The Berkeley Beacon

Christina Jedra

Beacon Correspondent

Christina Jedra is a sophomore journalism major and the assistant lifestyle editor for The Berkeley Beacon. Prior to becoming a staff member, she wrote the Arts & Entertainment section as a Beacon correspondent. On campus, Christina also serves as the Features Editor for Your Magazine, a monthly college lifestyle magazine. There she manages a staff of writers to cover the college experience, student projects, and issues that affect the Emerson community. Last summer, she worked as an editorial intern for TWIST Magazine where she wrote daily news and style blogs, interviewed young celebrities, edited text and video, and engaged with the TWIST brand and readership through social media. 

Before arriving at Emerson, Christina worked for her high school paper in New Jersey where she eventually became Editor-in-Chief. In the future, Christina hopes to work in the lifestyle or arts section of a newspaper or magazine. 

Jedra can be reached at christina_jedra@emerson.edu.


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Articles

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A splitting headache

For the second year in a row, the college hosted a brain dissection by Jagaroo, an Emerson professor and cognitive neuroscientist.

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Professionals present publishing pointers

Sponsored by Career Services and Undergraduate Students for Publishing, the panel in the Bill Bordy Theater consisted of four Emerson alumni who shared their experiences and advice for Emerson students interested in publishing.

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Active Minds think alike at mental health event

On Tuesday night, Emerson’s Active Minds hosted National Day Without Stigma to help educate students about mental illnesses.

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Sexapalooza: education and lubrication

The sexual energy was palpable at Sexapalooza Thursday as Emerson students visited different stations to taste flavored lubricant, participate in “condom races,” play The Wheel of (Sexual Health) Misfortune, and post confessions on the Sex PostSecret wall.

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Fashion's Night Out takes on Boston

Last Thursday night, Newbury Street was a thumping nighttime block party with live bands, free food and drinks, and fashionistas dressed to the nines, teetering in their sky-high heels.

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Fashion's Night Out takes on Boston

Last Thursday night, Newbury Street was a thumping nighttime block party with live bands, free food and drinks, and fashionistas dressed to the nines

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Fashion Night Out old

See Emerson students around Boston's annual Fashion Night Out.

#WhenInEmerson, the jokes are on you

There is finally place for all to relate to these unique Emerson experiences: the #WHENINEMERSON Tumblr page. This latest Emerson viral sensation emerged in May. Students, alumni, and incoming freshman have been viewing and sharing short animations portraying the Emerson experience.

Rethink Music Conference Day 2

Welcome to the “no excuses” era of music: A world where your resources are virtually unlimited, leaving you with the entirely responsible for making or breaking your own future.

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Rethink Music Conference Day 1

At the start of this year's Rethink Music Conference, Yoga Girls, Karmin, and Junior Boys showed off different ways musicians can incorporate technology into their work.

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The Steadfast Songsmith: Folk musician dabbles in new sounds, instruments

Some musicians scrape together a meager fanbase by covering Top 40 songs on YouTube. Some try to propel themselves quickly to fame on shows like American Idol. And some just give up. Jake Sorgen is none of these — he prefers constant hard work.

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Atlas Mag shows off Emerson’s talent

On Saturday, Atlas Magazine hosted a talent showcase to give students a free platform to perform — and to raise funds for their second issue.

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Review: The Kid with a Bike

Directed by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Kid With a Bike (Le Gamin au Vélo) successfully balances themes of family expectations, unexpected sources of love, and the influence of friendship.

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Review: The Lorax does justice to Seuss' vision

With incredible, in-your-face images, the 3D-animated release of The Lorax maintains Dr. Seuss’ illustrative style but brings it to a whole other level of visual excitement.

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Terrence Howard walks away

Terrence Howard, an Oscar-nominated actor known for roles in Hustle & Flow and Red Tails, surprised his audience in the Semel Theater Tuesday by saying that he plans to change his career focus.

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Q&A: Actor Terrence Howard

Before his Tuesday event at the Semel Theater, Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard spoke with reporters from the Berkeley Beacon and freeform radio station WECB. Howard explained his lofty scientific ambitions, described why it's important to be a jack-of-all-trades, and shared how he viewed his acting career.

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Getting down to business

No one is surprised to hear lyrics on the radio about sex and violence, or a combination of the two. In fact, it’s pretty much expected in modern rap. However, rapper Juma Inniss, a senior marketing communication major, is using his business savvy to spread a different message.

Show Times: The Theatre Bizarre with co-director and alum David Gregory

A woman licks the blood from a human heart. Blood trickles down the face of a shaking, restrained man. A demented woman stabs herself in the eye. Graphic images stick in your mind after watching the trailer for The Theatre Bizarre, a horror anthology that premieres in Boston this weekend.

Olsen sets herself apart from sisters with Martha Marcy May Marlene

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Interview: Elizabeth Olsen of Martha Marcy May Marlene

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Show Times: Invisible Children’s Tony

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Bank of America protesters congregate on Boston Common

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New TV show looks for laughs and love in post-grad Life

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