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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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...

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, Assistant Living Arts Editor
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, Assistant Opinion Editor
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...

When a Soul Walks by Lauren Ditullio 22.

‘When A Soul Walks’: alum turns senior thesis into debut novel

By Avieana Rivera, Correspondent
September 22, 2022

Amidst the emerging pandemic, an Emerson alum found solace, inspiration, and peace in writing a senior thesis that has now become her debut fiction novel.  Lauren Ditullio ‘22, a creative writing...

From top left to bottom right: Emerson alumni Sam Crimmins, André Archimbaud, Gaby Dunn, Dustin Straube, Steven Rowley and Kasey Fielding. / courtesy

Safe spaces, section 8 and student loan debt: Emerson alums say they (mostly) don’t regret the financial risk

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor At Large
August 30, 2022

For many freshly graduated Emersonians, monthly loan payments are a harsh awakening to the real world of work—or lack thereof—as creatives. While movements toward student loan debt relief have alleviated...

A woman speaks to filmmaker Ralph Celestin in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.

Local filmmaker releases trailer ahead of documentary ‘Capitol Riots’

By Madison E. Goldberg, Managing Editor
April 14, 2021

Independent filmmaker Ralph Celestin said he will always be haunted by the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when just six days into the new year, a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. Footage...

Alumni Thomas Krajewski  99 creates new super heroine for DC comics.

Alum creates new DC Comics colorful superheroine “Primer”

By Shawna Konieczny , Staff Writer
September 30, 2020

Thomas Krajewski ‘99 brought to life a brand-new superhero within one of most well-established comic book universes in the world, DC Comics. The international comics brand published Primer in 2020, which...

Richard Downes III hopes to air his puppet show, Wish Weasel, in stations around New York. Photo courtesy of Richard Downes III.

Pop goes the evil weasel in alum’s puppet show

By Owen Murray
April 11, 2018

From a purple, faraway planet to the urban landscape of Queens, New York, Richard the Wish Weasel, along with his gang of puppets and aliens, grants wishes and fights battles against evil extraterrestrial...

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