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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Sabrina Lam

Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer

Sabrina Lam (she/her) is a sophomore journalism major from Manchester, Connecticut. She is currently a Staff Writer for The Berkeley Beacon. Outside of the Beacon, Sabrina can be found strolling on Newbury St. or reading a book in The Boston Public Garden.

Latest from Sabrina Lam
Eventgoers find a spot to enjoy their drinks. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

35th annual ‘Tết in Boston’ festival offers the Vietnamese community a sense of home

By Sabrina Lam and Jack Burns
Published February 8, 2024

Nestled inside an unassuming cruise terminal on the South Boston waterfront laid the vibrant 35th annual “Tết in Boston” festival, filled with Vietnamese...

Two posters displaying the names of Palestinian families and children killed in Israels response to the Oct. 7 attacks. Individuals gather at The Embrace statue on Boston Common to mourn the civilians lost in the bombings in Palestine.

Emerson students hold vigil to mourn the lives lost in Gaza hospital blast

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published November 1, 2023

Editor's note: This story has been updated to remove the names of sources who requested to remain anonymous due to safety concerns. Although their names...

Emerson welcomes Erin Robins as its first Accessible Design Specialist

Emerson welcomes Erin Robins as its first Accessible Design Specialist

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published October 19, 2023

For over seven years, Erin Robins explored several pursuits in special education. However, she began to feel limited working within the education system...

Students pass by the Emerson College Visitor Center.

Embracing redirection: Former Emerson students explain why they transferred out

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published October 18, 2023

As of 2023, Emerson College’s student retention rate lies at 87 percent. Despite this high ranking, once calculated, Emerson sees more than 500 undergraduate...

Yuli Hachmon, a junior media arts production student, delivers her speech to the crowd.

‘We gather as one Jewish people’: Emerson student organizes vigil to support Israel and Boston’s Jewish community

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published October 14, 2023

The Parkman Bandstand was soaked in candlelight and saturated by colors of Israeli flags on Wednesday night as Emerson students and Boston community members...

Student union takes initial strides in 2023-2024 school year goals

Student union takes initial strides in 2023-2024 school year goals

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published September 27, 2023

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met last Friday to build on current goals for the 2023–2024 school year. Their plans range from developing...

A bundle of flickering battery candles placed on the ground of the Parkman Bandstand.

‘I see the light’: Emerson community unites to commemorate 22nd anniversary of 9/11

By Sabrina Lam, Staff Writer
Published September 13, 2023

Dozens of people gathered at the Parkman Bandstand in the Boston Common on Monday night to pay tribute to all of the lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist...

Around 200 people mobilize outside of the Chase Bank in Downtown Crossing to protest major banks funding fossil fuel companies.

‘Stop Dirty Banks’: hundreds of senior citizens rally downtown to protest major banks funding fossil fuels

By Sabrina Lam
Published March 29, 2023

More than 200 Boston residents, including many senior citizens, rallied on the streets of Downtown Crossing last Tuesday, ardently protesting Chase Bank,...

Emerson students demanding justice for Arif Sayed Faisal at Cambridge City Hall.

Emerson students join the fight for justice for Arif Sayed Faisal

By Sabrina Lam
Published March 25, 2023

A coalition of around 100 protesters congregated on the front steps of Cambridge City Hall on Monday evening to demand justice for Arif Sayed Faisal, a...

Little Building and Walker Building in snow.

College rescinds collective vandalism charges after student pressure

By Bailey Allen and Sabrina Lam
Published March 1, 2023

The college has dropped its plan to collectively charge Little Building residents a $16,000 vandalism fee in the face of staunch opposition from its student...

Emerson’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders connects students globally through practice clinicals

Emerson’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders connects students globally through practice clinicals

By Sabrina Lam
Published February 23, 2023

Students from Boston, Connecticut, and Kenya virtually joined Emerson’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ pediatric clinical case...

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

2022 midterm elections: Emerson College students contemplate possible outcomes of this year’s ballot

By Sabrina Lam
Published November 7, 2022

As Election Day approaches, Emerson College students evaluate each candidate’s platforms and consider what positions to take on the four ballot questions...

Overlooking the tents at the Boston Freedom Rally.

MassCann hosts 33rd annual Boston Freedom Rally

By Bishop Marshall and Sabrina Lam
Published September 21, 2022

The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition hosted its 33rd annual Boston Freedom Rally in the Boston Common Saturday, known by most attendees as “HempFest.”  Originally,...

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