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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 ...

Emerson alumna to release localized fiction podcast

Emerson alumna to release localized fiction podcast

By Eloisa de Farias

September 18, 2019

When listening to children’s podcasts with her two kids, Danielle Monroe ‘12 decided to use a podcast as a new creative medium she could use to promote her writing and acting. Monroe, a graduate of the masters program in creative writing with an emphasis on fiction, releases her eight-part fic...

Junior organizes inaugural orientation event for first generation students

Junior organizes inaugural orientation event for first generation students

By Rachelle Ma

September 11, 2019

For most new students, the colorful sight of banners and orientation leaders in blue shirts and glitter makeup is a warm welcome to the new campus. But for first-generation college students like junior Anthony Rodriguez, orientation week can feel more lonely. Rodriguez identifies as a first-generation a...

Starting a new chapter: Junior organizes first Fraternity and Sorority Life Fair

Starting a new chapter: Junior organizes first Fraternity and Sorority Life Fair

By Jehan Ayesha

September 11, 2019

At the college’s first-ever Fraternity and Sorority Life Fair on Sept. 12, organizer Megan Ellis said she hoped to showcase an environment she believes is reflective of Greek life—one that will bust misconceptions about it being exclusive. The FSL Fair, similar to the Student Organization Fair, spotligh...

Adam Driver doppelgänger asks the actor to buy him a sandwich through Instagram

Adam Driver doppelgänger asks the actor to buy him a sandwich through Instagram

By Juliet Norman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

September 4, 2019

While Ben Schifano vacationed in Disneyland last year, he agreed to strike a pose as Star Wars' Kylo Ren after a mother asked him to take a picture with her child. “You look just like Adam Driver!” she told him. This was not the first time someone called Schifano a dead-ringer for the Star Wars...

Haus of Emerson named first-ever collegiate vogue ballroom

Haus of Emerson named first-ever collegiate vogue ballroom

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

September 4, 2019

Christopher Henderson-West initially met with vogue instructor London Lewis to bring vogue workshops to Emerson. About a month after their initial conversation, Henderson-West and Lewis threw the first Emerson Vogue Kiki Ball, earning the Haus of Emerson the title of first-ever collegiate ballroom house ...

Events on campus: April 22-26

Events on campus: April 22-26

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

April 22, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few that seemed interesting. Environmental Justice Passover Seder On M...

E3 Expo allows students to pitch business ventures

E3 Expo allows students to pitch business ventures

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

April 18, 2019

Junior Julia Perry has struggled with an eating disorder since she was a teenager. The lack of knowledge Perry, her family, and her friends had on the topic made treating the condition harder for her to navigate. After arriving at Emerson, Perry enrolled in the entrepreneurship studies minor and d...

Students’ fundraising campaign brings inclusive books to elementary school

Students’ fundraising campaign brings inclusive books to elementary school

By Juliet Norman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

April 18, 2019

Junior Althea Smith never saw her queer identity represented in books or on television growing up. But when her Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns class started a fundraising campaign this semester, Smith, along with her classmates, had the opportunity to provide children with books inclusive of all ide...

Pub Club to release students’ books about adulthood and racial differences in America

Pub Club to release students’ books about adulthood and racial differences in America

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

April 16, 2019

Junior Antonio Weathers wrote poetry to pass time during classes—sometimes writing only single words or stanzas. His compiled work then became Bird Folk, an anthology about the African-American experience in America and at Emerson. Undergraduate Students for Publishing, or Pub Club, will release their seco...

Events on campus: April 16-19

Events on campus: April 16-19

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

April 16, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few that seemed interesting. Sketch Writing Workshop On Thursday, Emer...