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Roommates team up to take home first place at debate competition

Roommates team up to take home first place at debate competition

By Lilly Milman

November 14, 2018

After their first college forensics team competition, freshman roommates Karthik Ramaswami and William Rowley pranced through the halls to get rid of their nervous jitters. The two beat over 50 other students in the duo interpretation category to take home first place. Ramaswami and Rowley, along...

Events on campus: Nov. 12-16

Events on campus: Nov. 12-16

By Cassandre Coyer

November 12, 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. International Cuisine Tuesday is Emerson...

Pretty Girl Rock: I am a cakeface queen

Pretty Girl Rock: I am a cakeface queen

By Caroline Broderick

November 8, 2018

After the final performance of my community college’s spring play, my director sat me down for a heart-to-heart reflection on the show. “You know, I almost didn’t cast you because of this,” he said, gesturing to my face. By this he referred to my winged eyeliner, filled-in brows, f...

Holocaust remembrance exhibit featured across from campus

Holocaust remembrance exhibit featured across from campus

By Belen Dumont, News Editor

November 4, 2018

The day Ayre Ephrath was born in Bardejov, the Nazi regime began deporting Jewish people from his hometown. A small caption next to a large-scale portrait of Ephrath, a blue-eyed man in his 70s with gray hair and a worn expression, detailed his life story as a Czechoslovakian who spent his entire youn...

Events on campus: Nov. 5-10

Events on campus: Nov. 5-10

By Cassandre Coyer

November 4, 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. Talk the Vote With midterm elections comi...

LGBTQ+ students advocate ‘yes’ for Question 3

LGBTQ+ students advocate ‘yes’ for Question 3

By Annika Hom

October 31, 2018

While canvassing Massachusetts' ballot Question 3, freshman TJ Coste encountered a woman who feared using a bathroom stall next to someone with male genitalia. Coste responded by sharing their experience as a transgender person and convinced her to vote differently. “I’ve really held on to...

RuPaul’s Jujubee brings the Haus down for Drag-tober Fest

RuPaul’s Jujubee brings the Haus down for Drag-tober Fest

By Soleil Easton

October 31, 2018

The drag queens and kings of Emerson lip-synced and danced their way to the crown at the 21st annual Haus of Emerson Ball on Oct. 27 in front of drag queen superstar Jujubee, a contestant on season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Haus of Emerson began in 1998 to bring awareness of drag culture to Emers...

Events on campus: Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

Events on campus: Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

By Cassandre Coyer

October 28, 2018

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

Organization helps first-generation students navigate college

Organization helps first-generation students navigate college

By Cassandre Coyer

October 24, 2018

Junior Cassie Poirier identifies as a first-generation college student, yet she didn't know what that meant or the challenges it entailed until freshman year. “It was this feeling that everyone else around me was more prepared, not only academically, but socially and just existence-wise,” Po...

Events on campus: Oct. 22-27

Events on campus: Oct. 22-27

By Cassandre Coyer

October 21, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and the flyers on the bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few for this week that seemed interesting. Let’s talk abo...

Generation Citizen mobilizes high schoolers

Generation Citizen mobilizes high schoolers

By Ian Sloan

October 17, 2018

The organization Generation Citizen: Emerson College uses the energy of recent civic actions like March For Our Lives to teach energized students of Charlestown High School about their government and how it works for them. The organization started sending trained volunteers, called democracy co...

Global voice series hopes to bridge language barrier

Global voice series hopes to bridge language barrier

By Soleil Easton

October 17, 2018

During Jane Fu’s first three years at Emerson she never spoke up in class because she thought her classmates wouldn’t understand her. Fu moved from China to Boston to study communications, yet she mainly feared communicating in English. “Beginning this new stage of my life in America was sca...