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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students checking out equipment at Emersons EDC.

‘More than just a paycheck’: The people behind Emerson’s Equipment Distribution Center

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 6, 2022

Though the Equipment Distribution Center is often a source of frustration for film students at Emerson, for its student workers it is something more—a place for social gathering, and for tuition relief. The...

The Media Art Gallery opened an exhibition for the first time since Covid-19 forced the schools closure in March.

Emerson Contemporary debuts new blog, fall exhibit amid pandemic

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 14, 2020

Six months after the pandemic shuttered its operations, Emerson Contemporary, the college’s visual arts platform, is back with a new blog and in-person exhibit. Emerson Contemporary’s fall theme is...

Emerson will remove plexiglass dividers installed in classrooms preceding the Fall 2021 semester.

Campus capacity severely limited with new retrofitting measures

By Charlie McKenna
August 27, 2020

The rapidly approaching fall semester will see Emerson’s vertical downtown Boston campus drastically altered due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and new retrofitting designed to keep larger groups from...

I, and a myriad of other people of color, don’t feel comfortable with white people feeling obligated to get offended for me when someone mentions something about my race. / Illustration by Christine Park

Speak up alongside people of color, not for them

By Jin Ko
October 4, 2019

Race is complicated—that goes without saying. Anyone, especially people of color, who just read the first sentence, knows that race can affect everything, from how the cashier looks at you when you...

Evening Operations Manager Jake Nadeau works at the EDC distributing equipment to students. Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Journalism Department introduces new prerequisites for EDC

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
October 4, 2018

The journalism department created a new series of quizzes journalism students must pass before checking out equipment from the Equipment Distribution Center. The department designed the quizzes, also...

EDC kick-starts equipment reservation website

By Katherine Salzberg
September 28, 2017

Emerson’s Equipment Distribution Center is rolling out a new website for reserving video production gear. Tim MacArthur, associate director of Television, Radio, and Film, said that after the EDC moved...

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