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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Class of 2021 and EBONI President Naomi Jones plans to use her leadership platforms to build a sense of community for her class and the Black student population at Emerson.

‘What kind of community work can you do?’: Senior class president Naomi Jones

By Shruti Rajkumar
August 13, 2020

Months before the Black Lives Matter movement received a nationwide push in May, senior Naomi Jones stepped into two major roles on campus. She was elected not only as the president of the Class of 2021...

Junior Naomi Jones walks the runway at fashion show organized by EBONI. Photo credit: Montse Landeros

EBONI fashion show highlights local designers

By Taina Millsap, Staff Writer
February 19, 2020

Emerson students walked the BLK OUT runway in the Lion's Den, in the midst of technical difficulties and Tik Tok dance competitions during intermission, to celebrate Black History Month. The third...

Melanie Curry - Graphic By Ally Rzesa for The Berkeley Beacon.

Person of Color Column: Black History Month deserves a school-wide celebration

By Melanie Curry
February 27, 2019

I was sitting in an Uber with my friend Sydnie when my driver started telling us about his childhood in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His story didn’t particularly interest me until he began to question us...

Models practice their struts at rehearsals for the 2018 BLK Out Fashion Show. This year’s fashion show theme is Gold. - Courtesy of EBONI

EBONI showcases black creators and student models at BLK Out

By Riddhima Dave
February 14, 2019

Emerson’s Black Organization with Natural Interest will drip gold at their second annual BLK Out Fashion Show on Feb. 15 at the Greene Theater. Student models will walk down the runway in black-owned...

Black Rainbow Ball funds Sodexo worker’s legal status

By Shafaq Patel
February 22, 2018

The Black Rainbow Ball raised enough money to fund a Salvadoran Sodexo worker's Temporary Protective Status, which allows this employee and thousands of others to live and work in the country legally. The...

EBONI’s event raises funds for undocumented Emerson staff

By Shafaq Patel
February 17, 2018

Funds from a semi-formal gala to celebrate Black History Month will go towards renewing Temporary Protected Status, for undocumented Emerson service workers. The second annual Black Rainbow Ball on...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
February 1, 2018

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday. Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for the fall 2018 semester. In recent years, most candidates...

Emersons Hispanic Population Graphic

Admissions takes steps toward diversity

By Max Reyes
September 13, 2017

According to documents provided by the college, Emerson’s Hispanic population increased 24 percent, or 25 students, from last year. Ruthanne Madsen, vice president for enrollment management, said...

SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition

SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition

By Shafaq Patel
January 26, 2017

Student Government Association voted to unanimously support a new petition requesting Emerson to publicly declare itself a sanctuary campus to assist undocumented students. The new petition asks Emerson...

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