Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

We cant continue to ignore the toxicity of fraternities

We can’t continue to ignore the toxicity of fraternities

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 4, 2021

Since moving to this country and dipping my toes into what is considered the “American college experience,” there is one thing I still can't wrap my mind around—Greek life.  Although the idea...

Fraternities and Colleges perpetuating a culture of abuse

Fraternities and Colleges perpetuating a culture of abuse

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
October 21, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault and rape. On Friday, Oct. 8, a female student at the University of Delaware was kidnapped, strangled to the point of unconsciousness,...

Alpha Epsilon Phi executive board members during fall 2020 recruitment.

Spring fraternity and sorority life recruitment: bids, breakout rooms, and bonding

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 18, 2021

As Zoom hangouts and bids subside and anticipatory new members  take their places in their new fraternities and sororities, Fraternity and Sorority Life at Emerson has officially been brought back from...

Aside from the Greek life myth of “paying for friends,” critics also misconstrue sororities as being exclusive. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Why joining a sorority is not ‘paying for friends’

By Megan Ellis
February 13, 2019

I decided to join Sigma Pi Theta, a social sorority, during my first semester at Emerson. Before returning home for winter break, I finished the new member education process and couldn’t wait to share...

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