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Farewell columns

Former Editor-in-Chief Chris Van Buskirk in front of a very legendary establishment.

After 1,033 days, an editor says farewell

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
June 30, 2020

It was a Tuesday around 6:50 p.m. when shots rang out across Boston Common. Students were told to shelter in place several minutes later but a young reporter had managed to barrel down nine flights...

Head Over Feels: The story doesn’t end here

Head Over Feels: The story doesn’t end here

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
May 11, 2020

I started writing love columns by accident.  One Wednesday during the first semester of my sophomore year, my boyfriend at the time broke up with me at approximately 5:30 p.m. I had a Beacon production...

Farewell Column: If this is it, it’s been a hell of a ride

Farewell Column: If this is it, it’s been a hell of a ride

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
April 24, 2020

When I was looking to transfer out of my tiny liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio—a town east of Dayton with a population just shy of Emerson’s student body—I ranked the potential schools...

Farewell Column: Too much love, not enough time

Farewell Column: Too much love, not enough time

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
March 16, 2020

The newsroom had been planning a Beacon party for weeks.  We spend so many hours in a work setting that we need time with each other without all the stress and pressure. And then our lives were flipped...

Farewell Column: What The Beacon taught me

Farewell Column: What The Beacon taught me

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
December 4, 2019

I’ll never forget the first time I had one of my articles critiqued for The Beacon. I was a first-semester freshman and had just written my first real journalistic article. It was a simple season preview...

Farewell Column: It’s been real

Farewell Column: It’s been real

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
December 4, 2019

When I first joined The Beacon my first semester freshman year, I never once imagined I would be where I am now, as a managing editor, writing a farewell column. I was just a bright-eyed young journalist,...

After 100 issues, an editor says farewell

After 100 issues, an editor says farewell

By Ryan Catalani
May 6, 2015

There’s something beautiful about emerging from the Beacon office on a Thursday morning—having finally finished the print edition—and seeing the sunrise. After being in an underground office for...

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