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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Writer Karenna Umscheid sits on her dorm bed, looking at the posters on her wall.

A sophomore’s guide to surviving your first semester at Emerson

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
August 30, 2022

Taking good notes, going to office hours and turning your assignments in on time are all tips you’ll see when you search for general college advice. What you won’t be able to read about are the specifics...

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Op-ed: An Open Letter to Incoming (And Returning) Students

By Richard West
August 25, 2019

Richard West is an Emerson professor in the Department of Communication and the former President of both the National Communication Association and Eastern Communication Association. West recently co-authored...

College comes with a million questions that can be confusing and intimidating. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

What advice do you have for new and prospective students?

March 31, 2018

We gave Emerson students the following prompt on Facebook and Twitter: "As college decision season approaches, we’re looking for students to tell us their advice for others interested in your major....

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