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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Men’s soccer team tramples Lesley University 8-1, wins 8th Charles River Cup

Men’s soccer team tramples Lesley University 8-1, wins 8th Charles River Cup

By Leo Kagan, Staff Writer
September 21, 2022

Lining up to shake hands with the Lesley University Lynx, Emerson men’s soccer players were all smiles Tuesday night as they prepared to hoist the Charles River Cup for the 8th time in team history....

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

‘Detailed description’ outlines expectations of next president

By Adri Pray, News Editor
July 24, 2022

The Presidential Search Committee released a “detailed description” of what qualities it seeks in Emerson’s next president. Shared via email on Friday, the document outlined ideal experiences and...

Students in the Little Building

Little Building laundry rooms to be closed for routine maintenance

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 1, 2022

The Little Building laundry rooms will be unoperational on both Wednesday, Mar. 2 and Thursday, Mar. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., per an email sent from the Housing Operations Team Monday morning. During...

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

Monday reports a singular COVID-19 case

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 8, 2022

On Monday, Emerson reported one positive COVID-19 test for Friday of the 495 administered, setting the positivity rate at 0.20 percent. Zero cases were reported on Saturday and no information was readily...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson reports six positive COVID-19 tests

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 1, 2022

As of Tuesday, Emerson reported six positive COVID-19 cases of the 1,685 tests administered, setting the daily positivity rate at 0.36 percent. Tuesday also reported that seven community members were...

Jennifer Vandever

Letter: ELA faculty call for fair wages, benefits in contract negotiations

By Jennifer Vandever, President of ELAF-AAUP
January 20, 2022

Every semester Emerson College students move from Boston to Los Angeles to take part in the Emerson LA program. As graduating seniors, most are understandably anxious about finding work in a landscape...

Snowflakes come down near the Emerson Colonial Theater.

Emerson to resume in-person classes on Jan. 18

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 11, 2022

Emerson will resume in-person classes on Jan. 18 with a slew of extended restrictions college officials announced on Tuesday evening.  Citing community members’ vigilance and belief that protocols...

The Emerson College Barnes and Noble store.

Emerson to hold first week of spring semester classes remotely

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
December 21, 2021

Emerson will hold all classes during the first week of the spring semester remotely, college officials announced Tuesday evening.  The college will hold all courses on the Boston campus remotely from...

Emerson College President M. Lee Pelton

Analysis: turnover following presidential departures

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
December 14, 2021

Since the departure of former President M. Lee Pelton, Emerson has seen a number of key individuals cut their ties with the college—many of them amicably, others less so. The string of exits have raised...

Therapy dogs, chair massages and more: Iwasaki Library to host Cirque de De-Stress this Friday

Therapy dogs, chair massages and more: Iwasaki Library to host Cirque de De-Stress this Friday

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
December 1, 2021

In the midst of the most stressful time of any college student’s semester—finals week—the Iwasaki Library will be hosting Cirque de De-Stress, a Spirit Award winning event where students can unwind...

The Future Of Historical Plaques - And How Emersonians Shape It

The Future Of Historical Plaques – And How Emersonians Shape It

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer
December 1, 2021

In 1807, it was where John Quincy Adams envisioned the laws that would govern our nation for centuries to come. Now, it's where Emerson students get Starbucks coffee in the morning. These two realities...

Richard Fucillo stands in front of the State House.

Emerson senior elected as town councilor

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

Residents of Winthrop, Mass. elected Richard Fucillo Jr. to their town council in Tuesday’s municipal elections, the first victory in the Emerson senior’s burgeoning political career. Fucillo, a...

Creative writing professor appointed interim dean of graduate and professional studies

Creative writing professor appointed interim dean of graduate and professional studies

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 1, 2021

Creative writing professor Kim McLarin, who leads the college’s MFA in popular fiction writing and publishing, is set to become the interim dean of graduate and professional studies in January, Interim...

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

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

Police arrested a male suspect at Emerson’s Rotch Field on Tuesday evening, after an hours-long standoff closed the South End athletic grounds as well as much of the surrounding neighborhood. The...

Runners cross the Boston Marathons finish line at Copley Square.

‘It’s just a party’: Boston Marathon returns after 910 day absence

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 16, 2021

Family, friends, and spectators alike lined the twenty-six mile route of the Boston Marathon on Monday, yet another glimpse of normalcy as the city continues its recovery from the effects of the pandemic. Usually...

Mariyam Quaisar poses during a photoshoot.

Emerson’s promises of diversity fell short for me

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
October 11, 2021

TW: This story contains mentions of racism, hate speech, and strong language I decided early that whatever college I attended had to have a diverse community. There must be a Bollywood dance team, Indian...

Anna Feder at the Bright Lights Film Series in 2019.

Bright Lights Film Series releases their fall 2021 program

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
September 21, 2021

The college’s Bright Lights Film Series announced their fall 2021 lineup on Sept. 7, featuring 12 documentary films that highlight social justice issues.  The series is curated by VMA Professor Anna...

Sonia Tita Puopolo (left) and her mother,  who died on American Airlines Flight 11

20 years later, Emerson community still stained with the grief of 9/11

By Frankie Rowley and Charlie McKenna
September 16, 2021

Sept. 11, 2001 began like any other day for Elyse Van Breemen. Then she received a phone call she would never forget.  “I didn't believe it,” said Van Breemen, older sister of former Emerson Professor...

Bostons City Hall

New Boston mayoral election class gives students opportunity to work with campaigns

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
September 9, 2021

Ahead of Boston’s mayoral election on Nov. 2, Emerson is offering a new course, which is dedicated to the intricacies of this fall’s campaigning and candidates, and allows students to get hands-on...

Sigma Pi Theta at the Org Fair

Clubs enjoy heightened recruitment from in-person organization fair

By Gabriel Borges and Jonathan Yao
September 9, 2021

Venues around Emerson, including the Little Building and Piano Row, livened up on Friday afternoon as an in-person “org fair” got underway for the first time in a year and a half. Student organizations...

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