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Gabriel Borges

Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer

Gabriel Borges is a first-year journalism student who currently serves as a Staff Writer for The Beacon’s News section. He grew up in Recife, Brazil, and moved to the United States in 2017. Borges is currently working on his first novel and hoping to pursue a criminal law and fiction writing career.

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Tara Jenkins and Quionna Allen. Courtesy / Jenkins, Allen

Beyond Racial Equity and its role at Emerson College

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
March 16, 2022

A consulting firm will release a report on student accessibility and racial equity next month, bringing renewed attention to a year-long, student-driven effort to re-examine the way Emerson treats its...

Photo: Lucia Thorne

The Do’s and Don’t’s of celebrating Black History Month as an ally

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
February 14, 2022

Black History Month celebrates and acknowledges the contributions that Black People have made in shaping the United States. The national celebration spawned from a press release by Carter G. Woodson, which...

Amy Rinaldo, the colleges new Associate Director of English Language Learning. (Photo courtesy of Amy Rinaldo)

Emerson hires new Associate Director of English Language Learning

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
February 9, 2022

In her new role with the Office of International Student Affairs, Amy Rinaldo will work with international students to help them celebrate their multilingual community, develop English skills, and proffer...

Emersons Office of International Student Affairs.

Global rise in COVID-19 cases poses difficulty for international students

By Adri Pray and Gabriel Borges
January 27, 2022

Kevin Wang hasn’t visited his family in China since August. If he wants to return, he’ll have to first endure three weeks in quarantine before spending time with them. “I wanted to go back home,”...

Bostons new Chick-fil-a location.

Boston’s first Chick-fil-A garners mixed reaction from Emersonians

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
January 21, 2022

Weeks after its grand opening, Boston's first Chick-fil-A restaurant is still drawing crowds to its Boylston Street location—yet some Emerson community members are still not sold on the chicken joint. The...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Unprecedented end-of-semester COVID surge brings highest case levels since onset of pandemic

By Adri Pray and Gabriel Borges
December 23, 2021

Emerson has undergone an unprecedented surge in positive COVID-19 tests over the course of the past two weeks, racking up nearly 100 positives as statewide cases set records and the Omicron variant continues...

Firefighters put away the water hose.

Tufts refrigerator fire closes testing center amid hazmat concerns

By Frankie Rowley, Gabriel Borges, and Henrique Rocha
November 2, 2021

Emerson’s testing center was abruptly shuttered Tuesday afternoon after a fire forced the evacuation of the surrounding Tufts Medical Center complex, fire officials said.  Firefighters were sent...

Marla Kirban in 1970, her senior year at Emerson

Marla Kirban, Emerson alum and Hollywood voiceover coach, dies at 72

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
October 31, 2021

A long list of celebrity clients have walked through the doors of Marla Kirban Voiceover, a full service voiceover school run by the late Marla Kirban ‘70, who managed to make it as a coach in an...

Andrea Popa (center), director of the Office of International Student Affairs, with international students in 2019.

International students face limited prospects after graduation

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
September 30, 2021

Most recent Emerson graduates have their job prospects at the front of their minds, but for international students, the question of what to do with their lives after getting off the commencement stage...

Sigma Pi Theta at the Org Fair

Clubs enjoy heightened recruitment from in-person organization fair

By Gabriel Borges and Jonathan Yao
September 9, 2021

Venues around Emerson, including the Little Building and Piano Row, livened up on Friday afternoon as an in-person “org fair” got underway for the first time in a year and a half. Student organizations...

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