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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Angus Abercrombie in front of the Massachusetts State House.

‘No one is underqualified’: first-year jumps head-on into local politics

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022

First-year and political communications major Angus Abercrombie is running to represent Precinct 8 in Belmont, MA, at its biannual town meeting. He announced his first political campaign via Twitter in...

Livy Burdo poses for a promotional shoot.

Student-run jewelry shop thrives as new earthy designs and collaborations surface

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
September 14, 2022

From disco balls to shark teeth and magic mushrooms, a student-run online jewelry shop featuring fun, eclectic designs has garnered traction among the Emerson community and beyond. The shop has grown through...

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

‘Rootlines,’ a poetry collection hits shelves this week

By Campbell Parish
April 22, 2021

Senior creative writing major Kelsey Day Marlett explores her relationship with society and nature in her new poetry collection Rootlines, which was released on April 21.  “Humans have always been...

Junior Ademir Monteiro releases debut album about around socialization and self-evaluation.

Junior releases debut alternative rap album

By Shruti Rajkumar
June 15, 2020

After being rejected for a job at Staples three years ago, rising junior Ademir Monteiro did what any rejected applicant would do—write a diss track about the company. As he continued to write songs...

Emerson MFA student and professor set to release new novel about queer veterinarians.

Graduate student uses queer narratives to retell Robin Hood in new novel

May 30, 2020

Anna Burke, first year MFA student and professor at Emerson, was surrounded by feminist fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast when growing up in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Years later, now as a published...

Junior Tea Kingley creates popular food-themed Instagram account where she reviews restaurants around Boston.

Junior food blogs her way around Boston

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
May 11, 2020

Junior Tea Kingley called herself “the pickiest eater in the world” for the first 19 years of her life. While studying abroad at Kasteel Well in her sophomore year, she was determined to expand her...

Head Over Feels: The story doesn’t end here

Head Over Feels: The story doesn’t end here

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
May 11, 2020

I started writing love columns by accident.  One Wednesday during the first semester of my sophomore year, my boyfriend at the time broke up with me at approximately 5:30 p.m. I had a Beacon production...

Munchies smoked my eating disorder

Munchies smoked my eating disorder

By Clarah Grossman
April 20, 2020

After multiple rips from a bong and eating a whole package of cookies, I found myself sprawled on the floor of my freshman year dorm, full. I had just made my way through four episodes of Face/Off and...

When relationships inevitably did disintegrate pre-social media, they were more easily forgettable. Now, even if someone is no longer in my life, they are still just a few clicks away.

Strapped for Cash: The financial aid system is broken

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
March 11, 2020

Every year when October rolls around, I dread filling out the application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA.  It takes me weeks to complete over 100 questions...

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