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The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Junior captain Calvin Jacey throws the ball.

Baseball team grapples with transportation, game coverage issues

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / March 11, 2021

Players on Emerson’s baseball team said they are frustrated by the distance they have to travel to practice and play—a hurdle they say is just one...

The Flag of the Dominican Republican

Pandemic highlights education inequities in the Dominican Republic

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief / March 11, 2021

On Feb. 14, the Dominican Republic’s Minister of Education, Roberto Fulcar, affirmed that there is still no set date for the return of students to the...

Grammy awards

2021 Grammys: here’s who we think will win

By Gary Sowder and Joshua Sokol / March 11, 2021

2020 was a wild year for music. Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga released albums loaded with club bangers just as clubs became a thing of the past. Fiona Apple made...

Second Marlboro College campus sale falls through

Second Marlboro College campus sale falls through

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer / March 11, 2021

Democracy Builders will retain control of the former Marlboro College campus, according to its founder Seth Andrew, after it was purportedly sold to Vermont-based...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

Emerson students wary of making definite summer plans due to pandemic

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor / March 11, 2021

With the uncertainty of the pandemic still looming, three Emerson students said they were hesitant to cement summer plans out of fear they would be upended...

Skywell of the Little Building.

Little Building lightwell noises bother first-year students

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor / March 11, 2021

Little Building residents who live in a lightwell-facing room say their sleep, class, and work schedules are being disrupted by the recurrence of intrusive...

Classroom 633 of the Walker Building.

Some Emerson classroom layouts fall short of six-foot distancing

By Patrick Pierce / March 11, 2021

The structure of some classrooms on Emerson’s main campus make six-foot social distancing nearly impossible—causing some students to lose faith in...

A photo of South Street Diner

Local restaurants navigate reopening under lifted restrictions

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large / March 11, 2021

The progressive relaxation of the state’s coronavirus restrictions over the past several weeks cleared the way for Emerson-area restaurants to start...

Connection and communication issues stemming from Zoom discussions trigger the disorder’s inability to regulate emotions more easily, leading to frustration and anger that can last the whole day, no matter how minor the issue. The cruel irony is that the more I think about how I need to pay attention, the less I actually pay attention.

Students deserve a break now more than ever

By Editorial Board / March 11, 2021

After living through a pandemic for the past year, most of us are exhausted. The extended hours of screen time, lack of contact with friends and family,...

Floor Wars flyer and drop-off area on 13th floor of Little Building

Emerson Flows helps combat period poverty one pad at a time

By Campbell Parish, Assisstant Living Arts Editor / March 11, 2021

Student organization Emerson Flows launched a menstrual product drive on Monday, aiming to encourage community members to get involved with menstrual advocacy.  The...

A Student Government Association meeting in spring 2020.

SGA passes new legislation demanding modified spring break

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor / March 11, 2021

The Student Government Association passed its first piece of spring semester legislation, “An Act To Advocate For The Community’s Well-Being” Monday...

Emerson Sweetss nutella mousse cups

First-year student business ‘Emerson Sweets’ brings a sprinkle of sugar to Boston campus

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor / March 10, 2021

First-year visual and media arts major Salwa Shuman recently launched her new baked goods business through Instagram on March 3, titled Emerson Sweets....

Lowe has recorded a team-best .337 batting average and 52 runs batted in during her career so far.

Senior Spotlight: Softball team celebrates Lindsey Lowe’s career ahead of final season

By José Ríos / March 10, 2021

Over her three-year career at Emerson, senior Lindsey Lowe established herself as the best hitter on the softball team.  In her time as a Lion, Lowe...

Gov. Abbott’s rollback of mask mandates, as well as allowing businesses to open at full capacity, threatens to accelerate COVID spread even further.

Texas, please stop embarrassing me

By Camryn Ciancia / March 9, 2021

As proud as I am to be a Texan, attending school in Boston has forced me to reflect on the state that I love—and it’s become apparent just how flawed...