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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 will remove plexiglass dividers installed in classrooms preceding the Fall 2021 semester.

Campus capacity severely limited with new retrofitting measures

By Charlie McKenna
Published August 27, 2020

The rapidly approaching fall semester will see Emerson’s vertical downtown Boston campus drastically altered due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and...

Linda Schacht, former campaign press secretary for President Jimmy Carter, presented on the power of women’s voices and encouraged attendees to speak up for themselves. Photo by Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

College invites former Carter political aide and Coca-Cola executive to speak

By Diana Bravo
Published October 20, 2019

Former political aide and Coca-Cola executive Linda Schacht encouraged women to have the confidence to speak up for themselves and other women in their...

The college hosted New England Native Americans to promote cultural identity. Photo Courtesy of Emerson College.

Mashpee Wampanoag members and students sing, dance, and promote cultural studies

By Emily Roberts
Published November 19, 2018

Native American performers from across the U.S. danced into the Bill Bordy Theater to the beat of a drum during the Native American Cultures Celebration...

American Vandal creators Dan Perrault ‘09 and Tony Yacenda ‘09 with Emersons screenwriting organization, SPEC. Photo Courtesy of Rachel Gaudet

“American Vandal” creators talk Emerson Mafia, Chocolate Cake City, and Lil’ Dicky at panel

By Annika Hom
Published November 13, 2018

American Vandal creators Dan Perrault ‘09 and Tony Yacenda ‘09 danced, joked, and took selfies with students at an Emerson panel where they shared...

Dante Basco was ASIAs keynote speaker last Tuesday. Photo by Maysoon Khan.

Last Airbender star talks representation at ASIA panel

By Maysoon Khan
Published March 29, 2018

From break-dancing in the streets of California to being the voice of Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender, accomplished Filipino-American voice...

Faculty poured out into the hallway for more space at the Ad-Hoc Committee on Cultural Competency meeting on Thursday.

Ad-Hoc Committee meeting addresses protest demands

By Isha Marathe
Published November 8, 2017

Over 100 faculty members, staff, and students gathered to discuss demands of the #ThisIsEmerson student-led protest, many expressing a lack of...

Students, faculty, and alumni listened to panelists discuss the future of LGBT publishing in the Bill Bordy Theater.
Mariana Apestegui Carazo / Beacon Correspondent

Publishing panel marches “Gayly Forward”

By Kyle Labe
Published October 4, 2017

Benoit Denizet-Lewis was 21, living in San Francisco, and just figuring out his sexual orientation when he had his first tastes of queer literature at...

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