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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, Assistant Express 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, Assistant Express 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
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...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson’s COVID-19 cases continue decline entering sixth week of semester

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
February 10, 2022

On Wednesday, the college reported a singular COVID-19 case of the 879 tests administered Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.11 percent and continuing Emerson’s downward trend. For the...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports two positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
February 8, 2022

On Tuesday, Emerson reported two positive COVID-19 tests of the 993 administered Monday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.20 percent. The college also reported two community members in on-campus...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Monday reports a singular COVID-19 case

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
February 8, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test for Friday of the 495 administered, setting the positivity rate at 0.20 percent. Zero cases were reported on Saturday and no information was readily...

Boston Fire Department engines outside Boylston Street station

Boylston Station evacuated by fire

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
February 5, 2022

A fire broke out on a Green Line train on Saturday evening, resulting in the evacuation of Boylston Street station and bringing first responders to the scene. While passing Kenmore Station, operators...

Photo: Payton Cavanaugh

10 Chinatown businesses to support this Lunar New Year

By Hannah Nguyen and Abigail Lee
February 3, 2022

Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 this year, and Emerson students have the perfect opportunity to support businesses in neighboring Chinatown. This community has a rich and vibrant history, and students can...

Boylston Street was blanketed in snow on Saturday.

Boston ‘warm and welcoming’ amid record-breaking blizzard

By Bailey Allen, Deputy Enterprise Editor
February 3, 2022

Emerson students witnessed a winter storm of a magnitude not seen in New England in years, dropping nearly two feet of snow over the weekend and enveloping the Boston campus in white-out conditions.  Saturday’s...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emerson reports seven positive COVID-19 tests

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
February 3, 2022

Emerson reported seven positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday of the 1,163 tests administered Tuesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.60 percent. Four community members were reported to be in on-campus...

The exterior of the W hotel.

Students moved to W Boston Hotel in effort to create more isolation spaces

By Abigail Lee, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
February 3, 2022

Emerson relocated 40 students to the W Boston Hotel at the beginning of the spring semester,  in order to free up spaces for on-campus isolation in the face of surging COVID-19 cases.  Students were...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports six positive COVID-19 tests

By Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor
February 1, 2022

As of Tuesday, Emerson reported six positive COVID-19 cases of the 1,685 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.36 percent. Tuesday also reported that seven community members were...

Boylston Street was blanketed in snow on Saturday.

Boston weathers ‘historic’ snowstorm, as strong winds batter campus

By Camilo Fonseca and Frankie Rowley
January 29, 2022

New England is experiencing a winter storm of a magnitude not seen in years, dropping nearly two feet of snow on downtown Boston and enveloping Emerson’s campus in near-whiteout conditions. Since...

Bostons new Chick-fil-a location.

Boston’s first Chick-fil-A garners mixed reaction from Emersonians

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
January 21, 2022

Weeks after its grand opening, Boston's first Chick-fil-A restaurant is still drawing crowds to its Boylston Street location—yet some Emerson community members are still not sold on the chicken joint. The...

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