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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

The environment, your sanity, and student budgets

The environment, your sanity, and student budgets

By Charlie Brian Ambler
Published September 17, 2021

For the average student, being an environmentalist comes with a hefty price tag. Eating organic foods and exclusively supporting eco-friendly brands are...

Post 9/11 Islamophobia still terrifies American Muslims

Post 9/11 Islamophobia still terrifies American Muslims

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Published September 17, 2021

After the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, the entirety of the American population was traumatized and devastated. However, it slipped the minds of...

A bomb squad storms the Copley Westin Hotel on Sept. 12, 2001, looking for potential terrorist suspects.

Beacon alums look back on catastrophe coverage

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
Published September 16, 2021

On Sept. 6, 2001, sophomore journalism major Cyndi Roy was writing about first-year orientation and college dorm policy. She never imagined that, just...

Two NBS members at the fall 2021 org fair.

Student organizations return to in-person gatherings

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
Published September 16, 2021

After 18 months of only using Zoom, student organizations are once again filling theaters, staging scenes for film sets, and collaborating with each other...

The grim realities of mental health

The grim realities of mental health

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief
Published September 16, 2021

September, also known as National Suicide Prevention month, is a time when organizations, communities, and survivors rally to raise awareness and share...

Tuesday’s win was the second of the season for the Lady Lions.

The women’s soccer team dominates to extend win streak

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
Published September 16, 2021

The women’s soccer team extended their win streak into a third game on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Saint Joseph’s College of Maine at Rotch Field.  Within...

The Emerson Staff Union is hoping to have some of their sacrificed benefits reinstated, especially for some of the at-risk staff members.

Staff union petitions for overdue salary increases

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
Published September 16, 2021

Almost a year after college administrators promised to give all staff the annual 3.9 percent salary increase agreed upon during the union's 2018 collective...

Sonia Tita Puopolo (left) and her mother,  who died on American Airlines Flight 11

20 years later, Emerson community still stained with the grief of 9/11

By Frankie Rowley and Charlie McKenna
Published September 16, 2021

Sept. 11, 2001 began like any other day for Elyse Van Breemen. Then she received a phone call she would never forget.  “I didn't believe it,” said...

The exterior of Paramount Theater on Washington Street.

College ranks eighth in regional universities, rising from ninth last year

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
Published September 16, 2021

Emerson tied for the eighth spot in this year’s Best Regional Universities list, released annually by U.S. News & World Report—the sixth year in...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found on Majestic Theater, drug paraphernalia confiscated from student

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
Published September 16, 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...

New assistant coach brings psychology background to men’s soccer team

New assistant coach brings psychology background to men’s soccer team

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor
Published September 16, 2021

New men’s soccer assistant coach Liam McKersie is looking to bring his psychology background to the team that he joined this summer when former coach...

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