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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Junior Mintt during the pilot of her late-night talk show.

The Junior Mintt Show brings Black, trans representation to late night

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

The Junior Mintt Show just taped its pilot episode on Nov. 3 at the The Bell House theater in New York City. The late-night talk show combines drag performances, comedy sketches, thoughtful interviews,...

Armored Storyteller is a role-playing game publishing company.

Armored Storyteller brings new purpose to role-player gaming

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

Zombie hoards. Aliens. Plagues. All of this and more can be found in games created by Armored Storyteller, a role-playing game (RPG) publishing company that highlights RPGs as a medium to explore the storytelling...

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

Ghosts and Gravestones tour explores Boston’s haunted past

By Izzy Mitchell, Correspondent
October 26, 2022

The late-night city scene buzzed all around, but within the trolley walls, the tour group was in its own mystical world. Transported back to the 1700’s, participants of the Ghosts and Gravestones tour...

Alum’s debut feature ‘Ham on Rye’ follows the journey of leaving home

Alum’s debut feature ‘Ham on Rye’ follows the journey of leaving home

By Ethan Cotler, Staff Writer
October 19, 2022

An Emerson alum’s indie drama debut film follows a group of teenagers on their journey away from home, exploring society’s expectations of young adults. From the mind of filmmaker Tyler Taormina...

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

Emerson alums open craft beer brewery

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
October 12, 2022

Two Emerson alumni combined their love for craft beer and their passion for brewing to open up a brewing company in Hudson, MA.  Jamie Muldoon and Jake Leblanc both studied broadcast journalism and...

Emerson Mafia admin debuts new merchandise fundraiser

Emerson Mafia admin debuts new merchandise fundraiser

By Bryan Liu, Staff Writer
October 6, 2022

While the Emerson Mafia is often known solely as a means of networking, it has now expanded its community and fundraising efforts in a unique way: merchandise.  Michael Benko ‘09 recently created...

Always, Lola made its east coast debut at the Boston Film Festival.

‘Always, Lola’: small-scale production makes a big impact

By Izzy Mitchell, Correspondent
October 2, 2022

A ragtag group of undergraduates struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a coming-of-age dramedy that will have you laughing, crying, and smiling through the tears.  Jeffrey Crane Graham’s...

Jasper by Grant MacDermott 09.

Alum debuts as playwright for Off-Broadway’s ‘Jasper’

By Emma Bowen, Correspondent
September 21, 2022

An Emerson alum and playwright premiered his first production, “Jasper,” a play about the challenges of having a physically disabled family member, on Sept. 14th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater...

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Author of The Fact of a Body

Emerson alumni team up to adapt “The Fact of a Body” for HBO series

By Campbell Parish, Staff Writer
February 10, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual violence and murder. Alum and writer Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s ‘09 book The Fact of a Body has been picked up by fellow alum Jermaiah Zagar...

Laura Beth Levis

Massachusetts passes Laura’s Law in honor of late Emerson alum

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
January 20, 2021

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed “Laura’s Law” on Friday, named after a beloved Emerson alumna who died of an asthma attack in 2016 while sitting outside a locked emergency room door. In...

Elazar Fine 18 makes horror film about a Hasidic community.

Alum’s Ultra-Orthodox Jewish background inspires Hasidic horror film

By Katiana Hoefle
May 4, 2020

Elazar Fine ‘18 grew up with limited access to film in his Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Watching old Disney VHS tapes at his grandmother’s house and visiting the local movie theater with his uncle...

Thomas Pettinelli 13 produces new horror film Followed.

Alum produces horror film ‘Followed’

By Althea Champion
April 25, 2020

When Thomas Pettinelli '13 first came to Emerson College in 2009, he did not anticipate a career in the film industry despite his affinity for movies. Seven years after graduating, his focus shifted and...

Marina Starkey 15 creates documentary series about women and non-binary professionals experiences in the food industry.

Alum tackles male-dominated food industry in new documentary series

By Katiana Hoefle
April 10, 2020

After being assigned to watch Anthony Bourdain’s television shows for a class, Marina Starkey ‘15 began asking questions about how gender influences the food industry. “I noticed [Bourdain] has...

Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds 96 create the True Crime Obsessed podcast.

Alum’s live podcast tour comes to Boston in mid-March

By Shruti Rajkumar
March 11, 2020

Though Emerson alum Patrick Hinds ‘96 graduated with a BFA in performing arts, he spent his college years unsure of his future. He explored his interests through radio and TV internships, which landed...

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