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The Emerson lions in a team huddle during a game against the Wentworth Leopards on March 2nd, 2023 (Arthur Mansavage/ Beacon Staff)
Women’s lacrosse faces uphill battle with upcoming season

Emerson women’s lacrosse opened their season with an away game against Gordon College on Wednesday, Feb. 21 with a 22-13 win, and will play their home...

The emotional ricochet of Mitski at MGM Fenway Music Hall
The emotional ricochet of Mitski at MGM Fenway Music Hall

On Feb. 18, MGM Fenway Hall witnessed an enchantment as potent as the deep shadows cast by a grand, looming curtain at the center of the stage. As Mitski...

Performers present a dragon dance on Harrison Avenue during the parade in Boston’s Chinatown. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Correspondent)
Chinatown lights up with colorful costumes and fireworks for Lunar New Year Parade

The chilly morning air was filled with the sounds of beating drums, ringing bells, and exploding fireworks in Chinatown last Sunday as the 2024 Lunar New...

New Student Accessibility Services portal changes how students receive academic accommodations
New Student Accessibility Services portal changes how students receive academic accommodations

Emerson’s Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) introduced an online system in the summer of 2023 called Accommodate to expedite the process...

The “clown heads”—Endgame (Nagg & Nell) by Max Streicher, a part of a Canadian art experience in Downtown Boston called Winteractive, is hung between two buildings on Washington Street, next to the Paramount Center in Boston. (Frank Chen/Beacon Correspondent)
Photos: Check out these ‘Winteractive’ art installations near Emerson

This winter, a whimsical art series is energizing downtown Boston with 16 installations. Presented by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID), “Winteractive,” a captivating Canadian art experience, has been...

Katrina Kusa, a sophomore VMA major at Emerson College, is preparing for the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)
VMA sophomore prepares to compete in the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant
Dr. Gregory Payne, chair of the Communication Studies Department, is in his office during an interview with the Berkeley Beacon, where he reflects on his 40th anniversary teaching at Emerson and the years ahead. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)
Dr. Gregory Payne celebrates his 40th anniversary of teaching Emerson ‘change agents’
Illustration Kellyn Taylor
Opinion
Birthdays aren’t always happy, sometimes they’re blue
By Georgia Bates, Beacon Correspondent
Illustration Rachel Choi
Opinion
Hold social media platforms accountable for their continuous damage
By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Graphic Ella Duggan
Opinion
If the economy is thriving, why are we all broke?
By Ella Duggan, Assistant Opinion Editor
Illustration Anna Hoffman
Opinion
Taylor Swift changed my relationship with sports
By Anna Hoffman, Beacon Correspondent
Thousands of people march shoulder to shoulder on the Boston Common during the 8th annual Winter Walk on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)
Thousands attend Winter Walk on Boston Common to end homelessness
Kasteel Well students prepare to participate in the Carnival festivities.
Kasteel Well students connect with community in Carnival celebration
Photo courtesy of Rodrigo Larios
The Theater Offensive’s “Queer Prom” brings together Bostonians to celebrate LGBTQ+ liberation

The Theater Offensive’s latest community-building event brought together some of Boston’s most notable queer activists and performers for...

Photo courtesy of Nile Scott Studios
Boston Lyric Opera draws on forgotten history with ‘The Anonymous Lover’

The onstage orchestra at the intimate Huntington Theatre lit up in a purple glow as they began the overture to Le Amant Amour, or “The Anonymous...

‘Duel Reality’ soars high at Cutler Majestic Theatre
‘Duel Reality’ soars high at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Quebec-based acrobat troupe the 7 Fingers performed “Duel Reality,” a thrilling show inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” on...

The return of Brittany Howard with ‘What Now’
The return of Brittany Howard with ‘What Now’

Leading up to the release of Brittany Howard’s new album “What Now” on Feb. 9, the former Alabama Shakes frontwoman seemed to become more...

Emerson VMA major captures weddings on film
Emerson VMA major captures weddings on film

Love, laughter, and happily ever after—this Emerson basketball player–turned wedding videographer is capturing it all through the lens of...

Courtesy of Shannon Foley
‘The Dynasty: New England Patriots’ immortalizes the Pats’ glory days

If you’re a devastated New England Patriots fan lamenting the team’s glory days, especially after Head Coach Bill Belichick’s departure,...

Illustration Rachel Choi
Northeastern University wins 71st annual men’s Beanpot tournament

On Monday at 7:30 p.m., the Northeastern Huskies skated on the ice for a thrilling championship game against the Boston University Terriers....

Illustration Rachel Choi
NFL fan of the year Tom Grossi creates chaotic good

This weekend was busy for the NFL as the NFL Honors and the Super Bowl were hosted in Las Vegas. At the NFL Honors, several...

Illustration Rachel Choi
Boston’s dynamic duo find themselves at the NBA All-Star Game once again

The 73rd annual NBA All-Star Game is set to take place in Indianapolis on Feb. 18. The All-Star Game is hosted every February...

Three womens basketball players wearing themed game shirts that say Mental Health Matters during a home game against MIT on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)
More than a game: Emerson Basketball participates in second annual ‘Mental Health Matters’ fundraiser

For the Emerson Women’s Basketball team, playing a sport competitively is more than wins and losses. The phrase “mental...

Celebrate your partner all year round
Celebrate your partner all year round

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. It’s Valentine’s Day again and everyone is showering their partner with presents—whether that be a heartfelt picnic in a sunflower field, purchasing thousands of flower bouquets with an assortment of chocolates, or maybe even an engagement ring.  Consequently, Americans continue to spend more and more money for Valentine’s Day in hopes of impressing...

Illustration Rachel Choi
How to be okay with being single

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s...

Illustration Rachel Choi
Hate Valentine’s? Give books a chance

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s...

Courtesy Meg Richards
We owe Amber Heard an apology

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s...

Illustration Rachel Choi
Is TikTok the new fashion trend?

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s...

Illustration Rachel Choi
'Barbie' Oscar nominations reveal the Academy is a 'Mojo Dojo Casa House'

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s...

Coming to Kasteel Well? Don’t pack the kitchen sink.
Coming to Kasteel Well? Don’t pack the kitchen sink.
En la Calle Con Sofia: Rincon Limeño
En la Calle Con Sofia: Rincon Limeño
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
Courtesy Maddie Barron
A gal’s guide to love languages on Valentine’s Day
Illustration by Rachel Choi.
Why is Boston overrated?
Students entering 2 Boylston Place
Letter to the Editor: Letter to the President and Provost

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