Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Illustration by Merritt Hughes.

Your ‘Roman Empire’ is Not Mine

October 18, 2023

Princess Diana. The Eras Tour. The War of 1812. Big Trucks. These are all things to think about that are not the Roman Empire—so why do men apparently...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Before the Eras Tour, there was the Fame Monster Ball

October 4, 2023

I have vivid memories of my nine-year-old self sneaking downstairs every Saturday morning, before anyone else was awake, to watch my VCR taped performance...

Swifties “polish up real nice” at two-night Taylor Swift party

Swifties “polish up real nice” at two-night Taylor Swift party

February 1, 2023

On Jan. 27, Big Night Live was lined up with Swifties dressed up as sparkling cats and fan-made costumes of Taylor Swift's music videos, as they prepared...