Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

2021 Academic Townhall

Student government hosts annual town hall

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2021

Students, staff, and faculty voiced their concerns about the college’s virtual attendance policies and discussed the college’s spring reopening plans at the Student Government Association’s annual...

Students sit in a computer lab.

‘Getting thrown right back in was a lot’: Students overwhelmed by return of in-person midterms

By Vivi Smilgius and Bailey Allen
October 31, 2021

This year, students are facing the first relatively-normal, in-person midterm exam period since the outbreak of the pandemic—a jarring, even stressful change of pace for students and professors alike.  After...

Research shows studying abroad can exacerbate students’ existing mental health problems. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Weighing the mental perils of studying abroad

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
November 12, 2018

During my first semester, nothing thrilled me more than receiving an email inviting me to apply to study at Kasteel Well. Emerson offered me the chance to study in the Netherlands for three months, travel...

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