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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Boston Police Officers gathered in the Massachusetts Transportation Building on Thursday, April 25. (Nick Peace for the Beacon)
DEVELOPING STORY: The latest on 2 Boylston Place 'Popular University Encampment'
Updated June 1, 2024

June 1 at 4:30 p.m. - Members of Emerson Alumni for Justice in Palestine march out of Alumni Weekend Event More than 40 Emerson alums...

'Our voice echoes on campuses across the world': 2024 Senior Commencement Speaker Joe Nalieth's speech

Editor's Note: This speech has been edited by the Beacon for grammar and AP style. It has also been advised and edited by Clarisa...

Softball Coach Phil McElroy nabbed his 500th career victory as the Lions beat UMass Boston 5-1, April 9.
Veteran softball coach pockets 500th win

When Head Softball Coach Phil McElroy started his tenure in 2001, he’d commute from his home in Arlington early on game days to rake...

May Day protesters gathered on Liberty Mall by the State House to make speeches and chant before marching to City Hall on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (Bryan Hecht/Beacon Staff).
‘This is not only a celebration, [but] a call to action’: Boston May Day march emphasizes solidarity with Gaza

Nearly two dozen protesters from different organizations gathered at Liberty Mall near the Massachusetts State House in the late afternoon...

Photos of arrests of 118 protesters at Emerson College
Emerson Staff Union releases statement on April 25 arrests

Following the arrest of 118 protesters on April 25, the Emerson Staff Union (SEIU888) condemned the violent police response, calling...

Jim Hoppe (Middle) and Athletic Director Pat Nicol (Right) presenting the NEWMAC championship trophy to the Womens Soccer team in November of 2022.
Student Affairs VP Jim Hoppe to depart Emerson in July
Former President Donald Trump speaking to a crowd at the New York City Marriot Marquis prior to being elected President in 2016. Photo licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Trump becomes first former US president convicted in nation’s history
Walker Building of Emerson College
Affiliated faculty votes against no-confidence in Bernhardt
Notice outside Emerson College’s Visitors Center explaining closures (Bryan Hecht/Beacon Staff)
College briefly halts admissions proceedings in light of arrests, students and student workers reflect on closures
Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.
Faculty votes not to call for Bernhardt's resignation
President Bernhardt speaks out on Town Hall and first year at Emerson

Early Monday morning, President Jay Bernhardt shared a “Letter to the Community” addressing the April 29 Town Hall and his first year at...

On May Day, protesters gather in Boston Common, 2B Alley, and outside Emerson’s Ansin Building

Over 100 protesters marched through the Boston Common and on campus Wednesday afternoon in honor of May Day and in response to the college’s...

Emerson College Student Union demands more financial aid
PAMELA FELDER-SMALL
Letter to the Editor: A parental response to ‘Some students turn to crowdfunding to pay for Emerson education’

First and foremost, many thanks to The Berkeley Beacon for its advocacy to lift the voices of the Emerson College community. This is a response to...

