Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Faneuil Hall in Boston. (Annie Zhou for The Beacon)

The dirty money that built Fanueil Hall

By Amyah Bishop, Beacon Correspondent / September 27, 2023

Boston is home to lauded sports teams, revered educational institutions, and arguably, even the American Revolution. The popular Boston tourist attraction...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Finger-Lickin’ Good? The coding of queerness as cannibalism in “Bones and All” 

By Ty Gavin / April 5, 2023

In 1846, The Donner Party, pioneers from Illinois in search of homestead in California, resorted to cannibalism as a means of survival. Decades later,...

A brief history of Kasteel Well

A brief history of Kasteel Well

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief / April 5, 2023

Kasteel Well, a Dutch national monument, is a moated castle nestled in the countryside of Well, Netherlands. Each day, students cross a wide wooden bridge...

The mens soccer team made history playing in the first NEWMAC final in program history.

Men’s soccer historic run ends in NEWMAC finals loss to Babson

By Tyler Foy, Sports Editor / November 6, 2022

With the sun beaming down at Hartwell-Rogers Field, the calming breeze became chilling, only audible in the silence surrounding the Emerson men’s soccer...

Courtesy of Emma Sharon, MLB

Alum becomes first female broadcaster in Diamondbacks history

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Managing Editor / September 28, 2022

Looking over Dodger Stadium from the broadcasting booth on Sept. 20, Jill Gearin ‘18 made history as the first female broadcaster in Arizona Diamondbacks...

The Future Of Historical Plaques - And How Emersonians Shape It

The Future Of Historical Plaques – And How Emersonians Shape It

By Gabel Strickland, Staff Writer / December 2, 2021

In 1807, it was where John Quincy Adams envisioned the laws that would govern our nation for centuries to come. Now, it's where Emerson students get Starbucks...

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ illustrates the realities of love and life

Shaukat Ajmeri’s ‘Keepers of the Faith’ illustrates the realities of love and life

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor / April 21, 2021

“Keepers of the Faith,” published last April and written by author Shaukat Ajmeri, tells the tale of two Bohri Muslims, set in India and the United...

Telling these underserved stories, however, brings up the opportunity to right historical wrongs to a degree. / Illustration by Christine Park

The most important stories are those we often forget

By Althea Champion / October 29, 2019

When students apply to Emerson, one of the prompts they are required to answer reads, "Much of the work that students do at Emerson College is a form of...

The Banjo Project is a digital museum sharing the history and significance of the banjo in American culture. Photo courtesy of The Banjo Project

Professors’ digital museum tells the unknown story of the banjo

By Cassandre Coyer / January 16, 2019

When Associate Professor Marc Fields finished his documentary “Give Me the Banjo” after a decade of researching and gathering content on the instrument’s...