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Ashlyn Wang

Ashlyn Wang, Photo Editor

Ashlyn Wang (she/her) is a journalism major with minors in economics and psychology at Emerson College. She currently serves as the photo editor for the Beacon. She spends most of her free time on photography and creative writing.

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A group of performers arrive in front of the Taiwan Café, a Chinatown catering business, while lion dancers bow three times in gratitude as the restaurant offers oranges and cabbages to “feed” them. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Ringing in the Year of the Dragon in Boston’s Chinatown

By Ashlyn Wang and Rian Nelson
Published February 26, 2024

The air reverberated with the crackle of firecrackers and the echoing cadence of drumbeats and gongs. Amidst the bustling and vibrant ambience, hundreds...

Lion dancers interact with spectators while performing during the parade in Bostons Chinatown on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Chinatown lights up with colorful costumes and fireworks for Lunar New Year Parade

Published February 21, 2024

Lion dancers interact with spectators while performing during the parade in Boston's Chinatown on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Melissa Richards is appointed as the new Emerson vice president and chief of staff, starting her role on Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Melissa Richards appointed as new Emerson vice president and chief of staff

Published January 24, 2024

Melissa Richards is appointed as the new Emerson vice president and chief of staff, starting her role on Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

First-year forward Guillermo Gasset Ruiz shoots against Coast Guard on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Men’s basketball falls to Coast Guard in NEWMAC home opener

Published December 14, 2023

First-year forward Guillermo Gasset Ruiz shoots against Coast Guard on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Senior guard Ella Bushee (#11) goes for a layup against Endicott on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Women’s basketball falls to Endicott, 76-69

Published November 22, 2023

Senior guard Ella Bushee (#11) goes for a layup against Endicott on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

A protester holds up a piece of cardboard that resembles the Palestinian flag during the rally on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Pro-Palestinian rallies in Boston continue to call for ceasefire in Gaza

By Sofia Waldron, Arthur Mansavage and Ashlyn Wang
Published November 19, 2023

Rallies in the Boston area last week drew large crowds calling for a ceasefire in Gaza and an end to U.S. aid to Israel.  Hundreds gathered outside...

Trey Fuccillo in front of the Emerson College Visitor Center. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Fuccillo secures seat on Marlborough City Council as full-time Emerson student

Published November 14, 2023

Trey Fuccillo in front of the Emerson College Visitor Center. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Protesters chant against Kamala Harris outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel during the vice presidents visit to Boston on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Inside and Outside the Ritz Carlton: Kamala Harris’ Boston Visit

Published November 14, 2023

Protesters chant against Kamala Harris outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel during the vice president's visit to Boston on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon...

Protesters marching around the Ritz-Carlton hotel are stopped by police at the corner of Boylston Street and Washington Street on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Inside and Outside the Ritz Carlton: Kamala Harris’ Boston Visit

Published November 14, 2023

Protesters marching around the Ritz-Carlton hotel are stopped by police at the corner of Boylston Street and Washington Street on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023....

The Robert C. Jeffrey College Benefactor Award. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] President Bernhardt Receives Award from The University of Texas

Published November 13, 2023

The Robert C. Jeffrey College Benefactor Award. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts march from the Boston Public Library to City Hall Plaza in the parade on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Boston Veterans Parade honors those who’ve served

By Ashlyn Wang and Yufei Meng
Published November 12, 2023

Boston hosted its annual Veterans Parade on Saturday, Nov. 3, to pay tribute to current and former military service members. The parade, scheduled on the...

A spectator videotapes the parade as marchers begin marching from the Boston Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Mayor Wu, city officials, honor Boston veterans at Salute to Service Parade

Published November 8, 2023

A spectator videotapes the parade as marchers begin marching from the Boston Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

The parade walks down Boylston Street in front of Emerson College on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Mayor Wu, city officials, honor Boston veterans at Salute to Service Parade

Published November 8, 2023

The parade walks down Boylston Street in front of Emerson College on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

A man stands on the steps of the Boston Public Library and leads the crowd in a chant at the beginning of the All Out for Palestine rally in Copley Square on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Gaza Strip Bombings Spark Protests in the Streets of Boston

Published October 29, 2023

A man stands on the steps of the Boston Public Library and leads the crowd in a chant at the beginning of the "All Out for Palestine" rally in Copley Square...

