Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students waiting in front of the Lions Den.

Students report dissatisfaction with flexibility week as spring break replacement

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
April 1, 2021

Emerson’s “Flexibility Week”—meant to provide students with a reduced work load for the week—was received poorly by many students, who cited ineffectiveness, and in some cases, an inadvertently...

Connection and communication issues stemming from Zoom discussions trigger the disorder’s inability to regulate emotions more easily, leading to frustration and anger that can last the whole day, no matter how minor the issue. The cruel irony is that the more I think about how I need to pay attention, the less I actually pay attention.

Students deserve a break now more than ever

By Editorial Board
March 11, 2021

After living through a pandemic for the past year, most of us are exhausted. The extended hours of screen time, lack of contact with friends and family, and looming fear of the virus has taken a toll on...

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

SGA passes new legislation demanding modified spring break

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 11, 2021

The Student Government Association passed its first piece of spring semester legislation, “An Act To Advocate For The Community’s Well-Being” Monday night after students expressed burnout as a result...

People walking on Boylston Street.

With spring break canceled, students express burnout fears

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

As the college nears its would-be spring break, some students worry about the mental and academic burnout that might accompany more than three consecutive months of classes. The college canceled spring...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Spring break formally eliminated with faculty vote

By Charlie McKenna
October 17, 2020

The full time faculty union approved an altered schedule for the upcoming spring semester Tuesday, finalizing the college’s plans to cancel spring break as a precaution against COVID-19. The new calendar,...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

College cancels spring break with release of new academic calendar

By Charlie McKenna
September 18, 2020

The college has canceled spring break in 2021, marking one of the first announcements about an otherwise uncertain spring semester. The college canceled the 10-day break, which usually begins near the...

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