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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The B-Side: “Old Town Road” is a decade-defining yeehaw anthem

The B-Side: “Old Town Road” is a decade-defining yeehaw anthem

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
January 22, 2020

If there was one song that no one could escape hearing in 2019, it would be Lil Nas X’s country-trap banger “Old Town Road." The song went diamond in the U.S., and holds the record for most time spent...

The Office for Civil Rights currently has one open investigation into the college after a parent of a former student alleged that the college discriminated against their son.

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 12/13: Semester wrap up

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
December 13, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 12/13: Semester wrap up" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB with the latest episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning...

Beacon Podcast: College raises undergraduate tuition by 4 percent

Beacon Podcast: College raises undergraduate tuition by 4 percent

April 5, 2019

On March 21, the college announced a 4 percent increase to the undergraduate tuition for returning students. This increased the total cost of attendance to $66,256 per year—$2,556 more than the cost...

Beacon podcast: What to do in an on-campus elevator entrapment

Beacon podcast: What to do in an on-campus elevator entrapment

March 25, 2019

Five elevator entrapments occurred in the first two and a half months of spring 2019, and nine at the end of fall 2018, according to incident journals provided by the Emerson College Police Department. Enterprise...

Beacon Podcast: College operates with nine director-level vacancies

Beacon Podcast: College operates with nine director-level vacancies

February 20, 2019

A recent Beacon investigation found that the college operates with eight director-level vacancies in the administration. With the planned departure of Senior Associate Vice President for Real Estate Arthur...

Beacon Podcast: Permits detail budget increase for 172 Tremont

Beacon Podcast: Permits detail budget increase for 172 Tremont

January 18, 2019

Interior renovations to The Commons at 172 Tremont St. tacked on $1.1 million more than the college initially anticipated, according to City of Boston public records. News editor Chris Van Buskirk joins...

Junior Gavin Faucette (center, No. 7) led the Lions in scoring for the second season in a row. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Junior forward earns First Team All-Conference honors

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 29, 2018

Two Lions took home individual honors for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference postseason awards earlier this month. Junior forward Gavin Faucette made the NEWMAC All-Conference...

Watch: Women’s soccer claims first home NEWMAC playoff win in college history

October 31, 2018

Emerson’s women’s soccer team claimed the first home conference playoff win in school history by beating the Babson College Beavers 1-0 on Tuesday thanks to an 18th-minute goal from Veronica Alberts.

Veronica Alberts (No. 11) runs past Babsons Maya King (No. 23). Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer wins first home NEWMAC playoff game in college history

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
October 31, 2018

Emerson’s women’s soccer team claimed the first home conference playoff win in school history by beating the Babson College Beavers 1-0 on Tuesday. Junior forward Veronica Alberts scored the game’s...

Ryan Rinaldi (center) poses with the Emerson Cheer Squad after finishing a routine. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Junior jumps into cheer squad as male cheerleader

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
October 29, 2018

When Ryan Rinaldi transferred to Emerson from the San Francisco Art Institute, he did not anticipate becoming a cheerleader. But after attending the organization fair in his second year at Emerson, the...

The womens soccer team celebrates senior Kira Venturinis opening goal on senior day. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Fall sports honor seniors with pregame ceremonies

October 24, 2018

By Aaron Miller and Kyle Bray The soccer and volleyball teams celebrated the achievements and careers of their senior players last Saturday with food, posters, and cardboard cutouts of players' heads....

Darius Boamah challenges for the ball in Emersons 1-0 loss to WPI. Photo: Abbey Finn/Beacon Correspondent.

Late goal sinks men’s soccer against WPI

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
October 1, 2018

The men’s soccer team lost to Worchester Polytechnic Institute 1-0 after conceding in the final minute of the game Saturday afternoon. Head coach Bryan Harkin said that, despite the loss, his...

Ashbaugh (middle) poses with friends after finishing the race.
COURTESY OF CHRISTINA ASHBAUGH

Despite bike accident, senior XC runner makes final race

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 20, 2017

Cristina Ashbaugh raced in the final meet of her cross country career only 12 days after being hit by a car. The senior was hit at the intersection of Exeter and Beacon streets while riding her bike...

Men’s soccer pulled out a NEWMAC win in its final game.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Men’s soccer recap: Harkin realistic after disappointing season

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 8, 2017

Men’s soccer head coach Bryan Harkin set a lofty goal to make the NEWMAC playoffs with his team this season, but the Lions finished far from it. The Lions finished with an overall record of 5-10-2,...

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