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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Boston Common in snow.

Robbery on the Boston Common serves as safety reminder for students

By Zhuo Huang
February 14, 2022

A robbery involving two Emerson students on the Boston Common was reported to the Boston Police Department in the evening of Jan. 22. The robbery—first reported to the Emerson College Police Department...

Boston, MA: December 8, 2021 – First-year students Ellie McCabe and Emma Paiva take a selfie on Boston Common in the snow Wednesday night.

First snow of season brings students end-of-semester joy

By Bailey Allen, Deputy Enterprise Editor
December 9, 2021

Starting around 9 p.m. Wednesday night, a thin blanket of snow dusted Boston Common, prompting Emerson students to venture outside and experience the first real snow of the season. Bundled up in...

The art installation, What Do We Have In Common, on the Boston Common.

End of Boston Common Art Installation leaves behind conversations on ownership

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
October 28, 2021

The public art installation “What Do We Have in Common?” concluded its run on Boston Common Sunday after a month of prompting passersby with questions about ownership.  The installation, a large...

What do we have in Common installation in the Boston Common.

‘What Do We Have In Common?’ Art Installation seeks to provoke thought

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
September 30, 2021

Friends of the Public Garden teamed up with NOW + THERE to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a public art piece titled “What Do We Have In Common?” on Boston Common until Oct. 26 with a purpose...

Hempfest in Boston Common

Marijuana festival hits Boston Common

By Mariyam Quaisar and Bailey Allen
September 25, 2021

Emerson students grabbed their stashes and lined Boston Common on Saturday, joining the crowds gathered for a fair of marijuana and cannabis-related paraphernalia. The Boston Freedom Rally has been...

Students lighting candles to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

‘Every year I heal a little bit more’: Emerson community commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
September 12, 2021

On the evening of Sept. 11, several dozen individuals gathered in darkness under the Boston Common bandstand, to remember the lives lost twenty years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shocked...

The Boloco location next to Emerson College on Boylston Street.

Boloco reopens downtown locale after long hiatus

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
January 11, 2021

Boloco Modern Mexican will reopen its Boston Common location on Jan. 12, resuming dining at the Emerson staple for the first time in nine months. The restaurant will return on Wednesday with limited...

Temperatures topped 70 degrees again Tuesday, making 2020 one of the warmest Novembers on record.

Abnormally warm November draws students to Boston Common

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 10, 2020

A Boston November typically greets students with rapidly dropping temperatures and whipping wind, forcing them to dust off winter coats, gloves, and scarves. But this year, students are reaching for T-shirts...

Junior Will Dean and Will Grattan-Smith of University of Miami made the best of their remote learning semester, successfully establishing their own clothing brand, Wonderboy.

Junior launches ‘Wonderboy’ clothing brand in midst of pandemic

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
November 4, 2020

Junior Will Dean started Wonderboy Clothing LLC, a streetwear clothing line that sells shirts and hoodies featuring designs from artists, with a friend while taking classes remotely this semester.  In...

The Boylston and Tremont intersection covered by snow

When Halloween looks a lot more like Christmas

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 30, 2020

Boston Common transformed into a pre-winter wonderland Friday morning as the first snowfall of the season made its way through the city. About one to three inches of fresh, powdery snow covered the...

American Indian activist Chali’Naru Dones speaking to a crowd of protesters in Boston on Indigenous Peoples Day, 2020.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day protest calls for end of Columbus Day

By Charlie McKenna
October 11, 2020

Hundreds marched from Boston Common to the North End Saturday afternoon to call on the city of Boston to formally replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day and remove existing monuments of Christopher...

A protestor is arrested during last Augusts Straight Pride Parade. The group that organized the parade, Super Happy Fun America, is set to clash with counter-protestors Saturday afternoon at a pro-police rally.

Dueling protests to clash on Boston Common

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
June 27, 2020

The organizers of last summer’s Straight Pride Parade that erupted into violence, will hold a pro-police rally at the Massachusetts State House Saturday that will likely be met with considerable opposition...

Hundreds of protestors on Wednesday laid face-down for a die-in on Boston Common for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, in solidarity with the time officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd, resulting in his death.

Photos: Violence gives way to peace in Boston

By Lizzie Heintz and Parker Purifoy
June 4, 2020

Thousands converged on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon for a third day of protests following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...

A woman holding an inflated red heart at Bostons third day of protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Demonstrators crowd Boston Common during third day of protests

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
June 3, 2020

Boston joined cities nationwide for a third day of protests Wednesday in response to the police killing of George Floyd, with organizers remaining peaceful for the entirety of the three-hour march from...

Four members of the National Guard and one member of the Military Police stood guard at the edge of Wednesdays protests.

Here’s a timeline showing how protests stayed peaceful in Boston

Demonstrators rallied on Boston Common Wednesday afternoon to voice outrage over the killing of George Floyd and other victims of race-based police brutality. Below is a list of live updates from the protest....

The Boston Common.

One man injured after shots fired on Boston Common

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 7, 2020

One person was rushed to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries following a shooting on Boston Common Tuesday afternoon, police said.  The shooting happened on Boston Common around 4:20...


Incident Journal: More graffiti, clothes stolen

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 12, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Jan. 27 A student...

Photo credit: Rachel Culver

Boston residents reject impeachment outcome in front of State House

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
February 6, 2020

On a chilly and historic Wednesday night, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to the Boston Common to call out what they saw as the mishandling of the impeachment proceedings of President Donald J. Trump.As...

A snow blower clears the way for students to walk in the 2 Boylston Place alley.

Welcome back to the reality of living in Boston

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
January 18, 2020

Light snow blanketed downtown Boston Saturday as students and residents experienced a renewed winter wonderland following a weekend of spring-like temperatures. A forecast for the night detailed...

Students and Boston residents flood the Common after the Patriots 6th Superbowl victory. Photo by Chris Van Buskirk / News Editor

Students celebrate Patriots victory with canceled classes

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
February 5, 2019

President M. Lee Pelton canceled the majority of Feb. 5 classes because of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade crowds. All classes starting between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. are canceled. Classes...

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