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Hannah Nilsson (right), Olivia Bodley (middle), Clara Livingston (left)

‘This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing’ explores self-love and individuality in whimsical world

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
October 21, 2021

“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” the latest show in Emerson Stage’s 2021-22 season, a children’s fairytale about three unique sisters embarking on their individual journeys,...

Still from Sky Hopinkas “Maɬni–towards the ocean, towards the shore.”

‘Bright Lights Film Series’ hosts first in person event since pandemic

By Karissa Schaefer, Staff Writer, Living Arts
October 14, 2021

After 18 months of Zoom screenings and discussions, Emerson’s “Bright Lights Film Series” hosted its first in-person event since Mar. 12, 2020 on Oct. 8 with a screening of “Maɬni–towards the...

Emerson Stages production of The Late Wedding marked the return of live theater on Emersons campus.

Live theater returns with production of “The Late Wedding”

By Sophia Pargas, Content Managing Editor
October 4, 2021

After 559 days of closed curtains and empty theaters, Emerson Stage kicked off its fall season with a production of “The Late Wedding,” a play about love, marriage, and all of its complexities.  The...

Boarded up entrances to the Paramount Theatre.

Paramount first-year students face mandatory move-out

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-large
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...

Cutler Majestic Theater, one of ArtEmerson’s performance venues.

ArtsEmerson hosts first event since March 2020

By Sophia Pargas and Mariyam Quaisar
September 9, 2021

ArtsEmerson’s first in-person event in 18 months—an open house in the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Wednesday—aimed to reintroduce the public to theater and encourage them to get excited about this...

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...

French class has kept Ríos occupied during quarantine.

Student-athlete in quarantine day five: finally back to feeling 100 percent

By José Ríos
April 10, 2021

April 7 marked officially less than a full week before I am finally able to leave Paramount.  Over the course of the night, things seemed to be improving for myself. Early Tuesday night, I was alerted...

A sanitation worker cleaning a room.

Maintenance staff risk safety to protect community

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 8, 2021

When maintenance worker Ramiro Soto returns home after a long day of cleaning Emerson buildings, he disinfects his backpack, jumps in the shower, and places the clothes he wore that day in a plastic bag...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Spring semester sees rise of invalid COVID-19 tests, new ‘inconclusive’ category

By Alec Klusza, Assistant News Editor
March 4, 2021

This semester, the college has reported a slight rise in COVID-19 tests coming back “invalid” and has introduced a new “inconclusive” category for tests, exacerbating the logistical inconvenience...

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

Quarantined students describe abysmal food conditions, allergen violations

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

Five students in quarantine and isolation housing in the Paramount residence hall, cut off from many of the college’s services and completely dependent on twice-a-day meal delivery to their door to eat,...

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,...

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...

Dylan Scott was quarantined in Paramount for two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19.

Two weeks in Emerson’s Paramount quarantine space

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
September 22, 2020

Every day for two weeks, Dylan Scott woke up in an empty four-person suite in the Paramount residence hall to the view of sun cast on a brick wall, breakfast waiting in a box outside the door. Scott...

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

Students in private on-campus rooms may isolate ‘in place’ if exposed to virus

By Andrew Brinker and Diti Kohli
August 21, 2020

Students housed in single rooms with private bathrooms on campus or in the W Boston hotel may be quarantined and isolated in their own dorm room following a positive COVID-19 test result or potential exposure...

The Paramount residence hall will be used to house students potentially exposed to or ill with COVID-19 in the fall.

Paramount to house classes despite quarantine designation

By Charlie McKenna
August 17, 2020

Emerson will hold classes in the Paramount Center in the fall, just below the building’s residential floors that will serve as the college’s designated quarantine space for those exposed to or infected...

A man walking past the W Hotel on Stuart St.

W hotel to be used as temporary residence for more than 200 students

By Charlie McKenna
July 30, 2020

The college intends to house more than 200 students in the W hotel this semester, a measure being taken to accommodate social distancing on campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced...

The Little Building residence hall.

Emerson Reopening: What we know so far

By Charlie McKenna and Diana Bravo
July 28, 2020

Over the past several months, Emerson has been slowly doling out new information on what on-campus life at the college will look like in the fall through emails and press releases, piecing together a picture...

The Paramount residence hall will be used to house students potentially exposed to or ill with COVID-19 in the fall.

Paramount residence hall to be used as quarantine space for ill or exposed students

By Charlie McKenna
July 5, 2020

The college plans to use the Paramount residence hall as a quarantine and isolation space for students who have contracted or been exposed to COVID-19, an email sent to students Sunday afternoon with more...


Incident Journal: More graffiti, clothes stolen

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 12, 2020

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, Jan. 27 A student...

The Paramount residence hall will be used to house students potentially exposed to or ill with COVID-19 in the fall.

Paramount Lags Behind Other Residence Halls in Sustainability

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 16, 2020

Of all of Boston’s residence halls, The Paramount Center produces the most greenhouse gas emissions compared to its size, according to data gathered in 2018 and published in September 2019 by the City...

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