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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Epidemiologists say risk of college reopening diffused by regulations

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 21, 2021

Emerson is marshaling thousands of students from their homes across the country for the second time this academic year, as the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts sits at over ten...

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

Letter from the Editor: The case for a fair and equitable Beacon

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
January 21, 2021

Last semester, after The Beacon drew a wave of public criticisms and staff resignations, it made me question everything I know about journalism. Prior to this fall, I looked back on my years at The Beacon...

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

From coast to coast, Emerson students return to Boston

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 21, 2021

This week, thousands of Emerson students are emerging from their month-and-a-half winter break to descend on the Boston campus for the spring semester. Across the city, the state, and the nation, coronavirus...

Juniors Megan Rose and Grace Cosgrove will captain the women’s soccer team next fall alongside sophomore Cali Bruce, a combination head coach David Suvak believes could yield historic results in the upcoming season.

Women’s soccer announces 2021 season captains

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
January 21, 2021

The women’s soccer team announced their captains for next season on Jan. 2—junior goalkeeper Megan Rose, junior forward Grace Cosgrove, and sophomore midfielder Cali Bruce.  All three Lions were...

Joseph R. Biden is 46th President of the United States.

We ‘settled for Biden,’ but our work has only begun

By Editorial Board
January 21, 2021

We can all breathe a sigh of relief after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The tumultuous years of former president Donald Trump’s administration are over, and now the hope for brighter...

Laura Beth Levis

Massachusetts passes Laura’s Law in honor of late Emerson alum

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 21, 2021

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed “Laura’s Law” on Friday, named after a beloved Emerson alumna who died of an asthma attack in 2016 while sitting outside a locked emergency room door. In...

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

Emerson community relieved by Biden inauguration

After 1,462 days of one of the most contentious presidential administrations to date, the sun broke out in Washington D.C. on Wednesday as Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the...

Bowen Yang attends Zoom webinar with Emerson students

Comedian Bowen Yang shares his professional experiences in student webinar

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
January 20, 2021

Saturday Night Live featured player Bowen Yang joined Emerson students during a live Q&A titled “A Night with Bowen Yang” on Tuesday night. During the hour-long Zoom webinar, he discussed Andrew...

Video games are the modern form of storytelling

Video games are the modern form of storytelling

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 20, 2021

Video games have been around since the 1950s, bringing forth old-school classic computer games like “Tennis for Two” and “Spacewar.” Since then, video games are continuously proving to be the newest...

Multimedia artist Daniel Callahan / Courtesy Daniel Callahan

Artist and professor Daniel Callahan appointed president of the Roxbury Cultural District board of trustees

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
January 20, 2021

Multimedia artist Daniel Callahan, an affiliate professor of Emerson, has been appointed by the Roxbury Cultural District as the president of the board of trustees. A resident of Roxbury, Callahan said...

Instead of creating self-confidence by erasing long standing insecurities, these procedures sometimes transfer those insecurities onto other people.

Social media normalizes plastic surgery in a dangerous way

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
January 17, 2021

When a friend in middle school told me she couldn’t wait to spend her Bat Mitzvah money on a nose job, I told her to “go for it.” I remember thinking that plastic surgery was a positive thing; that...

Jasmine Hawkins

Jasmine Hawkins ‘23 set to produce College’s first predominantly Black musical, Jelly’s Last Jam

By Margarita Ivanova
January 17, 2021

Sophomore theatre and performance major Jasmine Hawkins is set to become the first Emerson student to produce a musical with a predominantly Black cast at the college. The show is in the midst of planning...

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