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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Senior Tatiana Melendez, pictured second from the left in the top row, said she was looking forward to celebrating Commencement with her friends.
Top Row (left to right): Jonah Puskar, Ann Zhang, Raz Moayed.
Bottom Row (left to right): Melissa Leslie, Lily Scher.

Seniors hoping to walk in May face altered plans as COVID-19 spreads

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 25, 2020

Senior Tatiana Melendez found out there wouldn't be a traditional 2020 Commencement weekend only a week after her ELA classes moved online and she had to move back home due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.  “I’m...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

SGA Executive Treasurer cements financial power without a treasury team

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
February 20, 2020

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple, who has voiced complaints throughout the 2019-20 academic year regarding the workload associated with her position, will not hire a treasury team during her second...

SGA Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple.

FAB votes to restrict organization’s access to ice sculptures

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 24, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board unanimously voted to require “advanced permission” for student organizations to purchase ice sculptures at their Thursday meeting. The advanced permission designation...

Some students, including myself, cannot spare five dollars to a school that already does not meet our financial needs. / Illustration by Christine Park

Students shouldn’t be responsible for fueling the endowment fund

By Melanie Curry
November 8, 2019

Last week, Student Government Association Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple wrote in a letter to the editor, “At Emerson College, we have a problem.” She said there is a serious problem with our...

Abigail Semple (left), Raz Moayed (middle), and Will Palauskas (right) discuss Semples policy proposal at joint session. Christopher Van Buskirk / Beacon Staff

Semple faces questioning over policy proposal

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
September 25, 2019

The Student Government Association clashed on Tuesday over Executive Treasurer Abigail Semple’s funding proposal that would prohibit student organizations from charging admissions or submissions fees...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting in September 2019.

Vote on controversial fee amendment postponed

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
September 20, 2019

The Financial Advisory Board on Thursday postponed a scheduled vote on a controversial amendment that would impact future funding for the EVVYs and other campus organizations. The policy, proposed by...

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Abolishing admission fees could hurt student organizations

By Editorial Board
September 18, 2019

Editor's Note: Editor-in-chief Chris Van Buskirk did not contribute to or edit this editorial due to a conflict of interest.  At the Student Government Association’s Financial Advisory Board meeting...

Junior Abigail Semple recieved the fewest votes out of the top three candidates for executive treasurer in the spring 2019 election. Beacon Archive

SGA Treasurer proposes abolishing org admission fees

By Carlee Bronkema, Staff Reporter
September 12, 2019

The Student Government Association could prohibit organizations from charging admission fees for events after Executive Treasurer Abby Semple proposed the idea at the first Financial Advisory Board meeting...

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