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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A sticky note on a laundry machine in the Paramount Building. Photo by Jonathan Yao

Laundry backlogs cause stress, confusion; college to renovate in 2024

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
April 13, 2022

Emerson students have long complained of dysfunctional laundry machines, but the college does not plan to renovate its systems any time soon. “I’ve had times where I had to run the dryer three times,...

The new awnings installed in the 2B alley.

Awnings installed in 2B Alley

By Patrick Pierce
April 1, 2021

Emerson installed five awnings covering outdoor seating in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway on March 5, in an effort to keep the five tables in the alley available during inclement weather.   The awnings...

ECPD

Incident Journal: More graffiti, clothes stolen

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 12, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Jan. 27 A student...

ECPD

Incident Journal: Ansin Graffiti, Trespasser in Walker

November 12, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday, Nov. 5 A staff...

ECPD

Incident Journal: Pedestrian struck by object from 2 Boylston window

November 6, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday Oct. 29 ECPD...

This college’s housing system completely disregards the money my family actively pays to Emerson and the fact that the college does not offer me enough financial aid to continue living on campus. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Residency requirement blocks avenue for students to save money

By Megan Ellis
March 14, 2019

I represent the inaugural class of students the college will require to live on campus for three years. Soon to be facing a future of financial insecurity due to college debt, I am disregarded from Emerson’s...

While the Textbook Annex will charge 10 cents for paper bags, the C-Store will not. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

College bans plastic bags on campus following city ordinance

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
January 23, 2019

The college stopped distributing plastic bags on campus after a city ordinance went into effect on Dec. 14. The ordinance requires establishments to give out reusable, recyclable, or compostable bags...

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.

Chances of students winning the off-campus lottery to decrease

By Ziqi Wang
November 29, 2018

Students hoping to move off-campus prior to their senior year face diminishing chances in the off-campus housing lottery. Students who entered in the 2016 and 2017 fall semesters were offered the opportunity...

Colonial Resident Director Michael Barcelo with his 9-year-old Plott hound mix, Benson.

Who let the dogs out? Your Residence Directors

By Ziqi Wang
November 29, 2018

Benson sits in the lobby of the Colonial residence hall with his tail wagging as he eagerly waits for students to enter and say hello. He isn't an average resident of Colonial—he plays a different...

ECPD reported nine elevator entrapments this semester in incident journals. BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

2 Boylston elevators stall, raise accessibility concerns

By Kaitlyn Bryson
November 1, 2017

Campus Services and Facilities received five reports of elevator-related incidents in the 2 Boylston Place residence hall in October. Reports included student entrapments, delays, and internal...

The winner of the 2 Boylston Cafe contest will win $200 in ECCash.
CASSANDRA MARTINEZ / BEACON STAFF

Contest to determine name of 2 Boylston Cafe

By Colette Lippman
October 11, 2017

A contest hosted by the Office of Campus Life will determine the new name for the cafe at 2 Boylston Place. Student submissions were accepted be ginning Oct. 8.  A committee of students, faculty, and...

Students are complaining about cracks in the ceiling in the new 2 Boylston Place residence hall.
LALA THADDEUS / BEACON STAFF

Students voice concerns about 2 Boylston Place interior

By Lindsey Toomer
September 20, 2017

Some residents of 2 Boylston Place have said they are disappointed with structural problems they’re experiencing in Emerson’s newest residence hall. Residents said the most common issues seen throughout...

Beacon Archive.

Summer construction builds up student spaces

By Max Reyes
September 6, 2017

Emerson gained several new dining and social spaces as it lost the entirety of the Little Building to renovations this summer. 2 Boylston Place has 375 beds and 18 floors and features three common areas,...

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