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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Despite my valiant attempt at perfection, my time as editor turned out more like a stream of consciousness ramble than a polished final draft. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: Moving past panic and perfection

By Allison Hagan
April 18, 2018

During my first critique as editor-in-chief of the Beacon, our advisor described my decision to feature the profane internet term “shitposting” in a headline on the front page as “regrettable.”...

As members of an artistic community, we must all contribute to ensuring our spaces are accessible. Photo courtesy of Allison Hagan.

Weighing the costs of creativity

By Allison Hagan
April 8, 2018

I wanted one thing when I graduated eighth grade—a digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, camera. Both of my grandmothers planned to collaborate on the gift, so I felt certain my photography career...

Chair Janet Kolodzy created a bridge to visually represent the new steps in the program.

Journalism curriculum refocuses on student skills

By Allison Hagan
December 7, 2017

The journalism department tested out a new curriculum focused on student needs and industry expectations this semester. This year’s freshman follow different steps to receive a Bachelor of Science...

Judge rules in favor of college in second Title IX lawsuit

October 5, 2017

By Allison Hagan and Max Reyes A federal judge in the District of Massachusetts ruled in favor of the college in the 2014 “Jillian Doherty v. Emerson College” Title IX lawsuit on Tuesday, in which...

Mneesha Gellman is the director of the Emerson Prison Initiative and an assistant professor.

Emerson brings education to prison

By Allison Hagan
September 20, 2017

The Emerson Prison Initiative launched at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord this semester, making an Emerson liberal arts education accessible to those behind bars. Mneesha Gellman,...

The Emerson Food Cam is located in the lobby of Piano Row.

Emerson Food Cam to alleviate college waste issue

By Allison Hagan
September 13, 2017

Sustainability Coordinator Amy Elvidge’s newest solution to food waste on campus is a community space where students can send photos of small quantities of extra food for the Emerson community to...

Laundry prices have increased

Laundry costs hike to cover new machines

By Allison Hagan
September 6, 2017

The price of on-campus laundry increased 25 cents per wash or dry cycle this semester from $1.50 to $1.75. The college renewed its contract with vendor CSC ServiceWorks on Aug. 1, resulting in the spike,...

OLs tried to take emphasis off organizations.

Orientation Leaders shift focus from organizations

By Allison Hagan
September 6, 2017

Combating the culture of overcommitment on campus dominated many of the conversations at the Fall 2017 New Student Orientation, from group meetings on Boston Common to student-led workshops. Karin Yehoudian,...

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