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Emerson College's student newspaper

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Little Building and Walker Building in snow.

College rescinds collective vandalism charges after student pressure

By Bailey Allen and Sabrina Lam
March 1, 2023

The college has dropped its plan to collectively charge Little Building residents a $16,000 vandalism fee in the face of staunch opposition from its student union. Emerson’s Office of Housing and...

Contraceptive vending machine.

Wellness Center installs emergency birth control vending machine in Little Building

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
February 15, 2023

Tucked in the corner of Emerson College’s Little Building mailroom is a brand-new vending machine. Not for snacks, though—it’s full of emergency contraception pills. The college’s Wellness Center...

The Little Building residence hall.

Letter from the Editor: On the insensitive coverage of campus tragedies

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
February 10, 2023

The Berkeley Beacon failed you on Friday when we hastily published a story about the passing of Brooks Walker without consideration and proper context. Our actions are inexcusable—not only because of...

Police responded to the Little Building on Friday morning after a student was found deceased, according to officials.

Police investigate campus tragedy in Little Building

By Bailey Allen and Camilo Fonseca
February 3, 2023

Police responded to Emerson's Little Building on Friday morning as part of a "death investigation." College officials confirmed that the deceased was a student. Officers were called the area of 80 Boylston...

Animal Adventures family zoo and animal rescue center brought live creatures to the Student Performance Center in the Little Building on Jan. 21.

Students handle exotic wildlife in ‘Animal Adventures’ event

By Quinn O'Connor, Staff Writer and Copyeditor
February 1, 2023

College students lined the stairway to the Student Performance Center on Jan. 27 for a chance to meet a variety of exotic animals in the college’s second hosting of "Animal Adventure" night. "Animal...

The Little Building residence hall.

Little Building wins 2022 American Architecture Award for historic preservation

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
January 25, 2023

A landmark of the neo-Gothic style in Boston, the Little Building was built over a century ago. But it took a purchase by Emerson and a massive contemporary reimagining to earn it recognition for its “modern...

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

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

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
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, Editor-at-large
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, 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, Editor-at-large
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, Former news editor
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...

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