Candidates for Boston City Council At Large gather at the Fort Point Room in Atlantic Wharf to participate in a forum, from left, candidates Clifton Braithwaite, Ruthzee Louijeune, Julia Mejia, Erin Murphy, Shawn Nelson, and Henry Santana. Murphy is answering the question regarding climate resiliency. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] City Council candidates talk the future with Downtown Boston residents

Published November 1, 2023

Candidates for Boston City Council At Large gather at the Fort Point Room in Atlantic Wharf to participate in a forum, from left, candidates Clifton Braithwaite,...

Crews from the Brock Rowing Club compete in the womens lightweight fours on Sunday, Oct.21, 2023. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Rowers and spectators flock to Boston for the 58th Head of the Charles

By Ashlyn Wang, Arthur Mansavage and Annie Zhou
Published October 28, 2023

Boston welcomed the 2023 Head of the Charles Regatta with great enthusiasm despite the heavy rain that drenched the city on Saturday. The world’s...

Emersons Ben Deeming (6), left, the referee, center, MITs Garrett Dyson (31), right, surround MITs Matthew Sequeira (28), who falls to the ground at Rotch Playground in Boston, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Emerson ties 2-2 against NEWMAC leader MIT

Published October 19, 2023

Emerson's Ben Deeming (6), left, the referee, center, MIT's Garrett Dyson (31), right, surround MIT's Matthew Sequeira (28), who falls to the ground at...

Adam Silverman’s Common Ground project at 118 Boylston St. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] Roots of the nation: At ArtsEmerson, conversation is The Point

Published September 14, 2023

Adam Silverman’s Common Ground project at 118 Boylston St. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Candidates for Boston City Council At Large gather at Boston University to participate in a forum hosted by the Boston University College Democrats and the Boston University Initiative on Cities, from left, moderators Dhruv Kapadia and Sean Waddington, candidates Julia Mejia, Erin Murphy, Henry Santana, and Ruthzee Louijeune.

[Photo] City council forum highlights need for accountability and transparency at institutions of higher education

Published October 11, 2023

Candidates for Boston City Council At Large gather at Boston University to participate in a forum hosted by the Boston University College Democrats and...

The C-Store at the Max undergoes a notable change in its overall appearance. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] What’s changed on campus? A quick overview of Emerson remodels

Published September 20, 2023

The C-Store at the Max undergoes a notable change in its overall appearance. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

The Maximilian Mutchnick Cafe.

[Photo] Forsake minimalism, embrace the Max

Published September 13, 2023

The Maximilian Mutchnick Cafe.

After two years of an interim leader presiding, it was officially announced in January that Jay Bernhardt would become Emerson’s 13th president.

[Photo] Emerson’s 13th President, Jay Bernhardt, outlines short-term plans for first term at college

Published September 13, 2023

After two years of an interim leader presiding, it was officially announced in January that Jay Bernhardt would become Emerson’s 13th president.

Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, begins her nationwide journey in Boston in Dewey Square. (Yufei Meng for The Beacon)

Photos: Little Amal commences nationwide journey with first steps in Boston

By Ashlyn Wang and Yufei Meng
Published September 10, 2023

Accompanied by resounding drumbeats and a jubilant welcoming atmosphere, Little Amal, whose name means “hope” in Arabic, kicked off her 6,000-mile...

Interim President William Gilligan.

[Photo] Campus organizations host Earthfest to reflect on sustainable strides

Published April 26, 2023

Interim President William Gilligan.

A runner puts his hands up near the Boylston Street finish line.

[Photo] ‘It is such an electric experience’: Thousands converge for 127th Boston Marathon

Published April 19, 2023

A runner puts his hands up near the Boylston Street finish line.

The Emerson Wellness Center entrance located on the third floor of 216 Tremont Street.

[Photo] A look inside the Emerson Wellness Center

Published December 11, 2022

The Emerson Wellness Center entrance located on the third floor of 216 Tremont Street.

Emerson students, St. Anthony’s Shine partner to amplify underrepresented voices

Emerson students, St. Anthony’s Shine partner to amplify underrepresented voices

By Ashlyn Wang, Photo Editor
Published December 7, 2022

Ava Straccia stopped in front of a poster station in the Boston Common, listening to a woman detail her experience of homelessness and mental health struggles....

The Copley Square lighting.

[Photo] Copley Square welcomes holiday season with annual tree lighting

Published November 30, 2022

The Copley Square lighting.

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