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A look at fall 2019 through the lenses of Beacon photographers

A look at fall 2019 through the lenses of Beacon photographers

By The Berkeley Beacon Staff

December 31, 2019

A series of some of the most visually captivating moments this year.

Sophomores found Wack Magazine as creative outlet for all media

Sophomores found Wack Magazine as creative outlet for all media

By Grace Rispoli

December 19, 2019

In September, sophomores Kate Cunningham and Hanna Marchesseault sat in a coffee shop and started to create an online magazine after hatching the idea their freshman year.  Cunningham told Marchesseault she wanted to do something wacky. Marchesseault heard that word and became immediately attracted...

Podcast live show warns of climate crisis

Podcast live show warns of climate crisis

By Emily Cardona

December 17, 2019

Podcast hosts Autumn Brown and Adrienne Maree Brown sat on either side of their friend Toshi Reagon to discuss the end of the world.  On Dec. 2., ArtsEmerson and the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs held a live recording in the Cutler Majestic Theatre of “How to Survive the End of the Wor...

Incident Journal: Elevators trap 16 students in two weeks

Incident Journal: Elevators trap 16 students in two weeks

December 16, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to the Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content   Tuesday, Nov. 26  ECPD investigated a report of a possible altercation inside Boylston Place Alley.   Wednesday, No...

Swap and Shop Lite introduced to quell chaos from past events

Swap and Shop Lite introduced to quell chaos from past events

By Shruti Rajkumar, Staff Writer

December 16, 2019

Piles of clothing, furniture, books, and nonperishable foods overwhelmed the lobby of the 2 Boylston Place residence hall, making it disorderly at the end of the spring 2019 swap-and-shop event. Senior Raven Devanney, a resident assistant in the building, remembers struggling to manage the mass of items and...

Latinx Heritage Month raises money for nonprofit organization at border

Latinx Heritage Month raises money for nonprofit organization at border

By Casey Bernhard

December 16, 2019

Five resident assistants welcomed students to the third annual Latinx Heritage Month Celebration in the Lion’s Den on Nov. 25, an event put together to raise money for organizations that help those struggling with immigration issues at the border.  Resident assistant and senior Chantal Encalada said Latinx...

How Emerson College Polling predicts electoral trends across the nation

How Emerson College Polling predicts electoral trends across the nation

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

December 15, 2019

While the country gears up to vote in the upcoming primary elections, Emerson College Polling, releasing a new state poll every week and a new national poll every month, is busy determining which candidate is likely to prevail. Since last summer, the polling organization has risen to the national stage ...

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

Ice sculptures may be considered “unnecessary spending” in proposed treasury handbook revisions

By Andrew Brinker, Deputy News Express Editor

December 14, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board, in an informal meeting Thursday which lasted around 20 minutes, discussed potential changes to the Student Government Association’s Treasury Handbook for the coming semester.  The main potential change, suggested by Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple, would limit o...

Don’t let bad sex education affect your decision on birth control

Don’t let bad sex education affect your decision on birth control

December 14, 2019

After I started dating my boyfriend my second semester of freshman year, I quickly found out the college-provided health insurance covers birth control pills.  I immediately went to the Health and Wellness Center and started myself on Larissa, a hormone medication that prevents eggs from releasing, th...

Junior’s stained sweatshirt launches creative business

Junior’s stained sweatshirt launches creative business

By Emily Cardona

December 14, 2019

Frustrated by her inability to wash stains out of a thrifted sweatshirt, Junior Juliet Walker uncapped her permanent marker and started to draw on the fabric covering the stains. Early in the semester, Walker wore her revamped sweatshirt to class, and many of her classmates asked her where she got it. ...

Cannabis Column: My drink of choice? Cannabis

Cannabis Column: My drink of choice? Cannabis

By Clarah Grossman

December 14, 2019

My mom peer-pressured me to drink in high school.  When I say peer-pressured, I do not mean she encouraged me to do keg stands or taught me how to play flip cup while downing as many beers as possible. With a few months shy of my first semester in college, my mom became concerned over my lack of ...

Person of Color Column: Filipino food is my love language

Person of Color Column: Filipino food is my love language

By Melissa Rosales, Columnist, Podcast Producer

December 14, 2019

This winter break I’m bringing home two suitcases: one full of clothes, one empty.  I'll fill the empty one with frozen Filipino food like sapin-sapin (layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert), Mama Sita’s special Filipino marinades, silvanas (two frozen cashew-meringue wafers with buttercream...