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The Complete history of the Marlboro Merger

The Complete history of the Marlboro Merger

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer 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...

Donald Trump in Nashua, New Hampshire

“Divider-in-Chief”: 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 sharing hand-knit hats, protesting across all 50 states...

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 and made the two-hour drive east on I-84, from West Hartford,...

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 of funny, the irony that exists in a few simple words. Jumbo...

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 define themselves as just this. We advocate for minimal...

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 building—as you’ll soon find out. For years, the college...

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 you have a great taste in music.) One of my best friends, Ben,...

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” out the window, Boston still offers plenty of outdoor...

Issel Solano-Sanchez

Issel Solano-Sanchez

By Dana Gerber, 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 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, Staff Writer 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, 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 an RA. When they moved classes online in Boston, I knew that...

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 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, 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 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, 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

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, 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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