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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Outside Athletics

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

Emerson Skunks seek to expand community this season

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...

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

April 22, 2021

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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

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...

French class has kept Ríos occupied during quarantine.

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

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...

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

Column: It was great to be back in Fenway Park

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...

TD Garden.

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

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...

Polar Park in the snow.

Emerson professor partners with Worcester restaurants for WooSox menu

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...

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

Lions Cheerleading launch inclusivity-focused cheer team

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...

Emerson Hockey Club ran from 2005 to 2015.

Revisiting the fabled Emerson Hockey Club

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...

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

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...

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

Emerson Skunks keep ultimate disc alive through pandemic

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...

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

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...

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

Chris Taylor ‘11 pursues passion of working in NBA

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...

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

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...

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

ESPN hosts live podcast in Emerson gymnasium

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...

Elvis Chen catches the frisbee during a team practice.

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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,...