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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Boarded up entrances to the Paramount Theatre.

Paramount first-year students face mandatory move-out

By Camilo Fonseca, Content Managing Editor
September 23, 2021

Four weeks into the fall semester, some students housed in the Paramount Center are being asked to move to new residences in the Little Building—despite the desires of many to stay right where they are. Administrators...

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...

Twenty three hours inside the college’s quarantine residence

Twenty three hours inside the college’s quarantine residence

By Domenic Conte, Sports Columnist
October 22, 2020

I’d give the Paramount Hotel three stars following my brief stay in the college’s on-campus quarantine residence hall.  After showing symptoms of COVID-19 but receiving a negative test last week,...

Emerson will remove plexiglass dividers installed in classrooms preceding the Fall 2021 semester.

Campus capacity severely limited with new retrofitting measures

By Charlie McKenna
August 27, 2020

The rapidly approaching fall semester will see Emerson’s vertical downtown Boston campus drastically altered due to COVID-19 safety restrictions and new retrofitting designed to keep larger groups from...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: 4 elevator trappings, no fun for Norman

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 25, 2020

Monday, Feb. 17 ECPD confiscated drug paraphernalia from a student suite in the Paramount Center Residence Hall. ECPD assisted a student who was trapped inside an elevator at Piano Row. ECPD...


Incident Journal: Little Building vandalized and theft in Fitness Center

October 21, 2019

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, Oct. 7,  An...


Summer Incident Journal: Thousands of dollars in construction equipment stolen

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
September 25, 2019

Monday, May 20 A fire alarm was set off at the Paramount Center by a dumpster hitting a dry flow system in the loading dock. No one was injured. A staff person at the Ansin Building reported receiving...

Beacon Archives

Warehouse in Somerville now available to VMA majors

By Hanna Marchesseault
January 5, 2019

At the Emerson Prop Warehouse in Somerville, items ranging from old televisions to gladiator shields pile from the floor to the ceiling. The warehouse, which has been in Somerville for the past three...

ECPD responded to three Paramount elevator incidents in one week. Annissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Reports of on-campus elevator entrapments spike

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 18, 2018

The college’s police department helped release students from on-campus elevators in six separate incidents this semester. Half of those incidents involved elevators in the Paramount residence hall. The...

Crowds file into the Boston Opera House in front of the Paramount residence building entrance to see Hamilton.     Photo by Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Theater crowds create sidewalk traffic for students

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
October 17, 2018

The Emerson Colonial Theatre premiered “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” this summer, and brought hundreds of theater guests to Boylston Street. Now, with classes in session, students must dodge these matinee...

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