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Tana Mongeau’s dizzy history of YouTube controversy

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Chief Copyeditor
July 5, 2021

If you ask a fan, they’ll probably tell you that Tana Mongeau is most famous for her 2015 storytime video where she shouted the iconic line “he fucked me with a toothbrush”, or for her aforementioned...

Students relaxing on Boston Common.

The struggle to socialize in a year of separation

By Dana Gerber and Alec Klusza
March 18, 2021

In the first semester of his sophomore year, junior visual and media arts major Devin Elias went to parties every other weekend and met with friends to watch horror movies once a week.  Now, in light...

An in-person class session in the Paramount Center.

One year into pandemic learning, professors tired of mixed format

By Frankie Rowley and Alec Klusza
March 17, 2021

A year into pandemic, professors—forced to straddle the two modalities of hybrid learning—say the new form has proven onerous, while others have learned to work around its constraints.  Last March,...

We’re putting faculty and staff in danger

We’re putting faculty and staff in danger

By Editorial Board
July 28, 2020

In a world toppled by the COVID-19 pandemic, Emerson administration gave students a choice: return to an altered campus and participate in a mix of in-person and online classes or opt to go fully online....

A pile of belonging rests curbside as one of the hundreds of Emerson students who live on campus squeezed everything they owned into their car.

How the coronavirus outbreak is affecting students’ lives

By Melissa Rosales, Podcast Producer
March 22, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we discuss how the coronavirus outbreak affects students’ lives, with producer Melissa Rosales, Berkeley Beacon’s opinion editor, Ziqi Wang and senior visual...

Ben Schifano created Without Collegiate Approval so artists wouldnt have to fear rejection. Photo by Rida Ashraf / Beacon Correspondent.

Rejected art finds home in Without Collegiate Approval

By Isabel Sami
April 22, 2018

After witnessing student artwork get rejected by organizations and faculty on campus, junior Ben Schifano created a solution: Without Collegiate Approval, an online collection of art where Emerson students...

Logging on to feel less alone

Logging on to feel less alone

By Andrew Stanton
April 18, 2018

As a confused, gay teenager, lacking any support from family or peers, I did what any other young member of the LGBTQ community would—I logged onto the internet. According to the Born This Way Foundation,...

Love Column: An online dating recipe for disaster

By Kelly Vernon
October 12, 2017

I don’t do online dating. I wish I did, but I just don’t. I would rather ruin a relationship with someone I know in real life, you know? I’m into making places I frequent real awkward for myself. But...

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