Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The cloud ahead of us is grim, but to spite the dark mass, I find it necessary to reach for the silver linings that are both large and small, inconsequential and momentous.

Time to look at the silver lining

By Althea Champion
September 1, 2020

In a room full of pessimists, I am the first to say that the world is going to hell. Nowadays, I cannot believe I am alone in that assertion, especially among my Gen Z peers who also attend Emerson College. The...

Usually, my teammates and I are able to shake off a defeat and bounce back in our next game. But the loss of our fall season to COVID-19 was like no other. It meant there was no “next time.”

There’s a new opponent this year: COVID-19

By Jillian Kay
August 24, 2020

Jillian Kay is a middle blocker for the Emerson women’s volleyball team. Kay is a rising sophomore studying broadcast journalism. When COVID-19 cases first surged in March, I had no idea how much...

Students crossing the bustling Boylston/Tremont intersection.

We really, really shouldn’t throw parties

By The Editorial Board
August 24, 2020

By now, you may have heard a joke or two leading up to this semester—something like “off to school for a few good weeks” or “don’t make your room look too nice, since it’ll probably be empty...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

Remote learning is different, but that’s not a bad thing

By The Editorial Board
August 17, 2020

As Emerson moves forward with its reopening plans for the fall semester, many students have raised concerns about the value of online classes. Is it comparable to the in-person experience, they ask, when...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

A weekly email is not enough

By Editorial Board
August 10, 2020

Throughout the summer, Emerson administration has sent students sporadic emails. In June came the announcement that campus would reopen in late August. A few weeks later, updates on tuition and then dining...

We’re putting faculty and staff in danger

We’re putting faculty and staff in danger

By Editorial Board
July 28, 2020

In a world toppled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Emerson administration gave students a choice: return to an altered campus and participate in a mix of in-person and online classes or opt to go fully online....

I need to know that, when the lives of people with disabilities are placed in students’ hands, students will do everything in their power to keep those of us with disabilities—visible or not—safe.

Don’t be the reason someone gets COVID-19

By Greyson Acquaviva, Staff Photographer
July 25, 2020

Around this time each year since I officially entered Emerson, I’ve always found myself coming to campus with a certain worry.  As an incoming first-year student two years ago, my biggest concern...

The new restrictions could force the college to alter its reopening plan.

Incoming first-year students look towards an altered first semester at college

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
June 14, 2020

Incoming first-year Emerson students now face a difficult decision—move forward with enrollment as planned and potentially pay full price for a partial semester, or defer until the spring.  The college...

Journalism professor Mark Lecesse

New fall course revives Emerson Student News Service

By Faith Bugenhagen
May 12, 2020

The journalism department will restart the student-run Emerson Student News Service this fall to provide students and professors within the department a forum to share their work on, according to a college...

A Financial Advisory Board meeting from the spring of 2019.

As SGA elections approach, no one is campaigning for executive treasurer

By Andrew Brinker and Charlie McKenna
April 26, 2020

The Student Government Association is set to proceed with their spring general elections Monday with no balloted or write-in candidates for the position of executive treasurer for the first time in at...

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