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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The exterior of the COVID testing site.

Emerson partners with COVID-19 contact tracing company

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 10, 2022

Emerson announced its partnership with TalentBoost, a COVID-19 contact tracing service, on Feb. 4, just hours after updating COVID-19 protocol within college operations. TalentBoost,  a COVID-19 case...

Often times, we are too caught up in our own lives—rushing to class or to work, for instance—to acknowledge others. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Smiles, greetings, and eye contact: How interaction humanizes the homeless

By Jess Ferguson
October 28, 2019

When I left class a few weeks ago, I noticed a homeless person on the street corner asking for money. No one did anything—they kept walking without even looking at the man. He angrily said, “A ‘sorry,...

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