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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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College maintains flu shot policy despite state reversal

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
January 27, 2021

Emerson will continue to require students to receive a seasonal flu vaccine despite the reversal of the Massachusetts policy that initially brought on the mandate, college officials confirmed this week. The...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found outside Walker Building, non-Emerson member found in Paramount

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 27, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Dec. 14 An...

The Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services office in the Union Bank Building.

Emerson’s mental health resources need improvement

By Editorial Board
January 27, 2021

Content warning: This editorial discusses topics of depression, anxiety, suicide, and self-harm. This fall, most Emerson students dutifully followed college-mandated COVID-19 restrictions on travel...

Lauren Piertzak signs her Celebratory Signing Form at home in Orono, Minnesota.

New Faces: Pietrzak eager to bring her passion to the women’s volleyball team

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
January 27, 2021

Surrounded by purple and gold balloons and wearing an Emerson College sweater, Lauren Pietrzak officially committed to join the women’s volleyball team in the fall semester. She signed her NCAA Division...

Lions baseball team training during the pandemic.

Spring sports teams adapt to safety regulations ahead of uncertain season

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
January 27, 2021

With the status of the spring sports season still up in the air following the cancellations of the fall and winter seasons by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference, teams are innovating...

The main entrance of the Boston Public Library.

Boston Public Library expands anti-racism collection and virtual accessibility

By Campbell Parish
January 27, 2021

An anonymous donation of $75,000 helped extend the Boston Public Library’s collection of anti-racist materials. They saw a 500 percent increase in the circulation of anti-racist titles in the month of...

Detail shot from “Hurricane Lost”

Emerson Contemporary introduces spring Media Arts exhibition “Hurricane Lost”

By Lucia Thorne
January 27, 2021

To kick off the spring semester, Emerson Contemporary’s Media Art Gallery is hosting Boston-based interdisciplinary artist Georgie Friedman’s Hurricane Lost sculptural media art exhibition.  The...

Katherine Mancia, daughter of Marias owner Cristian Mancia

Maria’s Taqueria faces financial trouble amidst coronavirus pandemic

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 27, 2021

Cristian Mancia, the owner of Maria’s Taqueria, starts his day working his full-time job at a financial company. Once finished, he heads over to his family-owned restaurant on Tremont Street, sometimes...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

With cases dropping, newly emerging COVID-19 variants threaten to reignite the pandemic

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
January 27, 2021

As the coronavirus’ grip begins—tentatively and ploddingly—to loosen after months spent bludgeoning communities with deadly surges of new infections, several new variants of the virus have emerged,...

Author Clarah Rae Grossman

A tale of almosts, masterfully told in reverse, in Clarah Rae Grossman’s new book “Seat of the Soul”

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 26, 2021

When we graduate high school, we assume that part of our life is over. The trials and frustrations of social life alongside the harrowing decision of ‘what the f*ck am I going to do with my life?,’...

Actress Sadaf Asgari

Oscar qualified short film “EXAM” written and directed by alum Sonia K. Hadad

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
January 26, 2021

The short film “EXAM,” created by writer and director Sonia K. Hadad ‘17, qualified for an Oscar on top of 33 other awards it’s received since the film’s release in 2019.  Among the 33 awards...

Starting college during the pandemic takes a toll on mental health

Starting college during the pandemic takes a toll on mental health

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 24, 2021

Moving onto campus for the first time as a freshman is daunting. Stepping out of your comfort zone while meeting new people from different backgrounds is one of the building blocks of the college experience....

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