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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 Content Managing 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 Content Managing 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...

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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...

Chvrches lead singer, Lauren Mayberry, performs at The House of Blues, Boston on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Chvrches closes out year with powered performance at House of Blues Boston

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 5, 2022

Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches brought an electric performance on Wednesday Dec. 1 to the House of Blues in Boston, a recent stop on a tour to promote their latest album, “Screen Violence.”  The...

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...

One of the pieces in Eben Haines Facades.

ICA’s two new exhibits evoke a plethora of emotions as they comment on various societal issues

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
December 2, 2021

Two exhibitions currently on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art provide viewers with a unique and bleeding edge experience, as they call current ideas of race, culture and personal identity into...

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Positive COVID-19 tests rising on campus, mirroring statewide trend

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

In the ten-day period since Nov. 8, Emerson reported 13 new positive COVID-19 tests—a marked increase in overall infections mirroring worsening cases in Massachusetts.  Though daily case numbers...

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

How eager students are celebrating a ‘normal’ Halloween

By Dionna Santucci
October 30, 2021

Boston is opening up after nearly two years of inactivity, and the barriers raised during the pandemic are coming down just in time for Halloween. After many of the city’s Halloween festivities were...

Runners cross the Boston Marathons finish line at Copley Square.

‘It’s just a party’: Boston Marathon returns after 910 day absence

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 16, 2021

Family, friends, and spectators alike lined the twenty-six mile route of the Boston Marathon on Monday, yet another glimpse of normalcy as the city continues its recovery from the effects of the pandemic. Usually...

New prison is a step in the wrong direction

New prison is a step in the wrong direction

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
October 7, 2021

MCI-Framingham, built in 1877, is one of the oldest women’s state prisons in the U.S. Needless to say, the facility is in need of structural repair, or in this case, a replacement. Massachusetts intends...

Nine autumn activities sure to make you ‘fall’ in love

Nine autumn activities sure to make you ‘fall’ in love

By Isabella Luzarraga
September 20, 2021

Fall in Massachusetts is iconic for a reason  — between the beautiful foliage on Boston Common and the crisp air, there is much to look forward to this fall season, especially after fall 2020 was spent...

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