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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Aaron J. Miller

Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor

Aaron J. Miller is a senior journalism major from Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania. He is The Beacon's Print Editor and designs and cordinates the newspaper's weekly print edition. He previously interned for The Citizens' Voice in summer 2019. He previously held the roles of Sports Editor, Deputy Sports Editor, Senior Staff Writer, and Sports Correspondent.

Email: Aaron_Miller@Emerson.edu

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Students enrolled in the colleges Kasteel Well study abroad program for the fall semester will be under strict travel restrictions and enforced social distancing measures.

[Photo] Kasteel Well study abroad program to move forward with limited travel for fall semester

June 16, 2020

Students enrolled in the college's Kasteel Well study abroad program for the fall semester will be under strict travel restrictions and enforced social distancing measures.

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

Fall opening plan elicits joy from some students, leaves athletes in the dark

June 11, 2020

When then freshman Olivia Lusk left Emerson’s Boston campus in March, she was disappointed her first year—and maybe even her next one—was threatened by a looming pandemic. So, Lusk could not contain...

Emerson Esports competing in 2018.

Emerson Esports resume competitive season

June 9, 2020

When John Lyons ‘20, a member of one of the college’s competitive “Overwatch” video game teams, learned that his final season of competition was postponed until further notice, he said he was shocked...

A student moving out of their dorm building.

Students devastated after college decides to send them home

March 13, 2020

Junior Joe Davidi said he will submit a request to stay on Emerson’s Boston campus despite the college asking students to leave because of fears of him going back to his family, who are quarantined with...

Assistant Director of SEAL Andrew Donahue gives a presentation on EmConnects community impact at SGA joint session.

SEAL administrator to leave college in May

March 13, 2020

In an emailed statement to student leaders Friday, Assistant Director of Student Life Andy Donahue announced he is leaving the college in May to pursue a position at Providence College.  “Over the...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

College in contact with students in Spain and France following travel ban

March 12, 2020

Sophomore John Raffaele III woke up Thursday morning to unexpected news--the president of the United States had issued a ban on travel from Europe by non-U.S. residents. Raffaele is currently studying...

The NEWMAC canceled all spring sports seasons on Thursday.

[Photo] NEWMAC cancels spring seasons, Emerson ends non-conference competition

March 12, 2020

The NEWMAC canceled all spring sports seasons on Thursday.

Jack OConnor (left) and Sam Boyle (right) finished the 2019-20 season with conference awards.

O’Connor and Boyle receive all-conference honors

March 12, 2020

Although the men’s and women’s basketball teams both closed out their seasons with losses in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC playoffs, two key players received postseason recognition from the conference. Men’s...

The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym

Utah Jazz players test positive for COVID-19 after team practice at Emerson

March 11, 2020

Following a Utah Jazz practice at the college’s gym on March 5, two players on the team tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the team and reporting by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The...

Freshman Santha Rowles said she is worried her production classes will lose value online.

A day filled with uncertainty finds students reacting to online classes

March 10, 2020

A mix of emotions gripped students Tuesday evening after President M. Lee Pelton announced the transition of all classes to remote instruction following the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases across the...

The college gathered all Kasteel Well students in the dining hall Monday evening to announce the cancellation of the program.

[Photo] Kasteel Well students to return to Boston after outbreak of Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

The college gathered all Kasteel Well students in the dining hall Monday evening to announce the cancellation of the program.

The exterior of the Kasteel Well castle

[Photo] Expanded reporting from the Castle with new Kasteel Well vertical

February 24, 2020

The exterior of the Kasteel Well castle

The Babson Beavers defeated the Emerson Lions 3-0 in the NEWMAC championship. Lara Hill / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball swept in conference championship

November 9, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost to the reigning conference champion Babson College 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship game on Saturday afternoon. This is the second season in a row the Babson Beavers won...

The womens volleyball team advanced to the NEWMAC championship game on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Montse Landeros / Beacon Staff

Comeback victory sends women’s volleyball to NEWMAC championship

November 7, 2019

The women's volleyball team will advance to the NEWMAC playoff championship game for the first time in program history following a comeback victory against Wellesley College in the semifinals on Thursday. This...

Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper (center) recorded 23 kills in the Lions win against MIT. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

November 6, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the NEWMAC playoff quarterfinals after coming back from a 2-0 deficit for its first playoff win since 2016. Before...

Freshman runs fastest time since 2013

Freshman runs fastest time since 2013

November 3, 2019

The men’s and women’s cross country teams raced in the NEWMAC Championship on Saturday, Nov. 3. One of the teams’ freshman ran the fastest time in school history since 2013. Babson College hosted...

