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Haley Morales. Photo by Carys Hirawady.

Emerson Urban Dance Theatre returns to the Semel for spring show April 8

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
April 6, 2022

Emerson Urban Dance Theatre presents their spring show “Vices and Virtues,” featuring an eclectic mix of heavenly and sinful student choreographed dances.  Held Friday, April 8 at 6 p.m. and 8...

Owen Elphick (left), Dani Jean-Baptiste (front left), Devin Davis-Lorton (front right), and Trevor Kelly (left) rapped verses on the mixtape this past summer. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

The Emerson Hip-Hop Society wraps up summer mixtape

By Melanie Curry
October 3, 2019

Sophomore Ademir Monteiro sat in his closet and looked through The Emerson Hip-Hop Society’s Google Drive folder to choose a beat. Once chosen, he grabbed his phone and his lyric-filled notebook, took...

Kyle Bray - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

The B Side: Brockhampton breaks the hip-hop mold

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
October 17, 2018

Brockhampton self-proclaimed itself as the “best boy band since One Direction." Its quick rise to fame and early success proves the group earned the title. The hip-hop collective set a new career...

Director of Intercultural Student Affairs Tamia Jordan handles name and gender changes on file for students. Beacon Archives

Intercultural Student Affairs emcees hip-hop month

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
April 19, 2018

At age 14, Elmer Martinez started dancing in Lowell’s underground hip-hop scene. He said hip-hop influenced his upbringing, and he saw a lack of that culture at Emerson. When he pitched a dance battle...

Music Column: Chicago rap rises from underground

Music Column: Chicago rap rises from underground

By Joseph Green
April 11, 2018

The history of hip-hop tends to focus on music from the coasts. When the genre was born in the 1970s, most of its early pioneers came from New York City. Later, in the 80s and early 90s, California artists...

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