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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

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 of many they face.  Due to the lack of available...

The Flag of the Dominican Republican

Pandemic highlights education inequities in the Dominican Republic

By Shannon Garrido, Content Managing Editor
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 classrooms. He said that decision will depend on...

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 her third comeback, reigning in legions of new...

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 education company Type 1 Civilization...

Students walking along Boylston Street.

Emerson students wary of making definite summer plans due to pandemic

By Bailey Allen, 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 once again.  After the pandemic upended the...

Skywell of the Little Building.

Little Building lightwell noises bother first-year students

By Bailey Allen, 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 voices and loud music echoing off the building’s...

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 the quality of the college’s social distancing measures....

A photo of South Street Diner

Local restaurants navigate reopening under lifted restrictions

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
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 returning to normal operations—though the shift...

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, and looming fear of the virus has taken a toll on...

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 organization, which works to help...

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

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 night after students expressed burnout as a result...

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. Shuman sells various types of desserts including...

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 amassed a .337 batting average and 52 runs batted...

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 my home state’s local government and elected...

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