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A Nomad’s Cookbook for People Who Always Miss Home

A Nomad’s Cookbook for People Who Always Miss Home

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 3, 2023

Food is necessary for the body, but it’s also necessary for the soul—and I don’t mean that in a metaphorical way. So many of my most cherished memories are associated with a particular dish; I think...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Bird flu is flying, turkeys are dying

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 16, 2022

Let’s imagine: you’re sprinting to the nearest Walmart at full speed and hurtling straight towards the poultry section. You’ve finally mastered spatchcocking in theory, and you need that turkey to...

Dining Center of Emerson College

Dining Hall makes selection changes, asks for student feedback

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
September 29, 2022

Coinciding with Diwali, the Lion’s Den will introduce Indian food to its menu, replacing the Mediterranean selection for the month of October.  This change is one of the many efforts Emerson’s...

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, Content Managing Editor
December 2, 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...

Elly Bryant and Olivienne Redding at their volunteer shift holding “kindness flower” made in the art studio for guests.

Emerson students embrace St. Francis House volunteer work

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
October 7, 2021

Three Emerson students participated in the college’s orientation volunteer event at St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for those experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts, located in downtown...

Nine autumn activities sure to make you ‘fall’ in love

Nine autumn activities sure to make you ‘fall’ in love

By Isabella Luzarraga
September 20, 2021

Fall in Massachusetts is iconic for a reason  — between the beautiful foliage on Boston Common and the crisp air, there is much to look forward to this fall season, especially after fall 2020 was spent...

Students dining in the dining center in March 2019.

The dining hall is back to normal, and I can’t believe it

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
September 3, 2021

With Emerson returning to an in-person semester this fall, many pre-pandemic practices have made their triumphant return — including the dining hall, which sent my jaw straight to the floor.  “Everything...

Emerson Sweetss nutella mousse cups

First-year student business ‘Emerson Sweets’ brings a sprinkle of sugar to Boston campus

By Lucia Thorne, Living Arts Editor
March 10, 2021

First-year visual and media arts major Salwa Shuman recently launched her new baked goods business through Instagram on March 3, titled Emerson Sweets. Shuman sells various types of desserts including...

Miranda Nicusanti

First-year student starts dining center food review Instagram account

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
February 18, 2021

First-year student Miranda Nicusanti, a visual and media arts major from Orange County, CA, photographs the dining center meals for her Instagram food review account, @emersonfoodreview. The account, which...

The exterior of Paramount Theater on Washington Street.

Emerson, please take care of your students in quarantine/isolation

By Editorial Board
February 18, 2021

Staying in isolation or quarantine after testing positive for or being exposed to COVID-19 is rarely a pleasant experience. The basic necessities like room, board, and edible food, are enough to survive...

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

Five students in quarantine and isolation housing in the Paramount residence hall, cut off from many of the college’s services and completely dependent on twice-a-day meal delivery to their door to eat,...

A view of Emersons Dining Center from the Boylston Place alley.

Pandemic restrictions curtail Dining Center accommodations

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
November 9, 2020

Emerson’s dining services cut back on the special accommodations traditionally offered to students with allergies and dietary intolerances, making their eating experiences during the pandemic far more...

Fire trucks outside of the Little Building.

Little Building fire alarm sends residents onto Boston Common

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 19, 2020

Boston Fire responded to a fire alarm on the third floor of the Little Building at around 3:45 P.M. Tuesday. Residents evacuated onto Boston Common and two fire trucks arrived at the scene within minutes...

Melissa Rosales / Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Filipino food is my love language

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
December 14, 2019

This winter break I’m bringing home two suitcases: one full of clothes, one empty.  I'll fill the empty one with frozen Filipino food like sapin-sapin (layered glutinous rice and coconut dessert),...

Natalie Busch. Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Food Column: Bon Appétit takes center stage

By Natalie Busch
September 6, 2018

This year will be the first time I return to campus without Sodexo. Their replacement, Bon Appétit Management Company, is a food service that works with universities, museums, and corporations. According...

Let’s dismantle obstacles that prevent people from prioritizing eco-friendly eating habits, like income inequality. Illustration by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Rethinking the accessibility of veganism

By Maya Pontone
April 5, 2018

I encountered quite a few road bumps when I decided to go vegan last April. Aside from a 10-day attempt to go vegetarian after watching Cowspiracy at the Bright Lights theater a few weeks earlier and giving...

If Emerson wants to market their allergen-free section to prospective students, they need to meet the national standard for providing viable options for students with allergies. Photo Illustration: Justin Scott/Beacon Staff

Make meals simple for students with allergies

By Kaileigh Fox
February 21, 2018

When I first laid down my thoughts for this piece, I laid curled up in bed feeling sick to my stomach with an awful headache. Somehow, my allergen-free menu came in contact with gluten—leaving me...

Preparing meals on the weekend provide a week’s worth of home-cooked comfort.

Bites with Becca: A lesson in loving leftovers

By Rebecca Szkutak
October 18, 2017

There's only one thing better than a home-cooked meal. I'm talking about the hero of brown bag lunches and impromptu sandwiches. It’s a blessing, it’s a lifesaver — I'm talking leftovers. Leftovers...

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