Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Hongyu Liu

Hongyu Liu, Multimedia Managing Editor

Hongyu Liu, graduated in 2022 with a journalism degree. He holds strong passion in photojournalism. Liu is from Beijing, China, and previously served as a news correspondent, photographer, and multimedia editor at The Beacon.

Latest from Hongyu Liu
Emersons COVID-19 testing center.

[Photo] Emerson students react to post-spring break COVID-19 policies

February 24, 2022

Emerson's COVID-19 testing center.

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

[Photo] Emerson breaks 800 COVID-19 cases for the Spring 2022 semester

April 26, 2022

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Boston, MA: December 8, 2021 – First-year students Ellie McCabe and Emma Paiva take a selfie on Boston Common in the snow Wednesday night.

[Photo] First snow of season brings students end-of-semester joy

December 9, 2021

Boston, MA: December 8, 2021 – First-year students Ellie McCabe and Emma Paiva take a selfie on Boston Common in the snow Wednesday night.

Boston police detectives exiting Downtown Convenience after the alleged robbery.

[Photo] Boylston convenience store robbed

December 2, 2021

Boston police detectives exiting Downtown Convenience after the alleged robbery.

2021 Academic Townhall

[Photo] Student government hosts annual town hall

December 2, 2021

2021 Academic Townhall

An Emerson College advertisement at Downtown Crossing station.

[Photo] Graduate program pushes T advertising campaign

November 11, 2021

An Emerson College advertisement at Downtown Crossing station.

A Yoga With Hillel poster on campus, similar to the one defaced last week.

[Photo] ‘We don’t feel safe’: Emerson Jewish community reels from yet another antisemitic attack

October 21, 2021

A "Yoga With Hillel" poster on campus, similar to the one defaced last week.

Runners on Boylston Street during the 125th Boston Marathon

[Photo] ‘It’s just a party’: Boston Marathon returns after 910 day absence

October 16, 2021

Runners on Boylston Street during the 125th Boston Marathon

Simone Barragan-Shaw dribbling against Wheaton College

[Photo] Women’s soccer team defeats Wheaton College 2-1 in front of the first crowd of the season

October 14, 2021

Simone Barragan-Shaw dribbling against Wheaton College

Emerson College Mens Soccer Team.

[Photo] Men’s soccer team drop match against Eastern Nazarene

September 29, 2021

Emerson College Men's Soccer Team.

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

[Photo] Women’s soccer routs Plymouth State 5-1 in second win of the season

September 19, 2022

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

The new awnings installed in the 2B alley.

[Photo] Emerson lifts most restrictions as COVID fears ease

April 14, 2021

The new awnings installed in the 2B alley.

People walking by the Agganis Arena.

[Photo] New petition pushes for in-person commencement

March 25, 2021

People walking by the Agganis Arena.

Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies.

[Photo] College to offer new religion minor

December 2, 2021

Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Students waiting in front of the Lions Den.

[Photo] Variant could be driving increased virus spread, administrator says

April 13, 2021

Students waiting in front of the Lion's Den.

Students waiting in front of the Piano Row building.

[Photo] Analysis: After bracing for disaster, Emerson poised to escape pandemic financially viable

March 18, 2021

Students waiting in front of the Piano Row building.

The offices of Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services.

[Photo] Students' mental health struggles persist as pandemic drags on

March 18, 2021

The offices of Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services.

Classroom 633 of the Walker Building.

[Photo] Emerson to investigate alleged antisemitic behavior in classroom

December 21, 2021

Classroom 633 of the Walker Building.

Students walking along Boylston Street.

[Photo] Emerson students wary of making definite summer plans due to pandemic

March 11, 2021

Students walking along Boylston Street.

People walking on Boylston Street.

[Photo] With spring break canceled, students express burnout fears

February 25, 2021

People walking on Boylston Street.

The Emerson College Barnes and Noble store.

[Photo] Emerson to hold first week of spring semester classes remotely

December 21, 2021

The Emerson College Barnes and Noble store.

The main entrance of the Boston Public Library.

[Photo] Boston Public Library expands anti-racism collection and virtual accessibility

January 27, 2021

The main entrance of the Boston Public Library.

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

[Photo] Emerson adjusts Friday’s case count on Monday, semester-long total sits at 621

March 29, 2022

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

[Photo] Emerson reports 11 COVID-19 cases on Friday

April 22, 2022

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

[Photo] Lack of communication leaves students in campus quarantine housing in the dark

February 25, 2021

Emerson's testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

[Photo] Emerson reports zero COVID-19 cases over the weekend

April 25, 2022

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Pedestrians walking by the 4th Wall restaurant & bar.

[Photo] 4th Wall Restaurant & Bar closes indefinitely

January 16, 2021

Pedestrians walking by the 4th Wall restaurant & bar.

Ansin Building of Emerson College

[Photo] Reporting issue prompts erroneous loan emails

January 25, 2022

Ansin Building of Emerson College

A woman waits for her train at South Station.

[Photo] A look into the students' pandemic-era holiday plans and pronoun usage at Emerson

November 25, 2020

A woman waits for her train at South Station.

A person walks outside of South Station.

[Photo] Emerson will limit overnight travel in spring semester policy

November 23, 2020

A person walks outside of South Station.

A polling place at the Chinatown YMCA was open on Nov. 3.

[Photo] As polls close, wary students anxious for results

November 3, 2020

A polling place at the Chinatown YMCA was open on Nov. 3.

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

[Photo] Title IX working group presents minimal changes in second draft of recommendations

December 2, 2020

The outside of the Title IX office in the Massachusetts Transportation Building.

Photo credit: Hongyu Liu

Apple Engineer speaks to augmented reality applications at Emerson Launch event

February 19, 2020

Apple Engineer Steve Hayman presented at the Emerson Launch Speaker Series' second event of the semester on Feb. 11 on how people can create new augmented reality apps with Apple's newly developed tools. Emerson...

ECPD purchased 22 bullet-resistant vests in December 2018. Photo by Hongyu Liu / Beacon Correspondent

ECPD gears up officers with bullet-resistant vests

March 25, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department gradually started purchasing and wearing bullet-resistant vests in December 2018 following a request from police officer union members, an ECPD official said. ECPD...

WERS Operations Manager Howard Simpson pulled music by Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, and Jussie Smollett from his show. Photo by Hongyu Liu / Beacon Staff

Late-night WERS program pulls controversial artists’ songs

March 20, 2019

A programmer for WERS removed songs by controversial artists from his playlist between December and March of the 2018-19 academic year. The artists include R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, and Jussie Smollett,...

Judges Lauren Steel (left) and David Goldman (right) came to the college for the Boston Press Photographers Association annual photo competition. Photo by Hongyu Liu / Beacon Correspondent

Boston Press Photographers Association hosts judging contest at college

February 26, 2019

The Boston Press Photographers Association held its annual photo judging contest at the college for the first time from Feb.19-21.   Photojournalists working in the Boston area, such as members from...

ECPD Chief Robert Smith (right) said he expects the Super Bowl parade to take place either Tuesday or Wednesday. Hongyu Liu / Beacon Correspondent

ECPD prepares security measures for potential Super Bowl parade

February 3, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department plans to lock down the college campus and monitor the Little Building for trespassers in the event of a Super Bowl parade this week. ECPD Chief Robert Smith said...

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