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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Students enjoying Noche de Reggaeton.

Members of Amigos and EBONI gather for a night of food and festivities

By Roe Medovoi-Klotz
Published September 26, 2022

On Wednesday evening, Emerson students gathered in the lobby of 172 Tremont for Reggaeton, a night of dancing, music, and food to kick off Hispanic Heritage...

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
Published 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...

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
Published 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,...

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
Published 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...

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
Published 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...

Black Rainbow Ball funds Sodexo worker’s legal status

By Shafaq Patel
Published 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...

EBONI’s event raises funds for undocumented Emerson staff

By Shafaq Patel
Published 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...

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

SGA approves election timeline, grants appeals

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21
Published February 1, 2018

The Student Government Association approved an election timeline for spring 2018 on Tuesday. Elections this spring will determine SGA officials for...

Emersons Hispanic Population Graphic

Admissions takes steps toward diversity

By Max Reyes
Published 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,...

SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition

SGA backs new sanctuary campus petition

By Shafaq Patel
Published 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...

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