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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

Students sit in a computer lab.

‘Getting thrown right back in was a lot’: Students overwhelmed by return of in-person midterms

By Vivi Smilgius and Bailey Allen
Published October 31, 2021

This year, students are facing the first relatively-normal, in-person midterm exam period since the outbreak of the pandemic—a jarring, even stressful...

People dining in El Jefes Taqueria.

Restaurants emerge from pandemic with new perspectives

By Camilo Fonseca
Published October 13, 2021

After over a year of pandemic restrictions stunting business, restaurants in Downtown Boston are finally seeing a semblance of normalcy, embracing a return...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Students return to a new campus with eased COVID-19 restrictions

By Nicole Belcastro, Payton Cavanaugh, Abigail Lee and Bailey Allen
Published September 2, 2021

As students moved onto campus for the fall term, they returned to a bustling campus with minimized social distancing restrictions—a far cry from the...

A meeting of professor Nancy Allens Plagues and Pandemics course in the fall semester.

Students re-enter the classroom amid rising positive COVID-19 tests

By Dana Gerber
Published February 2, 2021

For the first time since November, students are returning to classrooms after beginning the spring semester with two weeks of online courses. The transition...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

Hybrid class scheduling restrictions disrupt students’ graduation timelines

By Dana Gerber
Published November 26, 2020

A college policy that prohibits students from mixing flex—a hybrid of in-person and online courses—and online-only courses is disrupting some students’...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson, cancel in-person classes immediately

By Editorial Board
Published November 18, 2020

This week feels like a much-anticipated moment is finally upon us. Emerson went almost three months without seeing a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases....

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

As Boston-area college administrations break a wall of silence on tuition, Emerson stays quiet

By Andrew Brinker
Published July 4, 2020

As Boston-area colleges and universities begin to quietly peddle out details on tuition and housing costs for the impending fall semester, Emerson’s...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St.

In-person classes to resume in the fall, college announces

By Diana Bravo and Charlie McKenna
Published June 10, 2020

The college will reinstate in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester with significant changes to student life following the rapid spread of the COVID-19...

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