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Domenic Conte

Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist

Domenico D. Conte is a junior journalism student from Wakefield, Mass., and The Beacon's Magazine Editor. He formerly served as a Managing Editor after two semesters as a sports editor, where he also developed an interest in profile and feature writing across all sections.

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Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum and Head Coach Ime Udoka

Celtics versus Nets Playoff Preview: 4 ways the C’s pull through

April 16, 2022

It’s a rematch!  The No. 2 seed Boston Celtics face off against the No. 7 seed Brooklyn Nets on Sunday at TD Garden for game one of the first round...

Celtics: The case for Marcus Smart, my hill to die on

Celtics: The case for Marcus Smart, my hill to die on

January 29, 2022

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A couple sledding their child through the Boston Common.

Photos: Powerful snowstorm hits Massachusetts for first time in years

December 17, 2020

A thick, white blanket of snow descended on Emerson’s campus and the city of Boston Thursday, thanks to a storm that brought record snowfall, freezing...

A worker dispensing salt along the Washington and Boylston Street intersection.

[Photo] Emerson cancels in-person courses ahead of Monday snow storm

January 31, 2021

A worker dispensing salt along the Washington and Boylston Street intersection.

A group of friends walking through the Boston Common during the first noreaster of 2020.

[Photo] Emerson moves pre-10 a.m. courses online Tuesday

February 1, 2021

A group of friends walking through the Boston Common during the first nor'easter of 2020.

The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston lit up just under two weeks after arriving in the Common.

Photos: Boston lights up Nova Scotia Christmas Tree in Common

December 3, 2020

Last month, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia sent down its annual "Nova Scotia Tree for Boston" to the city, which receives a tree each year as...

A worker dispensing salt along the Washington and Boylston Street intersection.

[Photo] 11 ways to celebrate the holiday season COVID-free

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / December 22, 2020

The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston lit up just under two weeks after arriving in the Common.

The Emerson Staff Union is hoping to have some of their sacrificed benefits reinstated, especially for some of the at-risk staff members.

‘We should be getting that back’: Staff union seeks reinstatement of benefits as pandemic endures

December 2, 2020

Members of Emerson's staff union are vying to return to their hard-earned pre-pandemic financial safeguards after enduring a semester without the benefits...

President Lee Pelton announced the Marlboro-Emerson merger at a town hall meeting in fall 2019. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

President Lee Pelton to resign in June, lead Boston Foundation

December 1, 2020

Emerson President M. Lee Pelton will leave his position in June to take over as chief executive officer and president of local philanthropic leader The...

The Tree for Boston being moved into its location for the holiday season on the Boston Common. The 45 foot tree will be decorated with lights on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Photos: Honorary Boston Common Christmas Tree arrives from Nova Scotia

November 21, 2020

Several dozen spectators watched Friday morning as Maltby and Company Tree Service helped erect this year's Nova Scotian white spruce Christmas tree...

The mens volleyball team won its first game of the season on Thursday Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Winter sports practices cancelled after uptick in campus COVID-19 cases

November 18, 2020

The Emerson Athletics department cancelled the remainder of sports practices this semester on Wednesday, due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. Athletic...

Temperatures topped 70 degrees again Tuesday, making 2020 one of the warmest Novembers on record.

[Photo] Abnormally warm November draws students to Boston Common

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer / November 10, 2020

Temperatures topped 70 degrees again Tuesday, making 2020 one of the warmest Novembers on record.

Rallies on both sides of Beacon Street for Joe Biden and President Trump settled following the Associated Press projections of the presidential race Saturday morning.

Dueling Beacon Street rallies fervently support Trump, Biden

November 7, 2020

Dueling crowds positioned themselves on either side of Beacon Street in front of the Massachusett State House Saturday afternoon following Democratic...

The Piano Row dorm building boarded up with plywood ahead of potential election fallout protests.

[Photo] College extends virtual classes and limited campus access through Thursday

November 4, 2020

The Piano Row dorm building boarded up with plywood ahead of potential election fallout protests.

The Piano Row dorm building boarded up with plywood ahead of potential election fallout protests.

[Photo] Emerson to resume in-person classes Friday

November 5, 2020

The Piano Row dorm building boarded up with plywood ahead of potential election fallout protests.

Head coach Bill Curley and the mens basketball team during a timeout.

NEWMAC cancels 2020-21 winter sports season

November 2, 2020

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Presidents Council unanimously canceled NEWMAC’s 2020-21 winter sports season Monday. Two...

