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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Resident assistants, on-campus organizations seek community in coming out

Resident assistants, on-campus organizations seek community in coming out

By Adri Pray, News Editor
October 12, 2022

Resident assistants and on-campus organizations honored National Coming Out Day last Tuesday with a social event to provide a sense of queer community.  As a white transgender man, resident assistant...

Students in the Little Building

NECHE team student forum discusses on-campus opportunity, student protests, financial transparency

By Adri Pray, News Editor
September 21, 2022

Five Emerson students gathered in the SPC Black Box Theater Monday afternoon to meet with two representatives from the New England Commission of Higher Education team as part of Emerson’s 10-year re-accreditation...

The Little Building residence hall.

First years share first impressions of Emerson

By Hannah Nguyen, Deputy Express News Editor
September 7, 2022

No masks, no Zoom, no COVID-19 restrictions—the class of 2026’s first semester doesn’t look all that different from the beginning of high school.  While the class had an educational experience...

Students in the Little Building

Little Building laundry rooms to be closed for routine maintenance

By Adri Pray, News Editor
March 1, 2022

The Little Building laundry rooms will be unoperational on both Wednesday, Mar. 2 and Thursday, Mar. 3 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., per an email sent from the Housing Operations Team Monday morning. During...

Boarded up entrances to the Paramount Theatre.

Paramount first-year students face mandatory move-out

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
September 23, 2021

Four weeks into the fall semester, some students housed in the Paramount Center are being asked to move to new residences in the Little Building—despite the desires of many to stay right where they are. Administrators...

City Hall flags at half-mast, Sept. 12 2001

Terror Strikes Home: Emerson on 9/11

By Beacon Staff
September 11, 2021

This article was originally published in the Sept. 13, 2001 edition of The Berkeley Beacon.  "I used to see the New York skyline everyday on my way to high school," said Emerson student Evan Bindelglass....

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Three students stuck in stairwell of Little Building, leaflets found on Walker Building

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 21, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, April 12 Three...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Suspicious person reported in Little Building, fire alarm set off at Boston Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 14, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, April 5 A fire...

Skywell of the Little Building.

Little Building lightwell noises bother first-year students

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
March 11, 2021

Little Building residents who live in a lightwell-facing room say their sleep, class, and work schedules are being disrupted by the recurrence of intrusive voices and loud music echoing off the building’s...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Bypasses of security in the Little Building, fire alarm set off at Park Plaza Hotel

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 3, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday, Feb. 23  ECPD...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Stolen property and contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 24, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Tuesday, Feb. 16 ECPD...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Pizza oven fire extinguished in Dining Center, contraband found in Little Building

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 14, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Feb. 8 ECPD...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Two non-Emerson members found in Little Building, fire alarm set off in Park Plaza Hotel

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 10, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Feb. 1  ECPD...

Marias Taqueria

Why local businesses need student support now more than ever

By Editorial Board
February 3, 2021

COVID-19 has decimated countless American businesses. In 2021, many are struggling under new COVID safety regulations, which force them to reduce seating capacity and often reduce late night hours, an...

Starting college during the pandemic takes a toll on mental health

Starting college during the pandemic takes a toll on mental health

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 24, 2021

Moving onto campus for the first time as a freshman is daunting. Stepping out of your comfort zone while meeting new people from different backgrounds is one of the building blocks of the college experience....

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Students followed on MBTA

October 28, 2020

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity, but not for content. Monday, October 19 ECPD...

The Little Building on a rainy day.

Emerson enforces sanctions for COVID violations in line with nearby colleges

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
October 22, 2020

It was the first night out of college-mandated quarantine at the beginning of the fall semester. A group of half a dozen friends, all first-years living in Little Building, were chatting on Boston Common,...

Scooby Doo in all his glory

First-year student wanders LB in Scooby Doo costume to ‘spread love’

By Lucia Thorne
October 1, 2020

To the surprise of many, residents of the Little Building earlier this week were graced by the presence of everyone’s favorite mystery-solving canine, Scooby Doo. Scooby, a student who requested to...

An altered semester begins as first-year students move into Little Building

An altered semester begins as first-year students move into Little Building

By Lizzie Heintz and Diti Kohli
August 21, 2020

First-year students began to move into Little Building Friday, while adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations. Unlike previous years, the new student move-in process will be parsed over four days, rather...

The Little Building residence hall.

Emerson Reopening: What we know so far

By Charlie McKenna and Diana Bravo
July 28, 2020

Over the past several months, Emerson has been slowly doling out new information on what on-campus life at the college will look like in the fall through emails and press releases, piecing together a picture...

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