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

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Nizar El Fakih speaks to Emerson students about how Venezuelans survive the democratic crisis. / Photo by Stefania Lugli / Beacon Staff

Students reflect on crisis in Venezuela at #TrendingTopic event

By Stefania Lugli and Jacob Seitz / February 9, 2019

Junior Ana Salas arrived in the U.S. from Caracas, Venezuela when she was 18 years old to pursue communication studies at Emerson. Her mother pushed her...

Michael Rulli 91 won a seat in the Ohio State Senate as a Republican candidate. Courtesy of the Ohio Senate

Emerson alumnus Michael Rulli reflects on Ohio senate seat win

By Stefania Lugli / February 6, 2019

Michael Rulli ‘91 sat in his new state house office in Columbus, Ohio wearing an Emerson sweatshirt on his second day as a state senator. On Jan....

Four Emerson students made their way through the cold and rain to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. Stefania Lugli / Beacon Staff

Momentous midterm election draws students to polls

By Stefania Lugli / November 6, 2018

Four students trudged through pouring rain on Election Day to cast their ballots for the 2018 midterm elections. Junior Hannah Lemke, along with freshman...

City Councilor At-Large Ayanna praised Emerson students activism. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

City Councilor praises student activism after rally

By Stefania Lugli / October 4, 2018

Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley praised Emerson students' activism and organization of the protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination...

Seven simultaneous strikes occurred at Marriott Hotels starting at 6 a.m Wednesday. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Emerson alumna supports Boston-wide hotel worker union strike

By Stefania Lugli / October 4, 2018

Alumna Nicki Morris ‘15 helped organize UNITE HERE Local 26 hotel workers on strike in front of Sheraton Boston Wednesday morning. Demonstrators...

The college, POWER representatives, and undergraduate orientation leaders selected the online course DiversityEdu to provide cultural competency training to first-time students.

Cultural competency training required for incoming students

By Stefania Lugli / September 24, 2018

The college required incoming students to complete a cultural competency online training course known as DiversityEdu after a year of student-led protest...

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions enrolled the highest number of international students in college’s history this fall semester.
Graphic by Allison Hagan // Beacon Staff

College admits highest number of first-time international students

By Stefania Lugli / September 15, 2018

The Class of 2022 delivers the highest numbers of international students in the school’s history. This follows the college’s record-high number of...

Sodexo employees working  at the vegan station. Photo:  Justin Scott Johnson / Beacon Staff

Students and Dining Services staff stir up vegan menu

By Stefania Lugli / April 5, 2018

Dining Services started reforming its food options this semester to better cater to vegan students who expressed concerns about the quality of available...

Ayanna Pressely (right) discusses public health with moderator David Fadul (left). Photo: Rida Ashraf / Beacon Correspondent

Students connect with candidate Pressley’s passion

By Stefania Lugli / April 4, 2018

The second night of Emerson’s ‘Engage in Your Democracy’ town hall-style forum provided a stage for Democrat Ayanna Pressley to speak with a crowd...

Representative Michael Capuana talked about his run for reelection to students in the Greene Theater Monday. Photo: Cullen Granzen /  Beacon Correspondent

Students ‘engage in their democracy’ with Rep. Capuano

By Stefania Lugli / April 3, 2018

Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA) answered students’ questions about his policies at Emerson’s inaugural town hall-style forum Monday night. The...

Sophomore David Fadul reached out to the politicians and planned the forum. Photo courtesy of David Fadul.

Emerson lends a stage to local politics

By Stefania Lugli / April 2, 2018

Emerson will host two town hall-style forums on April 2 and April 3 with two candidates running to represent Massachusetts’ seventh congressional district....

Emerson joins schools in coalition to defend transgender rights

By Stefania Lugli / March 15, 2018

Emerson vowed to defend transgender protections in Massachusetts last month. The school joined a campaign that opposes a ballot initiative to repeal transgender...

Courtesy of Earth Emerson

#DivestEmerson calls for end to college fossil fuel investments

By Stefania Lugli / March 1, 2018

Earth Emerson launched a second attempt at convincing the college’s Board of Trustees to withdraw investments, or divest, from fossil fuel companies....

With the opening of the Little Building, pictured here, students will have less chances of winning a spot in the off campus lottery. Photo Courtesy  Beacon Archive.

Renovations give old Little Building exterior new life

By Stefania Lugli / February 15, 2018

The college commissioned highly detailed, three-dimensional scans of Little Building as part of a measure to fully restore the building’s original...