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Vogue, strut, duck walk: EAGLE hosts first-ever Vogue Kiki Ball

Members of the Emerson community are gearing up to strut the catwalk, dress in drag, and perform dances with condoms to compete for cash prizes at Emerson’s first ever Vogue Kiki Ball on April 26.   Junior Christopher Henderson-West, president of Emerson’s Advancement

Students host President Pelton for dinner

When juniors Patrick Westervelt and Simon Olarte studied at the Kasteel Well campus in the Netherlands together last year, they jokingly debated about who could cook better. Westervelt said he and Olarte often spoke of a hypothetical cook-off, judged by

Events on campus: April 8-11

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

Inaugural ComEx! Festival celebrates comedic arts

When the comedic arts major was created two years ago, Emerson comedy majors and troupes traveled to events in Boston like the “Boston Comedy Arts Festival” held every year. But when comedic arts professor Erin Schwall joked about Emerson having its own

Sophomore brings Model United Nations back to Emerson

Sophomore Marcel Truong-Chun revived Model United Nations at Emerson last semester after the club disbanded in the early 2000s. He participated in his high school’s Model UN club for three years where he learned the importance of political activism and

Alumnus comedian finds success on YouTube

Before going viral on YouTube, Alex Clark ‘07 performed comedy on street corners for tips. Clark started at Faneuil Hall in Boston and ended up traveling the world performing on street corners from 2009 to 2016. Clark said he loved

Events on campus: March 31 – April 5

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

Junior waits two years to compete on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Junior Hannah Cairo traveled to Faneuil Hall during her freshman year to see the “Wheelmobile,” a yellow, 36-foot bus searching for contestants to compete on television game show “Wheel of Fortune.” Cairo entered a lottery for the chance to play.

Junior launches styling business for women on a budget

Junior marketing major Elise Sanchez always loved fashion, but recently she realized that her passion within the industry was helping everyday women feel beautiful. In September 2018, Sanchez started working on a personal styling business, P.S., centered around dressing women

Events on campus: Feb. 25 – March 1

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

Mystic organization creates platform for Paganism

When sophomore Kyle Eber was a child, his mother came home from work one day and he immediately sensed something was wrong. Eber asked her why she was sad, even though she never mentioned it. Throughout his early life, Eber

Events on campus: Feb. 17 – 22

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

EBONI showcases black creators and student models at BLK Out

Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interest will drip gold at their second annual BLK Out Fashion Show on Feb. 15 at the Greene Theater. Student models will walk down the runway in black-owned fashion brands, a student musician will perform,

Events on campus: Feb. 10 – 15

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

The EVVYs recognize student achievement regardless of gender

As The 38th annual EVVY Awards approach, the show will prioritize inclusivity by eliminating gendered awards and introducing non-binary categories, the executive producer said.   “This year, we really want to emphasize accessibility,” Executive Producer of The EVVYs Creative Content

Events on campus: Feb. 4 – Feb. 8

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

Freshmen bring community service to Emerson

Freshmen Eryn McCallum and Liza Xiao arrived on campus last semester ready to start volunteering and give back to their community both in the Greater Boston area and at Emerson. When they noticed a lack of student-run community service organizations

Events on campus: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

Alumna takes the booze out of the bar

As Lorelei Bandrovschi’s 27th birthday neared, she asked 27 of her friends to each give her a personal challenge. She initially disliked one challenge to quit drinking for a month, but it ultimately went to inspire her to open her own alcohol-free bar five years later.

Events on campus: Jan. 20-25

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out a few

“Try Guy” Kornfeld ‘12 turns hobby into viral success

At the Buzzfeed office in Los Angeles, four men took turns trying on teensy, lace-embellished thongs in front of a thin curtain. What they didn’t know then is this light-hearted video would turn them into the viral sensation “The Try Guys.”

Student comedians bring stand-up from dorm to bar

During the first week of last semester, junior Benjamin Zieper and sophomore David Potashnik crammed student comedians into a small dorm room to practice their routines on an audience of peers. After hosting a few dorm shows, the two decided to

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