A student-painted banner hangs above 2B alley pro-Palestine encampments on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (Photo courtesy of Nick Peace)
ANNA FEDER
Rupture requires repair: Where do we go from here?
A class picture in a school yard in the 1990s in Israel.
ILLONA YOSEFOV
Letter to the Editor: Two stories about growing up in Israel
Letter to the Editor: Shared governance
GIAN LOMBARDO
Letter to the Editor: Shared governance
Emerson encampment: A look at connection and chaos
ELLA MORDARSKI
Letter to the Editor: Dear Howie Carr
Courtesy of Bradley Bird
BRADLEY BIRD
Letter to the editor: To my fellow adults in the classrooms
The Little Building residence hall.
SOPHIA PARGAS
Letter from the Editor: By the students, for the students
Boston City Hall. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)
Boston City Council calls for 'immediate and permanent' ceasefire in Gaza
 A few healthcare professionals position themselves at the front of the human chain advocating for the student’s right to protection, and peaceful protest, in the face of police presence on Friday, April 26, 2024. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff).
Photos: Inside the erratic final hours of the Northeastern Gaza Solidarity encampment
Mayor Michelle Wu answers questions after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of City Hall Plaza on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)
Mayor Wu cancels Harvard event following withdrawal of student sponsors due to Emerson encampment police response
Boston City Hall. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)
Boston city councilors react to Emerson arrests
Arrested students appeared at the Boston Municipal Court House on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 9 a.m. (Nick Peace for the Beacon).
Students receive community service for April 25 arrests
Emerson Hillel holds Seder for Jewish students to begin Passover
Emerson Hillel holds Seder for Jewish students to begin Passover
Police create a barricade at each end of Boylston Street from Piano Row to the Little Building and continue to arrest students on Thursday, April 25, 2024. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff)
Emerson College amongst nationwide movement of college encampments protesting war in Gaza
‘I feel so betrayed by Emerson’: Emerson Encampment ends in arrests of 118 protesters
‘I feel so betrayed by Emerson’: ‘Popular University Encampment’ ends in arrests of 118 protesters
Illustration Rachel Choi
'Good times never seemed so good': How Fenway’s famous tunes and traditions make it a staple of the city
Illustration Rachel Choi
The Arizona Coyotes relocate to Salt Lake City, bringing NHL to Utah
He ran the Boston Marathon. His wife found a unique way to support him.
He ran the Boston Marathon. His wife found a unique way to support him.
Illustration Rachel Choi
Crooke’s Cage: Q1 Grades for the UFC
Exclusive: Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor talk ‘Challengers’
Exclusive: Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor talk ‘Challengers’
Jacob Warman finds family through filmmaking
Jacob Warman finds family through filmmaking
Omar Robinson ’06 and Todd McNeel ’21 bring forgotten stories to life in ‘Toni Stone’
Omar Robinson ’06 and Todd McNeel ’21 bring forgotten stories to life in ‘Toni Stone’
‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is the “miracle move on drug” we all needed
‘The Tortured Poets Department’ is the “miracle move on drug” we all needed
E-MAGAZINE
Illustration Kellyn Taylor
Have important conversations, even when you don’t want to
Graphic Meg Richards
Why ‘But Daddy I Love Him’ by Taylor Swift is actually a queer anthem
Illustration Rachel Choi
Is wearing the cross as a non-believer cultural appropriation?
Photo Merritt Hughes
Being a lesbian is easier in Boston
Courtesy Creative Commons
Neo-Americana Spring 2024
God bless history teachers, Colin Powell, and the ghost of Americana
Modeled by Sam Shipman and Maddie Barron
Neo-Americana Spring 2024
'Till divorce do us part: a generation of marriage skeptics
Courtesy Ashlyn Richards
Neo-Americana Spring 2024
The resonating echoes of 9/11 in country music
Courtesy Rachel Choi
Neo-Americana Spring 2024
Monopoly on dreaming: Disillusionment of the American Dream
An Instagram post announcing the return of Black Swan for the Spring 2024 semester.
Meet Black Swan, Kasteel Well’s magazine by students, for students
En la calle con Sofia: Brothers Burger
En la calle con Sofia: Brothers Burger
Formerly the Title IX office, Emersons Office of Equal Opportunity will address issues of discrimination, sexual violence and harassment on campus.
Office of Equal Opportunity extends Title IX reach
Illustration Kellyn Taylor
Class of 2028, this one’s for you
Illustration by Rachel Choi.
Why is Boston overrated?
These Jews say theres nothing scary about anti-Zionism
Letter to the editor: These Jews say there's nothing scary about anti-Zionism
A student waves a Palestinian flag and holds up their hand, on which is written, “Ceasefire now.” (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff)
Emotions split at commencement amid pro-Palestine protests
SGA unanimously votes no confidence in Bernhardt and officially calls for his resignation
SGA unanimously votes no confidence in Bernhardt and officially calls for his resignation
Brooke Taylor and additional Girls State participants in Girls State, now streaming on Apple TV+.
Democracy gets a makeover in Apple TV+’s ‘Girls State’
Illustration Kellyn Taylor
‘We knew the world was never going to be the same’: The trailblazing women of the Boston Marathon
Norman Lear ‘44
‘Everything that Norman did was influenced by humanity’: Friends and fans remember Norman Lear ‘44
Illustration Rachel Choi
Brain-drain in a post-Roe America