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Chloe Els

Chloe Els, Staff Writer

Chloe Els (she/her) is a first-year journalism major who grew up in both California and Colorado. She currently works as a staff writer for the Beacon’s news section. When she’s not writing for the Beacon, Chloe enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on, usually in the Public Garden.

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The Marlboro Campus

Carrying on tradition, students build bridges at Marlboro

November 30, 2022

Gazing out at Marlboro College for the first time, Maya Abarca remembers seeing white buildings scattered over rolling hills—all of it nearly camouflaged amid a layer of snow.  Unlike Emerson’s...

A young Native child sits in between two foster parents. Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Members of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe defend Indian Child Welfare Act

November 16, 2022

After spending the last four years rising through the federal court system, Haaland v. Brackeen reached the Supreme Court on Nov. 9, challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act which...

Intern taking notes in front of the White House.

Journalism students on C-SPAN, PBS internships—and how they got them

November 15, 2022

As a programming intern for C-SPAN, Carol Rangel spent the 2022 midterms furiously taking notes to help with election coverage. “I think I was [at work] until 2 a.m.,” Rangel said. “I was watching...

Boston City Council looks to increase city’s accessibility

Boston City Council looks to increase city’s accessibility

November 13, 2022

The Boston City Council dedicated the bulk of its agenda toward examining accessibility in Boston at its meeting on Wednesday afternoon in City Hall. One of the main points of discussion at the meeting...

The cover of Ravi Shankar’s memoir Correctional.

‘Not a confessional, a correctional’: author Ravi Shankar discusses his experience with inequitable incarceration

November 5, 2022

“The first time I went to jail, I was innocent and indignant,” Pushcart-prize winning poet and author Ravi Shankar quoted from the introduction to his memoir “Correctional,” a testament to his...

Members of the Emerson community enjoy dinner and music together to honor Diwali.

‘Home away from home’: South Asian students celebrate Diwali on campus

November 2, 2022

Colorful lights and pulsing music emanated from the Little Building’s Student Performance Center Blackbox last Thursday evening as nearly 20 members of the Emerson community came together to celebrate...

Emerson Staff Union rallies outside Board of Trustees meeting

Emerson Staff Union rallies outside Board of Trustees meeting

October 26, 2022

Around 30 members of the Emerson College Staff Union assembled in front of the Cutler Majestic Theatre with handwritten signs to ask the Board of Trustees for a cost-of-living adjustment on Tuesday afternoon. A...

Race participants begin their first lap around the Boston Common.

Move for MDS 5K raises awareness for rare blood cancer

October 24, 2022

Dozens of runners and walkers circled the Boston Common for the annual Move for MDS 5K, hosted by MDS Foundation Inc. on Sunday. MDS, or Myelodysplastic syndrome, is a rare blood cancer that is often...

Panelists setting up to present their findings.

Emerson Polling hosts “Unlocking the Hispanic Vote” panel

October 22, 2022

The Emerson College Polling Center held an “Unlocking the Hispanic Vote” panel on Tuesday to discuss its research of Hispanic people’s attitudes toward political engagement across the country.  Director...

SGA members take Diwali into their own hands

SGA members take Diwali into their own hands

October 19, 2022

The best part of Diwali, according to Sam Rajesh, a junior visual media arts major and Spiritual Life senator for the Student Government Association, is lighting diyas—small oil lamps—with her family.   “You...

Sample laundry detergent sheet and informational flyer about Generation Conscious.

SGA introduces free, eco-friendly laundry detergent to campus

October 15, 2022

Loud music and purple balloons filled the Little Building lobby Friday afternoon as Emerson’s Student Government Association promoted the upcoming arrival of a sustainable laundry detergent refill station. The...

Emerson’s affiliated faculty demands equitable resources

Emerson’s affiliated faculty demands equitable resources

October 15, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, Union President of the Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College Barry Marshall met with the union’s new vice president, Randy Harrison, to discuss current issues facing AFEC. Both...

Bagels and lox at Hillel’s break fast.

Emerson Hillel reflects on Judaism in honor of Yom Kippur

October 5, 2022

Members of Emerson’s Jewish community spent Yom Kippur thinking about the past. For some, reflections were personal and focused on lost friendships and new relationships. Others’ centered around the...

Protester Saleh Riahi holds up a sign calling for the world to take action and support Iran.

Hundreds gather at State House to show support for Iranian uprisings

October 4, 2022

Last Saturday, hundreds of people came together at the foot of the Massachusetts State House along the jagged line of the Freedom Trail to protest for Iranian women’s freedom. College students, professionals...

Emerson students gathered together in the SPC Theater to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

New year, new traditions: Emerson Hillel hosts Rosh Hashanah dinner

September 28, 2022

On Sunday, around 40 Emerson community members gathered in the Student Performance Center Theater to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.  Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holy days on the Jewish calendar....

SGA addresses divisive language, new members, Hurricane Fiona fundraising

SGA addresses divisive language, new members, Hurricane Fiona fundraising

September 26, 2022

At its Friday meeting, the Student Government Association addressed a recent incident involving racist and homophobic slurs directed at campus staff in the Little Building and Emerson’s response. An...

Trans flag waving in front of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Anti-trans protesters met with counter-protesters at Boston Children’s Hospital

September 21, 2022

Dozens of counter-protesters gathered outside of the Boston Children’s Hospital Sunday in response to the highly controversial visit of Canada-native “Billboard” Chris Elston and subsequent anti-transgender...

Angus Abercrombie in front of the Massachusetts State House.

‘No one is underqualified’: first-year jumps head-on into local politics

September 21, 2022

First-year and political communications major Angus Abercrombie is running to represent Precinct 8 in Belmont, MA, at its biannual town meeting. He announced his first political campaign via Twitter in...

Bluebike station on Beacon Street

Boston Bluebike riders enjoy free passes, some eager for transportation improvements

September 19, 2022

Boston Bluebike riders reacted positively to free bike passes while voicing improvements they would like to see made in the city’s transportation.  The City of Boston offered free 30-day Bluebike...

Attendees gather to watch performers / Photo: Chloe Els

Asian American Day Festival returns to Boston Common

September 14, 2022

The Boston Common buzzed with vendors and visitors attending the 12th Asian American Day Festival on Saturday afternoon. After a two-year pause due to COVID-19, the annual festival returned in celebration...

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

Healey, Diehl to face off in November elections

September 8, 2022

Maura Healey (D) is set to face Geoff Diehl (R) in November’s midterm elections for Massachusetts governor after both clinched a victory in the primary election on Tuesday. Currently serving as attorney...

ECPD entrance/ Beacon Archives

The anxiety of gun violence looms in higher education

September 7, 2022

During orientation week, the Emerson College Police Department told every first year about an active shooter training offered on campus. Although new Emerson students have not had a chance to participate...

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