Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Three weed dealers––Jamie, Alex, and John––who spoke with The Beacon on the condition of anonymity, discussed their life as dealers on campus and how it impacts their customers.

Let’s Be Really Blunt: Student dealers on what it’s like being “The Plug”

By Campbell Parish and Karissa Schaefer
May 1, 2021

College students, often overwhelmed by the pressures of schoolwork, social life, and on-campus extracurricular commitments, not to mention jobs, have increasingly turned to weed as an outlet for their...

People over 21 can use cannabis recreationally and legally according to Massachusetts state law, but for Emerson students, this isn’t the case. Abby Noyes/ Beacon Staff

Beacon Breakdown: What’s the case with cannabis on-campus?

By Kaitlyn Mettetal
November 7, 2018

Nearly two years after the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Massachusetts the college remains substance-free in accordance with federal laws that prohibit any form of cannabis use. With...

Ching-Bush cites active communication with students as the most important step in any sanctioning process.  Photo courtesy of Beacon Archives.

Campus life gears student conduct programs towards conversation

By Kaitlyn Bryson
September 27, 2018

The college shaped its alcohol and marijuana peer-led programs around conversation and education rather than punishment. The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct renamed the alcohol education...

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