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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Sigma Pi Theta / Courtesy Katie Hervey

Emerson FSL defies Greek life stereotypes

By Karenna Umscheid, Staff Writer
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.”...

Courtesy: @ECGreekCouncil

Fraternity and sorority life organizations overcome challenges amid hybrid-style recruitment

By Adri Pray, News Editor
February 3, 2022

Emerson’s Spring 2022 Fraternity and Sorority Life recruitment operated through a hybrid integration of events that began Jan. 24. Junior visual and media arts major Tristen Pon, head of marketing...

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, Editor-in-Chief
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...

Kappa Gamma Chi spring 2021 new member education class.

Emerson fraternities and sororities pledge institutional reimagining

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 8, 2021

Emerson’s Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations are facing an internal reckoning as they seek to “reimagine” themselves to make recruitment processes more inclusive, hold themselves accountable...

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, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
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...

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...

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, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
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...

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