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

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

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May Day protesters gathered on Liberty Mall by the State House to make speeches and chant before marching to City Hall on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 (Bryan Hecht/Beacon Staff).

‘This is not only a celebration, [but] a call to action’: Boston May Day march emphasizes solidarity with Gaza

By Bryan Hecht, News Co-Editor / May 2, 2024

Nearly two dozen protesters from different organizations gathered at Liberty Mall near the Massachusetts State House in the late afternoon on Wednesday...

Boston City Hall. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Boston City Council calls for ‘immediate and permanent’ ceasefire in Gaza

By DJ Mara, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / May 1, 2024

The Boston City Council passed a resolution 11-2 in support of calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza at its meeting on Wednesday. Councilors Ruthzee...

 A few healthcare professionals position themselves at the front of the human chain advocating for the student’s right to protection, and peaceful protest, in the face of police presence on Friday, April 26, 2024. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff).

Photos: Inside the erratic final hours of the Northeastern Gaza Solidarity encampment

By Bryan Hecht and Sam Shipman / April 30, 2024

Northeastern University’s “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” was created in the early morning of Thursday, April 25, starting at 8 a.m. and continuing...

Mayor Michelle Wu answers questions after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of City Hall Plaza on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Mayor Wu cancels Harvard event following withdrawal of student sponsors due to Emerson encampment police response

By DJ Mara, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / April 28, 2024

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu canceled an event at Harvard University scheduled for April 30 after 11 student affinity groups sponsoring the event pulled their...

Boston City Hall. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Boston city councilors react to Emerson arrests

By DJ Mara, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / April 27, 2024

Boston city councilors have begun to release statements following the arrests of 118 protesters on April 25 at Emerson’s “Popular University Encampment”...

Valerie Harrison, marketing and communications coordinator at St. Francis House, talks to a guest on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Feixu Chen/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Combating homelessness, ‘one day at a time’

By Feixu Chen, Staff Photographer / April 27, 2024

The St. Francis House at 39 Boylston St. finds itself at the epicenter of an unprecedented surge in demand, reflecting the rising cost of living and the...

SGA unanimously votes no confidence in Bernhardt and officially calls for his resignation

SGA unanimously votes no confidence in Bernhardt and officially calls for his resignation

By Katherine Cressman, News Co-Editor / April 27, 2024

The Student Government Association (SGA), during its last general assembly meeting on Friday, unanimously passed a resolution calling on President Jay...

Boston City Clerk Alex Geourntas reads aloud a docket at the councils weekly meeting held on Wednesday, April 10 in the Christopher Iannella Chamber at Boston City Hall. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

The Boston City Council: A (School) Year in Review

By DJ Mara, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / April 24, 2024

Over the course of the 2023-24 academic year, the Boston City Council met for a total of 22 weekly meetings held each Wednesday at noon at City Hall.  Some...

District 5 City Councilor Enrique Pepén introducing the New Mission High School Boys Basketball Team as the Division 5 State Champions at the City Council meeting held on Wednesday, April 10 in the Christopher Iannella Chamber at Boston City Hall. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

Boston City Council honors high school state champions

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara / April 23, 2024

At its meeting on April 10, the Boston City Council proposed and passed resolutions honoring sports teams from around the city who won their respective...

A runner pours a beer over his head right before the finish line to celebrate during the 128th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2024. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Boston Marathon is more than a ‘race’

By Ashlyn Wang, Rian Nelson, Madla Walsh and Annie Zhou / April 21, 2024

The eagerly anticipated 128th Boston Marathon brought nearly 30,000 runners from more than 100 countries to Massachusetts on Monday, April 15. Hundreds...

2024 Boston Marathon: Stories racing to and beyond the finish line

‘The beauty of Boston’: Thousands experience sunny 128th Boston Marathon

By Hannah Nguyen and Olivia LeDuc / April 17, 2024

With sunny skies and temperatures that climbed to the mid-60s, marathon Monday looked a little different compared to last year’s cool and rainy weather. While...

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Goldens galore for Spencer, the Boston Marathon dog

By Annie Sarlin, Beacon Correspondent / April 17, 2024

One day before the Boston Marathon, a sea of golden fur filled the Boston Common in honor of Spencer, the official dog of the race since 2022 who recently...

Team Hoyt cycles

Team Hoyt cycles, runs, and cheers to honor 10th anniversary of last marathon finish for late Rick and Dick Hoyt

By Bryan Hecht, News Co-Editor / April 15, 2024

Today’s 128th Boston Marathon was marked by many important milestones. On its most tender note, the race commemorated the 10th anniversary since the...

Best signs of 2024 Boston Marathon

“Kiss me if you love the Patriots”: Best signs of 2024 Boston Marathon

By Hannah Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief / April 15, 2024

See the Beacon's full coverage on the 2024 Boston Marathon.                      

More than 30,000 runners from over 100 countries are registered to run in the 128th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2024. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff)

2024 Boston Marathon: Stories racing to and beyond the finish line

More than 30,000 athletes from all across the world will take on the 26.2-mile course through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston on Marathon Monday. 
Emerson faculty and alumni to run the 2024 Boston Marathon for charity

Emerson faculty and alumni to run the 2024 Boston Marathon for charity

By Bryan Hecht, News Co-Editor / April 14, 2024
Tomorrow, Emerson students and faculty will be only a few blocks away from the 2024 Boston Marathon finish line where they can watch the roughly 30,000 registered runners take on the historic course.
The 127th Boston Marathon.

The Boston Marathon: Everything you need to know

By Emma Siebold, Staff Writer / April 14, 2024

Boston is hosting 30,000 runners this Monday, April 15, for one of the most prestigious and acclaimed races in the world—the 128th Boston Marathon. Emerson...

A crowd of around 2,000 attendees gather in Newton on Sunday, April 7, 2024, to unveil the “Hostage Wall” that was vandalized in March. (Margaux Jubin/Beacon Staff)

‘Our community is our strength’: Newton community rededicates wall of Hamas’ captives after vandalism

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer / April 10, 2024

Over 2,000 people gathered at Jeff and Miriam Kosowsky’s house in Newton on Sunday to rededicate their wall of Hamas’ hostages, which was vandalized...

Newton family to host ‘Rebuild the Hostage Wall’ following vandalization

Newton family to host ‘Rebuild the Hostage Wall’ following vandalization

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer / April 6, 2024
On Oct. 27, Newton residents Jeffrey and Miriam Kosowsky put up a 100-foot-long wall of the 240 hostages taken captive by Hamas on Oct. 7. After months of remaining intact, their poignant tribute was vandalized last month in what authorities are currently investigating as a hate crime, said Kosowsky.
Viewing the solar eclipse in Boston

Know before you go: Viewing the solar eclipse in Boston

By Annie Sarlin, Staff Writer / April 6, 2024
On Monday, April 8, the moon will align between the sun and the Earth, causing a total solar eclipse. In New England, parts of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire will be along the path of totality, meaning they will experience the eclipse in full.