The Berkeley Beacon

Students express concerns over ELA costs

Students express concerns over ELA costs

By Ally Rzesa

March 14, 2018

Taylor William Weston ’17 used Uber for his hour-long commute between his internship and the Emerson Los Angeles campus.   “I negotiated in my interview that I would need to be compensated [for transportation] so if that didn’t happen, I would’ve paid hundreds of dollars just to go to w...

Fashion Society encourages students to say time’s up

Fashion Society encourages students to say time’s up

By Annika Hom

March 14, 2018

After celebrities wore black at the 2018 Golden Globes and Oscars in solidarity with Time’s Up!—a movement seeking to eliminate sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace—Emerson Fashion Society is asking students to do the same. On March 15, EFS wants students to dress in all back to raise aw...

Love Column: Can we love more than one?

Love Column: Can we love more than one?

By Melissa Rosales, Columnist, Podcast Producer

March 13, 2018

I never expected to find myself Googling, “What is polyamory?” but I felt desperate and confused. Suddenly, I found myself casually dating and falling in love with both a boy and a girl. I wanted to share my heart and my love with both of them. I wanted to be with both of them. The Ethical Slut by D...

Organization aims to slash stigma around socialism

Organization aims to slash stigma around socialism

By Owen Murray

February 28, 2018

Roommates Seamus Malekafzali and Aaron Foster share both a 2 Boylston Place triple and a dedication to leftist politics. The two freshmen started a new group, Young Democratic Socialists of Emerson, as a way to support left-wing socialist ideals and engage in activism in campus and around Boston. ...

Mariana Marshall ’10 blogs on the move

Mariana Marshall ’10 blogs on the move

By Emily Mason

February 28, 2018

When Mariana Marshall ‘10 graduated from Emerson, she thought she had joined the Peace Corps. After months of not receiving an assignment, she decided to pursue a career as a park ranger and start her blog Mariana on the Move. Park Rangers only work eight months out of the year, so Marshall ...

Freshman Albany Alexander models for Vogue Italia

Freshman Albany Alexander models for Vogue Italia

By Melissa Rosales, Columnist, Podcast Producer

February 15, 2018

Posed like a dancer, Albany Alexander thought her photo shoot was nothing more than fun with her friend and professional photographer, Jeannie Albers. The freshman journalism student didn’t know Albers planned to submit the photos anywhere. It shocked her a month later when Alexander sat in cl...

Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, Lydia Albonesi brought Survivor Love Letter—a social media campaign where participants write love letters to survivors of sexual assault—to Emerson for Valentine’s Day. Using the hashtag #SurvivorLoveLetter, participants read their letters in videos or p...

Alumni anthology records election impressions

Alumni anthology records election impressions

By Ally Rzesa

February 8, 2018

People processed the 2016 election differently—some took selfies with cardboard cut-outs of Donald Trump, while others took to the streets chanting, “Not my President.” Michaela Papa ‘15 gathered a group of friends from her creative writing MFA program and edited the book States of the U...

Fall in love with these sweet suggestions for Valentine’s Day

Fall in love with these sweet suggestions for Valentine’s Day

By Ian Sloan

February 8, 2018

Valentine’s Day arrives this Wednesday, and there are plenty of fun events in the Boston area to partake in with or without a significant other: 1) Xs and Os (with an Emphasis on the Ex’s) Wednesday, Feb. 14 @ 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave, Somerville) Cabaret group Tongue an...

Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

By Kyle Labe

January 31, 2018

It happened at a typical Allston house party, where the jungle juice costs two dollars and half-inflated balloons litter the floor. Without warning, a boy I didn’t know pressed me up against the wall and forced his lips on mine. Earlier that night he attempted to hit on me, but I blew him off. Thin...

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

By Ally Rzesa

January 31, 2018

Alyson Hannigan, the host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, saw her phone drop to the floor. Magician Ben Zabin had performed the same magic trick hundreds of times before, but failed for the first time in front of a 1,200 person audience. Although his clip was cut from the show, the blunder inspired...

Sorority to celebrate month of femininity

Sorority to celebrate month of femininity

By Natalie Busch

January 29, 2018

Rebecca Johnson, Sigma’s marketing chair, said HerStory is a gender-inclusive event open to anyone who identifies with the word femininity.   “Obviously [HerStory] itself is centered around the pronoun ‘her,’ but we don’t want it to be centered around just women or just people who ide...