Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Co-founder of First Gen E-M Anthony Rodriguez wears a pin celebrating his first-generation student identity. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Correspondent

Junior organizes inaugural orientation event for first generation students

By Rachelle Ma
September 12, 2019

For most new students, the colorful sight of banners and orientation leaders in blue shirts and glitter makeup is a warm welcome to the new campus. But for first-generation college students like junior...

Guilt-tripping individuals for staying in can make them feel needlessly self-conscious. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Don’t let peer pressure trick you into partying

By Katie Schmidt
March 27, 2019

When I attended community college, I became an inside joke with my friends because I didn’t go out that often. If you stayed in on the weekend, or avoided a party because you had too much work, or weren’t...

Op-ed: Risking financial security for a coveted college education

Op-ed: Risking financial security for a coveted college education

By Emily Cardona
March 21, 2019

Low-income students, like myself, frequently get put in a position where we must put aside our basic necessities, including toiletries and food, to attend Emerson. Low-income students, or those coming...

Op-Ed: Restitution is needed for students affected by government shutdown

Op-Ed: Restitution is needed for students affected by government shutdown

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
January 16, 2019

The United States is experiencing its longest government shutdown in history—three weeks and counting. Many of us are not directly affected but the disruption in Washington, D.C. is jeopardizing the...

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