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EPI alum discuss their experiences at the conference.

Grads, professors discuss Emerson Prison Initiative

By Maddie Barron, Magazine Co-Section Editor
March 29, 2023

The Emerson Prison Initiative held its first conference on Friday in the Bill Bordy Theater. The program, which offers incarcerated persons at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord to...

Beacon Hill Bookstore on Charles Street.

Five-story bookstore opens in Beacon Hill

By Rachel Hackam, Correspondent
October 19, 2022

In a five-story townhouse on Charles Street, customers can peruse the newly-opened Beacon Hill Books and Cafe. The shop’s cool gray walls, warm white lights, and soft background music create a bibliophile’s...

Illustrated image of DS Oswald by DS Oswald.

Introducing Pub Club’s two winning manuscript authors for this semester: Haley Souders and DS Oswald

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
April 6, 2022

Junior Haley Souders and senior DS Oswald are this semester’s manuscript winners for Wilde Press, an imprint of Pub Club that publishes two 50-80 page manuscripts per semester. Gabrielle Jonikas,...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

By Rachel Hackam
November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day is often seen as a much-needed break from classes...

Alum Stephanie Kent ‘10 and her husband Logan Smalley wrote the novel The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book, an interactive guide to book recommendations and local book stores across the U.S.

Alum creates interactive phone book for bibliophiles everywhere

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
November 30, 2020

Stephanie Kent ‘10 and her husband, Logan Smalley, share a deep love for books. This mutual interest is what sparked the idea for their newly published interactive novel, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book. “[Smalley...

The Iwasaki Library.

Pandemic opens new chapter for Iwasaki Library

By Gracie Warda and Ann E. Matica
October 7, 2020

In March, the Iwasaki Library operated as a place for students to mill around the stacks, congregate in groups to finish a project, and watch movies in one of the study carrels.  Six months later,...

I don’t think I’ll ever not love fantasy, but I’m excited for my literary taste to grow with me and read about different experiences.

In quarantine, I revisited my taste in books—and it changed for the better

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
September 2, 2020

Throughout my entire childhood, I always loved books. I forced my grandma to take me to the bookstore after my Friday classes every week, so that I could spend hours upon hours browsing the shelfs. In...

Katie Redefer - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Boomers 1, Gen Z 0

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
November 13, 2019

As an elementary school student, I was that kid who got yelled at by the teacher for reading in the back of the classroom. With my nose tucked into The Lightning Thief or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s...

Junior Antonio Weathers wrote Bird Folk, an anthology about the African-American experience in America and at Emerson. - Photo by Xinyi Tu / Beacon Staff

Pub Club to release students’ books about adulthood and racial differences in America

By Katiana Hoefle
April 16, 2019

Junior Antonio Weathers wrote poetry to pass time during classes—sometimes writing only single words or stanzas. His compiled work then became Bird Folk, an anthology about the African-American experience...

Patrick Groleaus Beautiful Homeland: Planet Earth is about scientists returning to a post-apocolyptic Earth. Photo by

Genre fiction receives spotlight in Pub Club books

By Ian Sloan
April 23, 2018

Science fiction and fantasy fill the pages of two books published this semester by Undergraduate Students for Publishing. Wandering and Other Stories by Melissa Close and Beautiful Homeland: Mother...

Charlesgate Confidential will be released on Sept. 18. Photo courtesy of Scott Von Doviak.

Beacon alum draws up art heist mystery

By Ally Rzesa
April 4, 2018

On March 17, 1990, art thieves slashed 13 paintings from the walls of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Although the paintings were never recovered, Scott Von Doviak ‘89 wrote a novel about a...

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

By Ally Rzesa
January 31, 2018

Alyson Hannigan, the host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, saw her phone drop to the floor. Magician Ben Zabin had performed the same magic trick hundreds of times before, but failed for the first time...

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