Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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The original ‘Gossip Girl’ ate up Thanksgiving episodes

By Hadera McKay, Opinion Editor
November 16, 2022

Thanksgiving—along with being one of the more deeply-offensive and antiquated colonial holidays celebrated in this God-forsaken country—is also a time for unbridled family chaos.  Drunk aunts overshare...

Entertainment for Change feature in Green Living Magazine. Photo courtesy of Jade Zaroff.

Creating art for a better world: Emerson alum founds New York based nonprofit

By Payton Cavanaugh
March 3, 2022

The impact of art is vast and intentional artistic expression is incredibly influential to today’s youth.   Emerson alum Jade Zaroff ‘16 has committed herself and her career to providing a space...

The Governors Ball in 2014

Emerson students torn on live music festival

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor At Large
September 30, 2021

Emerson students flocked across state lines to attend this year’s Governors Ball music festival last weekend—a unique experience for students deprived of concerts for months amid the pandemic.  The...

Students moving out of their dorms in March 2020

From coast to coast, Emerson students return to Boston

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 21, 2021

This week, thousands of Emerson students are emerging from their month-and-a-half winter break to descend on the Boston campus for the spring semester. Across the city, the state, and the nation, coronavirus...

Gary Sowder writes about love and sex.

‘On the DL’: The sexual politics of sleeping with closeted guys

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
October 1, 2020

My mom lives in Westchester County, New York, a place that is most known for being the home of the Clintons', and the last place Robert Durst’s wife was seen alive. After COVID-19 touched down in America,...

Lorelei Bandrovschi 09 is currently crowdfunding to find a permanent home for her booze-free bar, Listen Bar. Photo Courtesy of Shannon Sturgis

Alumna takes the booze out of the bar

By Caroline Broderick
January 20, 2019

As Lorelei Bandrovschi's 27th birthday neared, she asked 27 of her friends to each give her a personal challenge. She initially disliked one challenge to quit drinking for a month, but it ultimately...

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