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Former Celtics All-Star plays 5-on-5 with Emerson students

Freshman Max Murphy said he has been a fan of Isaiah Thomas since he was a Celtic. Courtesy of Max Murphy.

By Andrew Lin

March 18, 2019

Sunday night became an unforgettable experience for a group of Emerson students when former Boston Celtics All-Star and current Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas stayed in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker gym after team practice to play pickup basketball. Sophomore Patrick Mulligan said it was a dre...

Esports organization hosts weekly gaming tournaments for ‘Fight Club’

Robert Wilson (right), who goes by the username

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

March 17, 2019

The Emerson Esports organization hosted its 49th weekly gaming tournament on Friday from 6 p.m. until midnight in room 209 of the Walker Building. “Fight Club” began as a weekly event two years ago. Players sign up to put their skills to the test in four or more fighting games against Emerson and ...

Karalis ‘96 pursues passion of covering Boston Celtics

John Karalis ‘96 worked for FOX 5 news from 2010 until 2017. Courtesy of John Karalis

By Lara Hill, Deputy Sports Editor

March 14, 2019

John Karalis ‘96 pursued his dream job of covering basketball and used his prior experience as a broadcast journalist at Emerson to become a beat writer for MassLive.com, where he reports on the Boston Celtics. Karalis travels with the NBA team, interviews players during practices, and writes gam...

Into the history books: Boston College to retire Bill Curley’s jersey

Bill Curley (left) played for Boston College's basketball team between 1990 and 1994, averaging 16.7 points per game. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

By Andrew Lin

February 17, 2019

Emerson men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley will see his jersey ascend into the rafters of Conte Forum at Boston College on Sunday—25 years after finishing his college basketball career as a power forward. Curley’s No. 15 jersey will join just six other numbers hanging in the rafters, for...

Alumnus continues soccer career on and off the field

Bochicchio joined the LA10 football club five years ago. Photo courtesy of Duncan Bochicchio.

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

February 7, 2019

Duncan Bochicchio ’17 knew at a young age that he wanted to incorporate soccer into his career. “As a kid, I was a block away from a park,” Bochicchio said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “My family is a traditional American football and baseball family, but as a three year old, I was...

Freshman fundraises to run Boston Marathon for brother with cancer

Brendan has raised over $10,000 for the Cam Neely Foundation, a foundation that helps provide support for cancer patients and their families. Photo by Anna Moon / Beacon Correspondent

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

January 30, 2019

Freshman Brendan Beauregard will never forget how he spent the day on Sept. 15, 2017. Sitting in the living room of his family home in Medfield, Mass. texting his friends, he received a life-changing phone call from his mother. She told him he needed to come to Tufts Medical Center as soon as possi...

Esports team remains hopeful for the future after tournament loss

The Emerson College Esports 'Overwatch' team lost to Northeastern 2-0 in the first round. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

December 14, 2018

The Emerson Esports “Overwatch” team lost in the first round of the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup tournament on Dec. 8 against first-seeded Northeastern University. The “Overwatch” team competed together for over a year prior, but this marked their first professional-style tournament. Th...

Esports team to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

The Emerson College Esports 'Overwatch' team strategizes ahead of its matchup with Northeastern on Dec. 8. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

December 6, 2018

Emerson College Esports qualified to compete in the Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup tournament. One group of six Emerson students competitively playing the video game “Overwatch” can be crowned the best college team in New England and watch Boston’s professional team, Boston Uprising, play in ...

Old turf prompts $1 million Rotch Field renovations

Sophomore men's soccer goalkeeper David Kemp said the old turf affected the team's playing style. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Anissa Gardizy, Senior Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Emerson spent around $1 million on renovations to Rotch Field this summer, according to a college official. The college paid for the project through an annual budget called “Renewal” that allocated the money for renovations years ago, according to Senior Associate Director of Real Estate Art Mombourq...

Alumnus calls Red Sox World Series Win

Tim Neverett '88 (center) joined WEEI in 2015 as a commentator for Red Sox games. Photo by Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 15, 2018

Tim Neverett ‘88 watched the Boston Red Sox from the bleachers as an Emerson student thirty years ago. Now Neverett’s fandom drove him out of the stands and into the WEEI Red Sox Radio booth. Before becoming a play-by-play commentator for WEEI in 2015 Neverett began in Minor League Baseball b...

Alumna becomes third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history

Jill Gearin '18 played softball at Emerson for four years. Photo Courtesy of Jill Gearin

By Domenic Conte, Managing Editor

November 12, 2018

Jill Gearin ‘18 will become the third female broadcaster in Minor League Baseball history as she joins the Visalia Rawhide as a radio play-by-play commentator in January. Gearin—who majored in journalism and minored in sports communication—worked as a broadcaster for the Nashua Silver Knights ...

Junior jumps into cheer squad as male cheerleader

Ryan Rinaldi (center) poses with the Emerson Cheer Squad after finishing a routine. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design

October 29, 2018

When Ryan Rinaldi transferred to Emerson from the San Francisco Art Institute, he did not anticipate becoming a cheerleader. But after attending the organization fair in his second year at Emerson, the junior signed up for the Emerson Cheer Squad.   “I kind of have a background in some kind of flips, and I knew...