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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

LGBTQ+ activist and nuclear engineer Sam Brinton speaks at event hosted by Emerson organizations.

EAGLE and Active Minds host event on LGBTQ+ mental health

By Katiana Hoefle
March 10, 2020

Teary-eyed Emerson students sat in the Beard Room on Feb. 25 and listened to Sam Brinton, a nuclear engineer and LGBTQ+ activist, tell their “elevator pitch to the President of the United States” for...

Henderson-West (far right) poses with attendees and performers at Emersons first-ever Vogue Kiki Ball. Photo courtesy of Christopher Henderson-West

Haus of Emerson named first-ever collegiate vogue ballroom

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
September 4, 2019

Christopher Henderson-West initially met with vogue instructor London Lewis to bring vogue workshops to Emerson. About a month after their initial conversation, Henderson-West and Lewis threw the first...

Director of Intercultural Student Affairs Tamia Jordan handles name and gender changes on file for students. Beacon Archives

College lacks official classroom pronoun procedure

By Xinyi Xu and Tomas Gonzalez
February 21, 2019

The college does not have an official procedure for teachers to review students’ pronouns in class, but the Intercultural Student Affairs Office recommends it, according to a college official. The...

Jujubee, a RuPauls Drag Race contestant, helped host and performed at the Haus of Emerson Ball. - Photo by Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

RuPaul’s Jujubee brings the Haus down for Drag-tober Fest

By Soleil Easton
October 31, 2018

The drag queens and kings of Emerson lip-synced and danced their way to the crown at the 21st annual Haus of Emerson Ball on Oct. 27 in front of drag queen superstar Jujubee, a contestant on season two...

EAGLE changes name to broaden inclusivity

EAGLE changes name to broaden inclusivity

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
September 12, 2018

Even the president of EAGLE, Christopher Henderson-West said he felt othered by the name “Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone.” The junior, who identifies as bisexual, said the mention...

Director of Intercultural Student Affairs Tamia Jordan handles name and gender changes on file for students. Beacon Archives

Intercultural Student Affairs emcees hip-hop month

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
April 19, 2018

At age 14, Elmer Martinez started dancing in Lowell’s underground hip-hop scene. He said hip-hop influenced his upbringing, and he saw a lack of that culture at Emerson. When he pitched a dance battle...

The paper inclusive signs covered the gender labels on campus restrooms on Friday. Photo: Cassandra Martinez

Students promote trans visibility with inclusive restroom signs

By Shafaq Patel
April 1, 2018

Lauren Lopez, tired of the limited number of gender-inclusive restrooms on campus, decided to act. They gathered five friends, printed out about 75 paper gender-inclusive signs, and posted them on every...

EAGLE hosts Queer History Month

By Noel Gasca
October 19, 2017

Even though October is officially known as LGBT History Month, Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone decided to relabel it as Queer History Month for its yearly celebration. Christopher...

EAGLE to hold week of sex education events

EAGLE to hold week of sex education events

By Shafaq Patel
March 23, 2017

Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone will host two weeks of LGBTQ sexual education awareness with funds from a Student Government Association appeal granted last Thursday. EAGLE will...

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