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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Philadelphia Eagles Fans of Boston Class Photo from 2018, taken outside of their current home bar, Finn McCools Public House. Courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles Fans of Boston website.

Hadfield: Finding a home away from home in sports

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
October 2, 2019

Growing up in a Philadelphia suburb during football season, I knew there was one rule in my family— Sundays were for the birds.  Game days were an all-day affair in my family—dressing up in our...

Beacon Podcast: College raises undergraduate tuition by 4 percent

Beacon Podcast: College raises undergraduate tuition by 4 percent

April 5, 2019

On March 21, the college announced a 4 percent increase to the undergraduate tuition for returning students. This increased the total cost of attendance to $66,256 per year—$2,556 more than the cost...

Beacon Podcast: Title IX breakdown

Beacon Podcast: Title IX breakdown

February 10, 2019

Beacon reporters Abigail Hadfield and Tomas Gonzalez break down the process of filing a Title IX report and what a Title IX investigation would look like.

We hope to see the section grow into a place to discuss issues that impact the Emerson community in a thoughtful way. Photo Illustration by Cassandra Martinez / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: So long, farewell, and keep on writing

Emerson students love using social media to voice their complaints and opinions on campus issues, such as tuition increase, new building purchases, or the Dining Center food. But for all the Facebook statuses...

The truth of the matter is there is no simple way to find out what exactly students tuition goes toward.

Tuition talks are a two-way street

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
January 18, 2018

When student protesters marched across campus and into Faculty Assembly last fall, they called for more than just a few conciliatory remarks and an email from administration. They asked for real, immediate...

If Emerson wants to be a truly inclusive community, their policies need to have real-world effects.
CASSANDRA MARTINEZ / BEACON STAFF

Op-Ed: Say my name: recognizing trans identities

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
September 27, 2017

When I first began to look at Emerson College back in my junior year of high school, a big factor influencing my choice of school was the LGBTQ culture. I wanted to know what kind of community I would...

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