Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Some of Emersons first-get students have bonded over shared experiences. From left to right: Priscilla Beltran, Maria Vu, Ashley Blanco, Kelly Moreno and Carolina Alcantara.
Courtesy / Ashley Blanco

‘Almost hidden diversity’: Emerson’s first-generation students share their stories

By Payton Cavanaugh and Adri Pray
January 21, 2022

First-generation students, without guidance from older family members or friends, and limited access to resources, face a far more challenging acclimation to college life than most. Roughly 15 percent...

Co-founder of First Gen E-M Anthony Rodriguez wears a pin celebrating his first-generation student identity. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Correspondent

Junior organizes inaugural orientation event for first generation students

By Rachelle Ma
September 11, 2019

For most new students, the colorful sight of banners and orientation leaders in blue shirts and glitter makeup is a warm welcome to the new campus. But for first-generation college students like junior...

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