Senior Creighton Dorfman started in 57 of the 66 games he played in as a Lion. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s soccer ends season with first NEWMAC win

November 2, 2019

Men's soccer senior Creighton Dorfman said the moment he walked off Rotch Field for the final time in his career will be one he will remember forever. “Signing off one last time with a win in the...

Senior Kate Foultz scored 153 points in her junior season, increasing her total points scored to 446. Beacon Archive.

Women’s basketball raises money for Puerto Rico tournament

October 30, 2019

The women’s basketball team partnered with the college to raise funds for a trip to Puerto Rico for a tournament this winter.  The college-wide campaign the team is using to fundraise for its trip...

Freshman Rebecca Polsky hits the ball over the MIT blockers. Carol Rangel / Beacon Staff

Lions drop close conference game at MIT

October 29, 2019

The women’s volleyball team lost to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but the Lions stayed positive throughout the game. “They just love to have fun, and we know when we make a mistake,...

Beacon Archive.

NCAA policy change to have no direct effect on Emerson athletes

October 29, 2019

The NCAA announced Tuesday it would allow collegiate athletes to profit off of their names and images in Division I, II, and III athletics—a move one college official said would not directly impact Emerson...

After former captains Cam Barth (pictured) and Kate Nelson left the team, Jared Merrifield and Tori Purcell have assumed their leadership positions.

[Photo] Skunks stay connected despite abbreviated spring season

April 22, 2020

After former captains Cam Barth (pictured) and Kate Nelson left the team, Jared Merrifield and Tori Purcell have assumed their leadership positions.

Submitted photo.

Remembering our friend, Dan Hollis

October 2, 2019

When I walked into my Introduction to College Writing class during my first semester at Emerson, the professor asked us to pair up to do interviews as an icebreaker—something I thought would be awful...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

Student employment software switch causes paycheck delays

September 29, 2019

The college implemented a new online application system for on-campus jobs over summer 2019 that caused delays in student payment for up to three weeks. Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid Eric...

RJ Dziejma (No. 14) scored the Lions lone goal against Coast Guard. Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff.

Men’s soccer loses second straight conference game

September 28, 2019

The men’s soccer team lost 2-1 to the United States Coast Guard Academy during a power outage at Rotch Field on Saturday.  Sophomore midfielder RJ Dziejma scored a late-game goal, but the Lions...

Freshman Cali Bruce scored her first collegiate goal in the Lions win against Wentworth. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

Miller: Freshmen could repeat success for Women’s Soccer

September 10, 2019

When I joined The Beacon as a sportswriter during my freshman year, I never could have imagined myself as the Sports Editor in my second and third semesters. I think the women’s soccer team freshmen...

Geoff Gray 19 (center, No. 3) signed a one year contract with Israeli Basketball Premier League team Hapoel Eilat. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Emerson alumnus signs with Hapoel Eilat in Israel

August 28, 2019

One of the college’s most dominant basketball players will be taking his skills to the Israeli Basketball Premier League this upcoming season.  Geoff Gray ‘19 announced via Twitter on Friday that...

The mens lacrosse team lost its third conference game in a row and are now 2-11 overall. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s lacrosse loses to Babson despite hat trick by freshman midfielder

April 14, 2019

The men’s lacrosse team lost 17-5 to Babson College on Saturday in a conference matchup. The loss dropped the Lions from sixth to seventh place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. The...

Pat Ferrucci wrote music columns for nine years before pursuing a Ph.D. in journalism. Photo courtesy of Pat Ferrucci.

Alumnus speaks at TEDx Talk about racial bias in sports journalism

April 11, 2019

One of Patrick Ferrucci's earliest memories came at age seven when his father woke him up in hopes of witnessing the Boston Red Sox win their first championship since 1918, but the team lost. "I can...

Senior Win Kittivatcharapong hits the ball through a Rivier University block in a 3-1 loss on Saturday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball holds 1-5 record in conference play following doubleheader

March 23, 2019

The men’s volleyball team lost to Lasell College 3-0 and to Rivier University 3-1 in a conference doubleheader in the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on Saturday. The Lions hold a 1-5 record in...

Treynz Amos (left) defeated Darius Hill (right) in a Super Smash Bros. tournament hosted by Emerson Esports. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Emerson Esports hosts 94-player ‘Super Smash Bros.’ tournament

March 20, 2019

The most qualified “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” players in the New England area competed for five hours in the Collegiate Starleague New England Qualifier, an event Emerson Esports hosted in the Bill...

