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Donald Trump in Nashua, New Hampshire
The social division and emotional trauma fostered by Trump’s America
By Katie Redefer and Shawna Konieczny
October 14, 2020

Four years ago, Americans introduced themselves to President Donald J. Trump by marching onto the streets in defiance, huddled shoulder-to-shoulder...

Tris Arthur dropping off her absentee ballot application in the mailbox outside of the Colonial Theater.
Why your absentee ballot might not count
By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
October 14, 2020

Days after Noah Matalon moved into the Little Building to begin his Emerson career, his mom paid him a visit. She buckled into her Acura RDX...

The Oxymoron of Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Ideology
The Oxymoron of Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Ideology
By Paige Thimmesch
October 14, 2020

Remember when you first learned of oxymorons in grade school, and you sat in class for the rest of the day thinking of new ones? They’re kind...

Hear me out: I’m fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Let me explain
Hear me out: I’m fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Let me explain
By Camilo Vilaplana
October 14, 2020

Many people believe it is impossible to marry the idea of social liberalism with economic conservatism. This is simply wrong. In fact, Libertarians...

The Little Building residence hall.
What Emerson didn’t tell you on the tour
By Ziqi Wang
September 29, 2020

The reality Emerson sold you on your tour as you walked into the Majestic Theater isn’t as polished as the ivory pillars that support that...

Zeiana Andrade sitting on the steps of her parents’ Dorchester apartment.
This city wasn’t made for us
By Melanie Curry
August 28, 2020
The college is surrounded by every kind of store, restaurant, and coffee shop you could ask for. The one thing missing is Black culture.
Magazine Editor: Reminiscing on my first year
Magazine Editor: Reminiscing on my first year
By Jakob Menendez, Magazine Editor
August 27, 2020

  I’m listening to Souk Eye by the Gorillaz while I write this. (You should play it for your new roommate if you want them to think...

One lone onlooker sitting in the lifeguard chair at Constitution Beach, watching planes take off and land at Logan Airport.
Five social-distance-friendly activities that don’t suck!
By Jakob Menendez and Diti Kohli
August 27, 2020

Welcome to a semester at Emerson with no dorm parties, shows, or sporting events. While the pandemic has thrown the traditional “college experience”...

Cut Short
Cut Short
By Dana Gerber, Jacob Seitz, Belen Dumont, Domenic Conte, Parker Purifoy, Chris Van Buskirk, Jakob Menendez, Ziqi Wang, and Dylan Rossiter
May 11, 2020

The Beacon Magazine interviewed 16 different seniors to get their perspective on how the coronavirus pandemic upended their final year on campus....

Will Van Gelder
Will Van Gelder
By Domenic Conte, Magazine Editor
May 10, 2020

I was in my dorm room, at ELA, sitting at my desk. I knew it was gonna happen like an hour or two before because my girlfriend is friends with...

Evelyn Hernandez
Evelyn Hernandez
By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
May 10, 2020

When the second email came out saying we had to leave, it was more like a rush, especially because after spring break. It’s my favorite time...

Daysia Tolentino
Daysia Tolentino
By Belen Dumont, News Editor
May 10, 2020

I was at my desk finishing work for one of my internships because we had just been ordered to start working remotely that day for that internship....

Kate Foultz
Kate Foultz
By Dana Gerber, News Editor
May 10, 2020

There’s this infinity of little small moments that make up all your time at Emerson. I was looking forward to another Tam Thursday, things...

Maryam Fassihi
Maryam Fassihi
By Belen Dumont, News Editor
May 10, 2020

What Emerson has given me is the people, and that’s what I love most about it. ELA was by far my favorite semester, it’s like one of the...

Gina York
Gina York
By Belen Dumont, News Editor
May 10, 2020

The Friday we found out in Los Angeles that we would all have to leave, everyone was like ‘Okay, senior week starts now, it’s this weekend.’...

Cassie Cormier
Cassie Cormier
By Dana Gerber, News Editor
May 10, 2020

Classes had already stopped, but before people had been told that they had to leave campus, I was working on Good Morning Emerson, and we were...

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