Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

COVID testing site locating at 116 Harrison Avenue.

Positive COVID-19 tests rising on campus, mirroring statewide trend

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2021

In the ten-day period since Nov. 8, Emerson reported 13 new positive COVID-19 tests—a marked increase in overall infections mirroring worsening cases in Massachusetts.  Though daily case numbers...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 400 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
May 21, 2021

Massachusetts reported 400 new coronavirus cases Friday, down from the 538 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 11. Friday’s report marks the fourth time this week that cases have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts reports 1,260 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 29, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,260 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a decline from the 1,392 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 16. Thursday’s total marks the second time cases have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,401 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 13, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,401 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a rise from the 1,376 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 7. Tuesday’s total marks the third straight day cases have...

Emerson students receive hand sanitizer outside Tutfs testing location.

Editorial: There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the pandemic isn’t over yet

By Editorial Board
April 8, 2021

Pandemic fatigue is rife around the globe after enduring more than a year of sacrifice and isolation. In the past year, we’ve been forced to give up parts of our lives as college students that we previously...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,301 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 26, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,301 new coronavirus cases Friday, a rise from the 2,274 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 40.  Thursday and Friday’s case totals mark the first time...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,476 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 23, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,476 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a rise from the 1,103 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 20.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

As someone who struggles with mental illnesses myself, I can say with complete conviction this hybrid learning model has been detrimental to my health.

Adapting to hybrid learning is a privilege

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
March 17, 2021

Trigger warning: This op-ed discusses topics related to mental illness. After a year of experimenting with new forms of learning in an attempt to simulate an in-person experience, it is quite evident...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,553 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 3, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,553 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a significant rise from the 980 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 66.  COVID-19 cases have fallen below 2,000 in...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,248 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 1, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,248 new coronavirus cases Monday, down from the 1,412  new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 26.  COVID-19 cases have fallen below 2,000 in the state each...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,928 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 25, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,928 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a rise from the 1,788 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 33.  Thursday marks the twelfth day in a row cases have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts must improve its COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Editorial Board
February 25, 2021

After a year filled with tragedy, the possibility for a return to a normal, pre-pandemic life lies almost entirely in the hands of vaccines for COVID-19. Yet as the coronavirus death toll climbs higher...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 4,935 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 22, 2021

Massachusetts reported 4,935 new coronavirus cases Friday, a slight rise from the 4,821 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 80.  Friday marks the second time cases have topped...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Emerson reports six new positive tests, bringing spring total to 11

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 21, 2021

Emerson reported six new positive COVID-19 tests on Thursday, bringing the spring testing cycle’s total to 11. The new positives push the college's positivity rate to 0.68 percent before the majority...

Why are so many people hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Why are so many people hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 15, 2021

Amid a pandemic that has taken 1.96 million lives and is set to infect many more, the world anxiously awaited a vaccine. Vaccines typically require years of development before reaching the clinic,...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson announces new “testing cohorts” for on-campus students

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 4, 2021

Students will be required to get tested for COVID-19 twice a week as part of new “testing cohorts,” the college announced in an email Monday evening.  The testing cohorts will allow students to...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Massachusetts surpasses 2,000 single day cases

By Charlie McKenna and Chris Lisinski
November 6, 2020

Massachusetts reported 2,038 new coronavirus cases Friday. The total increased from 1,761 cases reported Thursday. The number of deaths fell from 23 to 21.  New infections continue to rise in the state—cases...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

College expects rise in in-person spring enrollment

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
November 1, 2020

Emerson administrators anticipate a “modest increase” in undergraduate enrollment in the college’s in-person classes this spring semester.  Out of 2,900 undergraduate students that filled out...

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

Emerson CARES act funds, an essential pandemic-era lifeline for students, running out

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
October 27, 2020

Emerson has run through almost 90 percent of the $1.3 million in federal assistance it received for emergency student grant funds, which has helped 784 students pay for expenses like food and rent since...

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