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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Marla Kirban in 1970, her senior year at Emerson

Marla Kirban, Emerson alum and Hollywood voiceover coach, dies at 72

By Gabriel Borges, Staff Writer
October 31, 2021

A long list of celebrity clients have walked through the doors of Marla Kirban Voiceover, a full service voiceover school run by the late Marla Kirban ‘70, who managed to make it as a coach in an...

Austin Lopes in Youtube video Life Change

Austin Lopes honored by Emerson after dying of cancer

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 13, 2021

Austin Lopes, a rising junior majoring in visual and media arts, died of cancer on May 8 surrounded by his friends and family, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a Thursday afternoon email. Lopes...

Cameron Arendt (left) with his brother, Ryan.

For vulnerable families, return home escalates virus anxieties

By Dana Gerber and Lily Schutt
October 28, 2020

Every year, Nicole Watkins’ grandmother brings a special sweet potato casserole dish and a cranberry mix to Thanksgiving dinner in her Irvine, California home. Sitting around the table to eat with the...

Courtesy of Jane Akiba

Community mourns the loss of renowned photographer David Akiba

By Anissa Gardizy
September 8, 2019

Jane Akiba clicked through pictures on her computer, her eyes sifting through the images of her children playing in fall leaves, sitting at the kitchen table, or getting dressed up for Halloween.  The...

Joseph D. Ketner II passed away after a year-long battle with bile duct cancer. Courtesy of President M. Lee Peltons office.

College grieves loss of world renowned artistic director and professor

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
September 19, 2018

Sydney Manning ‘13 remembers sitting in the first day of “Europe After the Rain”—a class about European art post World War ll—with late professor Joseph D. Ketner ll standing in front of her...

Kaylee Largay is organizing Cambiar Festival, a 2019 music, arts, and fashion event in Boston. Photo courtesy of Kaylee Largay.

Cambiar Festival shines light on rare cancer research

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
March 14, 2018

When Kaylee Largay ‘17 was a freshman her mother passed away from Leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Since then, Largay knew she wanted to give back and raise money to support cancer research. Largay...

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