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Boyle, Madden deliver strong performances in Puerto Rico

The women's team went 1-1 in its two matches in Puerto Rico over winter vacation.

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

The women’s basketball team had no time for sightseeing the day they landed in Puerto Rico for a tournament in San Juan. After the Lions grabbed their bags, they immediately headed for the practice court.  Despite playing in unfamiliar territory, head coach Bill Gould said the team focused on b...

Lions enter conference play at the top of the food chain

Sophomore Zach Waterhouse is averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc.

By Ethan McDowell, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley knew his team’s mentality needed to change following its 2019 NEWMAC championship.  The Lions are no longer underdogs, and Curley wants the squad to keep this in mind as they continue conference play. “Last year we got to hunt people down, and no on...

Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

The Paramount residence hall will be used to house students potentially exposed to or ill with COVID-19 in the fall.

By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor

January 16, 2020

Of all of Boston’s residence halls, The Paramount Center produces the most greenhouse gas emissions compared to its size, according to data gathered in 2018 and published in September 2019 by the City of Boston. In 2018, Paramount produced 13 kilograms of carbon dioxide per square foot, totaling near...

Alum returns to Youtube with unconventional video

Luke Palmer ‘13 returns to YouTube with unconventional videos.

By Julian Valgora, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Following the death of his father in 2017, Luke Palmer ‘13 sought to follow in his father’s footsteps with a creative career. In June of the same year, Luke created Rhino Stew Productions, a YouTube channel that produces shorts, video essays, and sketches that are both unorthodox and experimental. ...

“Pastel” punk band to release new single and music video in January

Karthik Ramaswami ‘22, Amogh Matthews ‘22, Henry Tyndall ‘22, and Thomas Chadwick ‘22 plan to release first music video and new single for their band Sunsetta this January.

By Emily Cardona, Deputy Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Sophomore drummer Amogh Matthews posted on the Emerson Musician Mafia Facebook in 2018 in search of a group of fellow musicians to jam with. He received a response from sophomore singer and guitarist Karthik Ramaswami that led to the creation of Sunsetta, a band the two describe as a “pastel” punk...

Letter: Jan Tarlin responds to “Marlboro College Alumni Association disapproves of proposed merger with Emerson”

Letter: Jan Tarlin responds to “Marlboro College Alumni Association disapproves of proposed merger with Emerson”

By Jan Tarlin, Marlboro College '76

January 15, 2020

To the Editor: Writing as just one of the 500 very different people holding very different views who make up the current membership of the Marlboro College Alumni Association, I would like to correct what I believe to be an inaccurate conclusion one might easily reach after reading the article titled “...

New VP of Finance to head talks about fate of Marlboro campus, finances

Dworkis said he aims to maintain Emerson’s financial trajectory and steer clear of some of the problems other New England liberal arts schools have faced in recent years.

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

December 15, 2019

Paul Dworkis officially joined the president’s office on the 10th floor of the Ansin Building for the first time on December 2, three months after being hired as the Chief Financial Officer of the college and given the title of Vice President of Administration and Finance.  Dworkis will manage the college’s finances...

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

Caroline Bond (center, No. 20) was one of five players in the NEWMAC and the only freshman to average over eight assists per game. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

Freshman setter Caroline Bond and junior outside hitter Grace Tepper received NEWMAC postseason honors for their performance in the 2019 season.  Bond won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year award and made the All-Conference Second Team. Bond recorded 916 ...

Spirit of Emerson committee to debut annual Kindness Award

Jacqueline Holland works as the chair of the Spirit of Emerson committee that will vote on  winners of the Kindness Award. Shiyu Pan / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 20, 2019

An anonymous faculty donor partnered with the Spirit of Emerson organization to establish an award debuting in spring 2020 celebrating kindness within the college community. Professor Tom Cooper and Assistant Vice President of Student Success Sharon Duffy, co-facilitators of the Spirit of Emerson...

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

Elvis Chen catches the frisbee during a team practice. Courtesy of the Emerson Skunks

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 7, 2019

In her final possession as an Emerson Skunk, senior captain Kate Nelson reeled in a pass from junior co-captain Cameron Barth for the game-winning score this past Sunday, capturing the Northeast Mixed Regionals Division B championship and ending her career on top.  The Skunks put out their most experienced pl...

Peter Loge ‘87 received fourth annual Heart of a Lion award

Athletic Director Pat Nicol (left) stands next to Heart of a Lion award winner Peter Loge '87 on Saturday, Nov. 2. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 2, 2019

Emerson Athletics presented former soccer player Peter Loge ‘87 with the 4th annual Heart of the Lion award Saturday evening at the Cathedral Station sports bar and pub.  “Whatever success I’ve had is because of Emerson College,” Loge said in an interview. “I was a terrible soccer play...

Professor’s essay on race in America featured in “Best American Essays”

Jabari Asim reads

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

When Associate Professor Jabari Asim received a call from the editor of “Best American Essays” congratulating him on earning a spot in their 2019 edition, he was surprised. He had never submitted his essay for consideration in the first place.  The essay, “Getting it Twisted," originally...