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Alum Georden West wins Student Oscar for experimental short film

Georden West ‘18 premiered “Patron Saint” in July 2019, three months before winning gold at the Student Academy Awards. Sam Hwang / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

Georden West '18 watched in disapproval as their college in southern Virginia forced transgender students to leave, stripping them of their ability to graduate. As a queer media maker, they refuse to acknowledge the name of the institution and promote its existence. “I was making films about what it was like...

Tepper leads women’s volleyball past Rivier

The women's volleyball team improved its record to 16-6 on the season. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

The women’s volleyball team bounced back from a 3-1 loss at Endicott College with a 3-0 win over Rivier College behind junior outside hitter Grace Tepper’s 20 kills.  “Offensively she’s a beast,” head coach Ben Read said in a post-game interview. “She plays high above the net, just h...

Boston Book Festival prints 20,000 copies of graduate student’s book

Graduate student Ciera Burch earned a spot at Boston Book Festival for her short story “Yvonne,” selected for the One City One Story series. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

October 9, 2019

Four months after sending her short story to the Boston Book Festival, Emerson graduate student Ciera Burch received word that her submission “Yvonne” bested 45 other entries and earned the selection for the festival’s One City One Story series.  The 11th annual Boston Book Festival will ta...

Emerson Skunks earn school affiliated org status

Kate Nelson (second row, fourth from left) joined the Emerson Skunks three years ago. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

September 17, 2019

Senior captain Kate Nelson of the Emerson Skunks, the school’s ultimate disc program, remembers the rough times of traveling to tournaments with the team during her first season three years ago. “My freshman year, we slept on the floor of a frat house in Saratoga,” Nelson said. “A guy on...

Baseball field undergoes $2 million renovation

Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

September 4, 2019

The baseball team’s home field at St. John’s Prep in Danvers underwent renovations over the summer, including a fresh layer of turf, a new and improved home run fence, and netting along the fences on the first and third baseline to protect fans from foul balls.  The Pete Frates ’03 fiel...

Emerson Skunks compete in ‘Huck for Hope’ charity tournament

The Emerson Skunks lost in the semifinals of the Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday. Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

April 8, 2019

The college’s ultimate disc club, the Emerson Skunks, participated in the sixth annual Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Skunks and four other teams—Harvard University, MIT, and two from Boston University—each paid $200 to enter Huck for...

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reflects on career in 4th annual Al Jaffe Speaker Series

Al Jaffe (left) and Stephen A. Smith (right) spoke about sports journalism and gave advice to interested students. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

March 31, 2019

Stephen A. Smith shared details from his illustrious career in sports television on March 27 to what Al Jaffe called the largest audience to attend the Al Jaffe Speaker Series in his four years as the host. Smith, an ESPN commentator and NBA analyst best known for his TV talk show First Take, drew over ...

Senior co-writes Harvard musical to raise Asian representation in theater

Senior Jared Leong co-wrote The East Side, a musical comedy about a Chinese-American high school student, with two students from Harvard University. • Xinyi Tu / Beacon Correspondent

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

March 27, 2019

Senior Jared Leong had never written a musical before last July. However, he said he could not refuse the opportunity to portray the Asian-American experience and address the lack of Asian representation in theater when a Facebook post asking for people interested in co-writing a musical came to his attention...

Men’s volleyball 1-3 in conference play following loss to Emmanuel

Sophomore middle blocker Samuel Willinger (left) totaled 7 points on 23 attacks in the Lions' loss to Emmanuel College. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

March 15, 2019

The men’s volleyball team fell from fifth to sixth place in the conference after losing to Emmanuel College in three sets on Thursday night. Despite Emmanuel’s commanding victory, the Lions managed to record 10 more attacks than the Saints. However, the Saints scored on 28.4 percent of their a...

Women’s and men’s tennis share 6-3 record after spring break

Rachel Scalera has appeared in the first doubles match of every game this season for the Lions. Courtesy of Maximo Lawlor

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

March 11, 2019

Nine matches into his second season, tennis head coach Aaron Bergeron continues to lead the men’s and women’s tennis programs to more success than it had in any of the previous four seasons. Both teams have a 6-3 record so far this season. The women’s team had not surpassed six wins before...

Men’s basketball season ends after loss in first round of NCAA tournament

Freshman Jarred Houston (center, No. 23) rises up for two of his 12 points against Rowan University. Photo courtesy of The Whit

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

March 2, 2019

Rowan University eliminated the men’s basketball team in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association by a score of 96-79. After a promising first half, the Profs erupted early in the second half to take control of the game and secure a commanding victory over the Lions. Lions h...

Lions to face Rowan University in first NCAA tournament appearance

Geoff Gray '19 (center, No. 3) signed a one year contract with Israeli Basketball Premier League team Hapoel Eilat. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

February 25, 2019

The men’s basketball team will head to New Jersey on Friday to face off against Rowan University in the first round of the Division III National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. Rowan will host the Lions after the public university in Glassboro, New Jersey, finished its season with a...