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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Illustration by Sasha Zirin.

Political extremism is a marketing tactic

October 18, 2023

These days everybody is doing the most. New products aren’t just new: they’re The Best And Most Exciting Thing You’ve Ever Seen With Your Own Two...

Allen designed and sold the Emerson College shirt worn by Stranger Things character Nancy Wheeler in season four of the show. The profits are donated to victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Photo credit / Reagan Allen

Stranger Things cameo inspires student-run fundraiser for victims of Uvalde school shooting

June 5, 2022

One Emerson student launched a campaign and raised over $25,000 — and counting — for victims of the mass shooting that killed 22 students and teachers...

Kelly Bates

Founding director of Elma Lewis center launches City Council campaign

March 25, 2021

Kelly Bates has a laundry list of qualifications in her bid for the Boston City Council—not least among them her tenure as inaugural director of Emerson’s...

Emerson candidates have campaigned entirely online for the first time in known SGA history.

SGA candidates look to overcome digital campaign hurdles amid pandemic life

April 26, 2020

Candidates for the Student Government Association's spring 2020 elections are facing the challenge of campaigning from afar after the coronavirus forced...

Donations from Tight Knit go to benefit student organizations. Screenshot from Emerson College Alumni Association Facebook Video.

Emerson sends hundreds of socks across country for fundraising campaign

November 19, 2019

Over 400 purple socks featuring the Emerson logo and Boston skyline traveled across the world to reach donors for Tight Knit: The Emerson Sock Campaign—an...

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks on Boston Common in the first campaign stop in his Humanity First tour. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang brings campaign to Boston Common

April 11, 2019

Andrew Yang, a fringe Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential election, called for universal basic income—providing $1,000 a month to every American...

Lydia Albonesi is bringing Survivor Love Letter, a campaign inspired by the #MeToo movement, to Emerson. Photo: Brooke Northup / Beacon Correspondent

Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

February 14, 2018

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, Lydia Albonesi brought Survivor Love Letter—a social media campaign where participants write love letters to survivors...

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