of it,” Towson, a Black junior...

Any bing from my phone induces dread because it may be yet another addition to my never-ending to-do list. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Defying the temptation of notifications

By Hannah Ebanks
October 14, 2018

Recently I’ve had the urge to throw my phone in the trash. It started toward the end of the summer, when breaking news alerts constantly reminded me that the outside world wasn’t the same as my lazy...

Logging on to feel less alone

Logging on to feel less alone

By Andrew Stanton
April 18, 2018

As a confused, gay teenager, lacking any support from family or peers, I did what any other young member of the LGBTQ community would—I logged onto the internet. According to the Born This Way Foundation,...

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