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The Complete history of the Marlboro Merger

The Complete history of the Marlboro Merger
By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter November 12, 2020

In the fall, Potash Hill is silent. The smell of dying trees, turning leaves, and rotten apples on the forest floor wafts through the air. At the former site of Marlboro College, a serene and remote school...

“Divider-in-Chief”: The social division and emotional trauma fostered by Trump’s America

Donald Trump in Nashua, New Hampshire
By Katie Redefer and Shawna Konieczny October 14, 2020

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Why your absentee ballot might not count

Tris Arthur dropping off her absentee ballot application in the mailbox outside of the Colonial Theater.
By Diti Kohli, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2020

Why your absentee ballot might not count Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Days after Noah Matalon moved into the Little Building to begin his Emerson career,...

The Oxymoron of Fiscally Conservative, Socially Liberal Ideology

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

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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

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What Emerson didn’t tell you on the tour

The Little Building residence hall.
By Ziqi Wang September 29, 2020

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This city wasn’t made for us

Zeiana Andrade sitting on the steps of her parents’ Dorchester apartment.
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

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Five social-distance-friendly activities that don’t suck!

One lone onlooker sitting in the lifeguard chair at Constitution Beach, watching planes take off and land at Logan Airport.
By Jakob Menendez and Diti Kohli August 27, 2020

Five social-distance-friendly activities that don’t suck! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email Welcome to a semester at Emerson with no dorm parties, shows, or sporting events. While...

Issel Solano-Sanchez

Issel Solano-Sanchez
By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor May 10, 2020

The first person I called was my mom. Both my parents are immigrants, so I feel like sometimes things can go over her head because I don’t even think she gets the parent emails or anything. I’m from...

Isabella Pelletiere

Isabella Pelletiere
By Parker Purifoy, Senior Reporter May 10, 2020

I miss the people at Emerson the most. My best friend only lived a couple of floors above me in 2B so I really miss being able to just take the elevator and go see her. I miss all of my classes. I used...

Kassiani Mamalakis

Kassiani Mamalakis
By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter May 10, 2020

At ELA I think we all had a sense that something was gonna happen with us, but we all thought we were safe for the most part at the start. The email came out that said no changes are coming to the LA campus...

Will Van Gelder

Will Van Gelder
By Domenic Conte, Managing 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 an RA. When they moved classes online in Boston, I knew that...

Evelyn Hernandez

Evelyn Hernandez
By Jacob Seitz, Senior Marlboro Reporter 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 being in Boston. I was excited that I could go home because...

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. I checked my email and saw the email from President Pelton...

Kate Foultz

Kate Foultz
By Dana Gerber, Deputy 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 like that. There’s the big events, but even just all the minute,...

Alison (Yueming) Qu

Alison (Yueming) Qu
By Ziqi Wang May 10, 2020

It was actually a very dramatic moment, pun intended, because the moment that I got an email, I was in a rehearsal room. That show was supposed to go on three weekends after spring break. We had a little...

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 reasons that I chose that school—because it had this program...

Raven Devanney

Raven Devanney
By Parker Purifoy, Senior Reporter May 10, 2020

I came back from spring break on that Tuesday. I had been at a music festival in Florida without cell service so I was very tuned out from the world. I didn’t really know what was going on with coronavirus...

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.’ Everyone was kind of going around like ‘We’ve been...

Cassie Cormier

Cassie Cormier
By Dana Gerber, Deputy 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 like, “We’re going to take a picture today, just in case...

Holden Bender-Bernstein

Holden Bender-Bernstein
By Jakob Menendez, Magazine Editor May 10, 2020

My first thought was, “Okay, how am I going to get home?” First of all, I felt overwhelming gratitude because I have a home to go to and that's not the case for all my friends and other folks at Emerson....

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 10, 2020

The Beacon Magazine interviewed 16 different seniors to get their perspective on how the coronavirus pandemic upended their final year on campus. All of the words in this edition are their own, with no...

Zach Swasta

Zach Swasta
By Dana Gerber, Deputy News Editor May 10, 2020

When I got the email that said campus was closing, I was in the library. I tend to linger sometimes there when I know I should probably head home, and this day I really wish I did go home early, be- cause...

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