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Wake up and smell the smoothies

December 7, 2012

pWhen alarm clocks and copious amounts of coffee donapos;t work#44; students at Emerson might want to turn to a healthier way to

Letourneau puts focus on attitude, team building

December 6, 2012

 A 0-19 record might disappoint some coaches, but not Craig Letourneau. When he first started the boys high school volleyball program at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Rhode Island, the team didn’t win a single game.“We got swept in every single match,” Letourneau said of the team’s firs...

Troy Davis’ case brings capital punishment’s flaws to light

December 6, 2012

, Beacon Staff/strongAs a kid, I liked to pretend I was president. I belonged to an imaginary political party called Achabach and our primary concern was ensuring that the death penalty was abolished.Besides proving that kids from D.C. play some weird make-believe games, the fact that my eight-year-ol...


December 6, 2012

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Don’t be a chicken Emerson, go cage free.

December 6, 2012

Editorial StaffSome of us felt pretty cooped up over break. There isn’t that much to do, your parents want to spend every waking moment watching home videos, and your siblings have taken the family car. Now imagine your family of five living in a box just under nine by nine by nine feet—not just...

Ad Rates

December 6, 2012

Emerson College’s current enrollment is 3,600 undergraduate students and 900graduate students, with more than 400 faculty.As the only institution in the country dedicated to communications and the arts, thestudent body at Emerson is one of a kind.Rate CardColor:Half page: $525Quarter: $275Eighth: $14...

Despite minority increase, diversity still a concern

December 6, 2012

Gwendolyn Bates, the associate vice president of diversity and inclusion, said diversity is still a problem at Emerson College, despite a recent a spike in  minority students.Speaking at a Martin Luther King, Jr. luncheon last Thursday, Bates said the number of minority students at the college is a...

Anal Gratification

December 6, 2012

Dear Auntie Em,I’m a male at Emerson who has only ever been with females and thoroughly enjoys sex with them. Recently I have discovered that I enjoy it when I let my casual partner penetrate me anally. Does this make me gay?Sincerely,Anal Gratification————————Dear Anal Gratification,Let’s be clear: The only th...

Female Resident

December 6, 2012

Dear Auntie Em,I have the most repulsive suitemates. It’s not just their lack of care for their environment and bodies that I find repugnant, but also their ways of life. I’ve found used condoms under the couch, piss around the toilet, and food in the bathroom sinks. Loud music and partying extend th...

Melissa Jesser

December 6, 2012

I met a lot of people when I first came to Emerson. Very few of these people are friends of mine now, let alone close friends. Melissa Jesser and I met in the dining hall during Orientation Week, and here we are, as second semester sophomores and best friends.Not only do I enjoy her company, but I enj...

Sophomore fears for family in Egypt as father reports on anti-gov’t protests

December 6, 2012

At 11:30 Wednesday morning, sophomore Hannah Fleishman received a call from Cairo, Egypt. It was her mother.Clare Fleishman told her daughter that protesters in Egypt, who are demanding a democratic country, have split into two opposing parties after President Hosni Mubarak announced he will not seek...

Number of applicants spikes, particularly minorities

December 6, 2012

Emerson College experienced a 21 percent jump in minority applicants over the past year, after new initiatives to increase diversity on campus were put in place.MJ Knoll-Finn, vice president of student enrollment, said Emerson sent student volunteers to high schools in their hometowns to talk to guida...