Desktop horror mini-movie review for your COVID-19 Halloween movie night

‘Desktop horror’ mini-movie review for your COVID-19 Halloween movie night

October 31, 2020

For this year’s Halloween, many of our traditional plans are no longer the safest and best ways for us to celebrate the holiday.  With large gatherings...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

[Photo] Emerson reports four COVID-19 cases on Friday

March 25, 2022

A sign on the window of Emerson's coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Twenty three hours inside the college’s quarantine residence

Twenty three hours inside the college’s quarantine residence

October 22, 2020

I’d give the Paramount Hotel three stars following my brief stay in the college’s on-campus quarantine residence hall.  After showing symptoms...

Members of the IT Help Desk team work tirelessly during the first hybrid-model semester post-Covid.

How Emerson tech groups prepared professors for a hybrid semester

October 14, 2020

For journalism professor Diane Mermigas, teaching in a hybrid format through a pandemic meant that she first had to play the role of a student. Throughout...

The mens soccer teams 3.56 GPA is good for the second highest in the conference, behind academic powerhouse MIT.

Men’s soccer earns United Soccer Coaches Academic Award honors

October 14, 2020

The United Soccer Coaches organization recognized the Emerson men’s soccer team with the Academic Award for its work in the classroom and its 3.56 cumulative...

Students in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre tapping in to the building before class.

[Photo] First days of simplified symptom tracking process see delays at tap desks

October 15, 2020

Students in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre tapping in to the building before class.

Ani Khachatourian said she helped organize the march with the help of the Armenian Youth Federation

Armenian community protests Azerbaijani aggression in march through Common

October 2, 2020

A few hundred organizers marched from the State House to the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common to protest the Azerbaijani invasion of disputed land...

Freshman Zach Waterhouse finishes a reverse layup under the net for 2 of his 17 points against Springfield in the 2019 NEWMAC semifinals.

Fate of winter sports still up in air, targeting November decision

October 1, 2020

The status of the NEWMAC winter sports season remains in jeopardy as teams are set to begin practicing on Oct. 18, Athletic Director Pat Nicol said.  “Certainly,...

The Boston Public Garden.

[Photo] Police arrest suspect in Public Garden assault

November 19, 2020

The Boston Public Garden.

College extends hybrid learning through spring semester amid pandemic

College extends hybrid learning through spring semester amid pandemic

September 24, 2020

Emerson confirmed plans to continue its use of the hybrid learning model instituted this fall in the spring, in an email sent to students Thursday morning. “Given...

Senior Max Tedford said the Los Angeles program was 60 percent of the reason he decided to attend Emerson in the first place.

ELA students mourn missed opportunities as program shifts online

September 10, 2020

Pasadena native Max Tedford felt enamored by the ELA campus as a high school senior. He loved the futuristic-looking building, set in the middle of a beloved...

Emersons Paramount theater.

Faculty members denounce reopening plan, citing ‘glaring’ safety concerns

July 25, 2020

In the month since Emerson announced its hybrid learning plan for the fall semester, a chorus of faculty voices have questioned its logistics and practicality,...

President M. Lee Pelton and Chief Financial Officer Paul Dworkis announced a 10 percent reduction to executive leadership salaries amongst other financial cuts to help mitigate the colleges projected losses related to COVID-19, in a virtual faculty forum on Thursday.

Administration plans initial round of up to $26 million in budget cuts

June 29, 2020

Administrators introduced a series of cuts to executive leadership salaries and other expenditures totaling at least $26 million at a faculty forum Thursday,...

A woman holding an inflated red heart at Bostons third day of protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Demonstrators crowd Boston Common during third day of protests

June 3, 2020

Boston joined cities nationwide for a third day of protests Wednesday in response to the police killing of George Floyd, with organizers remaining peaceful...

Four members of the National Guard and one member of the Military Police stood guard at the edge of Wednesdays protests.

Here’s a timeline showing how protests stayed peaceful in Boston

June 3, 2020

Demonstrators rallied on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon to voice outrage over the killing of George Floyd and other victims of race-based police brutality....

Cut Short

Cut Short

May 11, 2020

The Beacon Magazine interviewed 16 different seniors to get their perspective on how the coronavirus pandemic upended their final year on campus. All of...

Will Van Gelder

Will Van Gelder

May 10, 2020

I was in my dorm room, at ELA, sitting at my desk. I knew it was gonna happen like an hour or two before because my girlfriend is friends with an RA. When...

The mens tennis team now holds a 5-4 overall record.

[Photo] Lions defeated in final match of spring break

By Megan MacLaren / March 5, 2020

The men's tennis team now holds a 5-4 overall record.

The baseball team now holds a 1-3 record this season.

[Photo] Baseball defeated in Florida opener

By Kayla Buck / March 2, 2020

The baseball team now holds a 1-3 record this season.

