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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services office in the Union Bank Building.

As pandemic drags on, students struggle with mental health

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
October 27, 2020

At Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, the mental toll of the pandemic on students has become abundantly clear.  Statistics provided by Kyle Rundles, a staff psychologist and outreach coordinator...

Amanda Benavente and the Lions defense only allowed 0.86 goals per game. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer players earn All-Conference honors

By Ethan McDowell
November 20, 2019

Five women’s soccer players received spots on the NEWMAC All-Conference Teams on Nov. 13 following the team’s second consecutive winning season.  After each season, the New England Women’s and...

Freshman Sage Stack (right) battles a Wheaton College defender in a conference game on Oct. 15. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer season ends after playoff penalty kicks

By Ethan McDowell
November 6, 2019

The women’s soccer team’s season ended on Tuesday after losing to Springfield College in the first round of the NEWMAC playoffs following penalty kicks.  This game provided a rematch for the Lions,...

Freshman Cali Bruce (right) totals one goal and three assists this season. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Freshman soccer player shows dominance in midfield

By Nick Rempe
September 24, 2019

Before freshman Cali Bruce joined the women’s soccer team, she used to spend her weekends in hotels with her club soccer team, preparing for two games after a week of four practices. Bruce played...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Freshmen to potentially lead women’s soccer this season

By Andrew Lin
September 4, 2019

The women’s soccer team faces the challenge of reconstruction with a smaller and younger roster following a historic 2018 season.  The Lions capped off last season with 11 wins and seven losses....

Sophomore Amanda Benavente (right) scored three goals last season as a defender. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer announces 2019 team captains

By Jake Peter
January 30, 2019

The women’s soccer team selected junior forward Veronica Alberts, sophomore defender Amanda Benavente, and freshman goalkeeper Megan Rose as team captains for the 2019 fall season. Head coach David...

From left to right, Jess Frost, Amanda Benavente, Paige Haley, and Megan Rose all earned NEWMAC All-Conference honors. Photos by Kyle Bray and Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Five women’s soccer players earn NEWMAC awards

By Arturo Ruiz
November 26, 2018

The women's soccer team capped off a historic year as five players earned postseason awards in the New England Women’s Athletic Conference. Paige Haley, Jess Frost, and Amanda Benavente all achieved...

Veronica Alberts (No. 11) takes on two Springfield defenders. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer closes out 2018 season with historic playoff run

By Jake Peter
November 9, 2018

The women’s soccer team concluded its historic season with a loss to Springfield College in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference semifinals on Nov. 1. They placed third in the conference...

Benavente not only plays as a defender for the womens soccer team, but as an attacker as well. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff.

Versatile sophomore takes charge for women’s soccer

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
September 24, 2018

Even though sophomore defender Amanda Benavente received offers to play soccer for various Division I and II schools, she chose Emerson—a Division III school. “I loved the idea of being in the...

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