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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Pop-up event brings a taste of winter to the Lion’s Den

Pop-up event brings a taste of winter to the Lion’s Den

By Hailey Johnson
November 22, 2022

On Nov. 16th, the smell of warm hot chocolate and cake pops filled the Lion’s Den. This pop-up event, hosted by Emerson Mane Events, offered an array of cake pops, along with  bite-sized tarts, pie...

Students plan for Thanksgiving break without meal plans

Students plan for Thanksgiving break without meal plans

By Nia Harmon
November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving break is a much-deserved period of rest for students, faculty, and staff following the midterm season.  However, college life presents a new change for students choosing to stay on Emerson’s...

Students weigh in on academic environment, health before Thanksgiving break

Students weigh in on academic environment, health before Thanksgiving break

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

As Emerson students approach Thanksgiving break, they anticipate both the challenges of the coming winter months as well as their own plans. Sophomore visual and media arts major Jonah Hodari feels...

What a Thing it is to be Black: EBONI amplifies Black community at open-mic

What a Thing it is to be Black: EBONI amplifies Black community at open-mic

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 13, 2022

When Jordan Elliott took the stage Saturday, he focused only on his cousin. Two months prior, Elliot’s brother called him, sobbing, to tell him his cousin, a recent graduate of Tufts University, had...

Students applaud Biden marijuana pardons

Students applaud Biden marijuana pardons

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
November 9, 2022

Last month, President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession at the federal level. Emerson students and experts alike believe the pardon moves toward repairing the harmful...

Tuesdays total lunar eclipse.

Total lunar eclipse visible on Election Day

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer
November 8, 2022

From 5:16 to 6:41 a.m. Bostonians and others on the East Coast looking up into the northwestern sky saw the moon completely bathed in a dark red hue in a total lunar eclipse. Tuesday morning’s was the...

Non-union staff to see 5% raise going into new year

Non-union staff to see 5% raise going into new year

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 8, 2022

College officials pledged a cumulative 5% base salary increase effective Jan. 1, 2023 for non-union staff members in an email sent to eligible employees hours before the college entered its first mediation...

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

Four finalists identified in presidential search

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 8, 2022

The Presidential Search Committee, spearheaded by the Chair of the Board of Trustees Eric Alexander, has narrowed the search to four presidential finalists, per a communication from the committee Tuesday...

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

2022 midterm elections: Emerson College students contemplate possible outcomes of this year’s ballot

By Sabrina Lam
November 7, 2022

As Election Day approaches, Emerson College students evaluate each candidate’s platforms and consider what positions to take on the four ballot questions before voting this upcoming Tuesday.  The...

The cover of Ravi Shankar’s memoir Correctional.

‘Not a confessional, a correctional’: author Ravi Shankar discusses his experience with inequitable incarceration

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
November 5, 2022

“The first time I went to jail, I was innocent and indignant,” Pushcart-prize winning poet and author Ravi Shankar quoted from the introduction to his memoir “Correctional,” a testament to his...

Vice President Harris taking the stage.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks in Boston before midterm elections

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer
November 5, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at a rally on Nov. 2 to endorse the Massachusetts democratic candidates for this year’s general election. Harris, alongside democratic gubernatorial candidate Maura...

The Emerson College staff union logo.

Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to the Emerson Community

By The Emerson Staff Union
October 26, 2022

Last week we reached out to the Board of Trustees and asked to meet. Our prolonged contract negotiation with management has hit a wall and we’re heading to mediation. We hoped that they would hear us...

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

BRE highlights several priority areas in Strategic Report

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 24, 2022

On Monday, Interim President William Gilligan announced Beyond Racial Equity completed Emerson’s Strategic Review as part of its commitment to infuse equity, action, and social justice values across...

Race participants begin their first lap around the Boston Common.

Move for MDS 5K raises awareness for rare blood cancer

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022

Dozens of runners and walkers circled the Boston Common for the annual Move for MDS 5K, hosted by MDS Foundation Inc. on Sunday. MDS, or Myelodysplastic syndrome, is a rare blood cancer that is often...

A display Boston cream pie.

The Omni Parker House celebrates National Boston Cream Pie Day

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022

The Omni Parker House—home of the original Boston cream pie—welcomed visitors for free slices of the famous cake in celebration of National Boston Cream Pie Day last Friday. Guests could also meet...

The competitors mid competition.

“Hands on a Hardbody” competition takes place in 2B alley

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022

For his 21st birthday, senior comedic arts major Max Charbonneau challenged a group of friends to hold onto the Norman Lear statue in Emerson’s 2 Boylston Place alley. He offered a case of 24 steaks...

The Emerson College staff union logo.

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Board of Trustees

By The Emerson Staff Union
October 23, 2022

Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, We, the Emerson Staff Union, would like to request a meeting with Board members next week to address the College’s ongoing staffing crisis. We will also be inviting...

Students at Fresh Check Day engage with staff at the suicide prevention booth organized by the Wellness Center and Student Accessibility Services.

Emerson students learn how to ‘Stay Fresh’ all year round

By Nia Harmon
October 23, 2022

Inside The Loft, Emerson community members gathered for Fresh Check Day, a mental health and suicide prevention initiative started by the Jordan Porco Foundation that connects mental health organizations...

Panelists setting up to present their findings.

Emerson Polling hosts “Unlocking the Hispanic Vote” panel

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
October 22, 2022

The Emerson College Polling Center held an “Unlocking the Hispanic Vote” panel on Tuesday to discuss its research of Hispanic people’s attitudes toward political engagement across the country.  Director...

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen.

Madsen to transfer from Emerson to Babson come November

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 19, 2022

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen will resign from her role at Emerson in November to transition to Babson College, where she will serve in the same capacity, a community-wide email...

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