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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon


Green Line D branch shuts down, first of three closures

Green Line D branch shuts down, first of three closures

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
September 26, 2022

The MBTA Green Line D branch closed on Sept. 24, commencing the first of three nine-day closures to allow for upgrades and maintenance. The temporary closure eliminates service between Riverside and...

Trans flag waving in front of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Anti-trans protesters met with counter-protesters at Boston Children’s Hospital

By Maddie Barron and Chloe Els
September 21, 2022

Dozens of counter-protesters gathered outside of the Boston Children’s Hospital Sunday in response to the highly controversial visit of Canada-native “Billboard” Chris Elston and subsequent anti-transgender...

Overlooking the tents at the Boston Freedom Rally.

MassCann hosts 33rd annual Boston Freedom Rally

By Bishop Marshall and Sabrina Lam
September 21, 2022

The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition hosted its 33rd annual Boston Freedom Rally in the Boston Common Saturday, known by most attendees as “HempFest.”  Originally, the coalition’s mission...

Orange Line train entering Chinatown station

Orange Line re-opens after month-long shutdown

By Maeve Lawler and Olivia LeDuc
September 19, 2022

The Orange Line resumed its regular service on Monday after a 30-day closure. The first trains left the Oak Grove and Forest Hills Station at 5:16 a.m., according to an MBTA Twitter post.  For the...

Bluebike station on Beacon Street

Boston Bluebike riders enjoy free passes, some eager for transportation improvements

By Maeve Lawler and Chloe Els
September 19, 2022

Boston Bluebike riders reacted positively to free bike passes while voicing improvements they would like to see made in the city’s transportation.  The City of Boston offered free 30-day Bluebike...

Attendees gather to watch performers / Photo: Chloe Els

Asian American Day Festival returns to Boston Common

By Maeve Lawler and Chloe Els
September 14, 2022

The Boston Common buzzed with vendors and visitors attending the 12th Asian American Day Festival on Saturday afternoon. After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, the annual festival returned in celebration...

An Emerson College Police car.

Package explodes at Northeastern; ECPD monitoring situation

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
September 14, 2022

Emerson College Police Department increased campus building security Tuesday night after a package delivered to a Northeastern University building exploded when it was opened, officials said. Around...

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Mayor Wu and Boston Transportation Department announce bike network expansion

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
September 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Transportation Department announced a 9.4-mile expansion of Boston’s bike lanes, most set to be built by December 2023.  The extension is part...

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

Healey, Diehl to face off in November elections

By Chloe Els
September 8, 2022

Maura Healey (D) is set to face Geoff Diehl (R) in November’s midterm elections for Massachusetts governor after both clinched a victory in the primary election on Tuesday. Currently serving as attorney...

President-elect Joe Biden.

President Biden to cancel $10,000 in student debt for qualifying Americans

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 25, 2022

President Biden announced on Wednesday a plan to relieve $10,000 in student loan debt for low-to-middle income borrowers and extended the pause on student loan payments to Dec. 31, 2022. The announcement...

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 in a statement Thursday. Beginning Aug. 19,...

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 run to be held on Patriots’ Day since the onset...

Thomas A. Edison K-8 school. Courtesy / Thomas A. Edison K-8 School, Twitter

Emerson students’ book campaign seeks to build a new library

By Hanna Qiu
March 23, 2022

Several Emerson students are working to fill a library for Brighton school children through a used book campaign organized by the Communication Studies department. The campaign will run between March...

St. Patricks Day celebrations. Courtesy / Creative Commons

Parades, partying and Patrick: Emerson students celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 17, 2022

Emerson students are eagerly anticipating Thursday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—especially for those who are experiencing their first holiday in the storied Irish city of Boston. First-year...

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Blue and yellow speckled the Boston Public Garden Sunday afternoon as protestors held Ukrainian flags and signs high, showing their denunciation of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Supporters held posters...

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday

Protestors at State House condemn Ukraine invasion

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 25, 2022

A throng of people donned in blue and yellow gathered at the steps of the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, protesting the invasion of Ukraine launched by Russia just hours earlier. The crowd waved...

Boston Common in snow.

Robbery on the Boston Common serves as safety reminder for students

By Zhuo Huang
February 14, 2022

A robbery involving two Emerson students on the Boston Common was reported to the Boston Police Department in the evening of Jan. 22. The robbery—first reported to the Emerson College Police Department...

Logo for Black Owned Bos.

10 highlighted Black-owned businesses for Black History Month

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
February 14, 2022

Among the many things that Black people have brought into American society, business will always be one of them. In celebration of Black History Month, The Berkeley Beacon highlights 10 notable Black-owned...

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