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Kaitlyn Smitten

Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer

Kaitlyn Smitten (she/her) is a freshman journalism student from Red Deer, Alberta. Canada. Kaitlyn is a part of the Emerson College softball team and enjoys traveling, reading, and listening to music. She aspires to be an investigative and/or breaking news reporter.
Latest from Kaitlyn Smitten
“ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three Acts” revives the Smashing Pumpkins

“ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three Acts” revives the Smashing Pumpkins

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2024

The long-anticipated album from ‘90s rock icons The Smashing Pumpkins was released in three separate increments, titled “ATUM: A Rock Opera in Three...

MBTAs Park Street Station.

MBTA Green Line closure lengthens commute times for students

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published December 6, 2023

Between Nov. 27 to Dec. 6, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed the Green Line for necessary repairs and to eliminate slow zones....

ECSU discusses rally to protest union-busting during Nov. 15 meeting

ECSU discusses rally to protest union-busting during Nov. 15 meeting

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published November 20, 2023

On Wednesday, Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met to discuss various issues, including their protest on Nov. 17, the change to their meeting structure,...

A vote sign near the Boston Common. (Yufei Meng/Beacon Staff)

Boston City Council Election Day voting turnout shows decrease from last year

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published November 15, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Americans all across the country had the opportunity to vote for their elected city officials, specifically city council members. Boston...

“Killers of the Flower Moon” showcases Scorsese’s voice for the Osage people

“Killers of the Flower Moon” showcases Scorsese’s voice for the Osage people

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Kaitlyn Smitten
Published November 1, 2023

Spoiler Warning  Martin Scorsese’s film “Killers of the Flower Moon” debuted on Oct. 20, detailing the historical event in which members of the...

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Emerson staff and organizations offer resources to prevent drink-spiking

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published October 18, 2023

With Halloween parties approaching, the college administration is ensuring students are aware of available resources for incidences of drugged drinking.  Drink...

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

Emerson students not surprised with recent Princeton Review ranking on college’s financial aid

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Staff Writer
Published October 18, 2023

Emerson College has recently earned the distinction of the worst college in the country for  financial aid in the Princeton Review’s Financial Aid Not...

The Emerson womens soccer team at a photo shoot for their upcoming Play with Pride game.

Emerson women’s soccer Plays with Pride

By Kaitlyn Smitten
Published October 4, 2023

The Emerson College women’s soccer team has partnered with Athlete Ally, an organization that supports members of the LGBTQ+ community in sports. On...

The NCAA logo.

NCAA grants eight additional practices to Div. III sports

By Kaitlyn Smitten
Published October 2, 2023

For decades, Div. III sports have been limited in the number of regulated official practices—but as of Nov. 16, 2022, the NCAA has made a change to some...

The Princeton Review ranks 25 schools with financial aid that isnt so great.

Emerson College earns number one spot for worst financial aid in America

By Kaitlyn Smitten, Beacon Correspondent
Published September 27, 2023

Emerson College was recently ranked the number one college for worst financial aid in the United States, according to a list published by the Princeton...

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