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Jack Burns

Jack Burns, Staff Writer

Jack Burns (he/him) is a junior journalism major at Emerson. He is currently a staff writer for the Beacon. Aside from the Beacon, Jack is a member of the men’s lacrosse team at Emerson and enjoys taking pictures of the city in his free time.

Latest from Jack Burns
Colorful lanterns covered the entrance of the festival. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

Photos: Tết 2024 in Boston: A vibrant showcase of Vietnamese culture

By Jack Burns
Published February 9, 2024

At the 35th annual "Tết in Boston" festival, a celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, over 75 vendors and thousands of attendees packed the Flynn...

Eventgoers find a spot to enjoy their drinks. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

35th annual ‘Tết in Boston’ festival offers the Vietnamese community a sense of home

By Sabrina Lam and Jack Burns
Published February 8, 2024

Nestled inside an unassuming cruise terminal on the South Boston waterfront laid the vibrant 35th annual “Tết in Boston” festival, filled with Vietnamese...

SGA discusses affirmative action ban, impact on Emerson admissions

SGA discusses affirmative action ban, impact on Emerson admissions

By Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Published December 5, 2023

The Supreme Court outlawed affirmative action in June 2023, making it illegal for colleges and universities around the U.S. to use race as a determining...

Nicholas Renteria speaks at the panel while participants on Zoom listen in behind him.

Campus union leaders show solidarity at panel discussion

By Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Published November 16, 2023

Leaders from three prominent union organizations at Emerson emphasized the importance of union solidarity at an intimate panel discussion on Tuesday in...

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Kemper/Unsplash.

Emerson launches AI working group to discuss the future of AI in higher education

By Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Published November 14, 2023

The newly established artificial intelligence (AI) working group at Emerson College will be meeting for the first time on Thursday to discuss the future...

Registration Hell: SGA discuss issues with registration process, reform

Registration Hell: SGA discuss issues with registration process, reform

By Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Published November 8, 2023

Registration week at Emerson is “one of the single most stressful things,” said Student Government Association (SGA) President Charlize Silvestrino...

Awaiting the results, the four-legged candidate is making the final case for the Best Puppy Eyes award. (Jack Burns for The Beacon)

Photos: Dog lovers rejoice: The best moments from the Doggone Pet Parade

By Jack Burns
Published November 5, 2023

Dog lovers showed off their beloved canines on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the annual Doggone Pet Parade in Downtown Crossing. The parade was judged in multiple...

The Prifti family strolls through the parade with their Corgi, Bookie, leading the way.

Wholesome Halloweekend Fun: The Doggone Pet Parade

By Margaux Jubin and Jack Burns
Published November 1, 2023

“Best Dog and Child Duo” winner Suzan Paik walked hand-in-hand with her two children through the center of the Doggone Pet Parade on Saturday. Her...

A line of Bomba dancers and Emerson students dance with each other in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in honor of Puerto Rican culture. The performers hand out floral patterned skirts and pull students in from the audience to join them as they close out the night.

Puerto Rico Beyond Reggaeton: Amigos holds Latin Heritage Month Celebration

By Jack Burns, Beacon Correspondent
Published October 11, 2023

On Wednesday, over 40 Emerson students gathered at the Bill Bordy Theater to dance and celebrate Puerto Rican culture during the Puerto Rico Beyond Reggaeton...

Emerson releases new protocols and information about boosters as a new variant of COVID causes a spike in cases throughout Boston.

New COVID variant causes spike in cases on campus, Emerson to offer limited booster shots at upcoming clinics

By Jack Burns, Beacon Correspondent
Published October 4, 2023

As thousands of college students returned to Boston in early September for the start of the new school year, the subsequent surge in COVID-19 cases followed...

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