Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill.

Expanded voting protections at risk in Massachusetts

By Justin Chen and Camilo Fonseca
December 12, 2021

Several pandemic-era voting reforms in Massachusetts are slated to expire next week after dying on Beacon Hill, bringing an end to a period of increased voter access for many student residents. A bill...

A Student Government Association meeting from the spring semester.

SGA passes new legislation demanding modified spring break

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 11, 2021

The Student Government Association passed its first piece of spring semester legislation, “An Act To Advocate For The Community’s Well-Being” Monday night after students expressed burnout as a result...

The Berkeley Beacon office in Emersons 172 Tremont St. building.

SGA passes legislation condemning The Beacon over instances of racism, discrimination

By Andrew Brinker and Frankie Rowley
December 18, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation in their Dec. 8 meeting condemning The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s student newspaper, over instances of racism, ableism, and internal...

Debrosse, pictured middle right, in a Spring  Student Government Association meeting.

Debrosse to continue as SGA president through spring

By Charlie McKenna
November 16, 2020

Student Government Association Executive President Lindsay Debrosse will retain the organization’s presidency through the spring semester, she confirmed to The Beacon Wednesday.  Debrosse, who...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

SGA hopes to spur college action with first legislative effort

By Charlie McKenna
October 22, 2020

The Student Government Association passed its first piece of legislation, about several recent “Zoom-bombing” incidents, Tuesday—nearly halfway through the organization’s first semester under a...

A Student Assembly meeting during the Fall 2020 semester.

SGA passes legislation calling on administrators to address racist ‘zoom bombings’

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 21, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation Tuesday in response to a recent string of racist “Zoom bombing” incidents against student organization members.  The legislation,...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

SGA drafts statement condemning racist Zoom bombing incident

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
October 2, 2020

The Student Government Association drafted a statement at a Student Assembly meeting Tuesday condemning a recent hateful incident that afflicted a new organization for LGBTQ+ students of color.  The...

Even during evening runs on the Common, I find myself locating stores, lit areas, and clusters of people to run to if I’m ever in danger. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Exercise for women shouldn’t come with threats

By Katie Schmidt
October 11, 2018

Two summers ago a man in a car followed me while I jogged in my neighborhood. After two instances where he insisted I stop running and speak to him, I fled to my former high school's  swimming pool,...

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