A small memorial for Josh Hamfin took the place of Hamfins tank after his passing last week.

Campus center mourns loss of pet betta fish

February 20, 2020

The 172 Tremont Building lost a member of its community last week when the three-year-old pet betta fish Josh Hamfin was found dead in his tank on the...

Marlboro Dean of Students Patrick Connelly proposed Title IX changes modeled after Emersons current Title IX policy.

[Photo] Marlboro students subject to Emerson College tuition increase

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / February 13, 2020

Marlboro Dean of Students Patrick Connelly proposed Title IX changes modeled after Emerson's current Title IX policy.

A 1967 edition of The Berkeley Beacon, the oldest in the organizations office.

Celebrating 73 years of The Berkeley Beacon

February 6, 2020

Seventy-three years and four days ago, The Berkeley Beacon launched its first print product under Editor-In-Chief Paul Mundt. Below the flag—which we’ve...

Professor Tom Cooper next to a Best Professor Award certificate given to him by his Fall 2018 Ethics and Cultural Diversity class.

[Photo] Tom Cooper, champion of treats and sower of kindness

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist / January 30, 2020

Professor Tom Cooper next to a "Best Professor Award" certificate given to him by his Fall 2018 Ethics and Cultural Diversity class.

Vice President for Administration and Finance Paul Dworkis

[Photo] College endowment balloons amid pandemic

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / November 11, 2021

Vice President for Administration and Finance Paul Dworkis

Vice President for Administration and Finance Paul Dworkis

New VP of Finance to head talks about fate of Marlboro campus, finances

December 15, 2019

Paul Dworkis officially joined the president’s office on the 10th floor of the Ansin Building for the first time on December 2, three months after being...

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

Comm. Studies’ lack of prerequisite courses leads to registration issues

December 13, 2019

The Communication Studies Department announced on Nov. 22 that they will offer three additional courses in the Spring 2020 semester after receiving complaints...

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

Volleyball players claim NEWMAC honors

November 20, 2019

Freshman setter Caroline Bond and junior outside hitter Grace Tepper received NEWMAC postseason honors for their performance in the 2019 season.  Bond...

Jacqueline Holland works as the chair of the Spirit of Emerson committee that will vote on  winners of the Kindness Award. Shiyu Pan / Beacon Staff

Spirit of Emerson committee to debut annual Kindness Award

November 20, 2019

An anonymous faculty donor partnered with the Spirit of Emerson organization to establish an award debuting in spring 2020 celebrating kindness within...

Elvis Chen catches the frisbee during a team practice.

Skunks end fall season as regional champions

November 7, 2019

In their final possessions as members of the Emerson Skunks, senior captain Kate Nelson reeled in a pass from junior co-captain Cameron Barth for the game-winning...

Athletic Director Pat Nicol (left) stands next to Heart of a Lion award winner Peter Loge 87 on Saturday, Nov. 2. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Peter Loge ‘87 receives fourth annual Heart of a Lion award

November 2, 2019

Emerson Athletics presented former soccer player Peter Loge ‘87 with the 4th annual Heart of the Lion award Saturday evening at the Cathedral Station...

Jabari Asim reads We Cant Breathe, the book where his essay Getting it Twisted originally appeared. Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

Professor’s essay on race in America featured in “Best American Essays”

October 30, 2019

When Associate Professor Jabari Asim received a call from the editor of “Best American Essays” congratulating him on earning a spot in their 2019 edition,...

Georden West ‘18 premiered “Patron Saint” in July 2019, three months before winning gold at the Student Academy Awards. Sam Hwang / Beacon Staff

Alum Georden West wins Student Oscar for experimental short film

October 30, 2019

Georden West '18 watched in disapproval as their college in southern Virginia forced transgender students to leave, stripping them of their ability to...

Tepper leads womens volleyball past Rivier

Tepper leads women’s volleyball past Rivier

October 24, 2019

The women’s volleyball team bounced back from a 3-1 loss at Endicott College with a 3-0 win over Rivier College behind junior outside hitter Grace Tepper’s...

Graduate student Ciera Burch earned a spot at Boston Book Festival for her short story “Yvonne,” selected for the One City One Story series. Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Boston Book Festival prints 20,000 copies of graduate student’s book

October 9, 2019

Four months after sending her short story to the Boston Book Festival, Emerson graduate student Ciera Burch received word that her submission “Yvonne”...

Kate Nelson (second row, fourth from left) joined the Emerson Skunks three years ago. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

Emerson Skunks earn school affiliated org status

September 17, 2019

Senior captain Kate Nelson of the Emerson Skunks, the school’s ultimate disc program, remembers the rough times of traveling to tournaments with...

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