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The Berkeley Beacon

Katie Johnson (left) and Suzie Hicks (right) are co-chairs for Out of the Darkness. Photo by Justin Scott Johnson.

Out of the Darkness walk illuminates suicide prevention

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
April 4, 2018

For the second year in a row, Emerson will join Northeastern University, Boston University, and other Boston schools in hosting an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, organized by senior Suzie Hicks....

Let’s make sure future generations do not have to witness their classes, churches, concerts, and neighborhoods filled with gunfire.  Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Reforming gun laws requires local action

By Matt Mogavero
March 21, 2018

Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, I had the opportunity to help draft a regional statement from the Board of Health of several communities north of Boston. My hometown of Peabody...

Students say Enough! to gun violence

Students say “Enough!” to gun violence

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 15, 2018

Freshman Eliana Ulloa said she remembers feeling her crying mother’s tight grip after mass school shootings like Sandy Hook. Ulloa felt school was no longer a safe environment. A few weeks before the...

Wednesday walkout demonstrates protesting progress

By Editorial Board
March 14, 2018

At issue: The difficulty of creating a purposeful protest Our take: Walkout participants are headed in the right direction Over 200 Emerson students participated in a nationwide walkout on Wednesday...

What are your thoughts on the walkout against gun violence?

March 14, 2018

We gave Emerson students the following prompt on Facebook and Twitter to ask them for their opinions on the walkout on March 14 in 100-200 words: “This Wednesday a national walkout to protest gun...

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