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Emerson coaches prepare for unique challenges in a semester without fall sports

Emerson coaches prepare for unique challenges in a semester without fall sports

July 21, 2020

With only a month left until the season begins, the college’s decision to cancel fall sports due to the outbreak of COVID-19 last week left coaches in a wash of uncertainty and led to a mix of reactions...

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

July 14, 2020

The college announced its decision Tuesday afternoon to cancel all competitive sporting events for the fall 2020 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Vice President...

After multiple pitches to publishing companies, Phil Shore took matters into his own hands and self-published his first book.

Former lacrosse captain Shore ‘11 highlights professional lacrosse players in self-published book

July 7, 2020

Major League Lacrosse is far from the most popular American sport. Phil Shore ‘11 chose to shine a light on the beloved activity, often swept aside by mainstream sports media, in his first book, released...

Regaining control during quarantine

Regaining control during quarantine

May 28, 2020

I didn’t even notice the heavy blanket that formed on my body at first. I didn’t even notice my depression and anxiety were triggered.  I never thought I would have to leave campus without emotional...

When he wasnt competing on the court as a member of the mens basketball team, Houston worked as an RA in the Little Building

Houston recognized for leadership off the court

May 4, 2020

Men’s basketball center Jarred Houston was scrolling through Twitter on April 9 when he found out he earned the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Student Leader of the Year Award. “This means...

The Independent magazine was established in 1976 and turned into its own non-profit organization in 2007.

New courses to revitalize The Independent Magazine

May 1, 2020

Five Emerson departments are collaborating to offer two courses in fall 2020 that will take over the production of The Independent, an indie online film news magazine created in 2007, according to college...

Jenna Tomsky scored 14 goals in three games for the Lions

Women’s lacrosse grabs last round of NEWMAC awards

March 21, 2020

Freshman goalie Nina Khosla and senior attacker Jenna Tomsky earned the final NEWMAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Athlete of the Week awards of the 2020 spring season on Monday. Khosla...

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

Lions wrap up nationwide spring break competitions

March 11, 2020

Emerson’s spring sports teams traveled across the country for their 2020 spring break trips, playing 29 games in five states.  The baseball team, men’s and women’s tennis team, and women’s...

Marlboro College Senior Erelyn Griffin in her personal studio space on the Vermont campus.

Emerson plans to create visual art studio spaces for incoming Marlboro faculty and students

March 1, 2020

The college is potentially planning on turning vacant spaces on campus into visual art studio spaces for incoming Marlboro College faculty and students by the fall 2020 semester, according to a college...

Junior outside hitter Samuel Willinger (left) totaled  seven digs in Fridays loss. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

Men’s volleyball swept by conference opponent

February 28, 2020

The men’s volleyball team lost its third straight conference game to Lasell University in straight sets on Friday, remaining winless in GNAC play. Lasell took a 2-0 lead in the first set after a ball...

Photo credit: Jakob Menendez

Basketball shows up strong for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

February 26, 2020

The men’s and women’s basketball team earned 13 spots on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams for the 2019-2020 season. The 13 student athletes are required to have a minimum of a 3.5 grade...

Freshmen Hailey Freedman, TJ Grant, Elizabeth Enright, and Jake Cabreza start a new band “Identity Crisis.”

Freshmen band to play at WECB 2020 spring event

February 26, 2020

One night in October 2019, freshmen Hailey Freedman, TJ Grant, Elizabeth Enright, and Jake Cabreza decided, out of boredom, to start a band called Identity Crisis. “We were bored and we figured masturbating...

The Lions hold the highest GPA of any Division III womens basketball team

Emerson athletes crowd Dean’s List

February 19, 2020

Emerson student athletes earned 72 spots on the fall 2019 Dean’s List with women’s soccer and volleyball teams fielding the highest number of honorees. Nine athletes from both teams received spots...

The cheerleading squad received over $10,000 from SGA in 2019

Lack of storage space leaves cheerleading appeal in limbo

February 5, 2020

The cheerleading team received an appeal of more than $10,000 in fall 2019, but are unable to purchase supplies due to a lack of storage space. The team received the ten thousand dollar appeal from...

My identity was altered by telenovelas and American sitcoms

My identity was altered by telenovelas and American sitcoms

January 28, 2020

Like most pre-teens and teenagers, I looked to TV shows, movies, and books to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be when I was younger.  Middle school is when I started to struggle with my identity...

Karthik Ramaswami ‘22, Amogh Matthews ‘22, Henry Tyndall ‘22, and Thomas Chadwick ‘22 plan to release first music video and new single for their band Sunsetta this January.

“Pastel” punk band to release new single and music video in January

January 16, 2020

Sophomore drummer Amogh Matthews posted on the Emerson Musician Mafia Facebook in 2018 in search of a group of fellow musicians to jam with. He received a response from sophomore singer and guitarist Karthik...

The Brown sisters recorded their podcasts live show in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Archives

Podcast live show warns of climate crisis

December 17, 2019

Podcast hosts Autumn Brown and Adrienne Maree Brown sat on either side of their friend Toshi Reagon to discuss the end of the world.  On Dec. 2., ArtsEmerson and the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs...

Junior Juliet Walker sports the sweatshirt, covered in original drawings, that launched her clothing business. Courtesy of Juliet Walker.

Junior’s stained sweatshirt launches creative business

December 14, 2019

Frustrated by her inability to wash stains out of a thrifted sweatshirt, Junior Juliet Walker uncapped her permanent marker and started to draw on the fabric covering the stains. Early in the semester,...

Junior Andrew Muccitelli sits atop a washing machine at Myrtle Street Laundromat. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Junior draws onstage persona from Bonnie and Clyde

October 31, 2019

One late night in July 2018, junior visual and media arts student Andrew Muccitelli searched the infamous American crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.  Muccitelli unintentionally discovered Bonnie Parker’s...

Senior Joe Scardilli grew up drawing—now he works for the SEAL office sketching memes on the new walls of 172 Tremont St. Courtesy of Joe Scardilli

Senior turns pop culture memes into on-campus job

September 27, 2019

The faint scent of dry erase markers constantly lingers in the rooms of 172 Tremont St. ever since the college hired senior comedic arts major Joe Scardilli to create pop culture and meme illustrations...

Op-ed: Risking financial security for a coveted college education

Op-ed: Risking financial security for a coveted college education

March 21, 2019

Low-income students, like myself, frequently get put in a position where we must put aside our basic necessities, including toiletries and food, to attend Emerson. Low-income students, or those coming...

Phi Alpha Tau appeal request funds week-long AID research fundraiser

Phi Alpha Tau appeal request funds week-long AID research fundraiser

October 23, 2018

The Financial Advisory Board approved Phi Alpha Tau’s appeal request to fund its annual week-long fundraiser for AIDS research at the weekly Thursday meeting. Phi Alpha Tau appealed to the Student...

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