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Students gathered in the SPC and Black Box Theater for a silent disco hosted by Emerson Mane Events.

Silence at the Disco?

By Mikaiah De La Cruz, Correspondent
April 6, 2023

Flashing lights, goofy caricatures, and dancing to a song no one but you can hear: Emerson Mane Events hosted a decades-themed silent disco event on March 31 in the SPC that was meant to foster community...

A Student Government Association meeting in spring 2020.

SGA to host spring elections at end of week

By Adri Pray and Maddie Barron
April 6, 2023

Candidates for the 2023-24 Student Government Association have spent weeks marketing their campaigns to the Emerson community, who will choose their representatives between April 6-8 through electronic...

The Emerson Forensics Team in Tokyo

Emerson debate team wins big on international stage

By Bishop Marshall, Correspondent
April 5, 2023

This spring break, the Emerson Forensics Team traveled to Tokyo for the International Forensics Association’s Annual Speech and Debate Tournament and Conference—a trip three years in the making.  The...

The Center for Spiritual Life.

CSL to host interfaith dinner as celebration of major religious holidays

By Olivia LeDuc, Assistant News Editor
April 5, 2023

To celebrate this week’s major religious holidays, members of the Emerson community are invited to an interfaith dinner on Friday at 7 p.m. in the college’s private dining room.  The dinner, organized...

Briggs Loveland ended the day 3-for-5, with two runs scored, a grand slam, and seven RBIs.

Baseball walks-it-off versus Lesley with Loveland grand slam

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
March 9, 2023

The Emerson baseball team notched its first win of the season against Lesley University on Tuesday in spectacular—and bases-clearing—fashion. With two outs and bases loaded in the bottom of the...

The Little Building residence hall.

Letter from the Editor: On the insensitive coverage of campus tragedies

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
February 10, 2023

The Berkeley Beacon failed you on Friday when we hastily published a story about the passing of Brooks Walker without consideration and proper context. Our actions are inexcusable—not only because of...

Police responded to the Little Building on Friday morning after a student was found deceased, according to officials.

Police investigate campus tragedy in Little Building

By Bailey Allen and Camilo Fonseca
February 3, 2023

Police responded to Emerson's Little Building on Friday morning as part of a "death investigation." College officials confirmed that the deceased was a student. Officers were called the area of 80 Boylston...

The womens volleyball team stranded on the side of the Mass. Pike. on Saturday, after their bus burst into flames.

Women’s volleyball team stranded after bus catches fire on Mass Pike

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 24, 2022

The bus carrying Emerson’s women’s volleyball team caught fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike on Saturday morning. No injuries were reported. The team was traveling to a game at Springfield College...

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy touring the trenches.

Ukraine’s president could have been another Trump. Instead he became a Churchill.

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
March 3, 2022

Before his election, he was a nobody. A celebrity, sure, but not a politician, and certainly not a serious presidential candidate. He was a complete outsider with no political experience. Nobody could...

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday

Protestors at State House condemn Ukraine invasion

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
February 25, 2022

A throng of people donned in blue and yellow gathered at the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, protesting the invasion of Ukraine launched by Russia just hours earlier. The crowd waved...

Boston Fire Department engines outside Boylston Street station

Boylston Station evacuated by fire

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
February 5, 2022

A fire broke out on a Green Line train on Saturday evening, resulting in the evacuation of Boylston Street station and bringing first responders to the scene. While passing Kenmore Station, operators...

Boylston Street was blanketed in snow on Saturday.

Boston weathers ‘historic’ snowstorm, as strong winds batter campus

By Camilo Fonseca and Frankie Rowley
January 29, 2022

New England is experiencing a winter storm of a magnitude not seen in years, dropping nearly two feet of snow on downtown Boston and enveloping Emerson’s campus in near-whiteout conditions. Since...

Classroom 633 of the Walker Building.

Emerson to investigate alleged antisemitic behavior in classroom

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
December 21, 2021

Emerson is investigating a report of antisemitic behavior in a classroom that originated in social media, college officials said Tuesday evening.  The college was made aware of the alleged incident...

Outside of the Emerson College Testing Center.

Emerson reports 27 positive COVID-19 tests Wednesday, bringing weekly total to 61

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
December 16, 2021

Emerson reported 27 new positive COVID-19 tests for the second day in a row on Thursday, bringing the numbers of positive tests reported this week to a staggering 61. The positives reflect an unprecedented...

The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill.

Expanded voting protections at risk in Massachusetts

By Justin Chen and Camilo Fonseca
December 12, 2021

Several pandemic-era voting reforms in Massachusetts are slated to expire next week after dying on Beacon Hill, bringing an end to a period of increased voter access for many student residents. A bill...

Boston police detectives exiting Downtown Convenience after the alleged robbery.

Boylston convenience store robbed

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
December 2, 2021

A Boylston Street convenience store was robbed on Wednesday evening, according to a store employee. Boston police responded to 40 Boylston St. after a robbery call at 9:21 p.m., according to Officer...

2021 Academic Townhall

Student government hosts annual town hall

By Vivi Smilgius
December 2, 2021

Students, staff, and faculty voiced their concerns about the college’s virtual attendance policies and discussed the college’s spring reopening plans at the Student Government Association’s annual...

Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies.

College to offer new religion minor

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
December 2, 2021

In a bid to expand its interdisciplinary offerings, the college will offer a new minor focusing on religious studies, starting in the Spring 2022 semester. The new minor, offered as part of the Marlboro...

New Green Line stations make off-campus commutes faster—though just barely

New Green Line stations make off-campus commutes faster—though just barely

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 18, 2021

The MBTA opened two new Green Line stations on Monday, shaking up the commutes for scores of off-campus college students traveling to and from Emerson and other Boston-area institutions and revitalizing...

Michelle Wu greets supporters after winning the mayoral election on Nov. 2.

Wu sworn in as mayor, pushes widespread reform

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
November 18, 2021

Michelle Wu was sworn in as mayor Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the city of Boston as the former city councilor became the city’s first woman and person of color elected to serve in the corner office.  “Boston...

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