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The Berkeley Beacon

A view of Emersons Dining Center from the Boylston Place alley.

Students dismayed at dining policy changes

By Vivi Smilgius
September 23, 2021

After a year of specialty sandwiches and made-to-order pizzas, Emerson students are once again relying on the dining center and other on-campus locales to feed themselves—and many aren’t happy about...

The Dining Center with no indoor seating.

College shifts meal plan options, curtails Board Buck usage

By Frankie Rowley and Camilo Fonseca
July 16, 2021

Emerson students will have different meal plans to choose from for the fall semester, as the college rolls back changes it says were brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic—including the use of Board Bucks...

Marias Taqueria

Why local businesses need student support now more than ever

By Editorial Board
February 3, 2021

COVID-19 has decimated countless American businesses. In 2021, many are struggling under new COVID safety regulations, which force them to reduce seating capacity and often reduce late night hours, an...

A view of Emersons Dining Center from the Boylston Place alley.

College announces revised meal plans, new Board Bucks locations

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
January 26, 2021

Emerson will offer expanded student meal plans for the spring 2021 semester, along with new Board Bucks partner locations and extended hours of operations in select on-campus dining spaces. The changes...

The new default meal plan—the Majestic Plan—comes with unlimited swipes and 150 Board Bucks.
Photo by Cullen Granzen // Beacon Staff

New default meal plan to feature unlimited swipes, fewer board bucks

By Anissa Gardizy and Tomas Gonzalez
March 27, 2019

The college changed the default meal plan to include unlimited meal swipes and 150 Board Bucks for the fall 2019 semester, according to a college official. Associate Dean for Campus Life Erik Muurisepp...

The C-Store in the Max Cafe sells food and non-food items for a higher price compared to nearby stores. Photo by Tivara Tanudjaja

Some C-Store prices max out CVS and Target

By Lily Hartenstein
October 24, 2018

Several items for sale at the C-Store in the Max Cafe cost more than those at other stores in the Theater District. For example, a bottled Starbucks Frappuccino costs $3.52 at the C-Store while the...

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