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Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: what you should know

By Adri Pray, News Editor
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, News Editor
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...

A parking lot sits mostly vacant amid the storm.

Lens: Blizzard blasts Massachusetts, Beacon photographer sets out to capture the imagery

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 7, 2022

I recently spoke with a fellow staff member of the Beacon during a long car ride. We discussed a future trip to his home country of Canada. He explained he felt a creeping sense of impermanence when...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 242 coronavirus cases in last eight days

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 19, 2021

Between July 12 and July 19, Massachusetts reported an average of 242 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same eight-day period, the death toll rose by 13. Cases reached an individual day high of 236 on...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 85 coronavirus cases in last seven days

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 11, 2021

Between July 5 and July 11, Massachusetts reported an average of 85 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 12. Cases reached a seven-day high of 169 on July 9,...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports average of 88 coronavirus cases in last seven days

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
July 4, 2021

Between June 28 and July 4, Massachusetts reported an average of 88 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 8.  Massachusetts did not report data for July 3 or 4, due to...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 31 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 27, 2021

Massachusetts reported 31 new coronavirus cases Sunday, down from the 56 cases reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 1. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 56 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 26, 2021

Massachusetts reported 56 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 60 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 2. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 60 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 25, 2021

Massachusetts reported 60 new coronavirus cases Friday, down from the 78 cases reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 1. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Actress Trinitee Stokes, who is set to become the youngest student at Emerson at just 15, met with former President Lee Pelton when she visited the college.

15-year-old ‘Mixed-ish’ actress Trinitee Stokes becomes Emerson’s youngest student

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
June 25, 2021

At just 15 years old, actress Trinitee Stokes is set to make history as the youngest student ever to attend Emerson.  Stokes, who starred in TV shows “K.C. Undercover” and “Mixed-Ish” plans...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 78 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 78 new coronavirus cases Thursday, up from the 68 cases reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 4. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 68 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
June 23, 2021

Massachusetts reported 68 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from the 33 cases reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 5. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—marks the state...

Gov. Charlie Baker speaks to the media after receiving a flu shot at a CVS in Roslindale on September 17, 2020 in Boston, MA.

Massachusetts reports 33 new coronavirus cases; reaches vaccination goal

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 22, 2021

On Tuesday, Massachusetts reported 12,888 new vaccinations—bringing the state to its goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million Massachusetts residents. Gov. Charlie Baker first set the goal in December.  The...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 48 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
June 21, 2021

Massachusetts reported 48 new coronavirus cases Monday, a rise from the 41 cases reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 5. Cases have fallen below 100 for the past eight days, and have not topped the...

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