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Fraternities and Sororities forced to be creative with new member education amid COVID

By Mariyam Quaisar, Deputy Lifestyle Editor
March 2, 2021

With the daunting effects of the pandemic, new member education for fraternities and sororities has been a challenge, to say the least. With all events hosted virtually, leaders of Emerson’s Fraternity-Sorority...

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Museum of Science, Boston to host third annual ‘Go Carbon Neutral!’ competition virtually

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
February 28, 2021

The Museum of Science, Boston is adapting to the pandemic while encouraging college students to combat climate change by holding its third annual “Go Carbon Neutral! A Transportation Challenge” online...

Need a distraction? Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to listen to

Need a distraction? Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to listen to

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
February 28, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains disturbing language and mentions of homicide Podcasts have been my go-to outlet to distract me from what's going on in the world around me. Especially with a pandemic...

Students set out to uncover creative Emersonian ‘Hidden Gems’

By Margarita Ivanova
February 24, 2021

Three students recently came together to create “Hidden Gems of Emerson,” an online human interest platform that aims to highlight fellow creative Emersonians. The group shares video interviews and...

Alpha Epsilon Phi executive board members during fall 2020 recruitment.

Spring fraternity and sorority life recruitment: bids, breakout rooms, and bonding

By Frankie Rowley, Assistant News Editor
February 18, 2021

As Zoom hangouts and bids subside and anticipatory new members  take their places in their new fraternities and sororities, Fraternity and Sorority Life at Emerson has officially been brought back from...

Miranda Nicusanti

First-year student starts dining center food review Instagram account

By Bailey Allen, Staff Writer
February 17, 2021

First-year student Miranda Nicusanti, a visual and media arts major from Orange County, CA, photographs the dining center meals for her Instagram food review account, @emersonfoodreview. The account, which...

A client getting her tattoo on a mattress.

Emerson student launches tattoo business

By Mariyam Quaisar, Deputy Lifestyle Editor
February 17, 2021

Emerson student Trey started his own tattoo business for students called Kosher Ink, inspired by the persistent boredom imposed by the pandemic. Since last May, Trey said he has done about 200 tattoos,...

Discussion and Q&A with Tim Gunn

Department of Marketing Communications speaker series begins with guest Tim Gunn

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
February 14, 2021

Tuesday, Feb. 9 marked the beginning of the Department of Marketing Communications’ four-part spring semester speaker series, “Rethinking Consumer Engagement: Leading with Empathy, Equity and Integrity”,...

Eight date ideas to keep that spark alive this Valentine’s Day

Eight date ideas to keep that spark alive this Valentine’s Day

By Soleil Easton
February 14, 2021

Ah, the season of love. Most Valentine’s Days, we pack in as many romantic activities as possible, whether that be candlelit dinners, couples’ massages, or cocktails at a rooftop bar. But this year,...

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of 'The Fact of a Body

Emerson alumni team up to adapt “The Fact of a Body” for HBO series

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
February 10, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual violence and murder. Alum and writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s ‘09 book The Fact of a Body has been picked up by fellow alum Jermaiah Zagar...

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

By Mariyam Quaisar, Deputy Lifestyle Editor
February 10, 2021

February 14 is fast approaching, and the love-filled day stirs up quite a few emotions. Luckily for you, The Beacon has a number of movie suggestions for you to watch for each emotion you might be feeling...

Broadway Smashes COVID virtual event poster

Non-profit ‘Health Care Without Walls’ to host virtual Broadway fundraiser

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
February 3, 2021

In an effort to raise funds for their organization, the Wellesley-based non-profit Health Care Without Walls (HCWW) is hosting the “Broadway Smashes COVID” virtual benefit on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. EST....

Norman Lear '44

Norman Lear ‘44 to receive The Carol Burnett Award for decades of television work

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
February 2, 2021

Statue-guardian of the Boylston Place Alley Norman Lear will be the third recipient of the annual Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes. The award recognizes Lear’s work in television spanning several...

The main entrance of the Boston Public Library.

Boston Public Library expands anti-racism collection and virtual accessibility

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
January 27, 2021

An anonymous donation of $75,000 helped extend the Boston Public Library’s collection of anti-racist materials. They saw a 500 percent increase in the circulation of anti-racist titles in the month of...

Author Clarah Rae Grossman

A tale of almosts, masterfully told in reverse, in Clarah Rae Grossman’s new book “Seat of the Soul”

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 26, 2021

When we graduate high school, we assume that part of our life is over. The trials and frustrations of social life alongside the harrowing decision of ‘what the f*ck am I going to do with my life?,’...

Bowen Yang attends Zoom webinar with Emerson students

Comedian Bowen Yang shares his professional experiences in student webinar

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
January 20, 2021

Saturday Night Live featured player Bowen Yang joined Emerson students during a live Q&A titled “A Night with Bowen Yang” on Tuesday night. During the hour-long Zoom webinar, he discussed Andrew...

A worker dispensing salt along the Washington and Boylston Street intersection.

11 ways to celebrate the holiday season COVID-free

By Karissa Schaefer, Deputy Arts Editor
December 22, 2020

Decorating, family time, movies, shopping, and holiday food are just a few hallmarks of the holiday season. But in a normal year, no one has to account for a global pandemic while mapping out their December...

The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston lit up just under two weeks after arriving in the Common.

Photos: Boston lights up Nova Scotia Christmas Tree in Common

By Domenic Conte, Magazine Editor
December 3, 2020

Last month, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia sent down its annual "Nova Scotia Tree for Boston" to the city, which receives a tree each year as a thank you for a century-old aid effort from the...

Emerson seniors Angel Salcedo and Khary Higgins hosted the first episode of 'HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?' Left to right: Miranda Andreson, Angel Salcedo, Josh Zakim, and Khary Higgins.

Team Harmony web series strives to educate and fight against hate

By Mariyam Quaisar, Deputy Lifestyle Editor
November 23, 2020

The international non-profit Team Harmony debuted a new web series against hate, titled “HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?,” in collaboration with Emerson’s Communication Studies Department and several...

The Tree for Boston being moved into its location for the holiday season on the Boston Common. The 45 foot tree will be decorated with lights on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Photos: Honorary Boston Common Christmas Tree arrives from Nova Scotia

By Domenic Conte, Magazine Editor
November 21, 2020

Several dozen spectators watched Friday morning as Maltby and Company Tree Service helped erect this year's Nova Scotian white spruce Christmas tree in Boston Common. The tree is sent by the Canadian...

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