Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Sasha Zirin

Sasha Zirin, Staff Writer

Sasha Zirin (they/them) is a freshman from the Washington, D.C. metro area. They are a creative writing major transferring to journalism. They are a staff writer who enjoys writing for both news and living arts. They are also write for Emerson's arts publication, EM Magazine, and are a strong Emerson Poetry Project affiliate. In their spare time, they love to read, draw, knit, and watch movies.

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Timothée Chalamet as Lee (left) and Taylor Russell as Marin Yearly (right) from Guadagnino’s Bones and All

‘Bones and All’: the coming-of-age horror

January 13, 2023

This review contains spoilers. “Bones and All” is a heartbreaking film that rattles the viewer to their core through its unique use of cannibalism as a metaphor for an uncontrollable addiction. Director...

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

Cantab Lounge keeps Boston poetry scene alive

December 7, 2022

Performance poetry is a social art form that can involve encouraging community.  At the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Emerson alum Myles Taylor ‘19 runs weekly poetry events with long-time poet Dawn...

The previous semester’s book campaign.

On the Same Page Boston benefits Emerson students and Boston Public Schools

November 16, 2022

For the seventh semester, Emerson students help to bring inclusive children's literature to Boston Public Schools through On the Same Page Boston—an Emerson-based advocacy campaign aiming to bring student...

$28 million to fund Boston Common renovation

November 9, 2022

With plans being finalized, renovations to the Boston Common’s entrances and borders, upgraded amenities for visitors, and improved recreational areas like the tennis courts and Frog Pond are underway. Working...

‘Its the only way we can progress in society’: students reflect on “fall back”

‘It’s the only way we can progress in society’: students reflect on “fall back”

November 9, 2022

Last March, the Senate unanimously approved the Sunshine Protection Act, a federal law that concretes daylight saving time as the standard year-round time in the U.S., putting an end to the twice-annual...

Street vendors in Salem.

Salem residents share perspectives on tourist crowds

October 26, 2022

Over half a million tourists visited Salem, MA this October according to NBC Boston—an increase of 15 percent compared to last year—leaving residents with mixed opinions. The uptick in visitation...

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