You were a freshman once, too

On the first day of classes this year, after I sprinted from the Park Street Station to the Walker Building, I took the stairs to avoid the long line for the elevator. To my right, two students pushed the door on the floor to the stairwell…

Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China

I am from a city owned by a country that I don’t belong to. Britain colonized Hong Kong as a consequence of the Opium War in 1842. While China gave up part of Hong Kong permanently to Britain—the New Territories, which makes up 86…

Person of Color Column: Do you see my color?

I ran into my Foundations of Journalism class late on my first day last semester. As I rushed in, the room went silent, and I flushed with embarrassment. I felt as though people were staring, wondering, “Who is this Asian girl? Why is she…

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Events on campus: Jan. 20-25

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few…

172 Tremont name ‘The Commons’ remains unofficial

The Commons at 172 Tremont St. still does not have an official name, according to a college official. “The Commons is a working title that college leaders adopted as a way to describe the purpose of the building—a place for student…