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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Adri Pray

Adri Pray, Assistant Express News Editor

Adri Pray (she/her) is a first-year Journalism major from Cape Cod, MA, and served previously as a correspondent. She loves investigative journalism, and is often found watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports 11 positive COVID-19 tests, lowest single-day total this semester

January 25, 2022

Emerson reported 11 positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday out to the 1,841 administered on Monday. Tuesday’s dashboard update also reported that eight community members were in on-campus isolation. Zero...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Friday sees 11 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day this week

January 21, 2022

Emerson reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the lowest single-day number this week, and set the daily positivity rate at 1.11 percent. Friday’s update also reported that 16 community members...

COVID lead Erik Muurisepp sits at his desk on the fourth floor of the Walker Building.

‘Learning to live with the virus’: Emerson reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday

January 21, 2022

Emerson College has reported 332 positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the spring semester—the highest numbers since the beginning of the pandemic—and currently sits at a 3.20 percent positivity...

Some of Emersons first-get students have bonded over shared experiences. From left to right: Priscilla Beltran, Maria Vu, Ashley Blanco, Kelly Moreno and Carolina Alcantara.
Courtesy / Ashley Blanco

‘Almost hidden diversity’: Emerson’s first-generation students share their stories

January 21, 2022

First-generation students, without guidance from older family members or friends, and limited access to resources, face a far more challenging acclimation to college life than most. Roughly 15 percent...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson surpasses 350 COVID cases nearly three weeks into semester

January 21, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 12 positive tests of the 972 tests administered on Wednesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.23 percent. Thursday’s update also reported...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports 301 positives two weeks into spring semester

January 18, 2022

In just two weeks since the onset of the spring 2022 semester, Emerson has reported a cumulative 301 positive COVID-19 cases. The college has administered 8,534 tests since Jan. 3, and currently reports...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson reports 228 positive cases within 10 day period

January 13, 2022

An unprecedented 228 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported at Emerson in the ten days since the commencement of the spring 2022 semester. Cumulatively, Emerson has administered 5,015 tests since...

Emerson students having classes.

‘Everything is out the window’: College returns to in-person learning amid unprecedented COVID surge

January 12, 2022

Less than a week into the spring 2022 semester, Emerson has already reported 228 positive COVID-19 tests, leading to uncertainty regarding the rest of the semester amid rising cases statewide. Emerson’s...

Gov. Charlie Baker provides a COVID-19 update while touring the first responder vaccination site at the Worcester Senior Center on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Massachusetts reports 17,802 new coronavirus cases

January 11, 2022

Massachusetts reported 17,802 positive cases on Tuesday, down from the 60,986 reported Monday. The death toll rose by 116, the highest single-day total since May 15, 2020 when 119 deaths were reported.  Tuesday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 60,986 new coronavirus cases

January 10, 2022

Massachusetts reported 60,986 new coronavirus cases Monday, the first COVID-19 report given by the state since Friday. The death toll rose by 53.  Massachusetts has been experiencing a wintertime surge,...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Emerson issues five-day isolation and quarantine protocols amid surge

January 7, 2022

Emerson will decrease its isolation and quarantine time to five days per guidance changes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced college officials on Friday. Effective Jan. 7,...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Unprecedented end-of-semester COVID surge brings highest case levels since onset of pandemic

December 23, 2021

Emerson has undergone an unprecedented surge in positive COVID-19 tests over the course of the past two weeks, racking up nearly 100 positives as statewide cases set records and the Omicron variant continues...

Take-home rapid test provided by Emerson College.

Emerson students frustrated by mandated at-home rapid tests

December 2, 2021

Emerson students reported experiencing difficulties after taking their college-mandated and provided at-home rapid COVID-19 tests in order to return to campus following the Thanksgiving break.  The...

Runners cross the Boston Marathons finish line at Copley Square.

‘It’s just a party’: Boston Marathon returns after 910 day absence

October 16, 2021

Family, friends, and spectators alike lined the twenty-six mile route of the Boston Marathon on Monday, yet another glimpse of normalcy as the city continues its recovery from the effects of the pandemic. Usually...

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