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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

All the Headaches and Hurdles of 2021

All the Headaches and Hurdles of 2021

By Dionna Santucci, Staff Writer
February 4, 2022

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of violence, death, suicide, and racism.  The events of 2020 left many entering 2021 with hope or skepticism, but mostly uncertainty. We were soon met...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports 11 positive COVID-19 tests, lowest single-day total this semester

By Adri Pray, News Editor
January 25, 2022

Emerson reported 11 positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday out to the 1,841 administered on Monday. Tuesday’s dashboard update also reported that eight community members were in on-campus isolation. Zero...

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

Emerson surpasses 350 COVID cases nearly three weeks into semester

By Adri Pray, News Editor
January 21, 2022

On Thursday, Emerson’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 12 positive tests of the 972 tests administered on Wednesday, setting the daily positivity rate at 1.23 percent. Thursday’s update also reported...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports average of 85 coronavirus cases in last seven days

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 11, 2021

Between July 5 and July 11, Massachusetts reported an average of 85 COVID-19 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 12. Cases reached a seven-day high of 169 on July 9,...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports average of 88 coronavirus cases in last seven days

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
July 4, 2021

Between June 28 and July 4, Massachusetts reported an average of 88 cases each day. In the same seven-day period, the death toll rose by 8.  Massachusetts did not report data for July 3 or 4, due to...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 31 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 27, 2021

Massachusetts reported 31 new coronavirus cases Sunday, down from the 56 cases reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 1. Cases have fallen below the 100 mark every day since June 13—a mark the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 48 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
June 21, 2021

Massachusetts reported 48 new coronavirus cases Monday, a rise from the 41 cases reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 5. Cases have fallen below 100 for the past eight days, and have not topped the...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 41 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
June 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 41 new coronavirus cases Sunday, a decline from the 91 cases reported Saturday. The death toll rose by 5. Cases have consistently fallen below 100 for the last week, and have...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 91 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 19, 2021

Massachusetts reported 91 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the 71 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 6. Cases have fallen below 100 each day in the past week, and have not topped...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 71 new coronavirus cases

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
June 18, 2021

Massachusetts reported 71 new coronavirus cases Friday, a decline from the 82 cases reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 3. Friday's report marks the sixth consecutive day that cases have fallen...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 82 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 17, 2021

Massachusetts reported 82 new coronavirus cases Thursday, up from the 56 cases reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 3. Thursday’s report marks the highest cases have reached in the past five...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 56 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 16, 2021

Massachusetts reported 56 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, up from the 55 cases reported Tuesday. The death toll rose by 4. Cases statewide have continued to plummet in recent weeks — regularly falling...

Gov. Charlie Baker.

Massachusetts reports 55 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 15, 2021

Massachusetts reported 55 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, up from the 44 cases reported Monday. The death toll rose by 2. Tuesday’s report marks the first day cases have topped 50 this week, though...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 44 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 14, 2021

Massachusetts reported 44 new coronavirus cases Monday, up from the 33 cases reported Sunday. The death toll rose by 8. Monday’s report marks the second straight day cases have been under 50 and the...

Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from the media at Mill City BBQ and Brew in Lowell, MA, September 23, 2020.

Massachusetts reports 113 new coronavirus

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 12, 2021

Massachusetts reported 113 new coronavirus cases Saturday, down from the 121 cases reported Friday. The death toll rose by 2. Saturday’s report marks the sixth time this week cases have fallen below...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 121 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 11, 2021

Massachusetts reported 121 new coronavirus cases Friday, up from the 85 cases reported Thursday. The death toll rose by 8. Friday’s report marks the fifth time this week cases have fallen below 200....

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts reports 85 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
June 10, 2021

Massachusetts reported 85 new coronavirus cases Thursday, down from the 116 cases reported Wednesday. The death toll rose by 7. Thursday’s report marks the lowest cases have reached since July 19,...

First year students left to right: Carrie Aubin, Chloe Shaar, Eva Charbonnnier, and Isabella Espejo, calling their parents about the colleges decision to shut the Boston campus down.

Emerson students reflect on the moment they knew life would change

By Charlie McKenna
March 17, 2021

Six Emerson students, now a year into a first-in-a-century pandemic, recalled the moments when they realized life was not going to return to “normal” anytime soon.  For some, that moment came quickly—when...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. speaking at a COVID-19 update inside the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts reports 1,822 new coronavirus cases

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 20, 2021

Massachusetts reported 1,822 new coronavirus cases Saturday, a rise from the 1,679 new infections reported Friday. The death toll rose by 53. Saturday marks the ninth day in a row cases have fallen...

Emersons testing site is located at a Tufts Medical Center facility on the corner of Harrison Ave. and Kneeland St.

Massachusetts cases top 4,000 over two day period

By Charlie McKenna
November 27, 2020

Massachusetts reported 4,464 new coronavirus cases over a 48-hour period Friday. The total is up significantly from 3,224 new infections reported over a 30-hour period Wednesday. The state’s death total...

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