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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Maximo Aguilar Lawlor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor

Maximo Aguilar Lawlor is a multimedia journalist attending Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is the Multimedia Managing Editor for The Berkeley Beacon and oversees all multimedia elements.

Currently published in 8 separate publications, Aguilar Lawlor has shared over 60 stories through print, photo, graphics and audio formats. He has bylines published in The Berkeley Beacon, West Valley View, The Peoria Times, Glendale Star, Raíz Magazine, WECB's Milk Crate and College Survival Guide. Aguilar Lawlor also launched and produced 25 episodes for the podcast, LEAD. SERVE. TRANSFORM.

Aguilar Lawlor joined The Beacon in the fall of 2020 with the intention to promote inclusive/responsible journalism, and in his managerial role, he hopes to further institutional change for The Beacon's future.

Latest from Maximo Aguilar Lawlor
The view of Boylston Street from a Piano Row dorm room as it snows.

[Photo] Students express frustration with on-campus job application process

February 24, 2022

The view of Boylston Street from a Piano Row dorm room as it snows.

Snow fluttering down on Boylston Street.

[Photo] Emerson announces loosened COVID-19 protocols starting Feb. 7

February 4, 2022

Snow fluttering down on Boylston Street.

Emerson students receive hand sanitizer outside Tutfs testing location.

[Photo] Editorial: There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the pandemic isn’t over yet

April 8, 2021

Emerson students receive hand sanitizer outside Tutfs testing location.

The exterior of Cutler Majestic Theatre.

[Photo] From stages to classrooms: Emerson theaters during COVID-19

March 24, 2021

The exterior of Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Students walking along Boylston Street.

COVID-19 variants detected in United States, and Massachusetts loosens reopening restrictions

February 9, 2021

  Today on The 172 Review, host Sophia Boyce interviews Senior Investigative Reporter, Andrew Brinker, on the transmissible COVID-19 variants spreading throughout the U.S., and the beacon's...

Eric Holstein, a Boloco consultant, works on the new menu in preparation for the Boylston Street locations reopening.

[Photo] Boloco reopens downtown locale after long hiatus

January 11, 2021

Eric Holstein, a Boloco consultant, works on the new menu in preparation for the Boylston Street location's reopening.

The Boloco location next to Emerson College on Boylston Street.

[Photo] Local restaurants navigate reopening under lifted restrictions

March 11, 2021

The Boloco location next to Emerson College on Boylston Street.

Following the protest Wednesday evening, the Massachusetts State House front gate holds a white flag with FCK NZS drawn in black graffiti.

Demonstrators march to Massachusetts State House to protest US Capitol siege

January 7, 2021

More than 50 demonstrators marched from Nubian Square to the Massachusetts State House Wednesday night protesting the Trump-inspired siege of the U.S. Capitol Building during the certification of electoral...

A woman waits for her train at South Station.

A look into the students’ pandemic-era holiday plans and pronoun usage at Emerson

November 25, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor sits down with Express News Editor Charlie McKenna to talk about last week’s surge of positive COVID-19 cases at Emerson...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson community weighs in on the holidays, the president-elect, and new COVID-19 vaccine developments

November 18, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor talks to the community about the recent advances in effectiveness of multiple COVID-19 vaccines. Sophia Boyce fields student's opinions...

Boarding on the Paramount theatre.

Emerson to house staff member on campus as part of election day precautions

November 3, 2020

Additional college staff members may stay in the Colonial Building this week to provide support to residential staff in the event civil unrest follows the results of the 2020 presidential election.  At...

A polling place at City Hall on Election Day Nov. 3, 2020.

Voting initiatives, mail-in experiences, and a new Supreme Court justice: Election Day on campus

November 3, 2020

In today's special election edition of The 172 Review, host Drew Ascione sat down with Beacon reporter Camilo Fonseca to talk about student voters and the college's effort to boost civic...

The Little Building on a rainy day.

Sanctions for breaking social distancing, Among Us overtakes campus life and a mid-semester student check in

October 27, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor sits down with Frankie Rowley about sanctions the college administers to people who break social distancing guidelines. Drew Ascione checks...

A student walks past the Emerson College Barnes & Noble.

Bookstore sees significant delays, off-campus students and dance orgs press ahead during a COVID-era semester

October 20, 2020

  Today on the 172 Review, host Sophia Boyce talks to Alec Klusza to discuss issues within the college’s textbook ordering process that persist over halfway through the semester. Maximo Aguilar...

Students walk in front of The Colonial Building residence hall on Boylston St.

Examining dashboard discrepancies, school facilities, and Emerson Missed Connections

October 13, 2020

  Today on the 172 Review, host Danielle Shojai sits down with news editor Andrew Brinker to discuss inaccuracies and missing metrics on Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard. Drew Ascione talked...

Students working in a control room for a visual and media arts course. Courtesy Wilson Chao

Disrupted social lives, COVID sanctions, and altered orgs: Life on a pandemic-era campus

October 6, 2020

  Today on the 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor sits down with Beacon reporters Dana Gerber and Ann E. Matica to talk about how organizations on campus are adapting to new pandemic-era...

Freshman Josh Elliot started as setter in both of Saturdays games. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball off to 1-1 start after double-header

January 29, 2019

The men’s volleyball team began their season with many new faces in the lineup during their double-header last Saturday. The Lions are 1-1 this season in non-conference play with a win against Nichols...

Natalie Clydesdale (center, No. 2) won NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 26. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball opens conference play with consecutive wins

December 5, 2018

The women’s basketball team started their season strong and intends to make a statement in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference this year.  Emerson placed sixth in the preseason...

Freshman Lauren Quan prepares to hit the ball. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball looks to future after tough season

November 5, 2018

Women’s volleyball wrapped up a season filled with injuries, but sit with their eyes set on a successful future. The women’s volleyball team finished with an overall record of 15-14, an improvement...

The womens soccer team defeated Babson 3-2 in its only game against the Beavers this season. Photo by Kyle Bray / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer to face off against Babson in NEWMAC quarterfinals

October 29, 2018

The women’s soccer team will compete against Babson College in the quarterfinals of the conference playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Emerson finished third this season in the New England Women's and...

Fara Cohen (left), Kelley Guerra (center), and Albany Alexander (right) celebrate a point during Emersons 3-2 loss to Wheaton. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff.

Women’s volleyball set to close out season after injuries

October 16, 2018

The women’s volleyball team nears the end of a competitive season despite injuries to four key players. With a 2-6 conference record in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference,...

Darius Boamah (No. 12) wins a header in Emersons 3-0 defeat to Clark University. Photo: Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Correspondent.

Men’s soccer drops conference opener to Clark

September 15, 2018

Clark University outplayed the Emerson’s men’s soccer team in the Lions’ New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opener Friday night. The Lions fell to the Clark University Cougars...

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