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

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

The Berkeley Beacon

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‘Have you seen THE Jacob Elordi edit?’: The rise of TikTok’s fan edit community

January 31, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. In a midnight...

Tana Mongeau / Creative Commons

Tana Mongeau’s dizzy history of YouTube controversy

July 5, 2021

If you ask a fan, they’ll probably tell you that Tana Mongeau is most famous for her 2015 storytime video where she shouted the iconic line “he fucked...

The Instagram account @EmersonBathroomReviews is the brainchild of a first-year student who wanted to jump onto the Emerson Instagram bandwagon. The account aims to “ensuring all lions know where to find relief.”

Emerson students looking out for peers with bathroom rating Instagram account

March 31, 2021

Emerson students are finding unique ways to bring comedy to campus, and some are crappier than others. @EmersonBathroomReviews on Instagram is giving blunt...

Founders of Hidden Gems of Emerson

Students set out to uncover creative Emersonian ‘Hidden Gems’

February 25, 2021

Three students recently came together to create “Hidden Gems of Emerson,” an online human interest platform that aims to highlight fellow creative...

Miranda Nicusanti

First-year student starts dining center food review Instagram account

February 18, 2021

First-year student Miranda Nicusanti, a visual and media arts major from Orange County, CA, photographs the dining center meals for her Instagram food...

Instead of creating self-confidence by erasing long standing insecurities, these procedures sometimes transfer those insecurities onto other people.

Social media normalizes plastic surgery in a dangerous way

January 17, 2021

When a friend in middle school told me she couldn’t wait to spend her Bat Mitzvah money on a nose job, I told her to “go for it.” I remember thinking...

When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But this November, for the first time in a long time, there is a pandemic plaguing the U.S. during a presidential election. Illustration by Laura King

Mail-in voting is easy. Here’s why you should do it.

September 15, 2020

What does it mean to vote? When anyone casts their ballot in a normal year, they are fulfilling their civic responsibility as an American citizen. But...

Jilly Towson is one of hundreds of Emerson students taking to social media to promote Black Lives Matter.

How social media fueled a renewed outlook on activism at Emerson

August 30, 2020

Jilly Towson never questioned whether or not she should post online about the Black Lives Matter movement. “It’s my life, so it is impossible for...

Junior Juliet Walker sports the sweatshirt, covered in original drawings, that launched her clothing business. Courtesy of Juliet Walker.

Junior’s stained sweatshirt launches creative business

December 14, 2019

Frustrated by her inability to wash stains out of a thrifted sweatshirt, Junior Juliet Walker uncapped her permanent marker and started to draw on the...

Schifano (left) said he had no idea how Driver (right) managed to fit the entire orange in his mouth. He had to cut his in half to make it fit. Photo courtesy of Ben Schifano.

Adam Driver doppelgänger asks the actor to buy him a sandwich through Instagram

September 4, 2019

While Ben Schifano vacationed in Disneyland last year, he agreed to strike a pose as Star Wars' Kylo Ren after a mother asked him to take a picture with...

While developing a personal brand will not guarantee a job after graduation, it can certainly help with the search. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Using personal branding as a means to landing a job

March 23, 2019

“Please write about your personal brand story.” That was the final question on my summer internship application. Luckily, I had done my research and...

Junior Tuvana Isildar has made $15,000 since starting her slime business one year ago. - Photo by Chassidy David / Beacon Correspondent

Pop, crackle, squish: student creates successful slime business

November 7, 2018

What started as a slime hobby ended up making junior Tuvana Isildar thousands of dollars. Isildar's hobby evolved into spending her weekends creating,...

Freshman Jay Zimmer had over 120,000 followers on Vine, and has over 18,000 on Instagram. Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Correspondent

Freshman former Vine star turns to Instagram, YouTube

September 27, 2018

Freshman Jay Zimmer had over 120,000 followers and 90 million loops on Vine, an app that allowed users to post six-second videos. Now, he posts sketch...

Cathleen DaCosta debuted Heroin Is Not Chic at New York Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Cathleen DaCosta.

Alum combats ‘heroin chic’ trend with style

March 22, 2018

In the late '90s, supermodel Kate Moss popularized “heroin chic,” a fashion style based around grunge. Today, Cathleen DaCosta ‘10 has repurposed...

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