Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Down with the drinking age

Down with the drinking age

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
October 28, 2021

As an immigrant, I’ve found a long list of things that don’t make sense in the U.S., but the drinking age being 21 might take the cake.  Since 1984, the legal drinking age in the United States...

Three weed dealers––Jamie, Alex, and John––who spoke with The Beacon on the condition of anonymity, discussed their life as dealers on campus and how it impacts their customers.

Let’s Be Really Blunt: Student dealers on what it’s like being “The Plug”

By Campbell Parish and Karissa Schaefer
May 1, 2021

College students, often overwhelmed by the pressures of schoolwork, social life, and on-campus extracurricular commitments, not to mention jobs, have increasingly turned to weed as an outlet for their...

The Little Building on a rainy day.

Emerson enforces sanctions for COVID violations in line with nearby colleges

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 22, 2020

It was the first night out of college-mandated quarantine at the beginning of the fall semester. A group of half a dozen friends, all first-years living in Little Building, were chatting on Boston Common,...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: American age restrictions increase students’ craving for alcohol

By Xinyan Fu, Columnist
April 17, 2019

When I decided to study abroad in the United States I received advice about the drinking culture at American colleges. One friend, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told me that drinking...

Lorelei Bandrovschi 09 is currently crowdfunding to find a permanent home for her booze-free bar, Listen Bar. Photo Courtesy of Shannon Sturgis

Alumna takes the booze out of the bar

By Caroline Broderick
January 21, 2019

As Lorelei Bandrovschi's 27th birthday neared, she asked 27 of her friends to each give her a personal challenge. She initially disliked one challenge to quit drinking for a month, but it ultimately...

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