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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Mike McHugh

Mike McHugh, Staff Writer, News

Mike McHugh is a senior journalism major and sociology minor from Reading, MA who currently works as a staff writer for The Beacon’s news section. He joined the Beacon in Fall of 2021 as a correspondent after transferring from UMass Amherst. He’s also written for local news in his hometown and for The Somerville Times, and has a firm belief in the role of journalism, especially accessible local news, to maintain democracy and speak truth to power.

Latest from Mike McHugh

SGA to fund sustainable laundry resource, fundraise for victims of Hurricane Fiona

By Mike McHugh, Staff Writer, News
October 1, 2022

Emerson Student Government Association members discussed plans to install a laundry detergent sheet refill station near the tap-desk in the Little Building on Friday, Oct. 14th.  The machine will dispense...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

Emerson relaunches eco corps, adds student ambassador positions

By Mike McHugh, Staff Writer, News
September 25, 2022

After being halted for the past two years, Emerson relaunched Eco Corps, the college’s environmental action group. The relaunch includes hiring students to fill eco ambassador positions—paid student...

Little Building and Walker Building in snow.

‘So many people are fighting for their lives getting this job’: Emerson students weigh in on RA decisions

By Mike McHugh, Staff Writer, News
April 6, 2022

After the college announced its hirings for resident assistants last month, a select group of students was afforded the opportunity to serve in the role next year—while many others were left in uncertain...

A student reads poetry at an open-mic night

Poetry group provides creative, emotional outlet

By Caroline Helms and Mike McHugh
October 16, 2021

Following a year of zoom mic-nights, and declining audience engagement, the Emerson Poetry Project has returned to campus with weekly open-mic nights and a rejuvenated sense of community.  With the...

Emerson film students on set during the pandemic.

Student filmmakers relieved by loosened COVID protocols

By Mike McHugh and Hayden Bandes
October 10, 2021

Last fall, Emerson warned of the limitations the COVID-19 pandemic would place on student film productions: “We’re not going to be able to shoot it, so don’t write it.” This year, though, student...

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