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Incoming freshmen look forward to fall semester

Incoming freshmen look forward to fall semester

By Hannah Nguyen, News Editor
February 17, 2022

After witnessing school reopenings, loosened mask mandates, and the nationwide push for booster shots, incoming Emerson students are hoping for a first-year that is closer to normal.  Despite the unpredictability...

Little Building and Walker Building in snow.

First year of college stunted by COVID-19, class of 2024 reflects on hurdles, loss

By Camilo Fonseca and Frankie Rowley
March 17, 2021

Many students anticipate their first year of college as a milestone—their initial steps onto campus marking a momentous transition between adolescence into adulthood.  Emerson’s class of 2024,...

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...

Freshman Cali Bruce scored her first collegiate goal in the Lions win against Wentworth. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

Miller: Freshmen could repeat success for Women’s Soccer

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
September 10, 2019

When I joined The Beacon as a sportswriter during my freshman year, I never could have imagined myself as the Sports Editor in my second and third semesters. I think the women’s soccer team freshmen...

A move in assistant helps a freshmen move into a renovated Little Building. Chris Van Buskirk / Staff

Renovated Little Building welcomes freshmen to campus

By Flora Li
August 28, 2019

Decked in blue T-shirts and colorful makeup, orientation leaders danced on Boylston Street to welcome the first group of Little Building residents since its reopening. More than 900 freshmen moved into...

This college’s housing system completely disregards the money my family actively pays to Emerson and the fact that the college does not offer me enough financial aid to continue living on campus. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Residency requirement blocks avenue for students to save money

By Megan Ellis
March 13, 2019

I represent the inaugural class of students the college will require to live on campus for three years. Soon to be facing a future of financial insecurity due to college debt, I am disregarded from Emerson’s...

Career Development Center Director Carol Spector said staff members from career services have been working remotely with students who applied for free summer internship housing through the college to help them find ongoing opportunities this summer. / Photo by Emily Oliver

Op-ed: Stop bureaucratizing students’ internship opportunities

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
March 13, 2019

I wandered through Emerson’s internship fair last October and searched for tables hailing a green balloon that indicated a company with an interest in hiring journalism students. After filling out a...

Starting at Emerson, or any college, is a daunting experience for many students. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: New students share first impressions of Emerson

September 12, 2018

Starting at Emerson, or any college, is a daunting experience for many students. We reached out by email and on social media to ask new students: "It's the first few weeks of your college experience here...

Aaron foster started Young Democratic Socialists of Emerson with his roommate. Photo: Hardik Pahwa / Beacon Correspondent

Organization aims to slash stigma around socialism

By Owen Murray
February 28, 2018

Roommates Seamus Malekafzali and Aaron Foster share both a 2 Boylston Place triple and a dedication to leftist politics. The two freshmen started a new group, Young Democratic Socialists of Emerson,...

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

Freshman Ben Zabin mystifies the magic community

By Ally Rzesa
January 31, 2018

Alyson Hannigan, the host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, saw her phone drop to the floor. Magician Ben Zabin had performed the same magic trick hundreds of times before, but failed for the first time...

Freshmen Rashona Kumar and Bethany Knickerbocker are working together to start the first Camp Kesem at Emerson.

Freshmen aim to start summer camp

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
October 18, 2017

When she was 10, Rishona Kumar went to Camp Kesem, a weeklong summer program led by college-student counselors for children with parents who have cancer. Now, Kumar is looking to help the next...

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