The Berkeley Beacon

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

Financial Advisory Board delays vote on “unnecessary spending” items

By Ashley Onnembo, Correspondent

January 17, 2020

Ice sculptures are set to become "unnecessary spending" under new FAB treasury policy.

Why the holidays are the worst time of year for some international students

Why the holidays are the worst time of year for some international students

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist

January 15, 2020

It's that time of the year. With tree lights dancing and snowflakes swirling, the holiday hype starts with people shopping for Christmas decorations and gifts. College students are getting ready to go home for a long cozy break with their families. As the song goes, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." We...

Fighting climate change should be everyone’s New Year’s resolution

Fighting climate change should be everyone’s New Year’s resolution

By Melissa Rosales, Columnist, Podcast Producer

January 15, 2020

My New Year’s resolution was to take my vitamins every day. I wanted something simple and attainable considering 2020 is the big year I graduate and start my career. However, my boyfriend said it was lame and I shouldn't be afraid of committing to something bigger, like fighting climate change. Whe...

The stigma of moving on from non-monogamous relationships

The stigma of moving on from non-monogamous relationships

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

January 15, 2020

A few weeks ago, I received a text from a friend. “My man you know I love you,” she began. “But you just got out of a serious long term long-distance relationship. I know you are infatuated with this girl but I personally think the best thing for you might be to give yourself some time to be alone...

Black, Angry, and Female? The consequence of stereotypes

Black, Angry, and Female? The consequence of stereotypes

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

January 15, 2020

I’ve been stereotyped before. Last week, my neighbor told me that I speak like a white person, as if African Americans cannot speak properly. When I was around the age of ten, a counselor at a Girl Scout camp complimented my intelligence and asked me why I was so smart. To her surprise, black people a...

On-campus food establishments receive violations following management switch

On-campus food establishments receive violations following management switch

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 15, 2020

The Backstage Café and the Dining Center received four violations during the most recent Oct. 21, 2019 inspection, following a string of violations since Bon Appétit took over dining services in summer 2018, according to public records. Throughout Bon Appétit’s management, issues with cleanlines...

College begins annual Kasteel Well alumni trip after initial success

College begins annual Kasteel Well alumni trip after initial success

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 15, 2020

The college plans to introduce an annual alumni trip to the Kasteel Well Emerson campus in August following the success of a previous four-day trip, according to a college official.   Dulcia Meijers, the Kasteel Well executive director, said eleven individuals attended last year’s four-day trip...

Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

By Dana Gerber, Assistant News Enterprise Editor

January 15, 2020

Operating hours of the 172 Tremont St. campus center remain in question after the college observed minimal student access past midnight.  Director for Campus Centers Josh Hamlin said in a phone interview the college analyzed tap records and space booking records to determine when students most freq...

Marlboro College Alumni Association disapproves of proposed merger with Emerson

Marlboro College Alumni Association disapproves of proposed merger with Emerson

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

January 8, 2020

The Marlboro College Alumni Association released a letter to the Marlboro community Monday evening expressing dissatisfaction with the Emerson-Marlboro merger. “This decision, made by Kevin Quigley, and supported by the Board of Trustees, is no merger, it is not an alliance between institutions,...

Emerson College will not cover housing cost difference for Marlboro students

Emerson College will not cover housing cost difference for Marlboro students

By Jacob Seitz, Assistant News Express Editor

January 8, 2020

Emerson College will not cover the $5,555 difference in housing costs for Marlboro College students who live on the Boston campus next fall, according to officials from both colleges. Marlboro Chief Advancement Officer Rennie Washburn wrote in an email to The Beacon that Marlboro is raising funds to h...

Emerson committed to mental wellness in new four-year plan

Emerson committed to mental wellness in new four-year plan

By Max Carter

January 4, 2020

Emerson enacted a four-year plan in the fall semester in collaboration with the JED Foundation aimed at bolstering mental health resources and services at the school after officials found a high percentage of depression, anxiety, and self-harm among students after completing a survey in June.   Accor...

Taqueria sets spring opening for Little Building location

Taqueria sets spring opening for Little Building location

By Stephanie Purifoy, Managing Editor: Digital

January 1, 2020

Maria's Taqueria and Chipotle have a new rival in the Boylston-Tremont area: El Jefe's Taqueria.