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

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

The Berkeley Beacon

Vibrant art installation in 172 Tremont honors indigenous peoples

Vibrant art installation in 172 Tremont honors indigenous peoples

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / September 2, 2021

Students entering 172 Tremont this semester will be greeted by a new 13-foot piece of art, installed in July, that intends to signify the importance of...

172 Tremont building.

172 Tremont delays reopening to Jan. 30

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / January 4, 2021

Emerson announced Monday that 172 Tremont will have a weeklong delay in full reopening as COVID cases in Massachusetts continue to rise.  Josh Hamlin,...

Five E3 students created Brownies in a jar to sell for just $5 a piece with the baking ingredients included.

Marketing students sell $5 ‘Brownie In A Jar’ in Walker

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / October 26, 2020

After the closure of all campus kitchens due to COVID-19, the convenience of cooking in dorms disappeared. But worry not—a team of five Emerson students...

A small memorial for Josh Hamfin took the place of Hamfins tank after his passing last week.

Campus center mourns loss of pet betta fish

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist / February 20, 2020

The 172 Tremont Building lost a member of its community last week when the three-year-old pet betta fish Josh Hamfin was found dead in his tank on the...

Beacon Archives.

Campus Center could close early due to minimal usage after midnight

By Dana Gerber, News Editor / January 15, 2020

Operating hours of the 172 Tremont St. campus center remain in question after the college observed minimal student access past midnight.  Director...

Senior Joe Scardilli grew up drawing—now he works for the SEAL office sketching memes on the new walls of 172 Tremont St. Courtesy of Joe Scardilli

Senior turns pop culture memes into on-campus job

By Emily Cardona / September 27, 2019

The faint scent of dry erase markers constantly lingers in the rooms of 172 Tremont St. ever since the college hired senior comedic arts major Joe Scardilli...

The EVVYs welcome students into their new office space in 172 Tremont St. Christopher Van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

172 Tremont opens with new collaborative student spaces

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / September 3, 2019

Emerson College’s new multipurpose building at 172 Tremont St. officially opened on Monday—the building was under construction, and the opening was...

Editorial: Leaving our past in the Piano Row basement

Editorial: Leaving our past in the Piano Row basement

By Editorial Board / April 18, 2019

At Issue: A moment of self-reflection before we relocate Our Take: There's still work to be done Starting this fall, the Beacon will occupy a new...

Beacon Archives.

Expected opening for The Commons at 172 Tremont St. pushed to May

By Anissa Gardizy / February 22, 2019

The Commons at 172 Tremont St. will not open for use this semester contrary to the initial projection from college officials that the building would open...

Beacon Podcast: Permits detail budget increase for 172 Tremont

Beacon Podcast: Permits detail budget increase for 172 Tremont

January 18, 2019

Interior renovations to The Commons at 172 Tremont St. tacked on $1.1 million more than the college initially anticipated, according to City of Boston...

Beacon Archives.

172 Tremont name ‘The Commons’ remains unofficial

By Frances Hui / November 28, 2018

The Commons at 172 Tremont St. still does not have an official name, according to a college official. “The Commons is a working title that college...

Interior construction on The Commons should begin by the end of the week. 
LALA THADDEUS / BEACON STAFF

New building fails to qualify as green building

By Maya Gacina / April 16, 2018

The 172 Tremont St. building, acquired by the college in November, will not meet environmental standards to qualify as a green building. Leadership...

College reveals 172 Tremont floor plans

College reveals 172 Tremont floor plans

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21 / March 29, 2018

The floor plans for the 172 Tremont St. building include 13 meeting spaces and only four private offices for student organizations. But the administration...