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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Three-time Grammy Award winner Fiona Apple

The winners of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards

By Gary Sowder and Joshua Sokol
March 14, 2021

The 2021 Grammy Awards are finally upon us. The premiere ceremony streamed live on the Recording Academy’s website, beginning at 3pm EST. Comedian Trevor Noah will take the stage at 8pm EST to host the...

Broadway Smashes COVID virtual event poster

Non-profit ‘Health Care Without Walls’ to host virtual Broadway fundraiser

By Lucia Thorne
February 3, 2021

In an effort to raise funds for their organization, the Wellesley-based non-profit Health Care Without Walls (HCWW) is hosting the “Broadway Smashes COVID” virtual benefit on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. EST....

SOPHIE, a complex whole made of intricate parts

SOPHIE, a complex whole made of intricate parts

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
February 3, 2021

SOPHIE, a Grammy-nominated electronic-pop producer and artist who revolutionized the genre of hyperpop, died on Saturday in Athens, Greece. At 34 years old, she was known for her reinvigoration of the...

Norman Lear 44

Norman Lear ‘44 to receive The Carol Burnett Award for decades of television work

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
February 2, 2021

Statue-guardian of the Boylston Place Alley Norman Lear will be the third recipient of the annual Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes. The award recognizes Lear’s work in television spanning several...

Plastic Hearts: Why Miley Cyrus is the musical chameleon of Gen Z

“Plastic Hearts:” Why Miley Cyrus is the musical chameleon of Gen Z

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 31, 2021

Gen-Z follows Miley Cyrus through it all. From living a double life on screen as Hannah Montana to a Tiktok trend where fans do whatever Cyrus comments. Throughout her career, fans appreciate her authenticity...

The main entrance of the Boston Public Library.

Boston Public Library expands anti-racism collection and virtual accessibility

By Campbell Parish
January 27, 2021

An anonymous donation of $75,000 helped extend the Boston Public Library’s collection of anti-racist materials. They saw a 500 percent increase in the circulation of anti-racist titles in the month of...

Detail shot from “Hurricane Lost”

Emerson Contemporary introduces spring Media Arts exhibition “Hurricane Lost”

By Lucia Thorne
January 27, 2021

To kick off the spring semester, Emerson Contemporary’s Media Art Gallery is hosting Boston-based interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman’s Hurricane Lost sculptural media art exhibition.  The...

Author Clarah Rae Grossman

A tale of almosts, masterfully told in reverse, in Clarah Rae Grossman’s new book “Seat of the Soul”

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 26, 2021

When we graduate high school, we assume that part of our life is over. The trials and frustrations of social life alongside the harrowing decision of ‘what the f*ck am I going to do with my life?,’...

Actress Sadaf Asgari

Oscar qualified short film “EXAM” written and directed by alum Sonia K. Hadad

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
January 26, 2021

The short film “EXAM,” created by writer and director Sonia K. Hadad ‘17, qualified for an Oscar on top of 33 other awards it’s received since the film’s release in 2019.  Among the 33 awards...

Bowen Yang attends Zoom webinar with Emerson students

Comedian Bowen Yang shares his professional experiences in student webinar

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
January 20, 2021

Saturday Night Live featured player Bowen Yang joined Emerson students during a live Q&A titled “A Night with Bowen Yang” on Tuesday night. During the hour-long Zoom webinar, he discussed Andrew...

Video games are the modern form of storytelling

Video games are the modern form of storytelling

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 20, 2021

Video games have been around since the 1950s, bringing forth old-school classic computer games like “Tennis for Two” and “Spacewar.” Since then, video games are continuously proving to be the newest...

Multimedia artist Daniel Callahan / Courtesy Daniel Callahan

Artist and professor Daniel Callahan appointed president of the Roxbury Cultural District board of trustees

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
January 20, 2021

Multimedia artist Daniel Callahan, an affiliate professor of Emerson, has been appointed by the Roxbury Cultural District as the president of the board of trustees. A resident of Roxbury, Callahan said...

Jasmine Hawkins

Jasmine Hawkins ‘23 set to produce College’s first predominantly Black musical, Jelly’s Last Jam

By Margarita Ivanova
January 17, 2021

Sophomore theatre and performance major Jasmine Hawkins is set to become the first Emerson student to produce a musical with a predominantly Black cast at the college. The show is in the midst of planning...

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