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

The Berkeley Beacon

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Alumnus discusses inspiration behind new YouTube Premium show

By Zenebou Sylla / December 26, 2018

As a child, Shawn Simmons’ ‘96 bonded with his father over crime thrillers such as Death Wish and First Blood. Simmons channeled that experience into...

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Alum’s Sundance-winning short makes it to the big screen

By Zenebou Sylla / November 13, 2018

After the success of a Kickstarter campaign that raised $36,829, Jim Cummings’ ‘09 Sundance-winning short film, “Thunder Road,” is now a feature...

Junior Tuvana Isildar has made $15,000 since starting her slime business one year ago. - Photo by Chassidy David / Beacon Correspondent

Pop, crackle, squish: student creates successful slime business

By Zenebou Sylla / November 7, 2018

What started as a slime hobby ended up making junior Tuvana Isildar thousands of dollars. Isildar's hobby evolved into spending her weekends creating,...

From left, Alfonso Mateo, Bianca Nicdao, Francis De Leon, and Ranton Andaya hold up the Filipino flag for their documentary about the countrys culture. Photo by Tivara Tanudjaja / Beacon Correspondent

New Sights New Bites celebrates Filipino identity

By Zenebou Sylla / November 3, 2018

Junior Bianca Nicdao’s documentary New Sights New Bites started as a BFA project, but as more Filipino students joined the production team, it turned...