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The Marlboro Campus

Carrying on tradition, students build bridges at Marlboro

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022

Gazing out at Marlboro College for the first time, Maya Abarca remembers seeing white buildings scattered over rolling hills—all of it nearly camouflaged amid a layer of snow.  Unlike Emerson’s...

An installation at “Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art.”

Fuller Craft Museum serves food justice exhibit

By Bryan Liu, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022

Amid the inevitable deluge of overindulgent Thanksgiving-themed feasts, Instagram stories and Facebook posts rises an interesting question: what about the families who don’t have access to food? The...

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...

Robert Hansen, founder of Apollo Hansen Designs.

Student graphic design brand shoots for the moon

By Bryan Liu, Staff Writer
November 9, 2022

Apollo 13 may have exploded, but Apollo Hansen made it to the moon.  The 20-year-old marketing major, filmmaker, and fashion developer, also known as Robert Hansen, has rebranded marketing through...

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

“Comics of Color” will give platform to POC performers

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
November 2, 2022

A live comedy-variety show invites people of color to share their comedic talents through sketch, improv, and stand-up. The event, hosted by Stand Up in the Park, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at...

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

Taylor Swift is the “Mastermind” behind “Midnights”

By Clara Faulkner, Correspondent
November 2, 2022

At midnight on Oct. 21, students all throughout Little Building were playing Taylor Swift's newest album on their headphones and speakers during the apex of its debut. Following the album's release, students...

MTS to host Night At The Movies-themed Fights AIDS Gala

MTS to host Night At The Movies-themed Fights AIDS Gala

By Parker Garlough, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022

In collaboration with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Emerson Musical Theatre Society will host a series of fundraisers to support those affected by HIV and AIDS. The annual event will begin...

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...

Drumfolk

Step Afrika!’s Drumfolk ‘well-received’ by Cutler Majestic audiences

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
October 26, 2022

Drumfolk, produced by C. Brian Williams and performed by Step Afrika!, is a celebration of music at the intersection between African American history and culture. It ran from Oct. 5 through Oct. 16 in...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Editorial: Emerson College presents: a convincing performance of inclusivity

By Editorial Board
October 20, 2022

Emerson has a fetish for marginalized communities—but it does not make itself accessible to them. And with a price tag so expensive, it is impossible for Emerson to achieve the diverse environment it...

Photo by Margarita Ivanova

Some friendships are disposable—and that’s okay.

By Margarita Ivanova, Beacon Correspondent
October 20, 2022

Do you ever pass by the people you once laughed through packs of Pale Ales with, and now approach them with casual gestures and seemingly meaningless small talk? What changed? you may think to yourself....

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen.

Madsen to transfer from Emerson to Babson come November

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 19, 2022

Vice President of Enrollment Management Ruthanne Madsen will resign from her role at Emerson in November to transition to Babson College, where she will serve in the same capacity, a community-wide email...

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
October 19, 2022

A documentary recently shown as part of the Bright Lights line up interrogates the ethics of the documentary genre itself.  Directed by Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall, “Subject” follows the...

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...

Queer Latinx artist sheds light on colonialism, immigration, and xenophobia using the human body

Queer Latinx artist sheds light on colonialism, immigration, and xenophobia using the human body

By Samantha Deras and Alison Sincebaugh
October 18, 2022

The smell of white sage and the sound of jingling keys filled the Media Art Gallery on Avery Street on Oct. 14 as a Mexico-City-born artist displayed a new performance piece.  “Go Back to Where You...

Illustration by Hailey Akau

Filing for an ESA at Emerson College is overwhelming

By Riley Nemes, Beacon Correspondent
October 12, 2022

Before entering college, I knew I would never be able to make it through the stress of balancing classes and clubs without something to ground me. I needed something to comfort me during my inevitable...

An Emerson College Police car.

Incident Journal: ECPD responds to non-Emerson community member, secured contraband

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
October 9, 2022

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Sept. 26 ECPD...

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...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

New iVisitor system used for guest registration in academic buildings

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
October 5, 2022

Emerson announced students can register guests for academic buildings using the new iVisitor Guest Registration system—a process different from the guest registration process for residential spaces.  In...

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