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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

Sam Shipman

Sam Shipman, Staff Writer

Sam Shipman (He/Him) is a freshman journalism major from Natick, Massachusetts. He currently is a Staff Writer for the Berkeley Beacon. When he's not reporting he can be found listening to music or spending time with friends.

Latest from Sam Shipman
Juice is in full swing of celebrating ‘Nothing Like a Dream’ EP through jubilant live performances across America

Juice is in full swing of celebrating ‘Nothing Like a Dream’ EP through jubilant live performances across America

April 17, 2024

Juice was formed in 2013 in Boston, and still, over 10 years later, the six-piece rock band is traveling around North America playing sold-out shows to...

More than 30,000 runners from over 100 countries are registered to run in the 128th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2024. (Rian Nelson/Beacon Staff)

2024 Boston Marathon: Stories racing to and beyond the finish line

April 15, 2024
More than 30,000 athletes from all across the world will take on the 26.2-mile course through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston on Marathon Monday. 
Sampha’s ‘Lahai’ tour transcends Roadrunner

Sampha’s ‘Lahai’ tour transcends Roadrunner

April 10, 2024

British alternative R&B singer-producer-instrumentalist Sampha graced Boston with his presence on April 2 at Roadrunner Boston and serenaded the crowd...

Members of WEBN-TV Boston, Emerson Colleges student-run broadcast news organization, produce their Mandarin J-Channel shows every Tuesday. (Feixu Chen/Beacon Staff)

WEBN launches new branches of J-Channel show for Spanish and Mandarin-speaking students

April 3, 2024

WEBN, Emerson’s student-run broadcast station, launched two new versions of its J-Channel broadcast show in Spanish and Mandarin.  The new broadcasts...

Anime Boston 2024

Thousands of anime fans flood the Hynes for Anime Boston 2024

April 3, 2024
If anyone is wondering why there have been some interesting outfits on the Green Line this past weekend, it’s because Anime Boston 2024 occurred at the Hynes Convention Center from March 29 to 31.
Floats make their way down the parade route as thousands of spectators watch during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 17, 2024, in South Boston. (Arthur Mansavage/ Beacon Staff)

‘It’s definitely lived up to the hype’: Crowds gather in South Boston for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 26, 2024
South Boston was a sea of partygoers dressed in vibrant green this past Sunday for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. 
women and non-binary players in Esports

Esports team nominated for award highlighting women and non-binary players

February 28, 2024
Emerson’s Esports team is looking forward to a big weekend, advancing from being nominated to the final five of the*Gamehers Awards Top Collegiate Organization of the Year award. 
Thousands of people march shoulder to shoulder on the Boston Common during the 8th annual Winter Walk on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

Thousands attend Winter Walk on Boston Common to end homelessness

February 14, 2024

A sea of blue beanies marched through the streets of Boston Common on Sunday morning to support the 8th annual Winter Walk and raise awareness for people...

Emerson community reacts to abnormal weather patterns in Boston

Emerson community reacts to abnormal weather patterns in Boston

January 31, 2024

Bostonians are no strangers to bizarre winters, keeping their coats and snow boots readily accessible in the winter months—but this year, everything...

A group of furries march outside of the Anthro New England Convention. (Photo by Doktor is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Anthro New England attracts large furry fandom to Seaport district

January 29, 2024

Thousands of furries and members of the furry fandom converged on The Westin in Boston’s Seaport district last weekend for the eighth annual Anthro New...

Tremont Street at night.

Emerson students reflect on dull nightlife

December 6, 2023

Given Boston’s reputation as one of the safest cities in the country and its status as a “college city” with over 150,000 students enrolled in one...

Performers and viewers of the event join on stage to light the tree on Boston Common on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Boston Common celebrates various festivities during Holiday Tree Lighting

December 6, 2023

A cold night was turned warm with friendship in the heart of Boston last week. On Thursday night, the Boston Common lawn had a stage festively adorned...

Molly Grace spreads all emotions of Love in new EP: ‘Lovesick’

Molly Grace spreads all emotions of Love in new EP: ‘Lovesick’

November 30, 2023

From growing up in Lexington, MA, to preparing for her first-ever tour of her new EP “Lovesick,” upcoming artist Molly Grace brings together the worlds...

A man dressed as Santa Claus stands in front of the Nova Scotia tree and greets participants.

Dozens flock to Boston Common for annual Nova Scotian tree arrival tradition

November 29, 2023

The chilly air around the Boston Common Visitors Center resounded with Christmas music and holiday spirit last Tuesday morning. The occasion marked the...

A spectator videotapes the parade as marchers begin marching from the Boston Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Mayor Wu, city officials, honor Boston veterans at Salute to Service Parade

November 8, 2023

Boston was awash with marching band music and American flags on Saturday afternoon as hundreds gathered along the mile-and-a-half-long route of Boston’s...

A night of musical eclecticism: Faye Webster at Roadrunner

A night of musical eclecticism: Faye Webster at Roadrunner

October 29, 2023

Since Roadrunner’s opening in March 2022, many artists have been featured on its stage. If you come an hour before doors open, you’re almost guaranteed...

Members of the Student Union during their general meeting.

Student union discusses future initiatives, plans upcoming arts festival

October 25, 2023

The Emerson College Students’ Union (ECSU) met last Wednesday, Oct. 18, to discuss how to better represent the student body and to extend and plan their...

“My ancestors. This is all for them”: Hundreds gather for Indigenous People’s Day march

October 11, 2023

Over 100 people made their way through Downtown Crossing in the pouring rain, many chanting to onlookers as they marched in support of Indigenous Peoples’...

A pro-Palestinian protestor holds up a Palestinian flag during a march in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Palestinian marchers and Israeli counter-protesters flock Cambridge City Hall

October 11, 2023

Tensions escalated in Cambridge on Monday afternoon as a pro-Palestine rally came up against Israeli counter-protestors outside Cambridge City Hall. Palestinian...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Emerson ranks 13th in North Regional Universities, dropping six spots from last year

October 9, 2023

Emerson tied with three other colleges for the 13th spot on this year's Best Regional Universities North Rankings, dictated by the U.S. News & World...

Emersons bookstore undergoes a name change, replacing Barnes & Noble with Emerson Emporium. (Arthur Mansavage/Beacon Staff)

What’s changed on campus? A quick overview of Emerson remodels

September 20, 2023

The college saw several changes to physical locations on campus over the summer, including the bookstore, the Max Mutchnick Campus Center, and a new green...