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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Sam Willinger (right) celebrates after scoring a point for the Lions last season.

Senior Spotlight: Willinger reminisces about career ahead of uncertain season

By José Ríos
November 8, 2020

In his past three seasons as a Lion, senior men’s volleyball right side hitter Sam Willinger  worked diligently to change the team’s image and culture. He has managed to help create a more inclusive...

The mens soccer teams 3.56 GPA is good for the second highest in the conference, behind academic powerhouse MIT.

Men’s soccer earns United Soccer Coaches Academic Award honors

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 14, 2020

The United Soccer Coaches organization recognized the Emerson men’s soccer team with the Academic Award for its work in the classroom and its 3.56 cumulative team grade point average, the second-highest...

Sophomore Zach Waterhouse is averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc.

Lions enter conference play at the top of the food chain

By Ethan McDowell
January 16, 2020

Men’s basketball head coach Bill Curley knew his team’s mentality needed to change following its 2019 NEWMAC championship.  The Lions are no longer underdogs, and Curley wants the squad to keep...

Senior Quinn Madden recorded 213 points last season. Beacon Archive

Women’s basketball rebuilds team after loss of key seniors

By Andrew Lin
November 6, 2019

For two years, junior forward Sam Boyle played alongside her older sister Charlie Boyle ‘19, but she will be taking the court alone this year. Instead of inheriting her sister’s playstyle, however,...

Junior outside hitter Grace Tepper (center) recorded 23 kills in the Lions win against MIT. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Lions upset MIT, pull off comeback for first NEWMAC playoff win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 6, 2019

The women’s volleyball team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the NEWMAC playoff quarterfinals after coming back from a 2-0 deficit for its first playoff win since 2016. Before...

Senior Creighton Dorfman started in 57 of the 66 games he played in as a Lion. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s soccer ends season with first NEWMAC win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 2, 2019

Men's soccer senior Creighton Dorfman said the moment he walked off Rotch Field for the final time in his career will be one he will remember forever. “Signing off one last time with a win in the...

The womens volleyball team notched its 17th win of the season on senior day. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball defeats Brandeis on senior day

By Ethan McDowell
October 26, 2019

The women’s volleyball team recorded its second consecutive victory Saturday after they defeated Brandeis University 3-1 on senior day. In the ceremony before the match, the Lions’ only senior,...

The Emerson Skunks lost in the semifinals of the Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday. Photo by Domenic Conte / Beacon Staff

Emerson Skunks compete in ‘Huck for Hope’ charity tournament

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
April 8, 2019

The college’s ultimate disc club, the Emerson Skunks, participated in the sixth annual Huck for Hope charity tournament on Sunday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Skunks and four...

Freshman Bass Lin is undefeated in singles matches this season, having not lost one set all year. Photo by Abbey Finn / Beacon Correspondent

Undefeated freshman tennis player shines as team’s top option

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
March 18, 2019

Freshman tennis player Bass Lin remains undefeated 10 matches into his rookie season, in both singles and doubles. Before becoming the No. 1 option for the Lions and facing the top players on the opposing...

Emerson’s women’s basketball team got 22 points off the bench Wednesday night in its 71-48 loss to the MIT Engineers.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

Women’s BBALL drops third straight game against MIT

By Matt Case
December 7, 2017

Benefiting from a significant height advantage, MIT came into the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym and made quick work of Emerson, handing the Lions their third straight loss in a 71-48 victory in women’s...

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