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Richard Fucillo stands in front of the State House.

Emerson senior mounts State House campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
February 25, 2021

The contest to fill an open seat for the Massachusetts House of Representatives now includes an unusual face in state politics—an Emerson College senior. Richard Fucillo, a 22-year old communications...

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

Presidential Working Group sends final report to Pelton

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
February 25, 2021

President M. Lee Pelton accepted the Presidential Working Group’s final draft of recommendations for Emerson’s Title IX processes on Tuesday—a draft that is notably similar to earlier versions that...

Paramount Building in snow.

Lack of communication leaves students in campus quarantine housing in the dark

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 25, 2021

Several students who spent time in Emerson’s quarantine housing during the spring semester have reported inconsistent protocol communication, faulty facilities, and meager food provisions—painting...

People walking on Boylston Street.

With spring break canceled, students express burnout fears

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
February 25, 2021

As the college nears its would-be spring break, some students worry about the mental and academic burnout that might accompany more than three consecutive months of classes. The college canceled spring...

A Visual and Media Arts class under COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Another semester of hybrid learning garners disappointment

The college’s plan to extend “flex” learning, a mix of virtual and in-person classes, into the fall 2021 semester was met with a mix of approval and disappointment from Emerson community members.  Fall...

The Lions’ next game is against Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. on April 10.

Women’s lacrosse announces spring season captains

By José Ríos
February 25, 2021

The women’s lacrosse team announced juniors Amelia Toscano and Julia Burns and seniors Lily Nelson and Kelli Mark as its captains via Instagram on Feb. 12 for the 2021 season. For Burns and Toscano...

Polar Park in the snow.

Emerson professor partners with Worcester restaurants for WooSox menu

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
February 25, 2021

Dr. Charles Steinberg, director of sports communication and Worcester Red Sox president, built his career around redefining what a ballpark should be.  His work over the years includes experiences...

Founders of Hidden Gems of Emerson

Students set out to uncover creative Emersonian ‘Hidden Gems’

By Margarita Ivanova
February 24, 2021

Three students recently came together to create “Hidden Gems of Emerson,” an online human interest platform that aims to highlight fellow creative Emersonians. The group shares video interviews and...

Margot Wood 08, author of Fresh

Margot Wood ’08 to release debut novel ‘Fresh’, takes place at Emerson

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
February 24, 2021

Margot Wood ‘08 spent years working in the publishing industry after graduation, and now her debut novel set at Emerson College, Fresh, is set to be published in August.  Wood’s new novel, which...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Stolen property and contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 24, 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. Tuesday, Feb. 16 ECPD...

The first amendment protects citizens against criminal and civil sanctions, but it doesn’t protect government officials against impeachment and conviction.

Trump should have been convicted. Here’s why.

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief
February 24, 2021

Most of us can agree that the Senate’s vote on Feb. 13 to acquit Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 Capital attack was more than disappointing. Not just because we want to put ‘Trump talk’ to rest, but...

Album cover of Sunsettas new EP Green Line to Harvard Ave

Student band Sunsetta drops new dance-inducing EP ‘Green Line to Harvard Ave’

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
February 24, 2021

Emerson’s very own student band Sunsetta dropped their new EP on Feb. 19 titled “Green Line to Harvard Ave,” and I immediately downloaded every song.  Sunsetta is made up of four students with...

I am aware that my work has lots of room for improvement, but I am proud of myself for starting after being discouraged in my youth.

Creating art is not limited to just artists

By Jialin Xu
February 23, 2021

When I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a painter. But I became discouraged after my mom told me I didn’t have the talent to be a painter, and that the term ‘artist’ could never apply to me. Ever...

Students working in a control room for a visual and media arts course.

Emerson announces continuation of hybrid learning through Fall 2021

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 22, 2021

Emerson will continue its “flex learning” program through the Fall 2021 semester, President M. Lee Pelton announced in a Monday morning email.  Fall 2021 will mark the third consecutive term students...

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