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Colin (left) and Brendan McNamara (right) after their second annual MTD Tournament.

More Than Different: Men’s basketball guard hosts summer tournament for scholarships

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
September 14, 2023

Appreciate. Celebrate. Elevate. Those are some of the key tenets that guide More Than Different, a lifestyle brand founded by Emerson men’s basketball guard Brendan McNamara and his brother, Colin....

‘Our stories belong to everyone’: Emerson alumni tour with “Into the Woods” revival at the Colonial Theater

‘Our stories belong to everyone’: Emerson alumni tour with “Into the Woods” revival at the Colonial Theater

By Karenna Umscheid
March 9, 2023

Stephen Sondheim’s twisted fairy tale and modern classic “Into The Woods” has been revived on Broadway in the U.S. three times, each time with different cultural contexts that keep the book and lyricism...

Emerson community members memorializing the victims of 9/11.

‘Waking memories’: Emerson students reflect on 20 years since 9/11

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
September 21, 2021

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 marks an important milestone in the commemoration of the attacks—coming at a time where most college-aged students were either born after or were too young at the time to...

Post 9/11 Islamophobia still terrifies American Muslims

Post 9/11 Islamophobia still terrifies American Muslims

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
September 17, 2021

After the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, the entirety of the American population was traumatized and devastated. However, it slipped the minds of many that Middle Eastern and Southeast Asians residing...

A bomb squad storms the Copley Westin Hotel on Sept. 12, 2001, looking for potential terrorist suspects.

Beacon alums look back on catastrophe coverage

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 16, 2021

On Sept. 6, 2001, sophomore journalism major Cyndi Roy was writing about first-year orientation and college dorm policy. She never imagined that, just a few days later, she would be crying in the newsroom...

Sonia Tita Puopolo (left) and her mother,  who died on American Airlines Flight 11

20 years later, Emerson community still stained with the grief of 9/11

By Frankie Rowley and Charlie McKenna
September 16, 2021

Sept. 11, 2001 began like any other day for Elyse Van Breemen. Then she received a phone call she would never forget.  “I didn't believe it,” said Van Breemen, older sister of former Emerson Professor...

Students lighting candles to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

‘Every year I heal a little bit more’: Emerson community commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 12, 2021

On the evening of Sept. 11, several dozen individuals gathered in darkness under the Boston Common bandstand, to remember the lives lost twenty years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shocked...

City Hall flags at half-mast, Sept. 12 2001

Terror Strikes Home: Emerson on 9/11

By Beacon Staff
September 11, 2021

This article was originally published in the Sept. 13, 2001 edition of The Berkeley Beacon.  "I used to see the New York skyline everyday on my way to high school," said Emerson student Evan Bindelglass....

Alia Seraj with her father, Prince Abdul Ali Seraj, in the Boston Public Garden

Afghan royalty, class of 2004, reflects on country’s legacy in wake of American withdrawal

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
September 2, 2021

Like many of her Emerson peers, Alia Seraj ‘04 has witnessed the United States’ intervention in Afghanistan for nearly all her adult life. Yet her connection to the far-off Central Asian country is...

Community members hold nineteenth annual 9/11 vigil. Jakob Menendez/Beacon Staff

Community members commemorate 9/11 terrorist attacks

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
September 11, 2019

  When he was two years old, sophomore Vaughn Coleman lost his father and uncle in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001—an event he remembers every year. “We’ll never forget because...

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