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

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Us versus Them: Reaching across the aisle to our administrators

Us versus Them: Reaching across the aisle to our administrators

By Kaitlyn Bryson, Contributing Writer / May 5, 2020

Kaitlyn Bryson is a senior at Emerson College and serves as a student representative on the Title IX working group created by President M. Lee Pelton in...

I never could have imagined how students’ excessive online shopping could impact the workers, and how much worse this purchasing habit would get over the course of my college career. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

By Kaitlyn Bryson / September 3, 2019

In a world filled with instant gratification, personally tailored advertisements, and one-click shopping, it can be easy to overlook how our purchases...

All students should feel they are able to change their major without fear of falling behind or being judged, because during college is the time to develop and change our minds. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Letting instincts shape my education, not my major

By Kaitlyn Bryson / October 30, 2018

At 2 a.m. one morning, I broke down and called my mom. Frantic about my decision to change my major, I told her how scared I was because journalism was...

According to the Sustainable Emerson Facebook page, Emerson’s recycling rate last spring ranked No. 141 out of 150 colleges and universities in the nation. • Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

College seeks to redeem recycling and composting rates

By Kaitlyn Bryson / October 10, 2018

Emerson came in last place in a recycling competition against five other Boston colleges and universities last spring. This semester, the Sustainability...

Backstage Cafe now offers reusable straws. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Backstage Cafe offers reusable straws to curb plastic waste

By Kaitlyn Bryson / October 10, 2018

The Backstage Cafe now offers customers free reusable straws. Emerson dining services chose to eliminate all plastic straws campus-wide at the beginning...

Ching-Bush cites active communication with students as the most important step in any sanctioning process.  Photo courtesy of Beacon Archives.

Campus life gears student conduct programs towards conversation

By Kaitlyn Bryson / September 27, 2018

The college shaped its alcohol and marijuana peer-led programs around conversation and education rather than punishment. The Office of Community Standards...

Amy Elvidge, former sustainability coordinator, left the college for a position at Boston University.

Part-time employees take over sustainability coordinator role

By Kaitlyn Bryson / September 15, 2018

The sustainability coordinator position remains vacant following Amy Elvidge’s resignation in July. A senior visual and media arts major and an employee...

Justin Pham, freshman journalism major, purchased his HP laptop before hearing about the CreativityKit requirements. Photo: Cassandra Martinez / Berkeley Beacon

CreativityKits costs continue with class of 2022

By Maya Gacina and Kaitlyn Bryson / April 19, 2018

Class of 2022 journalism students will have to purchase a $1,500 MacBook Pro as part of a journalism initiative, according to Department Chair Janet Kolodzy. In...

Pictured above, Performing Arts Department Chair Bob Colby.

Robert Colby selected as Performing Arts Chair fall 2018

By Kaitlyn Bryson / February 19, 2018

The performing arts committee selected Robert Colby to strengthen communication between students and faculty as Performing Arts Chair starting fall...

Students will now use Panopto to upload videos.

ITG hosts workshops for new video-streaming program ‘Panopto’

By Kaitlyn Bryson / January 28, 2018

On Jan. 16, ITG sent out an email stating Emerson’s former video streaming program, Median, will expire June of 2018, encouraging students to save...

Junior journalism major Alejandra Zimmermann recruits students of color as a Diversity Outreach Intern.

Admissions interns work toward undergraduate inclusivity

By Kaitlyn Bryson / December 7, 2017

The Undergraduate Admission Office’s new Diversity Outreach Interns worked on recruiting more students of color to the college through outreach...

Student veterans discussed the issues they face on campus in the Bill Boardy Theatre last week.

Student veterans talk inclusion at panel event

By Kaitlyn Bryson / November 15, 2017

Student veteran Jonathon House said he didn’t feel any culture shock when he returned to the United States in 2016 from his military base in...

ECPD reported nine elevator entrapments this semester in incident journals. BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

2 Boylston elevators stall, raise accessibility concerns

By Kaitlyn Bryson / November 1, 2017

Campus Services and Facilities received five reports of elevator-related incidents in the 2 Boylston Place residence hall in October. Reports included...

Dining Center workers are allowed to listen to music behind the counter once again.

Petition preserves music behind the counter

By Kaitlyn Bryson / October 11, 2017

An unidentified student posted a petition titled “Keep the Music Behind the Counter” in the dining center near the sandwich station. Within a couple...

Journalism department expands alongside VMA downsize

By Kaitlyn Bryson / September 21, 2017

Emerson journalism department enrollment increased by 6 percent since last year. Of 687 applicants accepted into the journalism department, 128 enrolled...