Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Illustration Rachel Choi

‘Good times never seemed so good’: How Fenway’s famous tunes and traditions make it a staple of the city

By Anna Knepley, Sports Editor / April 28, 2024

It’s a warm summer evening, and Fenway Park is filled to the brim with passionate Bostonians. With the eighth inning halfway over, the game is winding...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Your favorite athlete is probably a terrible person

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / March 22, 2023

At the end of January, the hockey world lost a man who, at the height of his career, earned the admiration of millions with his legendary playmaking on...

Briggs Loveland ended the day 3-for-5, with two runs scored, a grand slam, and seven RBIs.

Baseball walks-it-off versus Lesley with Loveland grand slam

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / March 9, 2023

The Emerson baseball team notched its first win of the season against Lesley University on Tuesday in spectacular—and bases-clearing—fashion. With...

 Enrique Hernandez #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 5 during Game 4 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park

The 2022 Red Sox season was a failure—and could be a harbinger for what’s to come

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / October 6, 2022

Disaster: a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Also known as the 2022 Boston Red Sox. A year after being just two...

Courtesy of Emma Sharon, MLB

Alum becomes first female broadcaster in Diamondbacks history

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / September 28, 2022

Looking over Dodger Stadium from the broadcasting booth on Sept. 20, Jill Gearin ‘18 made history as the first female broadcaster in Arizona Diamondbacks...

Senior right-handed pitcher Johnny Maffei has pitched two complete games this season. The first was a shutout against Bethany Lutheran College on March 9.

Baseball lead off conference play with Senior Day doubleheader

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / April 6, 2022

Emerson’s baseball team opened its NEWMAC season by splitting a Senior Day doubleheader against Clark University, with the stands of Fraser Field stacked...

Baseball is one of the four spring sports affected by the cancellation.

Emerson cancels all athletics for a week as positive COVID-19 tests rise on campus

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor / April 8, 2021

All athletics games and practices are canceled for at least the next week, as Emerson imposes new restrictions to limit the number of positive COVID-19...

The womens volleyball team is one of the 10 sports teams impacted by the decision.

Emerson cancels seasons for non-competing sports teams

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor / April 5, 2021

Emerson canceled all non-competing sports seasons on Monday morning following guidance from the Boston Public Health Commission due to a rise in COVID-19...

Junior captain Calvin Jacey throws the ball.

Baseball team grapples with transportation, game coverage issues

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / March 11, 2021

Players on Emerson’s baseball team said they are frustrated by the distance they have to travel to practice and play—a hurdle they say is just one...

The season will consist of conference play only and official competitions will begin on March 13.

Emerson opts into 2020-21 spring sports season

By Christopher Williams and Joey DuBois / March 3, 2021

Emerson will allow its spring sports teams to compete in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference season, the college announced in a statement...

Lions baseball team training during the pandemic.

Spring sports teams adapt to safety regulations ahead of uncertain season

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / January 27, 2021

With the status of the spring sports season still up in the air following the cancellations of the fall and winter seasons by the New England Women’s...

Red Sox have crucial decisions to make following disappointing season

Red Sox have crucial decisions to make following disappointing season

By Nate Lannan / October 7, 2020

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The Baseball team won its third game of the season on Wednesday.

Five-run ninth inning propels Lions to win

By Kayla Buck, Beacon Staff / March 12, 2020

A walk-off single by freshman catcher Matt Nachamie earned the Lions a 9-8 win Wednesday afternoon over visiting Lasell University. Senior pitcher Jack...

The Lions are now 1-1 on their spring break trip.

Nachamie home run not enough in loss to Neumann

By Kayla Buck / March 2, 2020

Freshman catcher Matt Nachamie hit his second home run of the baseball team’s spring break trip in the team’s second loss to Neumann University Monday...

The baseball team now holds a 1-3 record this season.

Baseball defeated in Florida opener

By Kayla Buck / March 2, 2020

The baseball team lost the first game of its spring break trip Sunday afternoon to Chatham University in Orlando, Florida.   Senior pitcher Jack Fox...

The Lions recorded 11 hits and five runs on Thursday.

Baseball defeated by New England College in abbreviated matchup

By Kayla Buck / February 27, 2020

The baseball team played seven innings against New England College Thursday afternoon after the game ended early due to darkness. The Lions recorded their...

Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Baseball field undergoes $2 million renovation

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist / September 4, 2019

The baseball team’s home field at St. John’s Prep in Danvers underwent renovations over the summer, including a fresh layer of turf, a new and...

Junior Jack Fox totals 56 strikeouts this season, bringing his career total to 131. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Junior baseball pitcher leading NEWMAC in strikeouts

By Lara Hill / April 18, 2019

At three years old, Jack Fox said he practiced pitching by throwing rocks into his neighbor’s yard. Now in his junior year, he leads the conference with...

The baseball team defeated Clark University for the first time since the 2017 season on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Baseball team beats Clark for first conference win this season

By Peirce Eldredge / April 13, 2019

The baseball team won its first conference game this season when the Lions defeated Clark University 5-2 on Tuesday night. The win puts Emerson at...