Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Iselin Bratz

Iselin Bratz, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief

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Notice outside Emerson College’s Visitors Center explaining closures (Bryan Hecht/Beacon Staff)

College briefly halts admissions proceedings in light of arrests, students and student workers reflect on closures

By Iselin Bratz, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / May 15, 2024

Editor's Note: This article has been republished to include corrections and to acknowledge that admission activities were put on hold for two days and...

Students left messages on the face of the Ansin building using sticky notes and posters, with the signatures of over 1,000 Emerson students who want ECSU to negotiate a contract with the college on their behalf. (Bryan Hecht/Beacon Staff)

On May Day, protesters gather in Boston Common, 2B Alley, and outside Emerson’s Ansin Building

Over 100 protesters marched through the Boston Common and on campus Wednesday afternoon in honor of May Day and in response to the college’s restrictions...

Arrested students appeared at the Boston Municipal Court House on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 9 a.m. (Nick Peace for the Beacon).

Students receive community service for April 25 arrests

By Bryan Hecht and Iselin Bratz / May 1, 2024

Thirty protesters arrested on April 25 appeared on May 1 at 9 a.m. at the Boston Municipal Courthouse where continuances in their cases were issued by...

Pro-Palestine messages chalked in 2 Boylston Place alley on April 29. (Iselin Bratz/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] DEVELOPING STORY: The latest on 2 Boylston Place ‘Popular University Encampment’

Pro-Palestine messages chalked in 2 Boylston Place alley on April 29. (Iselin Bratz/Beacon Staff)

Emerson encampment: A look at connection and chaos

Emerson encampment arrests: A look at moments of connection and chaos

By Bryan Hecht, Sam Shipman and Iselin Bratz / April 25, 2024

During and after the arrests in the 'Popular University Encampment' at Emerson College on Thursday, protesters demonstrated the strength of their community...

Pro-Palestine encampment tents line 2B alley at Emerson College on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (Iselin Bratz/Beacon Staff)

[Photo] ‘Popular University Encampment’ enters day four

April 24, 2024

Pro-Palestine encampment tents line 2B alley at Emerson College on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (Iselin Bratz/Beacon Staff)

District 5 City Councilor Enrique Pepén introducing the New Mission High School Boys Basketball Team as the Division 5 State Champions at the City Council meeting held on Wednesday, April 10 in the Christopher Iannella Chamber at Boston City Hall. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

Boston City Council honors high school state champions

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara / April 23, 2024

At its meeting on April 10, the Boston City Council proposed and passed resolutions honoring sports teams from around the city who won their respective...

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Boston City Council passes a resolution to prevent human trafficking

By Iselin Bratz, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / February 28, 2024
The Boston City Council passed a docket in favor of increased work and human trafficking awareness at its meeting last week. The docket was sponsored by Council President Ruthzee Louijeune and is designed to increase public awareness and work on a multidisciplinary approach involving education, victim support, law enforcement training, and legislative action.
Boston City Hall. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

City Council considers accepting public safety grants at weekly meeting

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz / February 13, 2024

The Boston City Council considered distributing grants and supporting resolutions on public safety and the arts at its meeting on Feb. 7 in the Christopher...

District 6 City Councilor Benjamin Weber delivers his maiden speech at last weeks City Council meeting. (DJ Mara/Beacon Staff)

New Boston city councilors emphasize need for collaboration and cultural shift in upcoming term

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz / February 6, 2024

The Boston City Council welcomed four new members in January. Each of the newly inaugurated members has emphasized the need for collaboration among councilors...

Boston City Council

City council floats creation of climate superfund

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara / December 13, 2023

At its Dec. 6 meeting, the Boston City Council deliberated on several significant issues, from supporting the creation of a climate superfund to granting...

Boston City Council

Boston City Council takes a stance on issues ranging from voting rights to income equality

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara / November 27, 2023

The Boston City Council took up consequential items at its meeting on Nov. 15. Discussion topics included expanding voting rights, welcoming a guaranteed...

Boston City Council makes strides to address the Mass and Cass crisis

Boston City Council makes strides to address the Mass and Cass crisis

By Iselin Bratz, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / November 15, 2023

In the past two weeks, an ordinance approving tent bans and a grant for the funding of pre and post-arrest diversion of substance users to treatment have...

Texas Rowing crews compete in the womens alumnae eights on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Boston’s rowing community bands together once again for Head of the Charles Regatta

By Iselin Bratz, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / November 2, 2023

Crowds flocked to Boston in overwhelming numbers for the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, where the rowing community joined together for a whole weekend...

Boston City Counselor Tania Fernandes Anderson poses with #CHANGETHENAME supporters after a successful 10-3 vote on the proposed resolution at Boston City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023.

City Council calls for the renaming of Faneuil Hall to denounce anti-Black symbols in Boston

By Iselin Bratz, Kasteel Well Bureau Co-Chief / November 1, 2023

The Boston City Council approved a resolution addressing anti-Black symbols in Boston, regarding the name change of the historic Faneuil Hall, named after...

Boston City Council

Tensions rise in Boston city council concerning Israel-Hamas resolutions

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz / October 25, 2023

In the Boston City Council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 18. members of the council engaged in a debate surrounding two resolutions regarding the Israel-Hamas...

Boston City Council

Boston City Councillors divided over decision to grant BRIC funding

By Iselin Bratz and DJ Mara / October 21, 2023

At the city council meeting on Oct. 4, discussions regarding funding to the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) became heated with passionate debate...

Candidates for Boston City Council At Large gather at Boston University to participate in a forum hosted by the Boston University College Democrats and the Boston University Initiative on Cities, from left, moderators Dhruv Kapadia and Sean Waddington, candidates Julia Mejia, Erin Murphy, Henry Santana, and Ruthzee Louijeune.

City council forum highlights need for accountability and transparency at institutions of higher education

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz / October 11, 2023

Candidates running for Boston City Council At-Large gathered at Boston University on Oct. 3 to participate in a forum hosted by the Boston University College...

Boston City Council

Boston City Councilors demand urgent action from city administration

By DJ Mara and Iselin Bratz / October 3, 2023

Boston City Councilors demanded urgent action and accountability from city administration at last week’s city council meeting.  City council resolutions...