Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Illustration by Rachel Choi

The EVVYS exists for the check, not for student appreciation.

By Jackson Bailey, Staff Writer, Living Arts / April 26, 2023

I was very excited to become a writer for the 42nd Evvy Awards, Emerson’s student award ceremony. At the beginning of last semester, I joined a team...

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

College to increase tuition by four percent for 2023-24 academic year

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor / April 14, 2023

Emerson College is set to increase the undergraduate costs of attendance by four percent for the 2023-24 academic year, according to a community-wide email...

Illustration by Hailey Akau

Your parents don’t hate you, you’re just entitled

By Hailey Akau, Assistant Multimedia Editor and Magazine Section Editor / April 12, 2023

Ah, yes, the cool rebellious teen trope. The “nobody understands me” loner with undoubted swagger and a “fuck authority” attitude. A figure that...

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

Tuition strike urges Emerson to redistribute funds

By Shannon Garrido, Editor-in-chief / September 2, 2021

As many Emerson students might be aware, at the beginning of March it was announced that tuition will increase for all undergraduate students for the second...

The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

Yearly tuition increases should not become the norm

By Shannon Garrido and Lucia Thorne / March 31, 2021

On March 15, Emerson announced a “flexibility week” meant to tackle the steady decline of students’ mental health. That same week, it was announced...

No one should have to pay to work, especially college students who are already paying for their respective schools.

Internship for credit: gaining experience or getting scammed?

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor / March 31, 2021

During my first-year student orientation, I was excited to see that Emerson offered academic internship opportunities, including one located in Washington...

Respect college employees with improved communication

Respect college employees with improved communication

By Editorial Board / October 2, 2019

Over the summer, the college switched their employment software from their old system, People Admin, to a new software called Workday. In the process of...

Because OISA only sends out this single email each year to international students, some of my friends still don’t see the importance and necessity in reporting taxes, so they disregard this email. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Don’t leave international students guessing on Tax Day

By Ziqi Wang / April 10, 2019

About a month before Tax Day last year, I received an email from the Office of International Student Affairs. “DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL” was the...

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...

Annual budget requests totaled $901,326 for 2018-2019., according to SGA.  Graphic by Laura King / Berkeley Beacon

Organizations request more funding than 2017-18

By Chris Van Buskirk, Former Editor-in-Chief/Emerson ‘21 / April 12, 2018

The Student Government Association’s annual budget requests totaled $901,326, a $153,465 increase from last year. ABR allows SGA-recognized organizations,...