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Prince William addressing City Hall.

[Photo] Little Building embraces Earthshot awards with projection series

Published December 7, 2022

Prince William addressing City Hall.

Photos: Sabrina Carpenter: ‘emails I cant send tour’ hits Boston

Photos: Sabrina Carpenter: ‘emails I cant send tour’ hits Boston

By Campbell Parish
Published October 12, 2022

Sabrina Carpenter performed at Big Night Live on October 3rd with her "Emails I can't Send Tour." Carpenter's performance was incredible, including some...

CHVRCHES & Cafuné perform at Roadrunner to wrap up the summer

By Campbell Parish, Photographer
Published August 22, 2022

Cafuné is a band featuring Sedona & Noah, who opened for CHVRCHES for 16 tour dates. Boston was the fifth city on their leg of the tour. Their...

17 year-old GAYLE takes the stage as the opener for AJR

17 year-old GAYLE takes the stage as the opener for AJR

By Campbell Parish
Published May 23, 2022
GAYLE is a young artist taking the internet by storm with her punk rock music. You may know her debut single, "ABCDEFU," which topped the charts worldwide, becoming an anthem for teenagers across the country. Her song was used all over social media platforms, including Tik Tok, where she has over one million followers. At the age of 17, she has gone on tour with AJR, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and My Chemical Romance, to name a few. These photos were taken at the Xfinity Center located in Mansfield, MA. The headliner, AJR, had an audience of over 13,000 who all welcomed GAYle on stage.
Boston Marathon runners rehydrate after finishing the race.

[Photo] ‘Boston is not a marathon to be trifled with’: 30,000 flocked to Monday’s race

Published April 21, 2022

Boston Marathon runners rehydrate after finishing the race.

Emerson Dance Companys Revival show. Photo: Campbell Parish

The EDC show this weekend made audiences want to start dancing

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
Published April 14, 2022

Emerson Dance Company left audience members impressed yet again last weekend.  EDC held a showcase titled "Revival" on April 9 and 10 in the Semel...

Photo: Campbell Parish

Chelsea Cutler made 15-year-old me very happy this past weekend

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor & Operations Managing Editor
Published March 30, 2022

15-year-old-me was singing about heartbreak and falling in love before I even had my first kiss. I was blasting Chelsea Cutler's music ever since her first...

Internet trolls rejoice, Trisha Paytas is pregnant

Internet trolls rejoice, Trisha Paytas is pregnant

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Campbell Parish and Katie Redefer
Published February 28, 2022

Social media exploded with the news of the YouTube star’s pregnancy on Monday, and opinions could not be more divided. In the aftermath of the announcement,...

Jan. Letter From the Editor

Jan. Letter From the Editor

By Campbell Parish, Operations Managing editor and Magazine Editor
Published February 4, 2022

After a long year filled with jaw-dropping events and unforgettable memories, it’s now time to ring in 2022. In honor of New Year’s, the theme of our...

Don’t stuff your animals; team anti taxidermy

Don’t stuff your animals; team anti taxidermy

By Campbell Parish
Published November 18, 2021

Don’t taxidermy your precious pet. After all, there's a reason why the vet doesn't tell you you’ll get your pet back in good shape if it dies. As...

Jonathon Graziano 13 and his pug, Noodle.

‘Bones day’ or ‘No Bones day’: Emerson alum, pug achieve TikTok fame

By Campbell Parish
Published November 4, 2021

Forget horoscopes or weather forecasts, there’s a new way to figure out what kind of day you’re going to have—Noodle, a 13-year-old pug.  Thanks...

Courtesy Shelley Parish Photography

Letter From The Editor

By Campbell Parish, Operations Managing Editor and Magazine Editor
Published October 11, 2021

Mental health. We need to talk about it. It’s a topic that has been considered taboo for ages and opening up about one’s mental state can be an...

Jacqueline Novak performing her stand-up show, Get On Your Knees.

‘Get On Your Knees’ will have you standing on your feet

By Campbell Parish
Published September 23, 2021

After 18 months of not attending in-person performances, I'm glad that Jaqueline Novak was the one who welcomed me back for my first in-person show.  "Get...

Jacqueline Novak performing her stand-up show, Get On Your Knees.

‘To me, the blowjob as a concept is kind of just really fascinating’: Jacqueline Novak’s one woman stand-up show is back

By Campbell Parish
Published September 9, 2021

After the pandemic forced the cancelation of her previous tour, Jacqueline Novak’s "Get on Your Knees" tour is back, bringing much-needed laughs and...

Actress Trinitee Stokes, who is set to become the youngest student at Emerson at just 15, met with former President Lee Pelton when she visited the college.

15-year-old ‘Mixed-ish’ actress Trinitee Stokes becomes Emerson’s youngest student

By Campbell Parish
Published June 25, 2021

At just 15 years old, actress Trinitee Stokes is set to make history as the youngest student ever to attend Emerson.  Stokes, who starred in TV shows...

