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Dr. Gregory Payne, chair of the Communication Studies Department, is in his office during an interview with the Berkeley Beacon, where he reflects on his 40th anniversary teaching at Emerson and the years ahead. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

Dr. Gregory Payne celebrates his 40th anniversary of teaching Emerson ‘change agents’

By DJ Mara
Published February 21, 2024

Dr. Gregory Payne, chair of the Communication Studies Department, celebrated his 40th anniversary of teaching at Emerson College earlier this month, a...

Eventgoers find a spot to enjoy their drinks. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

35th annual ‘Tết in Boston’ festival offers the Vietnamese community a sense of home

By Sabrina Lam and Jack Burns
Published February 8, 2024

Nestled inside an unassuming cruise terminal on the South Boston waterfront laid the vibrant 35th annual “Tết in Boston” festival, filled with Vietnamese...

‘This is life-changing’: Emerson faculty union and college reach new collective bargaining agreement

‘This is life-changing’: Emerson faculty union and college reach new collective bargaining agreement

By Olivia LeDuc
Published February 7, 2024

After working off-contract for more than half a year and making gradual progress in negotiations, Emerson’s full-time faculty union ratified the “life-changing”...

Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore

Two major anthologies include Emerson professor Jabari Asim’s words, welcoming Black History Month

By Valentina Baez, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

“Poemhood: Our Black Revival” and “This is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets,” two major anthologies of African American poetry,...

SGA faces student organization appeals worth double allocated budget

SGA faces student organization appeals worth double allocated budget

By Katherine Cressman, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

Nandan Nair, the Student Government Association's (SGA) executive treasurer, opened the Feb. 2 meeting with an alarming issue that will shape many of the...

Emerson Student Union sees increase in student body participation, plans new town hall meeting

Emerson Student Union sees increase in student body participation, plans new town hall meeting

By Valentina Baez, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 7, 2024

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met for their weekly meeting last Wednesday to celebrate their successful union drive and the new possibility...

“Things are looking a lot better”: Sustainability Coordinator Jacqui Moy joins Emerson’s sustainability team

“Things are looking a lot better”: Sustainability Coordinator Jacqui Moy joins Emerson’s sustainability team

By Katherine Cressman, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 6, 2024

The Emerson Dining Hall trash cans frequently hold the wrong kind of waste. Whether it be a banana peel in the recycling bin or plastic water bottles in...

From left, Councilors Enrique Pepén, Henry Santana, and Benjamin Weber; Brian Worrell, and Erin Murphy applaud as a resolution is given at a recent City Council Meeting. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

New Boston city councilors emphasize need for collaboration and cultural shift in upcoming term

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz
Published February 6, 2024

The Boston City Council welcomed four new members in January. Each of the newly inaugurated members has emphasized the need for collaboration among councilors...

Emerson community reacts to abnormal weather patterns in Boston

Emerson community reacts to abnormal weather patterns in Boston

By Sam Shipman, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

Bostonians are no strangers to bizarre winters, keeping their coats and snow boots readily accessible in the winter months—but this year, everything...

According to Zumpers January 2024 national rent report, Boston has the third-highest 1-bedroom median rent prices. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

Boston’s lack of accessibility for affordable housing is impacting graduate students

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

Having a slanted floor that causes his chair to roll while watching TV is one of the quirks in Alan Geiss’s historic house in Harvard Square. This, coupled...

Emerson alum M Sloth Levine’s ‘The Interrobangers’ explores queer survival through a culturally recognizable lens

Emerson alum M Sloth Levine’s ‘The Interrobangers’ explores queer survival through a culturally recognizable lens

By Sam Lawrence, Beacon Correspondent
Published January 31, 2024

On Jan. 27, “The Interrobangers” premiered at the Boston Public Library with the Company One Theater. This queer coming-of-age production draws inspiration...

Sofia Vergara transforms into the Queenpin: “Griselda”

Sofia Vergara transforms into the Queenpin: “Griselda”

By Danielle Bartholet
Published January 31, 2024

This article contains spoilers.  “The only man I was ever afraid of was a woman named Griselda Blanco” -Pablo Escobar  The quote appears across...

Clara’s choice: best all-time Valentine’s Day films

Clara’s choice: best all-time Valentine’s Day films

By Clara Faulkner
Published January 31, 2024

As we enter the month of love, my cravings veer from the conventional rose-petaled dinners and the inevitable barrage of curious questions from friends....

“ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three Acts” revives the Smashing Pumpkins

“ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three Acts” revives the Smashing Pumpkins

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

The long-anticipated album from ‘90s rock icons The Smashing Pumpkins was released in three separate increments, titled “ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three...

Beth Germano, senior reporter at WBZ-TV, speaks on the panel about how to cover mass shootings. (Annie Zhou/Beacon Staff)

Lessons from Lewiston: Journalists share thoughts on covering mass shootings

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

Editor’s Note: While quotes from panelists are verbatim, the Q&A has been edited and condensed for clarity.  On Oct. 25, 2023, 18 people were...

Photo courtesy of @bostoncommoncoalition on Instagram

‘We can do something that can change the world’: Journalism student launches initiative to provide aid to Boston’s homeless population

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

From a young age, Adam Nuñez felt drawn to help the homeless, especially after seeing a drastic increase in homelessness over the last few years in his...

People sample free chocolate provided by local businesses at the 16th annual Harvard Square Taste of Chocolate fair, some waiting over an hour in the cold to sample a few morsels of chocolate in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. (Amin S. Lotfi/Beacon Staff)

A sweet weekend: Harvard Square’s Taste of Chocolate Festival returns with free chocolate extravaganza tastings

By Olivia LeDuc, News Editor
Published January 31, 2024

Chocolate lovers convened at Brattle Street in Cambridge on Saturday, dressed in warm winter garments and eagerly waiting in line for hours to get their...

Emerson addresses campus tension with communal gatherings for Jewish and Muslim students amid Israel-Palestine conflict

Emerson addresses campus tension with communal gatherings for Jewish and Muslim students amid Israel-Palestine conflict

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

Amid an outpour of campus-wide tension brought forth by the Israel-Palestine conflict, the college’s leading administrators are hosting discussion-based...

Emerson Student Union looks to reform student financial aid, student support new semester

Emerson Student Union looks to reform student financial aid, student support new semester

By Valentina Baez, Correspondent
Published January 31, 2024

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) came together for its second meeting of the semester last Wednesday, tackling big ideas around outreach and...

A group of furries march outside of the Anthro New England Convention. (Photo by Doktor is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Anthro New England attracts large furry fandom to Seaport district

By Sam Shipman and Bryan Hecht
Published January 29, 2024

Thousands of furries and members of the furry fandom converged on The Westin in Boston’s Seaport district last weekend for the eighth annual Anthro New...

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