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Michelle Wu greets supporters after winning the mayoral election on Nov. 2.

Wu sworn in as mayor, pushes widespread reform

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
November 18, 2021

Michelle Wu was sworn in as mayor Tuesday, ushering in a new era for the city of Boston as the former city councilor became the city’s first woman and person of color elected to serve in the corner office.  “Boston...

Thousands rallied in Boston for abortion rights.

Emerson students rally together at Boston Women’s March

By Bailey Allen, Abigail Lee, and Hannah Nguyen
October 9, 2021

Thousands of people––college students and Boston residents alike––rallied at Franklin Park Playstead in Dorchester on Oct. 2, protesting the Supreme Court’s rejection of an emergency request...

Emerson seniors Angel Salcedo and Khary Higgins hosted the first episode of HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Left to right: Miranda Andreson, Angel Salcedo, Josh Zakim, and Khary Higgins.

Team Harmony web series strives to educate and fight against hate

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
November 23, 2020

The international non-profit Team Harmony debuted a new web series against hate, titled “HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?,” in collaboration with Emerson’s Communication Studies Department and several...

Bostons City Hall Plaza

Don’t forget to vote local in the upcoming city council elections

By Editorial Board
September 11, 2019

The Boston City Council election this fall is quickly ramping up to be one of the most competitive in recent years with a total of 24 candidates running for 13 seats. Tuesday, Sept. 24 marks the Boston...

Some members of the Emerson community faced economic and emotional hardship during the 35-day partial government shutdown. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Partial government shutdown interrupted student’s food stamps, family members’ jobs

By Anissa Gardizy
January 27, 2019

Graduate Student Kenya Hunter said she felt lucky the government partially shutdown on Dec. 22 and not any earlier because coming back home to Georgia for winter break allowed her to conserve food stamps. “I...

Watch: People march on Boston Common for women’s rights

January 21, 2019

Thousands of people marched on the Boston Common for women’s rights in the third Boston Women’s March on Jan. 19.  

Thousands rally for women’s rights on Boston Common

Thousands rally for women’s rights on Boston Common

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
January 19, 2019

Thousands of bundled-up protestors gathered on Boston Common to march and chant for the third Boston Women’s March on Jan. 19. March Forward Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization that seeks to...

City Councilor At-Large Ayanna praised Emerson students activism. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

City Councilor praises student activism after rally

By Stefania Lugli
October 4, 2018

Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley praised Emerson students' activism and organization of the protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Pressley recently...

Three Emerson students planned and led a protest against Judge Brett Kavanaughs nomination to the Supreme Court. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Student Facebook event turns viral

By Maya Gacina
October 4, 2018

Senior Erin Swauger said she sobbed after watching nine hours of the Supreme Court committee hearing on Sept. 27 for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces multiple sexual assault allegations...

Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Emerson students oppose Sen. Jeff Flake at City Hall Plaza

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
October 4, 2018

Three Emerson students clutched a banner reading “#StopKavanaugh” in front of a rally of hundreds at City Hall Plaza Monday morning. Just days before, senior Erin Swauger, sophomore Annie Noel, and...

Bostons City Hall Plaza

Student organizers relocate Flake protest to City Hall Plaza

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
September 29, 2018

A student-led protest calling on Republican Sen. Jeff Flake to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh is taking place at City Hall Plaza Monday. Mayor Marty Walsh,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Candidate Ayanna...

Ayanna Pressely (right) discusses public health with moderator David Fadul (left). Photo: Rida Ashraf / Beacon Correspondent

Students connect with candidate Pressley’s passion

By Stefania Lugli
April 4, 2018

The second night of Emerson’s ‘Engage in Your Democracy’ town hall-style forum provided a stage for Democrat Ayanna Pressley to speak with a crowd of attentive students. She challenges incumbent...

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