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Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Students return to a new campus with eased COVID-19 restrictions

As students moved onto campus for the fall term, they returned to a bustling campus with minimized social distancing restrictions—a far cry from the Emerson many experienced over the first year of the...

Boarding on the Paramount theatre.

Emerson to house staff member on campus as part of election day precautions

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 3, 2020

Additional college staff members may stay in the Colonial Building this week to provide support to residential staff in the event civil unrest follows the results of the 2020 presidential election.  At...

Guilt-tripping individuals for staying in can make them feel needlessly self-conscious. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Don’t let peer pressure trick you into partying

By Katie Schmidt
March 27, 2019

When I attended community college, I became an inside joke with my friends because I didn’t go out that often. If you stayed in on the weekend, or avoided a party because you had too much work, or weren’t...

EDITORIAL: Raise your awareness and lower your voice

EDITORIAL: Raise your awareness and lower your voice

By Editorial Board
November 30, 2018

At issue: The lack of library etiquette Our take: Please use your inside voices As due dates for papers, projects, and tests for finals loom, it seems like the entire student body will be occupying...

About 35 students come from areas affected by the California wildfires. Photo courtesy of Jesse Fulton

California students grieve shooting, wildfire destruction

By Maya Gacina
November 14, 2018

Freshman Jake Mouchawar walked from his Paramount dorm to Boston Common without his phone on Thursday. He wanted to clear his head after hearing news of the Thousand Oaks shooting that occurred a nine-minute...

Resident Assistants leave Cannabis Scent notices under dorm room doors after pinpointing the smell of marijuana on a residence hall floor. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

New procedure to deal with cannabis on-campus

By Anissa Gardizy
October 18, 2018

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct updated the way Resident Assistants handle incidents involving the smell of cannabis in room(s) by adding a Cannabis Scent Notice to standard procedure....

Three candidates for the assistant dean of campus life presented in the Emerson Skybox.

Search for assistant dean of campus life nears end

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
December 7, 2017

The search for an assistant dean for campus life has been narrowed to three candidates, with a final decision expected from Associate Dean for Campus Life Erik Muurisepp this week. The newly-created...

Editorial: Staff salaries are more important than real estate

By Editorial Board
November 9, 2017

At issue: Building acquisition amid union negotiations Our take: Now is not the time to snag another property The college announced their decision to purchase a $24 million property facing Boston Common...

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