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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Historical Moments

Mayor Michelle Wu cut the ribbon to officially reopen City Hall Plaza after three years of renovations.

City Hall Plaza reopens after over three years of renovations

By Ryan Forgosh, Staff Writer, News
November 19, 2022

Three years, one pandemic, and $95 million later, renovations at City Hall Plaza have concluded, and it has finally reopened to the public on Nov. 18. Since July 2020, City Hall Plaza has been closed...

Hurricane Fiona hit the Caribbean as a category one tropical storm on Sept. 18.

Hurricane Fiona exacerbates Puerto Rico’s electricity crisis

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor At Large
October 5, 2022

When she’s not at Emerson, sophomore business of creative enterprises major Pamela Matos lives in Guaynabo, a rural Puerto Rican town roughly five miles from the island’s capital, San Juan. Guaynabo...

Allen designed and sold the Emerson College shirt worn by Stranger Things character Nancy Wheeler in season four of the show. The profits are donated to victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Photo credit / Reagan Allen

Stranger Things cameo inspires student-run fundraiser for victims of Uvalde school shooting

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
June 5, 2022

One Emerson student launched a campaign and raised over $25,000 — and counting — for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 students and teachers in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.  In the first...

The end of an era: Emerson says goodbye to Sweetwater

The end of an era: Emerson says goodbye to Sweetwater

April 1, 2015

Emerson students walking from their 2 p.m. class in Ansin to their 4 p.m. in Tufte will see a sad sight: Beneath Sweetwater Tavern’s hallmark red awnings, the tables are missing, the door is closed,...

For smokers, a Common spot revoked

For smokers, a Common spot revoked

January 30, 2014

Robertson Kolby Woodfield was walking through Boston Common smoking his daily cigarette when a passerby gave him some unexpected news: he was breaking the law. An expansion of the regulations that Mayor...

There and back again

There and back again

January 12, 2014

One late-July evening this year, Kevin and Claudia Bright opened the backyard of their Los Angeles home to more than 400 people. The couple was hosting the kickoff event of a campaign to raise $20 million...

Roads is where the heart is: Neighborhood pub kept alumni coming back

‘Roads is where the heart is: Neighborhood pub kept alumni coming back

October 3, 2013

When news broke in June that Emerson College would be expanding into Boylston Place, many students and recent graduates cried foul — but not necessarily over the dormitory the college plans to...

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