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Jilly Towson is one of hundreds of Emerson students taking to social media to promote Black Lives Matter.

How social media fueled a renewed outlook on activism at Emerson

By Katiana Hoefle
August 30, 2020

Jilly Towson never questioned whether or not she should post online about the Black Lives Matter movement. “It’s my life, so it is impossible for...

Chloe Chauvin is from Shanghai, China, but is currently stranded in Wyoming. Chauvin (pictured) FaceTimes her parents to feel connected to home.

For international students, a silent struggle as the pandemic rages

By Katiana Hoefle and Leah Jablo
July 23, 2020

As everyone laments the loss of their normal lives in the midst of the pandemic, international students studying in the United States may be the niche...

Elazar Fine 18 makes horror film about a Hasidic community.

Alum’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish background inspires Hasidic horror film

By Katiana Hoefle
May 4, 2020

Elazar Fine ‘18 grew up with limited access to film in his Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Watching old Disney VHS tapes at his grandmother’s house...

Juniors Christopher Rodriguez and Grant Rosado create a t-shirt company to help those suffering during the coronavirus outbreak.

Juniors create T-shirt company to raise money for coronavirus relief

By Katiana Hoefle
April 26, 2020

Juniors Christopher Rodriguez and Grant Rosado lost their jobs, at a retail ski shop and dry cleaner respectively, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused non-essential...

Marina Starkey 15 creates documentary series about women and non-binary professionals experiences in the food industry.

Alum tackles male-dominated food industry in new documentary series

By Katiana Hoefle
April 10, 2020

After being assigned to watch Anthony Bourdain’s television shows for a class, Marina Starkey ‘15 began asking questions about how gender influences...

LGBTQ+ activist and nuclear engineer Sam Brinton speaks at event hosted by Emerson organizations.

EAGLE and Active Minds host event on LGBTQ+ mental health

By Katiana Hoefle
March 10, 2020

Teary-eyed Emerson students sat in the Beard Room on Feb. 25 and listened to Sam Brinton, a nuclear engineer and LGBTQ+ activist, tell their “elevator...

Clements was present at a screening of “All We’ve Got” on Feb. 19 2020 at the Coolidge Corner Theater.

[Video] Alum creates documentary about lack of LGBTQ+ women spaces

By Katiana Hoefle
February 26, 2020

After coming out in her twenties, Alexis Clements ‘01 sought a community space for queer women but soon learned that the majority of them were closing...

Students of color create series to represent Emersons minority community

Students of color create series to represent Emerson’s minority community

By Katiana Hoefle
February 6, 2020

When Emily Cristobal realized that she was one of the few minorities in her honors program, she wondered if she was being “tokenized” because of her...

Mneesha Gellman is the director of the Emerson Prison Initiative and organized the Disrupting Mass Incarceration Exhibit.

Victorious prison debate from 1950’s resurfaces at Iwasaki exhibit

By Katiana Hoefle
December 4, 2019

Seeking a deeper history of Emerson College’s work in prisons, Emerson Prison Initiative faculty members sifted through the Iwasaki Library’s archives.  They...

Donations from Tight Knit go to benefit student organizations. Screenshot from Emerson College Alumni Association Facebook Video.

Emerson sends hundreds of socks across country for fundraising campaign

By Katiana Hoefle
November 19, 2019

Over 400 purple socks featuring the Emerson logo and Boston skyline traveled across the world to reach donors for Tight Knit: The Emerson Sock Campaign—an...

I wanted to show them that I was not American, but that I was not Thai either. I was a third culture kid. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

The challenge of living life between cultures

By Katiana Hoefle
October 23, 2019

I realized how different I was from everyone else when I first came to college.  When teachers would ask students to go around the room saying where...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: April 22-26

By Katiana Hoefle
April 22, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Junior Antonio Weathers wrote Bird Folk, an anthology about the African-American experience in America and at Emerson. - Photo by Xinyi Tu / Beacon Staff

Pub Club to release students’ books about adulthood and racial differences in America

By Katiana Hoefle
April 16, 2019

Junior Antonio Weathers wrote poetry to pass time during classes—sometimes writing only single words or stanzas. His compiled work then became Bird Folk,...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: April 16-19

By Katiana Hoefle
April 16, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Junior Alison Qu (center) said many other Boston colleges, such as Boston University, have their own Chinese student theater groups and Qu decided Emerson needed their own. - Photo by Xinyi Tu - Beacon Staff

Emerson Chuang Stage founders hope to break down cultural barriers

By Katiana Hoefle
April 9, 2019

Every day for the past four months, 27 Chinese students at Emerson spent several hours working to create their own student-run play, If I were not me. Junior...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa

Events on campus: April 8-11

By Katiana Hoefle
April 8, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: March 31 – April 5

By Katiana Hoefle
March 31, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

By Katiana Hoefle
March 24, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Feb. 25 – March 1

By Katiana Hoefle
February 25, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa

Events on campus: Feb. 17 – 22

By Katiana Hoefle
February 17, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Events on campus: Feb. 10 – 15

By Katiana Hoefle
February 10, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The...

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