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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

Jay M. Bernhardt spoke at the Cutler Majestic Theatre Wednesday morning.

Emersonians welcome Dr. Jay M. Bernhardt as 13th president

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor / January 26, 2023

Dr. Jay M. Bernhardt, who will become Emerson College’s 13th president in June after two years of an interim leader presiding, spoke to an energetic...


Step Afrika!’s Drumfolk ‘well-received’ by Cutler Majestic audiences

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer / October 26, 2022

Drumfolk, produced by C. Brian Williams and performed by Step Afrika!, is a celebration of music at the intersection between African American history and...

Perspective Photo from spring 2022 Into the Woods. Photo by Craig Bailey.

‘An American fairytale’: EmStage’s musical production of ‘Into the Woods’

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / April 20, 2022

The Cutler Majestic Theatre transformed into the storybook fairytale of “Into the Woods” for this year’s Emerson Stage’s spring musical.  The...

Grammy Award-winning composer, bassist, and vocalist esperanza spalding.

Opera ‘Iphigenia’ world premiere at Cutler Majestic Theatre Nov. 12 and 13

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts / November 12, 2021

“Iphigenia,” an opera inspired by the Greek myth of the same name, will be making its world premiere at the Cutler Majestic Theater on Nov. 12 and...

Cutler Majestic Theater, one of ArtEmerson’s performance venues.

ArtsEmerson hosts first event since March 2020

By Sophia Pargas and Mariyam Quaisar / September 9, 2021

ArtsEmerson’s first in-person event in 18 months—an open house in the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Wednesday—aimed to reintroduce the public to theater...

The Colonial Theatre

Colonial Theatre to reopen in September with new programming

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / July 8, 2021

The Emerson Colonial Theatre will open its doors to the public in September 2021 for the first time in seventeen months, the Ambassador Theatre Group announced...

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Students from Southern California rattled by Thousand Oaks shooting

By Maya Gacina and Chris Van Buskirk / November 9, 2018

The college offered support to students from Southern California on Thursday following a mass shooting, less than two weeks after Jewish students grappled...

Students marched through downtown Boston to protest gun laws and advocate for change on Mar. 24, 2018. Daniel Peden / Beacon Archives

Parkland survivor argues for inclusivity in gun reform

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21 / November 1, 2018

Freshman Robert Shinder grew up five miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting. In the wake...

Eleven chairs rested empty in the middle of the stage lit by a solitary spotlight to represent the 11 people killed in the synagogue in Pittsburgh. Photo by Stephanie Purifoy / Beacon Staff.

Students take time to reflect on Pittsburgh shooting

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21 / October 31, 2018

Junior Benjamin Nadler remembers the Yom Kippur services he attended every fall with his two sisters in Pittsburgh. He remembers them kneeling during...