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The Skunks were officially recognized on campus as an organization in 2019.

Emerson Skunks seek to expand community this season

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 14, 2022

As the fall semester kicks off and the temperature begins to mellow out, Emerson’s ultimate frisbee team, the Skunks, reclaims its spot on the baseball field in the Boston Commons for another year of...

UEFA Champions League logo displayed on a phone screen and The Super League logo displayed on a screen are seen in this multiple exposure illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on April 20, 2021. (Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Soccer fans decry European Super League

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Ríos was given permission to leave his suite to do laundry during quarantine.

Student-athlete’s final days in quarantine: 0/10 would not do it again

By José Ríos
April 14, 2021

People tend to complain about how fast the weekend goes by, but believe me, my weekend has gone by slower than expected. I am not exaggerating when I say that the last time I spent this much time in...

French class has kept Ríos occupied during quarantine.

Student-athlete in quarantine day five: finally back to feeling 100 percent

By José Ríos
April 10, 2021

April 7 marked officially less than a full week before I am finally able to leave Paramount.  Over the course of the night, things seemed to be improving for myself. Early Tuesday night, I was alerted...

Fans sat in pods of two or four for the game.

Column: It was great to be back in Fenway Park

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
April 8, 2021

Before Saturday, “Play Ball!” was an expression I hadn’t heard in Fenway Park since game two of the 2018 World Series. My return to Fenway Park on Saturday also marked the first in-person baseball...

TD Garden allows only 2,142 fans at Bruins games this season, which is 12 percent of the arenas total 18,624 seat capacity.

I went to TD Garden in a pandemic and it was better than I imagined

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
April 1, 2021

TD Garden allowed a limited number of fans into the arena last Thursday to watch the Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders for the first live sporting event in Boston in over a year—and I was lucky...

Polar Park in the snow.

Emerson professor partners with Worcester restaurants for WooSox menu

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
February 25, 2021

Dr. Charles Steinberg, director of sports communication and Worcester Red Sox president, built his career around redefining what a ballpark should be.  His work over the years includes experiences...

Photo of Helina Yared (middle) and her teammates, Nia Cooper (left) and Rachel Tarby (right), after practice.

Lions Cheerleading launch inclusivity-focused cheer team

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 18, 2021

Although Lions Cheerleading just formed this semester, the aspiring club team is already reaching for large goals. “We’re hoping we could compete in the future, which might take a while after COVID,”...

Emerson Hockey Club ran from 2005 to 2015.

Revisiting the fabled Emerson Hockey Club

By Nate Lannan
November 19, 2020

Boston is clearly a hockey town. When winter arrives, people in New England lace up their skates, grab their sticks, and hit the ice. The city is home to the Bruins, one of the NHL’s oldest and arguably...

Tim Neverett 88 (left) alongside Dodgers co-commentator and ex-Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciappara.

Professor and alum earns second World Series ring in three seasons

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 5, 2020

Emerson professor and alumnus Tim Neverett ‘88 earned his second World Series ring last month as a play-by-play broadcaster with the freshly-crowned Los Angeles Dodgers, just months after starting teaching...

Robby Gessel catches a frisbee during ultimate frisbee practice for the Emerson Skunks.

Emerson Skunks keep ultimate disc alive through pandemic

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
October 22, 2020

Pandemic or not, there’s no stopping the Skunks.  The college’s co-ed ultimate Frisbee team practices two to three times a week in Boston Common during the altered semester, all while adhering...

Dr. Charles Steinberg is the Director of Sports Communication at Emerson and the President of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Q&A: Dr. Charles Steinberg on running a professional baseball team during a pandemic

By Nate Lannan
October 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world of baseball this year. Major League Baseball shortened its season to 60 games, and Minor League Baseball play was cancelled because MLB teams did not supply...

Taylor 11 became the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2019.

Chris Taylor ‘11 pursues passion of working in NBA

By Lara Hill
April 19, 2020

As the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Chris Taylor ‘11 finds himself in many high-pressure situations. Whether he is discussing a potential trade with agents or talking to NBA...

Sam Presti 00 spoke about his time at Emerson during the The Woj Pods live podcast recording on Dec. 5.

Sam Presti ‘00 reflects on his time at Emerson

By Bo Feekins
December 8, 2019

Nearly two decades ago Sam Presti ‘00 wore the purple and gold as an Emerson basketball player. He returned to the college Thursday as a renowned figure in the Emerson community and the National Basketball...

Sam Presti (left) appeared on The Woj Pod with senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski (right).

ESPN hosts live podcast in Emerson gymnasium

By Ethan McDowell
December 5, 2019

Alumnus and General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder Sam Presti ‘00 returned to campus on Thursday as a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski’s first live podcast with ESPN. Wojnarowski works as a Senior...

Elvis Chen catches the frisbee during a team practice.

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
November 7, 2019

In their final possessions as members of the Emerson Skunks, senior captain Kate Nelson reeled in a pass from junior co-captain Cameron Barth for the game-winning score this past Sunday, capturing the...

The Head Of The Charles rowing event took place Saturday and Sunday and featured sustainability efforts. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Head Of The Charles Regatta tackles waste problem

By Lara Hill
October 23, 2019

Head Of The Charles Regatta race coordinators implemented a new sustainability initiative to reduce the event's environmental footprint. The Regatta brings in over 11,000 athletes and more than 400,000...

The Emerson College Quidditch team will play in the regional tournament this fall. Photo courtesy of Greyson Acquaviva.

Emerson College Quidditch brings fictional sport off the page

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
October 9, 2019

Long before Emerson College Quidditch co-captain Tessa Mullins ever stepped foot on campus, Emerson thrived as a mecca within the newly founded world of college quidditch. “We had what was called...

Kate Nelson (second row, fourth from left) joined the Emerson Skunks three years ago. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

Emerson Skunks earn school affiliated org status

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
September 17, 2019

Senior captain Kate Nelson of the Emerson Skunks, the school’s ultimate disc program, remembers the rough times of traveling to tournaments with the team during her first season three years ago. “My...

Assistant coach Kayla Cappuzzo (center) joined the team during the off season. Montse Landeros / Beacon Correspondent

Former professional player joins women’s soccer coaching staff

By Ethan McDowell
September 11, 2019

The final whistle blew to signal the end of Northeastern University’s 2017 soccer season, and with it the end of an era for Kayla Cappuzzo.  Now, Cappuzzo works as the assistant coach of the Emerson...

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