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Events on campus: Jan. 20-25

Events on campus: Jan. 20-25

By Frances Hui

January 20, 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 for the reader. Jazz Brunch O...

“Try Guy” Kornfeld ‘12 turns hobby into viral success

“Try Guy” Kornfeld ‘12 turns hobby into viral success

By Katie Redefer, Copy Editor

January 17, 2019

At the Buzzfeed office in Los Angeles, four men took turns trying on teensy, lace-embellished thongs in front of a thin curtain. What they didn’t know then is this light-hearted video would turn them into the viral sensation “The Try Guys." Zach Kornfeld '12 co-founded the YouTube channel The Try Guys, which has ga...

Student comedians bring stand-up from dorm to bar

Student comedians bring stand-up from dorm to bar

By Katie Redefer, Copy Editor

January 16, 2019

During the first week of last semester, junior Benjamin Zieper and sophomore David Potashnik crammed student comedians into a small dorm room to practice their routines on an audience of peers. After hosting a few dorm shows, the two decided to move the location to a bar in downtown Boston. ...

Events on campus: Dec. 10-15

Events on campus: Dec. 10-15

By Cassandre Coyer

December 10, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few that seemed interesting. Book Launch Wilde Press will host a launc...

Read It and Weep: How Milk and Honey rebranded poetry

Read It and Weep: How Milk and Honey rebranded poetry

By Katie Redefer, Copy Editor

December 6, 2018

The resurgence of poetry seemed to happen all at once. A few years ago, I could only find poetry in classroom settings or in small online communities like Tumblr and Wattpad. However, within the past year or so, poetry books successfully broke the mainstream barrier and flew off bookstore shelves acro...

Student’s charity idea turns into campus-wide project

Student’s charity idea turns into campus-wide project

By Cassandre Coyer

December 6, 2018

Purple cardboard boxes appeared around campus after sophomore Justin Ventura started a clothing drive for Catie’s Closet, a non-profit that provides clothing and toiletries for children in need. “I thought, ‘Why can’t we as a community here at Emerson try to come together and help these ki...

Events on campus: Dec. 3-8

Events on campus: Dec. 3-8

By Cassandre Coyer

December 3, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few that seemed interesting. Federal Loan Exit Students with federal s...

Theyta creates community for non-binary students

Theyta creates community for non-binary students

By Taina Millsap, Living Arts Editor

December 2, 2018

Per request of the students, last names have been adjusted or not included due to privacy reasons. Non-binary students met at the Cultural Center for Theyta’s first official meeting on Nov. 17. Born from a desire for an inclusive space on campus, Co-President Ray Geo created the organization for...

Who let the dogs out? Your Residence Directors

Who let the dogs out? Your Residence Directors

By Ziqi Wang, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2018

Benson sits in the lobby of the Colonial residence hall with his tail wagging as he eagerly waits for students to enter and say hello. He isn't an average resident of Colonial—he plays a different role: the resident dog. Michael Barcelo is the residence director for Colonial, and Benson is his 9-ye...

The votes are in: Emerson College Polling Society is No. 2 in the country

The votes are in: Emerson College Polling Society is No. 2 in the country

By Soleil Easton

November 28, 2018

Saturdays for Emerson College Polling Society members consist of analyzing data, creating press releases, and publishing results. All of that hard work resulted in poll analysis and politics website FiveThirtyEight ranking the group as the second-most accurate college pollster. Students in ECPS work with faculty to mana...

Alumna runs in Middle East to promote female leaders

Alumna runs in Middle East to promote female leaders

By Cassandre Coyer

November 28, 2018

Taylor Smith ’15 always liked running. She said when she moved to Iraq for a job some hostile locals’ reactions and lack of women's freedom restricted her to a treadmill shoved between her bed and closet. “That was probably one of the hardest things for me to kind of come to terms with,” Sm...

Events on campus: Nov. 19-23

Events on campus: Nov. 19-23

By Cassandre Coyer

November 18, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few that seemed interesting. Aroma Therapy Students can treat themselv...