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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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Michelle Wu (left) and Annissa Essaibi George (right) are set to compete for the citys top job this November.

Wu, Essaibi George advance to general election for Mayor

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
September 15, 2021

City Councilors at Large Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George are set to advance to the city’s general election for Mayor on Nov. 2 after finishing as the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s preliminary...

Students lighting candles to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

‘Every year I heal a little bit more’: Emerson community gathers to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Camilo Fonseca, News Editor
September 12, 2021

On the evening of Sept. 11, several dozen individuals gathered in darkness under the Boston Common bandstand, to remember the lives lost twenty years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shocked...

Attendees look on as the American Flag is lowered to half-staff at a memorial for the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks commemorated across Boston

By Frankie Rowley and Charlie McKenna
September 12, 2021

As the country marks two decades since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, private citizens and public figures alike gathered across the city of Boston on Saturday to honor the lost lives of that...

City Hall flags at half-mast, Sept. 12 2001

Terror Strikes Home: Emerson on 9/11

By Beacon Staff
September 11, 2021

This article was originally published in the Sept. 13, 2001 edition of The Berkeley Beacon.  "I used to see the New York skyline everyday on my way to high school," said Emerson student Evan Bindelglass....

Clockwise from top left: Michelle Wu, Kim Janey, John Barros, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George, and

Breaking down Boston’s five candidates

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
September 10, 2021

Preliminary elections for Boston mayoral election—the first contest without an elected incumbent since 1993—are set for Sept. 14—after which two final candidates will progress to the general election...

Outside of the Emerson College Testing Center.

College reports 14 positive COVID-19 tests in week of testing

By Charlie McKenna and Camilo Fonseca
September 2, 2021

Despite the vaccine mandate for community members, Emerson has reported 14 positive COVID-19 tests in just over a week since the start of fall semester testing, according to the college’s dashboard.  The...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts COVID-19 restrictions lifting May 29

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service
May 17, 2021

By May 29, more than two months ahead of the schedule previously announced, Massachusetts intends to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions and the state of emergency that's been in place since March...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

State outlines plan, timeline for lifting remaining COVID-19 restrictions

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service
April 27, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 restrictions that have reshaped much of public life, Massachusetts now has a target date for when its business and capacity limits are set to be lifted: Aug. 1, 2021. That...

HI Boston Hostel.

Students turn to off-campus lodging for small social gatherings

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 22, 2021

First-year Harry Robinson and his high school girlfriend of two years, who goes to Boston University, had grown used to seeing each other whenever they wanted. When they moved into their respective...

A clinician fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine from a vial.

State vaccine eligibility expands to cover all Emerson students

When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 1.7 million Massachusetts residents—including any Emerson students who didn’t yet qualify—became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a signal of hope...

Snow dusts the Norman Lear statue in the 2 Boylston Alley

Nor’easter brings April snowfall and student bitterness

By Camilo Fonseca, News Editor
April 16, 2021

Emerson students woke up Friday morning to snowflakes outside their windows, an unexpected—and for many, unwelcome—sight after a spell of relatively dry and warm spring weather. While ground...

Center for Spiritual Life creates COVID-19 vigil for grieving community members

Center for Spiritual Life creates COVID-19 vigil for grieving community members

By Bailey Allen, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021

In the lobby of 172 Tremont stands a small table adorned with electric candles and stickers with names of people and experiences lost over the past year—a space of reflection and remembrance for Emerson...

April 1, 2021- Mayor Kim Janey provides an update on Covid 19 and is also joined by Porsha Olayiwola, the City of Boston Poet Laureate, to kick off National Poetry Month.

Janey leaps into race for Boston mayor

By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service
April 6, 2021

Janey will run. Kim Janey, the former city councilor who has been serving as acting mayor for two weeks following the resignation of Martin Walsh, will seek a four-year term this fall, ending speculation...

Emerson senior defeated in special election

Emerson senior defeated in special election

By Camilo Fonseca, News Editor
April 1, 2021

Richard Fucillo, a senior communications major, fell short in his bid to become the youngest lawmaker on Beacon Hill this Tuesday—though he managed to place second in the race as an independent candidate. Garnering...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,252 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
March 31, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,252 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,683 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 36.  Wednesday’s case total marks the first day this week...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,817 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
March 28, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,817 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a rise from the 2,362 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 29.  Saturday’s case total marked the third time this week...

Kelly Bates

Founding director of Elma Lewis center launches City Council campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, News Editor
March 25, 2021

Kelly Bates has a laundry list of qualifications in her bid for the Boston City Council—not least among them her tenure as inaugural director of Emerson’s Elma Lewis Center. Bates—who headed the...

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
March 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,865 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,476 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 54.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,103 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
March 22, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,103 new coronavirus cases Monday, a decline from the 1,678 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 27.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

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

Emerson students eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 19

By Frankie Rowley, Deputy Express Editor
March 17, 2021

Emerson students are slated to be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting April 19, along with the rest of the general public.  The completed vaccination rollout timeline for all remaining...

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