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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Massachusetts State House, undergoing reconstructive changes.

2022 midterm elections: Emerson College students contemplate possible outcomes of this year’s ballot

By Sabrina Lam
November 7, 2022

As Election Day approaches, Emerson College students evaluate each candidate’s platforms and consider what positions to take on the four ballot questions before voting this upcoming Tuesday.  The...

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

The faces of the Boston Asian American Film Festival

By Ryan Yau, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

The annual Boston Asian American Film Festival was held in the Paramount Theatre from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31. This year’s program contained three narrative films, three documentaries, and various shorts...

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

By Izzy Mitchell, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The late-night city scene buzzed all around, but within the trolley walls, the tour group was in its own mystical world. Transported back to the 1700’s, participants of the Ghosts and Gravestones tour...

Salem’s Midnight Teas(e): brewing and blending occult-themed nightlife

Salem’s Midnight Teas(e): brewing and blending occult-themed nightlife

By Max Handelman, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The flames of a crackling fire cast an eerie orange glow as they bounce off the black steel of a cauldron. A mysterious, ghost-white extract is added to boiling brew and then stirred with just the right...

Photo by Shannon Garrido

Beyond protests—ways to get involved in social movements

By Ana Sophia Garcia-Cubas Assemat, Copyeditor
October 12, 2022

We all know how it goes. Something bad happens (again). A shooting. A hurricane. A new way to restrict reproductive rights. We get filled with that nauseating combination of anger and helplessness....

Sabrina Carpenter: emails I cant send tour hits Boston

Sabrina Carpenter: ’emails I cant send tour’ hits Boston

October 12, 2022

Sabrina Carpenter performed at Big Night Live on October 3rd with her "Emails I can't Send Tour." Carpenter's performance was incredible, including some of her top hits "because i liked a boy" and "Nonsense."...

Big Night Live has suffered a terrible attack, as singer Yola blew the roof clean off

Big Night Live has suffered a terrible attack, as singer Yola blew the roof clean off

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
October 2, 2022

English singer-songwriter and musician Yola Carter made a stop at Big Night Live in Boston on Sept. 21 to perform her latest album “Stand For Myself” on a US tour.  As I power-walked through the...

An Emerson College Police car.

Package explodes at Northeastern; ECPD monitoring situation

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
September 14, 2022

Emerson College Police Department increased campus building security Tuesday night after a package delivered to a Northeastern University building exploded when it was opened, officials said. Around...

Cara Connors, photographed by Sela Shiloni.

Cara Connors: layers of a comedian

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
June 8, 2022

Not long after their first 15 North American shows, stand-up comedian Cara Connors will return to the stage on June 9 at The White Bull Tavern in Boston’s Faneuil Hall for the second leg of their tour,...

Visitor Center of Emerson College.

Emerson discontinues Winter Term, releases community equity action plan

By Adri Pray, News Editor
May 8, 2022

Emerson released an update to students, faculty and staff Friday morning concerning the college’s community equity action plan. The plan outlines the college’s commitment to “dismantling systemic...

Photo: Devin Turcotte

The laser-beam dream of a Tame Impala concert

By Devin Turcotte
March 30, 2022

“We are excited to welcome you to the Tame Impala ‘Slow Rush’ Tour. Be advised the rushiums effects range from a minor expansion to large time collapses staged within memory and the effective present.” As...

Courtesy of Xinyan Fu.

“Arts in Chinatown” documentary to be screened in the Student Performance Center Monday

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
February 24, 2022

A new student documentary focuses on Boston’s Chinatown, a community that many Emerson students are familiar with, but do not fully know.  Senior journalism major Xinyan Fu’s short documentary...

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
February 17, 2022

On both coasts, unions at the college are making progress in their respective contract negotiations. The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union secured an agreement with the college Feb. 4—ending...

Fehr and Palaye Royale in 2018. Courtesy of Kaitlyn Fehr.

‘You’ll Be [More Than] Fine’ at a Palaye Royale concert

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
February 16, 2022

Picture this: it’s the end of February 2020 and you’re just days away from your 20th birthday. This year, you’re celebrating in Europe, and you spend days agonizing over whether or not you should...

Logo for Black Owned Bos.

10 highlighted Black-owned businesses for Black History Month

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
February 14, 2022

Among the many things that Black people have brought into American society, business will always be one of them. In celebration of Black History Month, The Berkeley Beacon highlights 10 notable Black-owned...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Monday reports a singular COVID-19 case

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 8, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test for Friday of the 495 administered, setting the positivity rate at 0.20 percent. Zero cases were reported on Saturday and no information was readily...

Photo: Payton Cavanaugh

10 Chinatown businesses to support this Lunar New Year

By Hannah Nguyen and Abigail Lee
February 3, 2022

Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1 this year, and Emerson students have the perfect opportunity to support businesses in neighboring Chinatown. This community has a rich and vibrant history, and students can...

Boylston Street was blanketed in snow on Saturday.

Boston weathers ‘historic’ snowstorm, as strong winds batter campus

By Camilo Fonseca and Frankie Rowley
January 29, 2022

New England is experiencing a winter storm of a magnitude not seen in years, dropping nearly two feet of snow on downtown Boston and enveloping Emerson’s campus in near-whiteout conditions. Since...

Graphic by Lucia Thorne

Top eight thrift options around campus

By Dionna Santucci
January 24, 2022

Emerson students are widely noticed for their fashion, and it’s easy to keep up with trends when you live in the heart of a stylish city like Boston. However, most college students can’t afford the...

Dancing the night away, Kaytranada style

Dancing the night away, Kaytranada style

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 9, 2022

A disco ball, blinding colorful lights, and a non-stop flow of dancing and R&B represent the perfect concoction for DJ Kaytranada’s Dec. 9 set at Boston’s House of Blues.  This concert was...

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