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Sigma Pi Theta / Courtesy Katie Hervey

Emerson FSL defies Greek life stereotypes

By Karenna Umscheid
September 29, 2022

With “RushTok” taking over the ForYou page of TikTok at the start of every fall, the image of sorority girls dancing in coordinated outfits in front of houses paints the picture of “Greek Life.”...

Phi Alpha Tau hopes to change culture after 18-month hiatus

Phi Alpha Tau hopes to change culture after 18-month hiatus

By Vivi Smilgius
January 27, 2022

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.  Phi Alpha Tau will return to action this semester, marking the end of the fraternity’s 18-month hiatus in response to a series...

Emma Krug (Active), Rhiannon Melton (new members), Nicole Watkins (Active), Allie Thompson (Active)

Fraternities and Sororities forced to be creative with new member education amid COVID

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
March 2, 2021

With the daunting effects of the pandemic, new member education for fraternities and sororities has been a challenge, to say the least. With all events hosted virtually, leaders of Emerson’s Fraternity-Sorority...

Members of Kappa Gamma Chi opted out of recruitment this semester.

Fraternity and Sorority Life navigate the semester under COVID-19 regulations

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
October 6, 2020

Fall is typically the peak semester for fraternity and sorority life on campus, who usually welcome a new member class through recruitment events. But this year, as yet another consequence of the COVID-19...

Megan Ellis, Sigma Pi Theta’s recruitment chair, organized Emerson’s first organization fair for fraternities and sororities. Madison Murillo / Beacon Correspondent

Starting a new chapter: Junior organizes first Fraternity and Sorority Life Fair

By Jehan Ayesha
September 11, 2019

At the college’s first-ever Fraternity and Sorority Life Fair on Sept. 12, organizer Megan Ellis said she hoped to showcase an environment she believes is reflective of Greek life—one that will bust...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa

Events on campus: Jan. 20-25

By Frances Hui
January 20, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events...

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