The Berkeley Beacon

Alum grills up success with chain of casual eateries

Alum grills up success with chain of casual eateries

By Anissa Gardizy

November 6, 2019

While on tour with his younger brother’s punk band in Europe, complimentary food platters inspired James DiSabatino ‘09 to make a living off selling cheese and bread. DiSabatino traveled with the band The Carrier from 2007 to 2010 in between school vacations. He said he was responsible for ma...

Delta Kappa Alpha starts new competition in lieu of 48 hour film festival

Delta Kappa Alpha starts new competition in lieu of 48 hour film festival

By Grace Rispoli

November 6, 2019

During his first year at Emerson, senior Jacob Falberg pulled an all-nighter to direct and edit a film for Emerson’s 48 Hour Film Festival.  He reminisced about collaborating with another editor, blasting King of the Hill in his suite’s common room, and drinking Monster Energy to stay awake t...

Professor’s essay on race in America featured in “Best American Essays”

Professor’s essay on race in America featured in “Best American Essays”

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

October 30, 2019

When Associate Professor Jabari Asim received a call from the editor of “Best American Essays” congratulating him on earning a spot in their 2019 edition, he was surprised. He had never submitted his essay for consideration in the first place.  The essay, “Getting it Twisted," originally...

Alum makes history in MTV show’s all queer cast

Alum makes history in MTV show’s all queer cast

By Dasha German

October 28, 2019

In summer 2019, Kai Wes ‘14 appeared as one of 16 cast members on the eighth season of MTV’s Are You the One (AYTO), a reality dating show about finding one's perfect match. The eighth season marked the first of any U.S. reality dating show to feature an entirely sexually fluid cast—all the cast mem...

Alum turns love of editing into online business

Alum turns love of editing into online business

By Juliet Norman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

October 24, 2019

While Liam Carnahan ‘08 earned his degree in writing, literature and publishing, he constantly gave and received critiques on classroom writing assignments.  When Carnahan realized that this brought him more joy than writing itself, he became inspired to pursue a career centered around editing....

Junior returns funds raised for homeless men following discovery of sex-offender status

Junior returns funds raised for homeless men following discovery of sex-offender status

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

Junior Karigan Wright disabled her GoFundMe campaign for three local homeless men after learning all are registered as level-three sex offenders in Massachusetts.  Karigan raised almost $3,000 for the men to secure them winter housing. However, after WFXT-TV reporter Evan White interviewed Wright...

The Haunted Hour rises from the dead for season two

The Haunted Hour rises from the dead for season two

By Kaitlyn Mettetal

October 21, 2019

Trapped in Boston Logan Airport during a flight delay, junior Elinor Bonifant hastily connected to the slower-than-molasses public wi-fi. Bonifant submitted the first season of her original podcast, The Haunted Hour, to the 38th EVVY awards while waiting for her flight—she did not expect to become the ...

Students rally for state legislation to end period poverty

Students rally for state legislation to end period poverty

By Katie Redefer, Copy Editor

October 21, 2019

Impassioned speakers and protesters demanded accessibility to free menstrual products and an end to period stigmatization on Saturday at the Massachusetts National Period Day Rally. “I want to live in a world where a menstrual stain is not social suicide,” University of Massachusetts Boston P...

Students rally for accessible menstrual products

Students rally for accessible menstrual products

By Juliet Norman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

October 16, 2019

Decked out in all-red outfits and holding up signs of protest, student organization Emerson Flows will gather in City Hall Plaza on Oct. 19 to rally against period poverty. Mass NOW, Massachusetts National Organization for Women, will join Emerson Flows, Emerson’s official campus organization for ...

Boston Book Festival prints 20,000 copies of graduate student’s book

Boston Book Festival prints 20,000 copies of graduate student’s book

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor: Print

October 9, 2019

Four months after sending her short story to the Boston Book Festival, Emerson graduate student Ciera Burch received word that her submission “Yvonne” bested 45 other entries and earned the selection for the festival’s One City One Story series.  The 11th annual Boston Book Festival will ta...

Junior raises money to help homeless men secure winter housing

Junior raises money to help homeless men secure winter housing

By Cassandre Coyer

October 2, 2019

Editor's note: Continued coverage on this story can be found here.  Junior Karigan Wright, like many students, walks by the 2 Boylston Place alley everyday when hustling through the crowded sidewalks to get to class. A couple of weeks ago, Wright noticed a homeless man standing by the alley entra...

Award winning journalist and alum returns to Emerson as professor

Award winning journalist and alum returns to Emerson as professor

By Sydney Havens

September 25, 2019

When working for local TV station WBZ in 2013, David Wade ‘95 received a call in the middle of the night telling him to go straight to Watertown—the police were searching for the suspects who detonated two homemade bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring ...