The Berkeley Beacon

Don’t forget to vote local in the upcoming city council elections

Don’t forget to vote local in the upcoming city council elections

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2019

The Boston City Council election this fall is quickly ramping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years with a total of 24 candidates running for 13 seats. Tuesday, Sept. 24 marks the Boston City Council primary, and the deadline to register to vote in the primary unfortunately has already...

Maintaining student activism surrounding Title IX

Maintaining student activism surrounding Title IX

By Editorial Board

September 4, 2019

Emerson College has a long, complicated—and, at times, bleak—history with incidents of sexual misconduct and Title IX, the federal civil rights law that regulates gender-based discrimination and harassment in universities across the country.  In 2013, two students filed a federal complaint against the coll...

Editorial: Merging our identity as students and journalists in the Beacon’s recent coverage

Editorial: Merging our identity as students and journalists in the Beacon’s recent coverage

By Editorial Board

April 19, 2019

At Issue: The Beacon’s story on the removal of the list of alleged abusers Our Take: Reporting with the Emerson community in mind CW/TW: This editorial addresses issues and events surrounding campus sexual assault and violence. The Beacon published an article on Thursday detailing how the college...

Editorial: Leaving our past in the Piano Row basement

Editorial: Leaving our past in the Piano Row basement

By Editorial Board

April 18, 2019

At Issue: A moment of self-reflection before we relocate Our Take: There's still work to be done Starting this fall, the Beacon will occupy a new office at 172 Tremont St. With this transition, we hope to take our strengths with us and leave our mistakes and shortcomings behind in the basement of Piano...

Editorial: Combating memories of tragedy with representations of strength

Editorial: Combating memories of tragedy with representations of strength

By Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

At Issue: Student involvement in Marathon Monday Our Take: Appreciate and honor the marathon   Trigger warning: This editorial addresses events that occurred at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. On Monday, the city of Boston will host the 123rd Boston Marathon. The marathon is not o...

Editorial: Emerson Today’s shrinking awareness of journalistic integrity

Editorial: Emerson Today’s shrinking awareness of journalistic integrity

By Editorial Board

April 4, 2019

At issue: Updates on Emerson Today Our Take: New content introduces more conflicts of interest Recent modifications to Emerson Today, an outlet run by the college’s Marketing Communication Department, have only created more issues with how Emerson communicates information to students. Last...

Editorial: The Berkeley Beacon endorses Pelton for President of the United States

Editorial: The Berkeley Beacon endorses Pelton for President of the United States

By Editorial Board

April 1, 2019

At issue: 2020 Presidential Race Our take: #Pelton2020 President M. Lee Pelton officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States today, April 1, 2019. With over a year and a half to go until the 2020 election, the editorial board of The Berkeley Beacon would like to announce o...

Editorial: College becomes increasingly inaccessible to students

Editorial: College becomes increasingly inaccessible to students

By Editorial Board

March 27, 2019

At issue: College announces 4 percent tuition increase Our take: Prioritize students' financial security over investments A college-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton on March 21 announced a 4 percent increase in tuition for the upcoming 2019–20 academic year and as a result, annual tuition now ...

Editorial: Nearby dispensary opening offers opportunities for responsible consumption

Editorial: Nearby dispensary opening offers opportunities for responsible consumption

By Editorial Board

March 21, 2019

At issue: students’ cannabis use Our take: cannabis can benefit students of age   The closest dispensary for medical and recreational cannabis will open this Saturday in Brookline. A 20-minute drive from the Emerson campus and located off of the E green line Riverway stop, the dispensary w...

Editorial: Admission scandals shine light on abuse of wealth in college admissions

Editorial: Admission scandals shine light on abuse of wealth in college admissions

By Editorial Board

March 14, 2019

At issue: The corruption behind college acceptances Our take: Admissions cop-outs undermine the integrity of higher education   The Justice Department accused 50 wealthy parents of buying their children's acceptance to well-known colleges across the country on Tuesday. Schools involved in the scandal include Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Southern C...

EDITORIAL: Black History Month deserves more attention at Emerson

EDITORIAL: Black History Month deserves more attention at Emerson

By Editorial Board

February 28, 2019

At issue: Black History Month on campus Our take: The college needs to formally recognize the celebration   Emerson College lacks its own formal commemoration to honor Black History Month. At the moment, there is little indication of the school’s attention to this month-long celebration ...

EDITORIAL: Pronouns are not up for interpretation

EDITORIAL: Pronouns are not up for interpretation

By Editorial Board

February 21, 2019

At Issue: Lack of pronoun procedures in classrooms Our take: Professors should be required to ask for preferred pronouns Emerson prides itself on creating an accepting atmosphere for individuals. On campus, we have gender-neutral bathrooms and even staff in place to assist students with updating their em...