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Vogue, strut, duck walk: EAGLE hosts first-ever Vogue Kiki Ball

Vogue, strut, duck walk: EAGLE hosts first-ever Vogue Kiki Ball

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

April 11, 2019

Members of the Emerson community are gearing up to strut the catwalk, dress in drag, and perform dances with condoms to compete for cash prizes at Emerson’s first ever Vogue Kiki Ball on April 26.   Junior Christopher Henderson-West, president of Emerson’s Advancement Group for Love and Expressio...

Students host President Pelton for dinner

Students host President Pelton for dinner

By Kyle Bray, Managing Editor: Visual and Design

April 9, 2019

When juniors Patrick Westervelt and Simon Olarte studied at the Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands together last year, they jokingly debated about who could cook better. Westervelt said he and Olarte often spoke of a hypothetical cook-off, judged by none other than President M. Lee Pelton. Littl...

Events on campus: April 8-11

Events on campus: April 8-11

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

April 8, 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. Bye Nina! I hope you find your dad! Flawe...

Inaugural ComEx! Festival celebrates comedic arts

Inaugural ComEx! Festival celebrates comedic arts

By Damica Rodriguez

April 4, 2019

When the comedic arts major was created two years ago, Emerson comedy majors and troupes traveled to events in Boston like the “Boston Comedy Arts Festival” held every year. But when comedic arts professor Erin Schwall joked about Emerson having its own comedic arts festival,  students asked how ...

Sophomore brings Model United Nations back to Emerson

Sophomore brings Model United Nations back to Emerson

By Melanie Curry, Deputy Arts Editor

April 4, 2019

Sophomore Marcel Truong-Chun revived Model United Nations at Emerson last semester after the club disbanded in the early 2000s. He participated in his high school’s Model UN club for three years where he learned the importance of political activism and diplomacy. By creating a Model UN club, Truon...

Senior’s ‘We Demand’ podcast addresses racial discrimination at Emerson

Senior’s ‘We Demand’ podcast addresses racial discrimination at Emerson

By Frances Hui

April 4, 2019

Almost halfway through his Podcasts for Change class last semester, senior Ian Mandt asked himself what kind of change he really wanted to make through this medium. Several semesters earlier, Mandt participated in the 2017 campus protest organized by students of color, even though he did not yet f...

Alumnus comedian finds success on YouTube

Alumnus comedian finds success on YouTube

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

April 2, 2019

Before going viral on YouTube, Alex Clark ‘07 performed comedy on street corners for tips. Clark started at Faneuil Hall in Boston and ended up traveling the world performing on street corners from 2009 to 2016. Clark said he loved what he used to do, but gaining traction on YouTube began allowi...

Events on campus: March 31 – April 5

Events on campus: March 31 – April 5

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

March 31, 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. Tastebreakers: An Underground Sound This ...

Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ bus makes a stop at Boylston Street

Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ bus makes a stop at Boylston Street

By Juliet Norman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

March 28, 2019

Emerson students eagerly lined up on Boylston Street at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to get free merchandise from the back of rhythm and blues pop singer Khalid’s Free Spirit van. In an effort to promote both his upcoming album Free Spirit and movie Khalid: Free Spirit, the van blasted Khalid’s latest trac...

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

By Katiana Hoefle, Assistant Arts Editor

March 24, 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. Speaker Karin Lewis Active Minds at Emers...

Junior waits two years to compete on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Junior waits two years to compete on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

By Anissa Gardizy

March 19, 2019

Junior Hannah Cairo traveled to Faneuil Hall during her freshman year to see the “Wheelmobile,” a yellow, 36-foot bus searching for contestants to compete on television game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Cairo entered a lottery for the chance to play. When randomly chosen for the first round, she ...

Third annual Out of the Darkness walk increases fundraising goal

Third annual Out of the Darkness walk increases fundraising goal

By Frances Hui

March 13, 2019

Set back by depression and anxiety during his freshman year, junior Ben Nadler found himself struggling with his identity. He said there was a repeated thought in his head telling him, “You are not good enough.” Nadler joined his friend Suzie Hicks ‘18, Emerson’s coordinator for the Out of t...