Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Photo: Lucia Thorne

10 TV shows to bring you comfort

By Rachel Hackam
March 2, 2022

As the semester gets busier and stress levels rise during midterms, many turn to their favorite TV shows for a source of comfort in these chaotic times. Maybe you’re looking for something familiar to...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

By Rachel Hackam
November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day is often seen as a much-needed break from classes...

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, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
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...

Five safe ways to say goodbye to friends before the spring semester ends

Five safe ways to say goodbye to friends before the spring semester ends

By Lucia Thorne
April 21, 2021

As the end of the spring semester rapidly approaches, conversations with friends about who’s moving out and when are already among us. While positive COVID-19 tests on campus have risen significantly...

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,...

Meeting people online brings with it a whole new world of anxiety-inducing expectations I do not enjoy. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Relationships: Virtual versus reality

By Althea Champion
September 18, 2019

In an age where technology cannot be avoided and social anxiety is at an all-time high, the once-taboo idea of forming relationships with people online whom you’ve never met suddenly became normal.  Not...

Kevin Bright, the former executive producer of the sitcom Friends will be on campus for the 25th anniversary of the show. / Beacon Archive

College brings ‘Friends’ replica set to campus

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
September 18, 2019

The college is hosting a replica of the Central Perk coffeehouse set from the television series Friends starting on Thursday in the Cutler Majestic Theatre lobby. The set is one of 30 replicas being...

Kevin Bright, the former executive producer of the sitcom Friends will be on campus for the 25th anniversary of the show. / Beacon Archive

Kevin Bright ’76 premieres new production company

By Ian Sloan
February 22, 2018

After executive-producing Friends for ten years, Kevin Bright ‘76 is telling stories in a whole new way. Leaving Central Park and the sitcom world behind, Bright recently launched an LA-based documentary-production...

Load More Stories