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Junior raises money to help homeless men secure winter housing

October 2, 2019

Editor's note: Continued coverage on this story can be found here.  Junior Karigan Wright, like many students, walks by the 2 Boylston Place alley everyday when hustling through the crowded sidewalks...

Sophomore Zack Lesmeister and the St. Louis team won the 2019 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, bringing home a brand new title for the city. Photo by Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Sophomore brings victory to St. Louis team at international poetry competition

September 4, 2019

Six teens sat cowered in a compact dorm room in Las Vegas, whispering poetry to each other for hours at a time so their competitors would not overhear. It’s a vital part of the St. Louis team’s strategy...

Evan McDonald (left) and Jeru Berry (right) created No Whites Allowed and the documentary won the Audience Award at Emersons Film Festival. - Photo by Thomas Bloxham / Beacon Correspondent

Alumni ‘No Whites Allowed’ documentary exposes Emerson’s lack of diversity

April 2, 2019

Evan McDonald ’18 joined comedy troupe Emerson Comedy Workshop in January 2016 as the first black man to ever join in its 40 years of existence. After acknowledging the lack of inclusion in comedy troupes...

Artificial Intelligence takes over Media Art Gallery

Artificial Intelligence takes over Media Art Gallery

February 28, 2019

Nonsensical sounds, intriguing oil paintings, and ambiguous misfortunes such as, “Your dreams are worth your best pants when you wish you’d given love a chance,” filled the Emerson Urban Arts Gallery...

Former Performing Arts Department Chair Melia Bensussen will be the first woman director in Hartford Stages history. - Photo courtesy of Melia Bensussen

Former PA chair makes history at Hartford Stage

February 11, 2019

Former Department of Performing Arts Chair Melia Bensussen received an unexpected interview at Hartford Stage the day before she left for Barcelona, Spain on sabbatical. Three months later, she flew...

Christina Hendricks and David Alan Basche ‘90 star in “Egg,” a film about motherhood that premiered Jan. 19 2019. 
Photo courtesy of David Alan Basche

Alumnus film “Egg” cracks motherhood stereotypes

January 24, 2019

Thirty years after graduating from Emerson, and after having starred in Sex and the City 2, Lipstick Jungle, and The Exes, David Alan Basche ’90 decided to give back to Emerson when it was time to...

The Banjo Project is a digital museum sharing the history and significance of the banjo in American culture. Photo courtesy of The Banjo Project

Professors’ digital museum tells the unknown story of the banjo

January 16, 2019

When Associate Professor Marc Fields finished his documentary “Give Me the Banjo” after a decade of researching and gathering content on the instrument’s history, he knew he hadn’t told the full...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Dec. 10-15

December 10, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for...

Donation boxes are in Piano Row, the Dining Center, Iwasaki Library, and the Emerson Fitness Center until Dec. 17. • Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Student’s charity idea turns into campus-wide project

December 6, 2018

Purple cardboard boxes appeared around campus after sophomore Justin Ventura started a clothing drive for Catie’s Closet, a non-profit that provides clothing and toiletries for children in need....

“The Vision of Television” gallery features German art from the 1960s and 1970s and will run until January. • Maya Gacina / Beacon Staff

Colleagues piece together late curator’s rare broadcast findings

December 5, 2018

The opening night of “The Vision of Television” exhibit filled the Emerson Media Art Gallery with flashing wall projections of experimental media art, staticky television screens, and an unusual emotional...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Dec. 3-8

December 3, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for...

Taylor Smith 15 is the regional director for Free to Runs Afghanistan organization. She helps empower young girls through running. Photo Courtesy of Free to Run

Alumna runs in Middle East to promote female leaders

November 28, 2018

Taylor Smith ’15 always liked running. She said when she moved to Iraq for a job some hostile locals’ reactions and lack of women's freedom restricted her to a treadmill shoved between her bed and...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Nov. 19-23

November 18, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Nov. 12-16

November 12, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Nov. 5-10

November 4, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and flyers on bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for...

Sophomore Zach Cargie in his 10th floor Colonial suite, the new home for Tiny Dorm. - Photo by Abigail Noyes / Beacon Staff

Students hold concerts you can roll out of bed for

November 4, 2018

Saxophone music streamed from suite 1020 to fill the 10th floor of the Colonial residence hall on Oct. 18. Sophomores Zach Cargie, Justin Wood, Chris Tirado, and friend Sam Schneider hosted the first...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

October 28, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and the flyers on the bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events...

Sophomore Anthony Rodriguez and junior Cassie Poirier thought Emerson didn’t have enough resources for first-generation students, so they made their own. /
Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Staff

Organization helps first-generation students navigate college

October 25, 2018

Junior Cassie Poirier identifies as a first-generation college student, yet she didn't know what that meant or the challenges it entailed until freshman year. “It was this feeling that everyone...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Oct. 22-27

October 21, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page and the flyers on the bulletin boards. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Oct. 15-20

October 14, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out...

Graphic By ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Oct. 8-13

October 7, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out...

Ben Kling 13 crowdfunded his personal plant assistant app, DRYP. Courtesy of Ben Kling

Plants get new life with alum’s app DRYP

October 4, 2018

When Ben Kling ‘13 left his first job in New York, he carried out an office plant with a box of his things. Five years later, he filled his apartment with between 50 to 70 plants, everywhere from the...

Sophomore Alexa Bodner points to Swing Left Emersons flyer. Bodner is the fundraising coordinator for Swing Left. Cullen Granzen/Beacon Staff

Swing Left Emerson leads change to flip the House

September 27, 2018

After seeing Hillary Clinton tweet about the Swing Left fellowship program, senior Allison Mitchell aimed to inspire Emerson students by bringing the program to campus for the November midterm elections. Swing...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa/Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Sept. 24-30

September 24, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page. The Beacon Living Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Sept. 17-21

September 16, 2018

Emerson has many students and organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page. The Beacon Living-Arts section went through the events for the next week and picked out...

Morgan Wright helped create and act in the MBTA films

MBTA stations screen student commercials

September 13, 2018

Instead of the dirty walls of subway stations, students and Bostonians can now watch educational content created by Emerson students. Last September, Emerson students partnered with the Massachusetts...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa

Events on campus: Sept. 11-16

September 11, 2018

Emerson has many students and over 80 organizations that host events. This is exhibited through EmConnect’s event page. The Beacon's Living-Arts section went through the events for the next week and...

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