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 old student mailroom in the basement of the Colonial Building.

College sees dip in student job availability amid pandemic

By Julia Burns
November 24, 2020

At the onset of the pandemic, mass layoffs and unemployment decimated the U.S. and its businesses. Now, in Emerson’s first full semester during COVID-19, some students struggled to secure the on-campus...

The old student mailroom in the basement of the Colonial Building.

Student mailroom to move from Colonial to Little Building

By Charlie McKenna
July 24, 2020

The college will move the mailroom out of the Colonial Building basement and into the first floor of the Little Building before the beginning of the fall semester, a college official told the Beacon. Karen...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Mailroom overflow, PERIOD. rally, and Title IX

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Mailroom overflow, PERIOD. rally, and Title IX

October 18, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 10/18: Mailroom overflow, PERIOD. rally, and Title IX" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the sixth episode of The...

The old student mailroom in the basement of the Colonial Building.

Increase in freshman population floods mailroom

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 16, 2019

Sophomore Batya Conn returned in August to her job in the college's mailroom to hundreds of packages. Conn said the mailroom has to accommodate for 800 more students' packages with the opening of Little...

I never could have imagined how students’ excessive online shopping could impact the workers, and how much worse this purchasing habit would get over the course of my college career. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

By Kaitlyn Bryson
September 3, 2019

In a world filled with instant gratification, personally tailored advertisements, and one-click shopping, it can be easy to overlook how our purchases impact others. But our lack of knowledge is exactly...

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