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Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

Five students in quarantine and isolation housing in the Paramount residence hall, cut off from many of the college’s services and completely dependent on twice-a-day meal delivery to their door to eat,...

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to plod along in the state and nation, some members of the Emerson community have gotten one or both of the doses of the two authorized U.S. vaccines, marking...

The exterior of Lamberts Marketplace.

Lambert’s Marketplace, new dining partner, faces complications at Board Bucks launch

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 11, 2021

Lambert’s Marketplace experienced a slew of technical difficulties as the convenience store and sandwich shop transitioned to accepting Emerson’s Board Bucks last week. The locale was announced...

Head mens and womens tennis coach Aaron Bergeron has been on paternity leave since the birth of his child in November and will return to Emerson this week.

Tennis coaches welcome new additions off the court

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
February 11, 2021

As tennis coaches’ families grow at home, questions arise about the teams’ upcoming spring seasons, a fate not unfamiliar to spring sports athletes.  Last fall, head coach Aaron Bergeron welcomed...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Two non-Emerson members found in Little Building, fire alarm set off in Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 10, 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, Feb. 1  ECPD...

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of The Fact of a Body

Emerson alumni team up to adapt “The Fact of a Body” for HBO series

By Campbell Parish, Staff Writer
February 10, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual violence and murder. Alum and writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s ‘09 book The Fact of a Body has been picked up by fellow alum Jermaiah Zagar...

Brady, Buccaneers stifle Chiefs in Super Bowl LV as QB wins seventh ring

Brady, Buccaneers stifle Chiefs in Super Bowl LV as QB wins seventh ring

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
February 10, 2021

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Why you should care about Trumps second impeachment

Why you should care about Trump’s second impeachment

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
February 10, 2021

It’s been one month since the House of Representatives introduced articles of impeachment against former President Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection. The argument against him? The role he...

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
February 10, 2021

February 14 is fast approaching, and the love-filled day stirs up quite a few emotions. Luckily for you, The Beacon has a number of movie suggestions for you to watch for each emotion you might be feeling...

Demonstrates carry a peace sign flag on Boston Common in reaction to Joe Bidens presidential victory on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

As a journalist, I still deserve to have an opinion

By Lucia Thorne
February 10, 2021

As journalists, we are taught that objectivity is the key to good reporting. We’re taught we must not allow our biases to seep into our reporting and writing. We either must keep our opinions to ourselves...

Stand with Standing Rock- March on Washington, D. C. 
March 10, 2017

Climate justice must include Indigenous sovereignty

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
February 10, 2021

When I think of the year 2016, it seems like eons have passed. In the past four years, time has moved awry, with one headline after another bringing waves of turmoil caused by the Trump administration....

The unwavering patriarchy in India is deeply rooted in the history of the country, and it starts with the Indian family dynamic. The husband and father is the head of a household, making sons the desired offspring, while daughters can be seen as a burden..

New legislation in India causes farmer protests over corporate privatization

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
February 10, 2021

Since Aug. 2020, farmers in India are protesting new laws passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that significantly lessen government regulation around sale, pricing and storage of produce. Three bills...

Still from Down a Dark Stairwell

ArtsEmerson screens film ‘Down a Dark Stairwell,’ hosts post-film discussion

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
February 10, 2021

During a post-screening chat about her new documentary “Down a Dark Stairwell” hosted by ArtsEmerson, journalist-turned-director Ursula Liang said she was drawn to Akai Gurley’s case–who was shot...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

COVID-19 variants detected in United States, and Massachusetts loosens reopening restrictions

By Sophia Boyce and Maximo Aguilar Lawlor
February 9, 2021

  Today on The 172 Review, host Sophia Boyce interviews Senior Investigative Reporter, Andrew Brinker, on the transmissible COVID-19 variants spreading throughout the U.S., and the beacon's...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 1,319 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 9, 2021

Emerson reported three new positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday out of the 1,188 tests administered on Monday and three tests administered on Sunday. The college’s cumulative positive tests since testing...

4th Wall general manager Diky Melville serving two patrons behind a plexiglass divider.

Woken from hibernation, 4th Wall returns after brief hiatus

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
February 8, 2021

From behind a large plexiglass divider, bartender Emmanuel Parent looked around the 4th Wall Restaurant & Bar, gesturing to the sparsely-populated booths and barstools on Tuesday. “It's not ideal,...

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