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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Abigail Lee

Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor

Abigail Lee (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from Hershey, Pennsylvania. She serves as the Magazine Content Managing Editor after working on the news team in Spring 2022. In addition to writing for the Beacon, she loves movies and mango slush boba.

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‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

October 19, 2022

A documentary recently shown as part of the Bright Lights line up interrogates the ethics of the documentary genre itself.  Directed by Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall, “Subject” follows the...

Students organize against tuition rises and other inequalities this fall

Students organize against tuition rises and other inequalities this fall

August 30, 2022

On April 1, Dylan Young, a then first-year visual media arts major, attended a student protest in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway. About 50 students gathered that Friday afternoon, a small but loud assembly...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Students voice concerns regarding new COVID policies in college’s first two COVID Q&A sessions

July 17, 2022

Emerson’s Office of Campus Life held its second COVID-19 question-and-answer session Wednesday, completing the first half of the four-part series. The session navigated students through close contact...

Sittin in 317 EP cover. Courtesy of Vritika Thadhani.

First-year releases EP ‘Sittin in 317’

April 20, 2022

Halfway through the semester, first-year marketing communications major Vritika Thadhani and her friends set goals for themselves to accomplish before the summer—Thadhani’s goal was to create new music.  The...

image of students protesting in 2B alleyway

‘This is not an isolated concern’: 2B Alley sees tuition increase protest

April 3, 2022

Dozens of Emerson students gathered in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway on Friday afternoon to protest the upcoming 2 percent tuition increase. In response to a rise in tuition and room and board charges...

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

March 30, 2022

The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union ratified its second contract in a unanimous vote last Tuesday. The union had previously reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 4,...

Multimedia artist Daniel Callahan / Courtesy Daniel Callahan

Emerson professor releases debut feature “Come On In”

March 16, 2022

Emerson Business of Creative Enterprises professor Daniel Callahan’s debut feature film, Come On In, was released Feb. 8. Come On In is a psychological thriller that delves into the inner workings...

Kristen Stewart, star of Spencer, at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Photo credit: Georges Biard.

Bright Lights features ‘Spencer,’ a fascinating portrayal of icon Princess Diana

March 3, 2022

Spencer, shown Feb. 24 as part of the Bright Lights Film Series, decidedly shirks the characteristics of the biopic genre. Instead of acting as a realistic record of Princess Diana’s life, director Pablo...

The view of Boylston Street from a Piano Row dorm room as it snows.

Students express frustration with on-campus job application process

February 24, 2022

For Gloria Natividade, getting a job during the fall semester was crucial to their ability to support themself financially. Yet the process of finding an on-campus job at Emerson proved to be more difficult...

Courtesy of Xinyan Fu.

“Arts in Chinatown” documentary to be screened in the Student Performance Center Monday

February 24, 2022

A new student documentary focuses on Boston’s Chinatown, a community that many Emerson students are familiar with, but do not fully know.  Senior journalism major Xinyan Fu’s short documentary...

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

February 17, 2022

On both coasts, unions at the college are making progress in their respective contract negotiations. The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union secured an agreement with the college Feb. 4—ending...

Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy performing at MFA. Courtesy of Abigail Lee.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston hosts first Lunar New Year celebration since 2020

February 10, 2022

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston brought back their Lunar New Year celebration with a COVID-cautious approach.  The annual tradition at the institution was reinstated Feb. 5 in a reduced manner to ensure...

Photo: Payton Cavanaugh

10 Chinatown businesses to support this Lunar New Year

February 3, 2022

Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 this year, and Emerson students have the perfect opportunity to support businesses in neighboring Chinatown. This community has a rich and vibrant history, and students can...

The exterior of the W hotel.

Students moved to W Boston Hotel in effort to create more isolation spaces

February 2, 2022

Emerson relocated 40 students to the W Boston Hotel at the beginning of the spring semester,  in order to free up spaces for on-campus isolation in the face of surging COVID-19 cases.  Students were...

Bags of food in the Dining Center waiting to be delivered to quarantined and isolated students.

Students who test positive experience disorganized isolation periods

January 27, 2022

With COVID-19 cases on campus reaching their highest levels since the outbreak of the pandemic, a high volume of students have been admitted into Emerson’s on-campus isolation. For some, the college’s...

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

Professor faces outcry over antisemitism allegations

January 13, 2022

Mired in controversy, an Emerson professor is facing accusations of antisemitic behavior in the classroom last semester—while acknowledging that his actions could have been “perceived the wrong way.” Brian...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson surge continues as spring semester approaches

January 7, 2022

In the week leading up to students’ return to campus, Emerson reported over 80 positive COVID-19 tests, reflecting a statewide struggle to contain the spread of the Omicron variant.  Of the 1,056...

Michelle Wu greets supporters after winning the mayoral election on Nov. 2.

Wu sworn in as mayor, pushes widespread reform

November 18, 2021

Michelle Wu was sworn in as mayor Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the city of Boston as the former city councilor became the city’s first woman and person of color elected to serve in the corner office.  “Boston...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion right.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme Court’s rejection of an emergency request...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Students return to a new campus with eased COVID-19 restrictions

September 2, 2021

As students moved onto campus for the fall term, they returned to a bustling campus with minimized social distancing restrictions—a far cry from the Emerson many experienced over the first year of the...

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