Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Soledad OBrien speaking to graduates during 2019s commencement ceremony.

Should Emerson host in-person graduation?

By Editorial Board
March 25, 2021

As college students, the driving force to get us through 8 a.m. classes, midterm exams, and the ever-rising tuition rate is the monumental closing event of our college experience: graduation. But since...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Students reevaluate vaccine plans following Tufts partnership dissolution

By Dana Gerber and Frankie Rowley
March 25, 2021

Students were forced to rethink how they would receive a COVID-19 vaccination after Emerson notified students last week that its previously announced vaccine partnership with Tufts Medical Center foundered...

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
March 25, 2021

Trigger Warning: This column contains mentions of racism, homophobia, ableism, and sexual assault. Over the past couple of years, the YouTube community has seen the rise and fall of many internet giants...

People walking by the Agganis Arena.

New petition pushes for in-person commencement

By Dana Gerber and Frankie Rowley
March 25, 2021

Hundreds of graduating seniors are petitioning the college to reconsider its decision to cancel in-person commencement, originally set to take place in May.  A Change.org petition emerged on March...

Unless you are a business mogul or a Rockefeller, shrinking your carbon footprint will not create the same level of difference that a corporation would by changing their waste methods.

Private corporations must be held accountable for climate change, not the American public

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
March 25, 2021

For as long as I can remember it has been ingrained in me that helping the planet is my individual responsibility. Posters in the hallways of my middle school urged me to “go green” and television...

People walking through the intersection of Boylston and Tremont street.

Students outraged over tuition hike

By Dana Gerber, Alec Klusza, and Charlie McKenna
March 25, 2021

After college officials announced last week that tuition, room, and board rates would be rising two percent for the second year in a row, students expressed indignation at what they see as an unfair financial...

Kelly Bates

Founding director of Elma Lewis center launches City Council campaign

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
March 25, 2021

Kelly Bates has a laundry list of qualifications in her bid for the Boston City Council—not least among them her tenure as inaugural director of Emerson’s Elma Lewis Center. Bates—who headed the...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Emerson Faculty Assembly passes Flexibility Week and Wellness Passes

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 25, 2021

Emerson’s Faculty Assembly voted to approve two spring break alternatives, wellness passes and a “flexibility week” on Friday, meant to alleviate stress and burnout for students in light of the October...

Stupid Jupiter Jewelry becomes fashion trend donned across campus

Stupid Jupiter Jewelry becomes fashion trend donned across campus

By Campbell Parish, Magazine Editor
March 25, 2021

Thanks to first-year Christina Casper’s handmade jewelry business, Stupid Jupiter Jewelry, brightly-colored floral necklaces are creating a sense of community among students on the Boston campus.  Casper,...

Athletes face the prsopect of an empty Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym in 2022

NEWMAC awards 25 Emerson athletes spots on Academic All-Conference teams

By Joey DuBois, Deputy Sports Editor
March 25, 2021

The New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team for each fall sport was full of Emerson Lions, as 25 student-athletes were recognized for their achievements in the...

The exterior of Cutler Majestic Theatre.

From stages to classrooms: Emerson theaters during COVID-19

By Alexander Vassilopoulos
March 24, 2021

In March 2020, the stages of Emerson College fell silent for the foreseeable future. One year later, in March 2021, these stages are still just as empty.   Fortunately, the college has utilized the...

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

Massachusetts reports 1,865 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 24, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,865 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, a rise from the 1,476 new infections reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 54.  Cases in the state have steadily declined over the past...

Handmade stuffed frog made by Rebecca Hirschhorn.

Students rely on new hobbies to stay busy during quarantine

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
March 23, 2021

At the height of quarantine—the neverending stretch of summer break between campus closure in March 2020 and the beginning of the fall semester, students had to get creative. It would be months before...

President M. Lee Pelton.

Emerson debuts new presidential search webpage

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 23, 2021

Emerson added a new section of its website dedicated entirely to the search for a new president on Thursday morning.  The site, announced by the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Michael MacWade...

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