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Hannah Nguyen

Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor

Hannah Nguyen (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from North Wales, Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in publications like AsAmNews, Unpublished Magazine, and North Penn Now. Outside of writing, she enjoys thrifting and painting her nails. (see: https://linktr.ee/hannahcnguyen)

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An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD seizes and destroys contraband

November 29, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Nov. 21 ECPD...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD provides aid to student

November 15, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Wednesday, Nov. 9 ECPD...

Healey wins governors race, first female and lesbian elected

Healey wins governors race, first female and lesbian elected

November 9, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey scored a historic win Tuesday night after becoming the first elected female governor in Massachusetts and the first openly lesbian governor in the nation. The...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: Blood found on wall in 2 Boylston Place, ECPD locates injured community member

October 24, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Thursday, Oct. 20 ECPD...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: Delta Beckwith Elevator service staff assists students trapped in elevator

October 24, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Oct. 10 ECPD...

The Little Building residence hall.

Emerson RAs to host National Coming Out Day Celebration

October 5, 2022

Emerson resident assistants will be hosting a National Coming Out Day Celebration Oct. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Little Building basement. The National Coming Out Day Celebration is a collaboration...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD provides medical assistance, responds to request from HRE

September 19, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Thursday, Sept. 15 ECPD...

Dr. Brent Smith. Photo credit: Twitter

Emerson welcomes Interim School of Communication Dean

September 14, 2022

Dr. Brent Smith, former chair of the marketing communication department, is serving as interim dean of the School of Communication following former Dean Raul Reis’ departure in June. Reis accepted...

The Little Building residence hall.

First years share first impressions of Emerson

September 7, 2022

No masks, no Zoom, no COVID-19 restrictions—the class of 2026’s first semester doesn’t look all that different from the beginning of high school.  While the class had an educational experience...

The Emerson Staff Union demonstrates outside of Piano Row following the Faculty Institute.

Emerson Staff Union demonstration demands cost-of-living adjustment, equitable conditions

September 5, 2022

Conversation about the staff union buzzed Thursday morning as faculty members entered the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym for the 2022 Faculty Institute. Many people donned “I support the Emerson...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

Students voice concerns regarding new COVID policies in college’s first two COVID Q&A sessions

July 17, 2022

Emerson’s Office of Campus Life held its second COVID-19 question-and-answer session Wednesday, completing the first half of the four-part series. The session navigated students through close contact...

Professor Emeritus Henry Stonie / Courtesy: Emerson College

Henry Stonie, former humanities and social sciences professor and department chair, dies at 90

June 13, 2022

Professor Emeritus Henry Stonie, who taught in the Emerson Humanities and Social Sciences Department for 45 years and served 12 years as chair of the department, died May 17 at the age of 90.  Stonie...

BCE Director Wes Jackson will leave the college in July. Photo credit: Lala Thaddeus, 2018

Business of Creative Enterprises Director Wes Jackson to leave college in July

June 12, 2022

Director of the Business of Creative Enterprises program Wes Jackson will leave Emerson in July to serve as president of the non-profit arts organization BRIC Arts & Media in Brooklyn, NY, according...

Courtesy of Sophie Bellone.

ComEx returns in person this weekend

April 20, 2022

Comedy Extravaganza, also known as ComEx, will be returning for its annual comedy showcase in person this weekend for the first time in two years. Presented by The Center for Comedic Arts, the student-run...

(left to right) Matt Doherty, Aidan Manion, and Carter Nevulis. Photo credit: Matt Berry

Three college students create a clothing brand to promote sustainability and positivity

April 6, 2022

In an effort to spread positivity and advocate for the Earth, three Massachusetts college sophomores started a clothing brand.  The Local Brand is a clothing brand founded by long-time friends Matt...

Photo: Sheen Hui

Wicked Queer Film Festival returns in person

April 6, 2022

The Wicked Queer Film Festival will return in person from April 7–17 after being virtual for two years. “There's nothing that beats an in-person screening,” Executive Director Shawn Cotter said....

Photo: Hannah Nguyen

Emerson Contemporary hosts Media Art Gallery exhibition “Onomatopoeia”

March 30, 2022

Emerson Contemporary’s Media Art Gallery has been hosting Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Kerry Tribe’s Onomatopoeia exhibition from Jan. 26 to April 3. Tribe grew up in Cambridge and received...

