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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

A group of performers arrive in front of the Taiwan Café, a Chinatown catering business, while lion dancers bow three times in gratitude as the restaurant offers oranges and cabbages to “feed” them. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Photos: Ringing in the Year of the Dragon in Boston’s Chinatown

By Ashlyn Wang and Rian Nelson
February 26, 2024

The air reverberated with the crackle of firecrackers and the echoing cadence of drumbeats and gongs. Amidst the bustling and vibrant ambience, hundreds...

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

To save Chinatown, we must Experience Chinatown

By Bryan Liu and Ryan Yau
September 29, 2022

Through the Chinatown gate lies a wrinkle in time against the backdrop of metropolitan Boston. The neighborhood evokes a sense of anachronism: faded, old-fashioned...

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...

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...

Summer 2021 mural addition in Chinatown. Courtesy of Abby Lee.

Asian Emerson students celebrate upcoming Lunar New Year

By Hannah Nguyen, Managing Editor
January 27, 2022

For many Asian Emersonians, the approaching Lunar New Year is a chance to embrace their cultural identities in a predominantly white environment. “Lunar...

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Students turn to off-campus lodging for small social gatherings

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 22, 2021

First-year Harry Robinson and his high school girlfriend of two years, who goes to Boston University, had grown used to seeing each other whenever they...

Boston’s Chinatown is rapidly gentrifying and institutions are playing a part. Photo: Cassandra Martinex / Beacon Staff

Community Impact: Students distant from neighbors in Chinatown

By Maya Gacina
February 22, 2018

This is an ongoing series dedicated to exploring the college’s impact on neighboring communities. Sophomore Stacey Wong grew up...

DC stands for Dining Center, not Dumpling Cafe

By Editorial Board
February 22, 2018

At issue: Students treat cultural communities with disrespect Our take: Chinatown is more than a food court   When Emerson moved from Back Bay to...

Mayor Marty J. Walsh cuts ribbon at new library branch. Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

New Chinatown library welcomes Emerson students

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
February 8, 2018

The head of the Boston Public Library branch in Chinatown said he encourages Emerson students to use the new space and resources just as much as neighborhood...

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