The womens lacrosse team lost in its first game of the season 13-6 against Becker College. Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correpondent

New women’s lacrosse team looks to avenge winless season

March 18, 2019

The Lions struggled last season and finished with a record of 0-14.The women’s lacrosse team added a new coaching staff and seven freshmen to the roster after not qualifying for conference playoffs last...

Robert Wilson (right), who goes by the username BobbyWasabi, is the  head of events at Emerson Esports. Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

Esports organization hosts weekly gaming tournaments for ‘Fight Club’

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...

The Lions huddle before tip off in a game against Wheaton on Jan. 23. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Bill Gould wins Coach of the Year award for women’s basketball

February 28, 2019

Women’s basketball head coach Bill Gould received the conference Coach of the Year award this season for his accomplishments in leading the Lions to an undefeated home record. In his eleventh season...

Freshman Jarred Houston (middle, No. 23) totaled 44 blocks against NEWMAC opponents, the most in the conference. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Recap: Men’s basketball caps off season with first NCAA tournament appearance

February 28, 2019

Fans cheered on the men's basketball team on Feb. 27 as the Lions departed for New Jersey en route to their first National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III tournament appearance. Head coach...

Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Lions triumph in first NEWMAC championship in team history

February 23, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute 93-75 to win the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday. This monumental win gives Emerson...

Senior Charlie Boyle (left, No. 33) goes up for a layup and senior Natalie Busch (right, No. 12) waits for the rebound in the NEWMAC quarterfinals against MIT. Photo by Arturo Ruiz / Beacon Correspondent

Women’s basketball season comes to a close in NEWMAC quarterfinals

February 19, 2019

The women’s basketball team lost to Massachusetts Institute of Technology 76-58 in the quarterfinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs on Tuesday. The Lions entered...

Seniors Mac Sashin (in white, third from left) and Geoff Gray (in black, third from right) combined for a total of 26 points against Coast Guard. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s basketball defeats Coast Guard on senior day

February 17, 2019

The men’s basketball team defeated the United States Coast Guard Academy to advance into the conference playoffs on the Lions’ senior day.  Prior to tipoff, the Lions honored seniors Geoff Gray,...

Junior Quinn Madden received the Defensive Athlete of the Week accolade for her performance against Babson and Coast Guard. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Madden emerges as standout defender in junior season

February 14, 2019

Junior guard Quinn Madden proves to be a threat on the defensive side of the court. She leads the team with more than 30 minutes per game against conference opponents. Madden—who grew up in Mokena,...

Freshman Nate Martin scored the final three-point shot in the Lions victory over WPI on Saturday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s basketball beats WPI to tie for second place in NEWMAC

February 10, 2019

The men’s basketball team beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute, who is ranked No. 2 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, on Saturday after coming back in the second half from...

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

Esports team remains hopeful for the future after tournament loss

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...

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

Esports team to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

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...

Amanda Benavente (No. 2) puts in a tackle on Springfields Kaleigh Dale (No. 20). Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer loses NEWMAC semifinal to Springfield

November 3, 2018

The women’s soccer team lost 3-1 to Springfield College in the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoffs Thursday. Head coach David Suvak said the team did not...

Amanda Benavente (right) challenges for the ball during Emersons 3-1 loss to WPI. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer makes final push for playoff spot

October 11, 2018

The women’s soccer team’s expectations of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference playoff run near reality as the Lions sit in sixth place with a 3-2 record. The team won three...

Moria Brennan (left) and Fara Cohen (right) both played for the womens volleyball team for four years. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball seniors set new career milestones

October 3, 2018

Seniors Moira Brennan and Fara Cohen both hit milestones in their women’s volleyball careers this past week, joining the 2,500 assists and 1,000 digs club, respectively. Brennan, the team’s star...

Benavente not only plays as a defender for the womens soccer team, but as an attacker as well. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff.

Versatile sophomore takes charge for women’s soccer

September 24, 2018

Even though sophomore defender Amanda Benavente received offers to play soccer for various Division I and II schools, she chose Emerson—a Division III school. “I loved the idea of being in the...

Fara Cohen (No. 23, center) lays out for the ball in Emersons 3-1 loss to Coast Guard. Photo: Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Correspondent.

Women’s volleyball loses NEWMAC home opener

September 16, 2018

After the injury ofa star freshman, Emerson’s women’s volleyball team lost 3-1 against the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon. The first set began with a back-and-forth contest...

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