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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

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 287 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / May 23, 2021

Massachusetts reported 287 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a significant decline from the 405 new infections reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 5. Sunday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 405 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / May 22, 2021

Massachusetts reported 405 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a slight increase from the 400 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by five. Saturday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 425 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley and Colin A. Young / May 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 425 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 359 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 14.  Wednesday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 359 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley and Colin A. Young / May 18, 2021

Massachusetts reported 359  new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a rise from the 281 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 6.  Tuesday...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,179 new coronavirus cases

By frankie rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 30, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,179 new coronavirus cases Friday, a slight decline from the 1,260 new infections reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 16. Friday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 968 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 968 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a significant fall from the 1,236 new infections report Monday. The death toll rose by three. Tuesday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,236 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,236 new coronavirus cases Monday, a fall from the 1,265 new infections report Sunday. The death toll rose by 18. Monday’s...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,884 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 15, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,884 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a significant decline from the 2,004 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 1,938 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 8, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,938 new coronavirus cases Thursday, a significant decline from the 2,292 new infections reported Wednesday. The death toll rose...

Ríos and his stuffed penguin Melvin in quarantine.

Student-athlete in quarantine day four: the day I thought I lost my sense of smell

By José Ríos / April 7, 2021

Tuesday was day four of my isolation, or, as I like to call it, just a full week before I am scheduled to leave Paramount. I was sent to Paramount for...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,292 new coronavirus cases, surpasses 17,000 coronavirus deaths

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 7, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,292 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a significant rise from the 1,566 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 2,912 new coronavirus cases across two days

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / April 5, 2021

Massachusetts reported 2,912 new coronavirus cases Monday, a rise from the 2,263 new infections reported Saturday. Monday’s case totals include both...

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...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,103 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / March 22, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,103 new coronavirus cases Monday, a decline from the 1,678 new infections reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 27.  Cases...

Katie Redefer is a senior journalism major and the Editor-in-Chief of The Berkeley Beacon.

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on a year of the pandemic

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer / March 19, 2021

The past 12 months may have been the most unprecedented year of our lifetime. The first pandemic of the 21st century transformed life as we knew it in...

The womens soccer team was one of the 14 Emerson sports teams whose season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Student-athletes reflect on a year without Emerson sports

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor / March 17, 2021

After returning to Boston from a preseason tournament in Arizona over spring break with the softball team last March, Sophia Cloonan eagerly awaited the...

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

Massachusetts reports 1,822 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / February 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,822 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the 1,679 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 53. Saturday...

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

By Camryn Ciancia, Correspondent / February 18, 2021

Since the pandemic began in March of last year, our time has been consumed by WiFi and computer screens due to the nature of remote living. Suddenly, people...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 967 new coronavirus cases, lowest since Nov. 3

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / February 16, 2021

Massachusetts reported 967 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, a significant decline from the 1,480 new infections reported Monday. The death toll rose by 49.  The...

As much as the game itself may have been disappointing, how many events like this have truly felt right since the start of this pandemic?

Superbowl traditions this year just weren’t the same

By Ana Sophia Garcia-Cubas Assemat / February 13, 2021

The general sentiment of last Sunday’s Super Bowl seems to be ‘disappointment.’ Many viewers felt the game itself was boring for the standards of...