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Students walking along Boylston Street.

COVID-19 positives continue to surge despite administrator prediction of slowdown

By Charlie McKenna
February 18, 2021

Despite administrator predictions of a dip in positive COVID-19 tests amongst community members, positives continue to roll in at a significantly higher rate than they did in the fall.  Emerson reported...

Brandin Dear, associate dean & director of counseling, health, wellness.

Former Harvard clinician Brandin Dear to head merger of counseling, health, and wellness offices

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 18, 2021

Brandin Dear, who filled the newly minted position of associate dean and director of counseling, health, and wellness earlier this month, will spearhead the college’s merger of the physical and mental...

Photo of Helina Yared (middle) and her teammates, Nia Cooper (left) and Rachel Tarby (right), after practice.

Lions Cheerleading launch inclusivity-focused cheer team

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
February 18, 2021

Although Lions Cheerleading just formed this semester, the aspiring club team is already reaching for large goals. “We’re hoping we could compete in the future, which might take a while after COVID,”...

Avery Smith, a recruit for Emersons Mens Baseball team, playing for Canterbury.

Burlington native to join baseball team in the fall

By José Ríos
February 18, 2021

The Emerson baseball team received a new addition to its 2021-22 squad on Feb. 7 after Canterbury Baseball announced infielder/outfielder Avery Smith had committed to the Lions.  The Burlington, Vermont...

Alpha Epsilon Phi executive board members during fall 2020 recruitment.

Spring fraternity and sorority life recruitment: bids, breakout rooms, and bonding

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 18, 2021

As Zoom hangouts and bids subside and anticipatory new members  take their places in their new fraternities and sororities, Fraternity and Sorority Life at Emerson has officially been brought back from...

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

The Pandemic made loungewear exclusive for elites

By Camryn Ciancia, Correspondent
February 18, 2021

Since the pandemic began in March of last year, our time has been consumed by WiFi and computer screens due to the nature of remote living. Suddenly, people who worked nine to five corporate jobs are rolling...

Miranda Nicusanti

First-year student starts dining center food review Instagram account

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
February 18, 2021

First-year student Miranda Nicusanti, a visual and media arts major from Orange County, CA, photographs the dining center meals for her Instagram food review account, @emersonfoodreview. The account, which...

The exterior of Paramount Theater on Washington Street.

Emerson, please take care of your students in quarantine/isolation

By Editorial Board
February 18, 2021

Staying in isolation or quarantine after testing positive for or being exposed to COVID-19 is rarely a pleasant experience. The basic necessities like room, board, and edible food, are enough to survive...

Noah Centineo as Peter and Lana Condor as Lara Jean in To All the Boys Ive Loved Before.

To All the Books I’ve Loved Before: What Happened to Netflix’s Top Teen Franchise

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
February 17, 2021

For Valentine’s Day, Netflix gifted its subscribers with the third and final installment of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie series based on the book trilogy of the same name by Jenny Han.  The...

A client getting her tattoo on a mattress.

Emerson student launches tattoo business

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
February 17, 2021

Emerson student Trey started his own tattoo business for students called Kosher Ink, inspired by the persistent boredom imposed by the pandemic. Since last May, Trey said he has done about 200 tattoos,...

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, and companies like McKinsey have benefited from it the most.

America’s opioid epidemic lies in the health care system

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
February 16, 2021

On Feb, 4, NPR released a segment of their morning edition broadcast, where they discussed the current legal state of consulting giant McKinsey and Company. Recently, the company reached a total of $573...

Still from Machine Gun Kellys film Downfalls High

Emo Never Dies: Machine Gun Kelly’s directorial debut

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
February 16, 2021

If you’re anything like me, you love a cheesy high school romance where the outcast loner gets the popular girl despite all the odds against him. Cliche romance meets pop-punk in Machine Gun Kelly’s ...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

Student Government Association approves two appeals

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 16, 2021

The Student Government Association approved nearly $5,000 in appeals from Sigma Pi Theta and Emcomm, in Friday’s student assembly meeting.  Sigma Pi Theta requested $3,184, $1,500 of the funds will...

Discussion and Q&A with Tim Gunn

Department of Marketing Communications speaker series begins with guest Tim Gunn

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
February 14, 2021

Tuesday, Feb. 9 marked the beginning of the Department of Marketing Communications’ four-part spring semester speaker series, “Rethinking Consumer Engagement: Leading with Empathy, Equity and Integrity”,...

Valentina Amaro holds up a #ThisIsEmerson sign during the walk out.

Emerson administration, faculty, and staff respond to Emerson Students of Color Week of Action demands

By Ann E. Matica and Diti Kohli
February 14, 2021

Emerson administrators said they would meet with students of color virtually in an effort to create a more equitable environment in an email sent on Feb. 5, the deadline set by student activist organization...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Pizza oven fire extinguished in Dining Center, contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 14, 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. 8 ECPD...

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