Three weed dealers––Jamie, Alex, and John––who spoke with The Beacon on the condition of anonymity, discussed their life as dealers on campus and how it impacts their customers.

Let’s Be Really Blunt: Student dealers on what it’s like being “The Plug”

By Campbell Parish and Karissa Schaefer
Published May 1, 2021

College students, often overwhelmed by the pressures of schoolwork, social life, and on-campus extracurricular commitments, not to mention jobs, have increasingly...

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

By Campbell Parish
Published April 22, 2021

Senior creative writing major Kelsey Day Marlett explores her relationship with society and nature in her new poetry collection Rootlines, which was released...

Kelsey Day Marlett

Senior Kelsey Day Marlett works with her literary hero, Toni Bee on poetry workshop that brings people together

By Campbell Parish
Published April 14, 2021

Kelsey Day Marlett, a senior creative writing major, went from publishing her first book at 11 years old to co-teaching a poetry workshop, Visible and...

Let it Sing: A Cabaret of Color

Third annual ‘Cabaret of Color’ highlights BIPOC performers

By Campbell Parish and Lucia Thorne
Published April 1, 2021

The pandemic may have halted live stage productions, but it can’t stop the Musical Theatre Society’s third annual Cabaret of Color from showcasing...

The Instagram account @EmersonBathroomReviews is the brainchild of a first-year student who wanted to jump onto the Emerson Instagram bandwagon. The account aims to “ensuring all lions know where to find relief.”

Emerson students looking out for peers with bathroom rating Instagram account

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
Published March 31, 2021

Emerson students are finding unique ways to bring comedy to campus, and some are crappier than others. @EmersonBathroomReviews on Instagram is giving blunt...

Stupid Jupiter Jewelry becomes fashion trend donned across campus

Stupid Jupiter Jewelry becomes fashion trend donned across campus

By Campbell Parish, Assistant Living Arts Editor
Published March 24, 2021

Thanks to first-year Christina Casper’s handmade jewelry business, Stupid Jupiter Jewelry, brightly-colored floral necklaces are creating a sense of...

Floor Wars flyer and drop-off area on 13th floor of Little Building

Emerson Flows helps combat period poverty one pad at a time

By Campbell Parish, Assisstant Living Arts Editor
Published March 11, 2021

Student organization Emerson Flows launched a menstrual product drive on Monday, aiming to encourage community members to get involved with menstrual advocacy.  The...

Need a distraction? Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to listen to

Need a distraction? Here are some of the best true crime podcasts to listen to

By Campbell Parish, Assisstant Living Arts Editor
Published February 28, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains disturbing language and mentions of homicide Podcasts have been my go-to outlet to distract me from what's going...

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of The Fact of a Body

Emerson alumni team up to adapt “The Fact of a Body” for HBO series

By Campbell Parish, Staff Writer
Published February 10, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual violence and murder. Alum and writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s ‘09 book The Fact of a Body...

The main entrance of the Boston Public Library.

Boston Public Library expands anti-racism collection and virtual accessibility

By Campbell Parish
Published January 27, 2021

An anonymous donation of $75,000 helped extend the Boston Public Library’s collection of anti-racist materials. They saw a 500 percent increase in the...

Student gather in Boston Common every Friday to watch others perform their stand-up comedy routines.

‘Stand-up in the Park’ provides a space for live comedy amid COVID-19

By Campbell Parish
Published November 12, 2020

As the sun sets in Boston Common, laughter erupts as Emerson students come together for a little bit of entertainment.  “Stand-up in the Park”...

A mural honoring John Lewis was painted on the wall in the Quiet Study room in Piano Row.

Civil Rights leader John Lewis to be honored by new 20-foot-long mural in Piano Row

By Campbell Parish
Published November 4, 2020

If you take a peek inside Emerson’s Quiet Room on the second floor of Piano Row, a new 20-foot mural in honor of the late Congressman and Civil Rights...

Zach Kornfeld 12 and Ella Mielniczenko 13, both known for their contributions at Buzzfeed, participated in an EIV panel on Thursday to talk about their career paths in digital content producing.

Buzzfeed trailblazers and alumni discuss digital content producing in EIV Emerson Revisited panel

By Campbell Parish
Published October 21, 2020

Two Buzzfeed trailblazers and Emerson alumni offered advice to students entering the entertainment industry in an Emerson Revisited panel Thursday.  The...

Senior Madison Umina won first place in the Fortune 500 marketing competition sponsored by Clorox.

Senior wins Fortune 500 marketing contest in midst of pandemic

By Campbell Parish
Published October 8, 2020

After senior Madison Umina’s summer internship was canceled due to the pandemic, the program that hired her created a Fortune 500 marketing competition...

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