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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Illustration Rachel Choi

New Year’s resolutions suck

By Merritt Hughes, Co-Opinion Editor
January 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. It’s the...

Illustration Claire Smith

“2024 is the new 2014”: Our incessant craving for nostalgia

By Maggie Kaprielian, Beacon Correspondent
January 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Remember when...

Courtesy Maddie Barron

ADVICE: We are SO back, but you have to believe it

By Maddie Barron, Opinion Co-Editor, Magazine Editor
January 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Dear Maddie,  We’re...

Illustration Rachel Choi

The dynamic Boston Celtics duo: Joe Mazzulla and ‘The Town’

By Rumsha Siddiqui, Sports Editor
January 24, 2024

When you think of team building and leadership, what movies come to mind? Perhaps “Coach Carter,” “Glory Road,” or even “Pitch Perfect.” But...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Jerod Mayo announced as new head coach for the New England Patriots

By Rylie Burns, Layout Editor
January 24, 2024

Following a disappointing season with four wins and 13 losses, the New England Patriots parted ways with long-time Coach Bill Belichick and announced Jared...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Cheerleading? I’ll cheer for the legitimization of womens’ sports

By Ella Duggan, Assistant Opinion Editor
January 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Cheerleading...

Highest achieving students recognized at 12th annual ERA Awards

Highest achieving students recognized at 12th annual ERA Awards

By Meg Richards, Staff Writer
April 26, 2023

The Emerson Recognition Achievement Awards, or ERA Awards, took place in the Robert J. Orchard Theater last Friday, where students across all majors were...

Who let the dogs out? Alum Dan Perrault did.

Who let the dogs out? Alum Dan Perrault did.

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
April 26, 2023

Get ready for belly-aching laughter and heartwarming moments as "Strays," the latest comedy film written by alum Dan Perrault, hits theaters on June 9.  The...

Brooke Shields’ ‘Pretty Baby’ exposes the sting of childhood sexualization

Brooke Shields’ ‘Pretty Baby’ exposes the sting of childhood sexualization

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2023

In a newly released Hulu docuseries, childhood star Brooke Shields opens up about her experience growing up as Hollywood’s adolescent sex icon. Though...

Tim Gunn: Corporate, Couture, and Confidence

Tim Gunn: Corporate, Couture, and Confidence

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
April 12, 2023

Tim Gunn, the well-known fashion consultant and television personality, brought his humorous content and impeccable sense of style to Emerson in Tuesday’s...

Coming to Kasteel Well? Don’t pack the kitchen sink.

Coming to Kasteel Well? Don’t pack the kitchen sink.

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
April 12, 2023

Are you a future Kasteel Well dweller? If the answer is yes, then you’re probably wondering how to prepare for your semester abroad. What do I pack?...

Constellations’: the multiverse of what if’s

‘Constellations’: the multiverse of ‘what if’s’

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
April 12, 2023

Boston’s Vermillion Theater staged their interpretation of “Constellations,” portraying young love throughout different universes—highlighting...

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‘Air’ is a slam dunk with an all-star cast

By Rumsha Siddiqui, Sports Editor
April 5, 2023

In a nearly sold-out theater at AMC Boston Common, cinemagoers wearing Air Jordans awaited the premiere of “Air,” a dramedy starring Boston’s poster...

Vermilion Theater’s second production of “Constellations” highlights the importance of queer love on stage

Vermilion Theater’s second production of “Constellations” highlights the importance of queer love on stage

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
April 5, 2023

The legacies of queer love stories on stage have been breaking barriers for theater since Broadway’s 1983 production of “La Cage.” This weekend,...

A brief history of Kasteel Well

A brief history of Kasteel Well

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
April 5, 2023

Kasteel Well, a Dutch national monument, is a moated castle nestled in the countryside of Well, Netherlands. Each day, students cross a wide wooden bridge...

Colony House “Cannonballs” into Paradise Rock Club

Colony House “Cannonballs” into Paradise Rock Club

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
April 5, 2023

Outside the Paradise Rock Club, fans of indie rock band Colony House felt the rumbling bass and heard the explosive energy of the band's soundcheck as...

“Truman and his human”: unconditional love on campus

“Truman and his human”: unconditional love on campus

By Ashlyn Wang, Photo Editor
March 29, 2023

When Melanie Matson met Truman the Beagle-Dachshund seven-and-a-half years ago, she might have never predicted the impact they would make together. The...

Fear and Loathing in Spiderland: freshman band makes an impact on the music world of Emerson

Fear and Loathing in Spiderland: freshman band makes an impact on the music world of Emerson

By Sasha Zirin, Assistant Living Arts Editor
March 29, 2023

You just woke up for your 8 a.m. class. You’re exhausted, and you think some music will help. You scroll through the songs saved on your phone and realize,...

Wicked Queer is here: alum-programmed film festival uplifts LGBTQ voices

Wicked Queer is here: alum-programmed film festival uplifts LGBTQ voices

By Ryan Yau, Assistant Living Arts Editor
March 29, 2023

The Boston LGBTQ+ Film Festival—now known as Wicked Queer—has survived the ups and downs of queer history. It was founded in 1984, before gay marriage...

The haunting of Gracie Abrams’ melancholic melodies

The haunting of Gracie Abrams’ melancholic melodies

By Clara Faulkner, Managing Editor and Living Arts Editor
March 29, 2023

If there’s a discography to make you feel like you live in the movie series “Twilight,” it is Gracie Abrams’ debut album “Good Riddance.” The...

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