Randy Brecker. Photo by Ada Rovatti Brecker.

The Arlington Jazz Festival returns in person, enters 11th year

March 30, 2022

Tickets are hyperlinked under the name of the performers. After two years of livestreaming due to the pandemic, The Arlington Jazz Festival will return in person from April 7-10. “We just went...

Courtesy of Mia Silverman.

First-year creates TikTok for food allergy education

March 23, 2022

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year Mia Silverman did what any bored teenager would do—go on TikTok. After posting a TikTok sharing her 50-plus food allergies, she woke up the next day...

Photo Credit: Maya Seri

Sustainable clothing swap event to be held April 2

March 23, 2022

To kick off Earth Month, a sustainable clothing swap event will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church. Sustainable Swaps is a non-Emerson affiliated organization led by sophomore...

Courtesy by Jacob Warman

Sophomore’s clothing brand combines sustainability and streetwear

March 16, 2022

In high school, Jacob Warman found himself hanging out with the wrong crowd and needed to escape it. He turned to his childhood hobby of drawing. Later, his doodles became a part of his clothing brand. “I've...

Courtesy of Kate Andrews and Jessie Wyman.

Alum and her friend create podcast to help content creators

March 3, 2022

The world of content creation can be difficult to break into, especially when you’re on your own.   The Cocktails & Content Creation Podcast offers advice on how to improve your brand. The podcast...

My Green Bananas, coordinated and directed by Hayley Kaufer. Photo credit: Maya Seri.

My Green Bananas to have a gig at The Tourist Trap

February 24, 2022

What started as a group of five friends “jamming in their dorms” has turned into a local band set to play its first outside gig at the Tourist Trap Saturday, Feb. 26.  My Green Bananas is an Emerson...

Incoming freshmen look forward to fall semester

Incoming freshmen look forward to fall semester

February 17, 2022

After witnessing school reopenings, loosened mask mandates, and the nationwide push for booster shots, incoming Emerson students are hoping for a first-year that is closer to normal.  Despite the unpredictability...

The cast in The
Huntington’s
production of The
Bluest Eye by Lydia
R. Diamond. Photo: T Charles Erickson.

Huntington Theatre Company puts on Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”

February 10, 2022

As someone who has never read Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye,” I found that the play adaptation at the Huntington Theater Company to be a compassionately presented racial trauma. The show, directed...

Sophomore Samaya Iman received Emersons Aspire Scholarship.

Sophomore receives $40,000 merit scholarship

February 10, 2022

A sophomore media arts production major received $40,000 in scholarship money each year after winning one of Emerson’s most prodigious scholarships. Samaya Iman was announced as the recipient of the...

Courtesy Katya Veber.

First-year releases debut music video

February 10, 2022

First-year visual media arts major Katya Veber used to believe she would never create music. After a high school teacher told her she has potential, she began writing songs that would eventually end up...

Photo: Payton Cavanaugh

10 Chinatown businesses to support this Lunar New Year

February 3, 2022

Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 this year, and Emerson students have the perfect opportunity to support businesses in neighboring Chinatown. This community has a rich and vibrant history, and students can...

Summer 2021 mural addition in Chinatown. Courtesy of Abby Lee.

Asian Emerson students celebrate upcoming Lunar New Year

January 27, 2022

For many Asian Emersonians, the approaching Lunar New Year is a chance to embrace their cultural identities in a predominantly white environment. “Lunar New Year is such a big part of my life,”...

Bags of food in the Dining Center waiting to be delivered to quarantined and isolated students.

Students split on college’s COVID protocol’s effectiveness upon return to campus

January 21, 2022

In an effort to rebuild the “Emerson bubble” in the first weeks of the spring semester, the college imposed several restrictions not seen since the first year of the pandemic—and students are divided...

Liz Collins

Liz Collins ‘19 to host new podcast ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

January 20, 2022

When it seems like everyone around you has already figured out their lives in their mid-20s, you may find yourself asking, “what does it mean to be successful?” Liz Collins ‘19 explores the idea...

Students entering the testing facility at 116 Harrison Ave.

Pooled testing model draws mixed reactions among students

November 11, 2021

A week after Emerson’s shift to a pooled testing model for all community members, students have expressed mixed reactions to the new model—questioning its safety and accuracy.   The decision to...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion right.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme Court’s rejection of an emergency request...

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