The Berkeley Beacon

The charm and cost of Beacon Hill

The charm and cost of Beacon Hill

April 8, 2015

As students begin the annual housing search, the Beacon will feature a different Boston-area neighborhood each week—complete with pros and cons, nightlife prospects, and advice from current residents.  In Beacon Hill, every activity, from doing laundry to shopping for food, can come with an e...

Mourning One Direction’s Zayn Malik isn’t “crazy”

April 8, 2015

British pop star Zayn Malik left the band One Direction.  I confess to being one of the fans heartbroken by this announcement. The allure of One Direction is certainly multifaceted, but suffice it to say, a large part of their charm is the friendship the five boys seem to share. Thus, fans every...

Lillibridge promotes body positivity with Project Heal

Lillibridge promotes body positivity with Project Heal

April 8, 2015

Ashlyn Lillibridge, a senior journalism major, said that her own struggles with self-esteem and experiences with bullying as an adolescent are what made her so passionate about eating disorder awareness and body image positivity. “When I was younger, I struggled with a binge eating disorder th...

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, and there are white, spray-painted demolition markings on the ground. Just a few nights prior, the s...

Dix Picks: Appropriation of the baby hair aesthetic

April 1, 2015

As a young black girl who grew up in the historical district of downtown Los Angeles, the “baby hair aesthetic” is not new to me. Baby hairs are the short, wispy, and occasionally unruly hairs that sprout from the very beginning of your scalp. The style itself involves the use of gel to sli...

Parties, bars, and rats abound in Allston

Parties, bars, and rats abound in Allston

April 1, 2015

As students begin the annual housing search, the Beacon will feature a different Boston-area neighborhood each week—complete with pros and cons, nightlife prospects, and advice from current residents. In Allston, evidence of the legendary, ubiquitous festivities is never hard to find—particularly...

Potential nonprofit hopes to connect students with city youth

Potential nonprofit hopes to connect students with city youth

April 1, 2015

Sophomore Xia Rondeau has a passion for youth—and for helping teenagers to engage in creative mediums that they’re not getting access to at their high schools, such as film.  When Rondeau was a high schooler at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, she was enrolled in an after-school med...

Professor Falchuk brings political experience to leadership course

Professor Falchuk brings political experience to leadership course

March 26, 2015

Evan Falchuk, who was an independent candidate in the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, said as an Emerson professor, he aims to help students find their own motivation to speak up and effectively communicate their opinions. “Leadership to me is all about authenticity, listening to people...

Current AEPhi president, future NBC Page: Sarah Stein

Current AEPhi president, future NBC Page: Sarah Stein

March 25, 2015

A teenage girl reached out from a crowd of approximately 8,000 of singer-songwriter Austin Mahone’s biggest fans and grabbed onto Sarah Stein, who was standing by the side of the stage. “Take me to the front,” the girl screamed wildly in Stein’s face before a security guard pu...

James Berkowitz joins literary community in Los Angeles

James Berkowitz joins literary community in Los Angeles

March 11, 2015

James Berkowitz stood at the window in his grandmother’s house on the South Shore of Massachusetts immediately following the end of his mother’s battle with cancer. It was a freezing cold January day in 1993. He can still remember looking at the bare willow tree outside, heat radiating fro...

Celebrating Carnival at the Castle

Celebrating Carnival at the Castle

March 11, 2015

WELL, Netherlands — A few Dutch children dressed as Smurfs, complete with blue face paint, toss marshmallows to students studying at Kasteel Well, Emerson’s castle campus in the Netherlands. Behind the kids is a bar on wheels, offering free beer. It seems that the entire small town o...

Spring break trips offer students alternative perspectives

Spring break trips offer students alternative perspectives

March 11, 2015

This year, some students plan to spend spring break eating dinner with migrant farmers, speaking to imprisoned immigrants, and visiting a few of the poorest zip codes in the country to gain knowledge about immigration and diversity so they can better the Emerson community. Alternative spring break programs allow stud...