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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A sticky note on a laundry machine in the Paramount Building. Photo by Jonathan Yao

Laundry backlogs cause stress, confusion; college to renovate in 2024

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
April 13, 2022

Emerson students have long complained of dysfunctional laundry machines, but the college does not plan to renovate its systems any time soon. “I’ve had times where I had to run the dryer three times,...

The exterior of Paramount Theater on Washington Street.

Paramount set to house students during fall semester

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
July 11, 2021

Emerson intends to house students in the Paramount Center Residence Hall during the fall semester, after it was designated as a quarantine and isolation space for the entire 2020-21 academic year.  Paramount...

Ríos was given permission to leave his suite to do laundry during quarantine.

Student-athlete’s final days in quarantine: 0/10 would not do it again

By José Ríos
April 14, 2021

People tend to complain about how fast the weekend goes by, but believe me, my weekend has gone by slower than expected. I am not exaggerating when I say that the last time I spent this much time in...

Ríos and his stuffed penguin Melvin in quarantine.

Student-athlete in quarantine day four: the day I thought I lost my sense of smell

By José Ríos
April 7, 2021

Tuesday was day four of my isolation, or, as I like to call it, just a full week before I am scheduled to leave Paramount. I was sent to Paramount for isolation on Saturday after testing positive. Emerson...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found outside Walker Building, non-Emerson member found in Paramount

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
January 28, 2021

The Emerson College Police Department provides the Incident Journal to The Beacon every week. Beacon staff edit the Incident Journal for style and clarity but not for content. Monday, Dec. 14 An...

Emersons Paramount theater.

ArtsEmerson, WERS receive grant money from Boston COVID-19 fund

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
October 13, 2020

Two Emerson-affiliated organizations, ArtsEmerson and WERS 88.9, received grant funding from Boston’s $1 million Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund this summer to maintain operations during the coronavirus...

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