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 did so many things to create a sense of belonging for myself in this unfamiliar country by empowering myself with knowledge and experience, only to learn that the future I wanted for so long might not even exist, and this country does not welcome people like me.

The U.S. I wanted to study in no longer exists

By Ziqi Wang
July 9, 2020

My boyfriend texted me right after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that international students would need to leave the U.S. if their university transitions to online-only...

I was not surprised—rather relieved—when I found out women could yield power over their reproductive rights via birth control.

Don’t let bad sex education affect your decision on birth control

December 14, 2019

After I started dating my boyfriend my second semester of freshman year, I quickly found out the college-provided health insurance covers birth control pills.  I immediately went to the Health and...

Parents want to know about your life and understand you, but you need to give them the chance. Photo: ​Cassandra Martinez/Berkeley Beacon.

Finding the intersection of college and communication

By Ziqi Wang
January 21, 2018

I almost forgot that the holidays tend to spark unpleasant conversations among family. Everything seemed fine when we previously spoke on the phone; but then, like always, it somehow went wrong. “Why...

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