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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Elly Bryant and Olivienne Redding at their volunteer shift holding “kindness flower” made in the art studio for guests.

Emerson students embrace St. Francis House volunteer work

By Maeve Lawler, Deputy Enterprise News Editor
October 7, 2021

Three Emerson students participated in the college’s orientation volunteer event at St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for those experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts, located in downtown...

An altered semester begins as first-year students move into Little Building

An altered semester begins as first-year students move into Little Building

By Lizzie Heintz and Diti Kohli
August 21, 2020

First-year students began to move into Little Building Friday, while adhering to COVID-19 safety regulations. Unlike previous years, the new student move-in process will be parsed over four days, rather...

Co-founder of First Gen E-M Anthony Rodriguez wears a pin celebrating his first-generation student identity. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Correspondent

Junior organizes inaugural orientation event for first generation students

By Rachelle Ma
September 12, 2019

For most new students, the colorful sight of banners and orientation leaders in blue shirts and glitter makeup is a warm welcome to the new campus. But for first-generation college students like junior...

Editorial: Underwhelmed by overcommitment

By Editorial Board
September 7, 2017

At issue: Emerson's culture of overcommitment Our take: Failure is an essential learning experience Orientation leaders have, at the direction of orientation core staff, encouraged incoming students...

OLs tried to take emphasis off organizations.
CASSANDRA MARTINEZ / BEACON STAFF

Orientation Leaders shift focus from organizations

By Allison Hagan
September 6, 2017

Combating the culture of overcommitment on campus dominated many of the conversations at the Fall 2017 New Student Orientation, from group meetings on Boston Common to student-led workshops. Karin Yehoudian,...

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