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

The Berkeley Beacon

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

The Berkeley Beacon

The Boston Bruins face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden.

Bruins on Boylston: Revisiting preseason queries and posing three current questions

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / December 9, 2022

Plenty of NHL teams faced questions entering the 2022-23 season. Would the Colorado Avalanche play their way to a second consecutive Stanley Cup? Would...

We should ditch Friendsgiving

By Karenna Umscheid / November 24, 2022

It’s become common to acknowledge that the history of several American holidays is rooted in colonialism. An example includes the refusal of many to...

Emerson announces new interim VP of enrollment management

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / November 19, 2022

Emerson named the new interim Vice President of Enrollment Management in a community-wide email Friday morning.  Justin Sharifipour, former associate...

Mayor Michelle Wu cut the ribbon to officially reopen City Hall Plaza after three years of renovations.

City Hall Plaza reopens after over three years of renovations

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer, News / November 19, 2022

Three years, one pandemic, and $95 million later, renovations at City Hall Plaza have concluded, and it has finally reopened to the public on Nov. 18. Since...

Graduate student and guard Jarred Houston goes up for a lay-up.

Men’s basketball loses thriller to Bridgewater State 81-79

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / November 19, 2022

The Emerson men’s basketball team was defeated by Bridgewater State on Wednesday night in a competitive thriller, 81-79—the team’s second consecutive...

Sophomore defender Yoshiko Slater was named to NEWMACs First Team All-Conference.

Women’s soccer team earns six All-Conference selections, two other awards

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / November 19, 2022

After a historic season, the Emerson women’s soccer team—which won the NEWMAC championship on Nov. 5—added to its trophy case Thursday after being...

TD Garden.

Bruins on Boylston: It’s early, but the Bruins have all the pieces of a championship contender

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / November 3, 2022

The last time the Boston Bruins lifted the Stanley Cup was 2011. It’s been just over a decade—not long compared to franchises that have been in limbo...

Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean as a category one tropical storm on Sept. 18.

Hurricane Fiona exacerbates Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis

By Vivi Smilgius / October 5, 2022

When she’s not at Emerson, sophomore business of creative enterprises major Pamela Matos lives in Guaynabo, a rural Puerto Rican town roughly five miles...

The Emerson mens soccer team defeated Springfield College on Sept. 17.

Men’s soccer beats Springfield 2-0

By Jianbo Ma and Puiman Tsui / September 23, 2022

The Emerson Lions defeated the Springfield Pride 2-0 at home in their NEWMAC season opener on Sept. 17.  Entering the game, the Lions were undefeated,...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

How can the Patriots return to January football and possible postseason glory?

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports / September 23, 2022

The first two weeks of the New England Patriots’ football season have come and gone, and if you were expecting a pair of convincing wins, you’re probably...

Emerson College womens volleyball team.

Women’s volleyball loses nailbiter to MIT

By Abigail Lott / September 22, 2022

The women’s volleyball team dropped its NEWMAC season opener following a thrilling 3-2 match against MIT, ending the Lions’ five-game winning streak.  Despite...

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

Women’s soccer routs Plymouth State 5-1 in second win of the season

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor / September 19, 2022

The Emerson women’s soccer team defeated its NEWMAC rival Plymouth State Panthers 5-1 on Tuesday, securing the Lions’ second win on the season.  The...

The Emerson womens cross country team.

Men’s and women’s cross country captains gear up for their final tours as Lions

By Jason Tulchin, Assistant Sports Editor / September 18, 2022

Following a season in which the Emerson women’s and men’s cross country teams placed 16th and 30th in the Division III East Regionals respectively,...

The Orange Line will be closed until Sept. 18 for safety repairs.

Orange Line faces month-long shutdown

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / August 20, 2022

Emerson’s Campus Life Office shared alternative travel resources and on-campus spaces available to off-campus students in light of city-wide MBTA shutdowns...

Formerly the Title IX office, Emersons Office of Equal Opportunity will address issues of discrimination, sexual violence and harassment on campus.

Emerson’s Office of Equal Opportunity to replace Office of Title IX

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / August 20, 2022

Emerson announced on Friday its new Office of Equal Opportunity, which will absorb the functions of the college’s former Office of Title IX. Formed...

BCE Director Wes Jackson will leave the college in July. Photo credit: Lala Thaddeus, 2018

Business of Creative Enterprises Director Wes Jackson to leave college in July

By Hannah Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief / June 12, 2022

Director of the Business of Creative Enterprises program Wes Jackson will leave Emerson in July to serve as president of the non-profit arts organization...

Allen designed and sold the Emerson College shirt worn by Stranger Things character Nancy Wheeler in season four of the show. The profits are donated to victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Photo credit / Reagan Allen

Stranger Things cameo inspires student-run fundraiser for victims of Uvalde school shooting

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief / June 5, 2022

One Emerson student launched a campaign and raised over $25,000 — and counting — for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 students and teachers...

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

College, city work toward climate damage mitigation

By Vivi Smilgius / April 21, 2022

As the world feels the effects of climate change, Boston attempts to limit damages—but the question of whether its action plan is adequate remains unanswered. The...

Boston Marathon runners rehydrate after finishing the race.

‘Boston is not a marathon to be trifled with’: 30,000 flocked to Monday’s race

By Bailey Allen and Adri Pray / April 21, 2022

Downtown Boston was transformed on Monday, as thousands of runners from across the world crossed the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon—the first...

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation/ Courtesy: @GuggFellows

Emerson professors named Guggenheim fellows

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 21, 2022

Two Emerson professors were chosen as Guggenheim Fellows for the 2022 program, bringing the number of Emersonian recipients to six.  The John Simon...