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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon


The 2023 Emerson baseball team. Courtesy of Anna Schoenmann.

Baseball ends record-breaking season with two historic victories vs Springfield and MIT

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
May 16, 2023

On Apr. 25, the Emerson baseball team eclipsed a mark 13 years in the making, recording a program-record 16th win with an 8-2 victory over Springfield. The win was also the team’s fourth in the NEWMAC...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

The EVVYS exists for the check, not for student appreciation.

By Jackson Bailey, Staff Writer, Living Arts
April 26, 2023

I was very excited to become a writer for the 42nd Evvy Awards, Emerson’s student award ceremony. At the beginning of last semester, I joined a team of other students in a fun and happy writer’s room...

Sophomore middle/outside Neiko Pittman attempts a dig against Nichols College.

Men’s volleyball captain earns GNAC Defensive Player of the Year

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
April 26, 2023

Men’s volleyball captain Neiko Pittman was named the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year on April 17, while also earning First Team All-Conference honors.  The awards came at the end of the junior’s...

J.K. Rowling’s TERF legacy

J.K. Rowling’s TERF legacy

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 15, 2023

J.K. Rowling, possibly the most renowned TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) to exist within our youth’s cultural sphere, has been given yet another money bag through her new role-playing video...

Mass.-born artist Rosie Darling returns to Boston for sold-out show Feb. 6

Mass.-born artist Rosie Darling returns to Boston for sold-out show Feb. 6

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
February 14, 2023

Originally from Canton, Massachusetts, Rosie Darling grew up singing, messing around on the piano and guitar, and obsessing over Taylor Swift.  There’s a delicacy to Darling's voice—like a soulful...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD seizes and destroys contraband

By Hannah Nguyen, News Editor
November 29, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Nov. 21 ECPD...

Emerson womens soccer team celebrating following a late goal in the NEWMAC quarterfinals.

Lions salvage two goals in dying minutes to survive NEWMAC quarterfinals

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
November 3, 2022

With less than a minute left in the second half of overtime, the women’s soccer team stared down a one-goal deficit and the end of the 2022 season. Still, after a lucky deflection and a perfectly played...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Wisconsin women’s volleyball deserves your respect

By Vivi Smilgius
November 2, 2022

After a dynamic week of Big 10 play, the University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team advanced to no. 3 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. The team ascended two spots after a clean...

Zdeno Chara (via Creative Commons)

What is the Bruins’ longtime captain’s legacy?

By Leo Kagan, Assistant Sports Editor
September 28, 2022

Boston Bruins legend and longtime captain Zdeno Chara retired last Tuesday, ending his 25-year career by signing a one-day contract with the Bruins.  Chara was dominant as one of the NHL’s premier...

Illustration of text bubble

Stop airing out your beef on missed connections and grow up

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Co-Section Editor
September 28, 2022

Since the beginning of my time at Emerson College, I have come to despise the numerous Instagram accounts known among my peers as “missed connections.” Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of providing...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Cape Cod Bay will probably be polluted with radioactive waste within 10 years

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
September 9, 2022

It is projected that by 2027 Holtec International will have disposed of one million gallons of potentially radioactive water into Cape Cod Bay. The self-described “diverse energy company” purchased...

CHVRCHES & Cafuné perform at Roadrunner to wrap up the summer

By Campbell Parish, Photographer
August 22, 2022

Cafuné is a band featuring Sedona & Noah, who opened for CHVRCHES for 16 tour dates. Boston was the fifth city on their leg of the tour. Their energic nature made them the perfect opener for a...

Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: what you should know

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
March 30, 2022

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Feb. 25, hoping to fill the vacancy left by Justice Stephen Breyer on Jan. 27. Following the Justice’s announcement of...

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

‘The world is watching’: the Boston community stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Blue and yellow speckled the Boston Public Garden Sunday afternoon as protestors held Ukrainian flags and signs high, showing their denunciation of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Supporters held posters...

The sign outside of the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Emerson community weighs in with their thoughts on Ukraine

Sophomore visual and media arts major Yujun Liu gets texts from his friend in Ukraine, who updates him on the war he is experiencing firsthand. “He told me he was awakened by the bombing at 5:30 a.m....

Ukrainian Army soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region, 2015

Emerson professor breaks down Ukraine conflict

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 3, 2022

In the week since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, its forces have surrounded key cities and launched deadly attacks while facing strong Ukrainian opposition. The root of the war is long and complicated,...

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson reports four COVID-19 cases following announcement of updated policies

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
February 18, 2022

On Friday, Emerson reported four COVID-19 tests for Thursday of the 756 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.53 percent. The college also reported 11 community members in on-campus...

Letter to the Editor: A Blue Valentine’s Day at Emerson

Letter to the Editor: A Blue Valentine’s Day at Emerson

It is easy to love Emerson. Talented students, brilliant faculty, committed staff: great people. We see individuals learn and grow on our campus, but we also see them stifled. We see them burn out and...

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