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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

An intimate look inside the lives of student sex workers

An intimate look inside the lives of student sex workers

By Ann E. Matica and Dana Gerber
February 26, 2021

On the fifth floor of the Colonial residence hall, every Sunday night around 6:30 p.m., Jenna got ready for work. She stripped off her clothes, found a good angle, and snapped some nude photos of herself....

The craving for physical touch during a pandemic

The craving for physical touch during a pandemic

By Sabine Waldeck, Deputy Opinion Editor
February 25, 2021

When was the last time you were able to run into your friend’s arms and give them a big hug? Last time you were able to kiss your partner? Embrace your Grandma? For the safety of the people around you,...

Hes got spunk: Stop shivering and start cooking

He’s got spunk: Stop shivering and start cooking

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
February 25, 2021

I’m from New York, which is not a very endearing way to start any sentence, but stay with me. When I moved up to Boston for college, I thought I was completely prepared for the harsh Massachusetts winters....

The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston lit up just under two weeks after arriving in the Common.

Photos: Boston lights up Nova Scotia Christmas Tree in Common

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
December 3, 2020

Last month, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia sent down its annual "Nova Scotia Tree for Boston" to the city, which receives a tree each year as a thank you for a century-old aid effort from the...

The Emerson Staff Union is hoping to have some of their sacrificed benefits reinstated, especially for some of the at-risk staff members.

‘We should be getting that back’: Staff union seeks reinstatement of benefits as pandemic endures

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
December 2, 2020

Members of Emerson's staff union are vying to return to their hard-earned pre-pandemic financial safeguards after enduring a semester without the benefits they sacrificed to the college to help ward off...

The Tree for Boston being moved into its location for the holiday season on the Boston Common. The 45 foot tree will be decorated with lights on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Photos: Honorary Boston Common Christmas Tree arrives from Nova Scotia

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 21, 2020

Several dozen spectators watched Friday morning as Maltby and Company Tree Service helped erect this year's Nova Scotian white spruce Christmas tree in Boston Common. The tree is sent by the Canadian...

Rallies on both sides of Beacon Street for Joe Biden and President Trump settled following the Associated Press projections of the presidential race Saturday morning.

Dueling Beacon Street rallies fervently support Trump, Biden

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 7, 2020

Dueling crowds positioned themselves on either side of Beacon Street in front of the Massachusett State House Saturday afternoon following Democratic nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ election...

Head coach Bill Curley and the mens basketball team during a timeout.

NEWMAC cancels 2020-21 winter sports season

By Christopher Williams and Domenic Conte
November 2, 2020

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Presidents Council unanimously canceled NEWMAC’s 2020-21 winter sports season Monday. Two of the three winter sports teams at Emerson, the...

Desktop horror mini-movie review for your COVID-19 Halloween movie night

‘Desktop horror’ mini-movie review for your COVID-19 Halloween movie night

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 31, 2020

For this year’s Halloween, many of our traditional plans are no longer the safest and best ways for us to celebrate the holiday.  With large gatherings now considered inherently dangerous, especially...

A Halloween playlist for all your (socially distant) celebrations

A Halloween playlist for all your (socially distant) celebrations

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
October 31, 2020

Even though parties are a no-go this year, a good soundtrack can transform a quiet night into a one or two person soiree in an instant. Everyone dust off your skeleton jumpsuits, stretch your bones,...

8 laughable horror movies to watch for Halloween

8 laughable ‘horror’ movies to watch for Halloween

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
October 31, 2020

Watching horror movies is a go-to way to celebrate Halloween, especially for those too easily spooked to visit a haunted house or break out a Ouija board. The desire to binge-watch Halloween classics is...

Twenty three hours inside the college’s quarantine residence

Twenty three hours inside the college’s quarantine residence

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 22, 2020

I’d give the Paramount Hotel three stars following my brief stay in the college’s on-campus quarantine residence hall.  After showing symptoms of COVID-19 but receiving a negative test last week,...

Members of the IT Help Desk team work tirelessly during the first hybrid-model semester post-Covid.

How Emerson tech groups prepared professors for a hybrid semester

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 14, 2020

For journalism professor Diane Mermigas, teaching in a hybrid format through a pandemic meant that she first had to play the role of a student. Throughout the summer, she took six courses taught by Emerson’s...

Scooby Doo in all his glory

First-year student wanders LB in Scooby Doo costume to ‘spread love’

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
October 1, 2020

To the surprise of many, residents of the Little Building earlier this week were graced by the presence of everyone’s favorite mystery-solving canine, Scooby Doo. Scooby, a student who requested to...

Balanced running game lead Pats to win vs. Vegas

Balanced running game lead Pats to win vs. Vegas

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
September 28, 2020

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Celtics season comes to an end in game 6 loss to Heat

Celtics season comes to an end in game 6 loss to Heat

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
September 28, 2020

Just past the nine-minute mark in the final quarter of game 6 last night, the Boston Celtics were up 96-90 against the Miami Heat. Boston was on their way to forcing a game 7 in the Eastern Conference...

Celtics settle down, win game 5 to extend ECF

Celtics settle down, win game 5 to extend ECF

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
September 26, 2020

And just like that, the Celtics are back. After a disastrous game 4 loss to the Miami Heat, the Celtics rallied and got back to playing their style of basketball last night as they beat Miami by a score...

Celtics sloppy play results in 3-1 deficit in ECF

Celtics sloppy play results in 3-1 deficit in ECF

By Brenden Beauregard
September 25, 2020

After a solid game 3 win on Saturday night to climb back into the Eastern Conference Finals, did the Boston Celtics have a repeat of that performance up their sleeves for game 4 last night? The answer...

College extends hybrid learning through spring semester amid pandemic

College extends hybrid learning through spring semester amid pandemic

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
September 24, 2020

Emerson confirmed plans to continue its use of the hybrid learning model instituted this fall in the spring, in an email sent to students Thursday morning. “Given the current state of the global pandemic,...

Oujia boards were banned from the Charlesgate hotel in 1990 because of the psychological effect they had on students.

Getting ‘ghosted’ at Emerson? It’s more common than you think.

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
September 24, 2020

While working a lighting call on “Follies” in the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Greg Crafts ‘03 remembers being pushed to the edge of the top balcony by a ghost.  “I literally felt a hand in the...

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