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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

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Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

The Red Cross picks politics over science

By Kyle Labe
Published February 21, 2019

When I was in high school, the American Red Cross would sometimes station one of their “bloodmobiles” in the parking lot. A doctor, nurse, and phlebotomist...

Alumna Jaclyn Friedmans new book, Unscrewed: The Future of Female Sexual Power, comes out later this month.
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Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04

By Kyle Labe
Published November 1, 2017

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 may be best known at Emerson for her fiery orientation talks on consent and sexual liberation. A writing, literature, and publishing...

Students, faculty, and alumni listened to panelists discuss the future of LGBT publishing in the Bill Bordy Theater.
Mariana Apestegui Carazo / Beacon Correspondent

Publishing panel marches “Gayly Forward”

By Kyle Labe
Published October 4, 2017

Benoit Denizet-Lewis was 21, living in San Francisco, and just figuring out his sexual orientation when he had his first tastes of queer literature at...

Isabel Thottam self-publishes her first childrens book.
Courtesy of Isabel Thottam

Alum pens a mixed-breed read for children

By Kyle Labe
Published September 6, 2017

Isabel Thottam ‘13 was first published in the seventh grade when Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul selected one of her poems. Now, the visual and media...

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