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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

Latest from Karenna Umscheid
Boston Book Festival champions diversity of literature

Boston Book Festival champions diversity of literature

October 18, 2023

The Boston Book Festival, featuring notable authors such as Rick Riordan, Chloe Gong, and Heather Cox Richardson, alongside performers, local publishers,...

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The Huntington’s production of Fat Ham remixes a classic tale for today’s world

September 27, 2023

From “10 Things I Hate About You” to “She’s The Man” and “West Side Story,” modern Shakespeare adaptations have been weaving comedic stylings...

‘Our stories belong to everyone’: Emerson alumni tour with “Into the Woods” revival at the Colonial Theater

‘Our stories belong to everyone’: Emerson alumni tour with “Into the Woods” revival at the Colonial Theater

March 9, 2023

Stephen Sondheim’s twisted fairy tale and modern classic “Into The Woods” has been revived on Broadway in the U.S. three times, each time with different...

Michael B. Jordan makes a knockout directorial debut with Creed lll

Michael B. Jordan makes a knockout directorial debut with ‘Creed lll’

February 23, 2023

Michael B. Jordan makes a strong directorial debut—and superbly continues to star—in “Creed III,” the third installment of the sequel series to...

Coolidge Corner Theater presents new award to filmmaker Elegance Bratton

Coolidge Corner Theater presents new award to filmmaker Elegance Bratton

February 1, 2023

Just a few steps off the Coolidge Corner green line stop is the Coolidge Corner Theater, a cornerstone of the Boston film community known for showing independent,...

Emshakes directors look back on a fall semester of revitalizing classics in student theater

Emshakes directors look back on a fall semester of revitalizing classics in student theater

January 24, 2023

Theater is transformation and reflection, a mirror held up to one’s society in the most dramatic form. The productions of Emshakes—formerly known as...

We should ditch Friendsgiving

November 24, 2022

It’s become common to acknowledge that the history of several American holidays is rooted in colonialism. An example includes the refusal of many to...

Drumfolk

Step Afrika!’s Drumfolk ‘well-received’ by Cutler Majestic audiences

October 26, 2022

Drumfolk, produced by C. Brian Williams and performed by Step Afrika!, is a celebration of music at the intersection between African American history and...

Inside the lodge.

The Masonic Temple of Boston opens its doors to the public

October 26, 2022

The Masonic Temple of Boston, located on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Street, opened its mysterious doors to the public and held an open house on...

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

October 12, 2022

Two Emerson alumni combined their love for craft beer and their passion for brewing to open up a brewing company in Hudson, MA.  Jamie Muldoon and...

Afterlife is a Boston-based music management and promotion company.

Junior BCE’s music management and promotion company in the Boston Hip-Hop scene

September 29, 2022

Two students have jump-started their careers in the music industry, managing emerging artists, planning concerts, and promoting events within the Boston...

Sigma Pi Theta / Courtesy Katie Hervey

Emerson FSL defies Greek life stereotypes

September 29, 2022

With “RushTok” taking over the ForYou page of TikTok at the start of every fall, the image of sorority girls dancing in coordinated outfits in front...

Livy Burdo poses for a promotional shoot.

Student-run jewelry shop thrives as new earthy designs and collaborations surface

September 14, 2022

From disco balls to shark teeth and magic mushrooms, a student-run online jewelry shop featuring fun, eclectic designs has garnered traction among the...

Writer Karenna Umscheid sits on her dorm bed, looking at the posters on her wall.

A sophomore’s guide to surviving your first semester at Emerson

August 30, 2022

Taking good notes, going to office hours and turning your assignments in on time are all tips you’ll see when you search for general college advice....