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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...

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‘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...

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...

Emerson RAs unanimously vote to unionize

Emerson RAs unanimously vote to unionize

By Olivia LeDuc, News Editor
Published January 24, 2024

In a unanimous 67-0 vote, Emerson residential assistants voted to unionize after Wednesday’s election held by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),...

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Students share thoughts on upcoming presidential election

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer
Published January 24, 2024

As primaries and caucuses begin across the country this week, voters are starting to pick their choices for the 2024 presidential election. Though neither...

Melissa Richards is appointed as the new Emerson vice president and chief of staff, starting her role on Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Melissa Richards appointed as new Emerson vice president and chief of staff

By Bridget Frawley, Staff Writer
Published January 24, 2024

Melissa Richards knew from a young age that she wanted to enter the communications field as a broadcast journalist. But as the first member of her family...

First-year forward Guillermo Gasset Ruiz shoots against Coast Guard on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Men’s basketball falls to Coast Guard in NEWMAC home opener

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published December 14, 2023

The Emerson men’s basketball team entered their Thursday afternoon practice less than 24 hours after their NEWMAC opener, where Babson handed them their...

Protesters stand on a statue in front of the Boston Public Library, holding a giant banner and chanting at the All Out for Palestine rally in Copley Square on Monday, October 16, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Emerson faculty members plan to host teach-in on Gaza next semester

By Maddie Khaw
Published December 13, 2023

After a back-and-forth discussion with college administrators, a group of faculty members plans to host a teach-in on Gaza early next semester, featuring...

Kristin Britton, left, and Patti Nelson, right, at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the picture communication board in Norwell, Mass. (Photo courtesy of Patti Nelson)

Empowering Inclusive Play: Kristin Britton and Patti Nelson collaborate with the Flutie Foundation to bring communication boards to Norwell

By Sofia Waldron, Beacon Correspondent
Published December 13, 2023

Emerson communications sciences and disorders (CSD) alums Kristin Britton and Patti Nelson partnered with Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism to bring...

Emerson College appoints Robert Amelio as a part-time interim director of Spiritual Life.

Robert Amelio addresses diversity, equity, and outreach in his new role as interim director at the Emerson Center for Spiritual Life

By Bryan Hecht, Staff Writer
Published December 13, 2023

Last week, Robert Amelio was announced as the part-time interim director of spiritual life. A 1981 alumnus, former professor, and director of diversity...

The Maximilian Mutchnick Cafe.

Students express discontent over Max tax

By Honor Scorzelli, Beacon Correspondent
Published December 13, 2023

The Max is a favored dining spot among students on campus; however, numerous items at the C-Store in the Max Cafe are pricier than those at nearby stores,...

Senior forward Quinn OConnor (#50) goes for a layup against the Lesley Lynx on Tues., Dec. 5.

Emerson’s women’s basketball triumphs against Lesley, 93-54

By Abigail Lott, Staff Writer
Published December 7, 2023

Players and fans celebrated with hugs and high-fives in the Brown and Plofker Gym Tuesday, Dec. 5, as Emerson women’s basketball team got to .500 with...

Members of Emersons Esports club during their game night in the Little Building on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Emerson Esports offers community, competition, and creative practice

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant News Editor
Published December 7, 2023

Junior visual and media arts major Bryson Beck was hesitant to get involved with Emerson Esports when he was first recruited to join one of the organization’s...

Norman Lear ‘44

Norman Lear ‘44, TV and Emerson legend, dies at 101

By Hannah Nguyen, News Editor
Published December 6, 2023

Norman Lear ‘44, the television writer and producer who revolutionized American sitcoms by addressing political and social issues, died on Dec. 5. He...

Madeline Gregorski, left, and Layla Palmer, right, win the Mackie and Emerson College Podcast Pitch Contest for their true crime show. (Amin S. Lotfi/Beacon Staff)

Duo wins Mackie and Emerson College Podcast Pitch Contest for their true crime show

By Sofia Waldron, Beacon Correspondent
Published December 6, 2023

Madeline Gregorski and Layla Palmer’s “Snuffed: An Untrue Crime Podcast” recently won in the fiction category of Mackie and Emerson College’s Podcast...

SGA discusses affirmative action ban, impact on Emerson admissions

SGA discusses affirmative action ban, impact on Emerson admissions

By Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Published December 5, 2023

The Supreme Court outlawed affirmative action in June 2023, making it illegal for colleges and universities around the U.S. to use race as a determining...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to violation, larceny reports

By Olivia LeDuc, Assistant News Editor
Published December 4, 2023

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity...

ECSU discusses concerns about college’s lack of support for non-Emerson-affiliated organizations and alumni

ECSU discusses concerns about college’s lack of support for non-Emerson-affiliated organizations and alumni

By Zhihao Zhu, Beacon Correspondent
Published December 4, 2023

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met on Wednesday to discuss issues with the college administration’s communication with the Emerson community...

Emerson fans cheering on the mens basketball team during their 2022 NEWMAC Semifinals game vs. Babson.

Is Emerson a sports school?

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published November 30, 2023

Emerson College is known for a lot of great things—from its creative programs, outstanding alumni network, or even as the school Nancy Wheeler chooses...

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