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

The Berkeley Beacon

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

The Berkeley Beacon

Cut Short 2020

Isabella Pelletiere

Isabella Pelletiere

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21 / May 10, 2020

I miss the people at Emerson the most. My best friend only lived a couple of floors above me in 2B so I really miss being able to just take the elevator...

Issel Solano-Sanchez

Issel Solano-Sanchez

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / May 10, 2020

The first person I called was my mom. Both my parents are immigrants, so I feel like sometimes things can go over her head because I don’t even think...

Kassiani Mamalakis

Kassiani Mamalakis

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / May 10, 2020

At ELA I think we all had a sense that something was gonna happen with us, but we all thought we were safe for the most part at the start. The email came...

Will Van Gelder

Will Van Gelder

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist / May 10, 2020

I was in my dorm room, at ELA, sitting at my desk. I knew it was gonna happen like an hour or two before because my girlfriend is friends with an RA. When...

Daysia Tolentino

Daysia Tolentino

By Belen Dumont, News Editor / May 10, 2020

I was at my desk finishing work for one of my internships because we had just been ordered to start working remotely that day for that internship. I checked...

Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / May 10, 2020

When the second email came out saying we had to leave, it was more like a rush, especially because after spring break. It’s my favorite time being in...

Kate Foultz

Kate Foultz

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / May 10, 2020

There’s this infinity of little small moments that make up all your time at Emerson. I was looking forward to another Tam Thursday, things like that....

Alison (Yueming) Qu

Alison (Yueming) Qu

By Ziqi Wang / May 10, 2020

It was actually a very dramatic moment, pun intended, because the moment that I got an email, I was in a rehearsal room. That show was supposed to go on...

Raven Devanney

Raven Devanney

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21 / May 10, 2020

I came back from spring break on that Tuesday. I had been at a music festival in Florida without cell service so I was very tuned out from the world. I...

Maryam Fassihi

Maryam Fassihi

By Belen Dumont, News Editor / May 10, 2020

What Emerson has given me is the people, and that’s what I love most about it. ELA was by far my favorite semester, it’s like one of the reasons that...

Gina York

Gina York

By Belen Dumont, News Editor / May 10, 2020

The Friday we found out in Los Angeles that we would all have to leave, everyone was like ‘Okay, senior week starts now, it’s this weekend.’ Everyone...

Cassie Cormier

Cassie Cormier

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / May 10, 2020

Classes had already stopped, but before people had been told that they had to leave campus, I was working on Good Morning Emerson, and we were like, “We’re...

Holden Bender-Bernstein

Holden Bender-Bernstein

By Jakob Menendez, Magazine Editor / May 10, 2020

My first thought was, “Okay, how am I going to get home?” First of all, I felt overwhelming gratitude because I have a home to go to and that's not...

Zach Swasta

Zach Swasta

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / May 10, 2020

When I got the email that said campus was closing, I was in the library. I tend to linger sometimes there when I know I should probably head home, and...