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The cloud ahead of us is grim, but to spite the dark mass, I find it necessary to reach for the silver linings that are both large and small, inconsequential and momentous.

Time to look at the silver lining

By Althea Champion
September 1, 2020

In a room full of pessimists, I am the first to say that the world is going to hell. Nowadays, I cannot believe I am alone in that assertion, especially among my Gen Z peers who also attend Emerson College. The...

Thomas Pettinelli 13 produces new horror film Followed.

Alum produces horror film ‘Followed’

By Althea Champion
April 25, 2020

When Thomas Pettinelli '13 first came to Emerson College in 2009, he did not anticipate a career in the film industry despite his affinity for movies. Seven years after graduating, his focus shifted and...

Eco Ambassadors host Tiny Thrift Store pop-up. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Tiny Thrift Store expands with Lion’s Den pop-up events

By Althea Champion
February 16, 2020

The Eco Ambassadors held their first Tiny Thrift Store Pop-Up on Feb. 11 in the Lion's Den, marking the beginning of a string of monthly pop-ups. The pop-ups will occur on the second Tuesday of every...

Sophomore explores Jingle Pop in new extended play

Sophomore explores “Jingle Pop” in new extended play

By Althea Champion
February 12, 2020

Sophomore Mackenzie Morris was relaxing on a sand dune in Venice Beach, California, listening to music with his friends, when his recently released song "Stuck" began playing. "It just came up and we...

Junior creates crystal jewelry business called “Raw Intention”

Junior creates crystal jewelry business called “Raw Intention”

By Althea Champion
January 29, 2020

In fall 2019, junior Jalyn Cox took a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, where she made the decision to get her Tarot cards read for the first time. Cox was stunned to hear the reader mention the idea of a...

Althea Champion / Graphic by Ally Rzesa . -Beacon Staff

Film Column: The fine line between edgy and irresponsible entertainment

By Althea Champion
December 13, 2019

Holding television characters accountable for their actions is a relatively new concept that, when attempted, usually falls flat.  The victim is often left as nothing more than just that, and the...

Inspired by growing up near the Mexican border, Andrew Siañez-De La Os play Borderline landed him a fellowship with the Huntington Theatre Company. Montse Landeros / Beacon Staff

Alum secures dream fellowship at Huntington Theatre Company

By Althea Champion
November 8, 2019

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 wrote a Boston bucket list following his college graduation. At the top of his list sat a playwriting fellowship at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, but Siañez-De...

Telling these underserved stories, however, brings up the opportunity to right historical wrongs to a degree. / Illustration by Christine Park

The most important stories are those we often forget

By Althea Champion
October 29, 2019

When students apply to Emerson, one of the prompts they are required to answer reads, "Much of the work that students do at Emerson College is a form of storytelling. If you were to write the story of...

Meeting people online brings with it a whole new world of anxiety-inducing expectations I do not enjoy. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Relationships: Virtual versus reality

By Althea Champion
September 18, 2019

In an age where technology cannot be avoided and social anxiety is at an all-time high, the once-taboo idea of forming relationships with people online whom you’ve never met suddenly became normal.  Not...

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