Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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,...

Paramount residence halls are designated as a quarantine and isolation space in the fall for ill and exposed students.

Non-residential students’ visitation to be restored

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 17, 2022

Non-residential Emerson students can visit residential halls beginning on Jan. 18, college officials announced on Monday evening.  Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Boston-based Emerson students may be...

A mural honoring John Lewis was painted on the wall in the Quiet Study room in Piano Row.

Civil Rights leader John Lewis to be honored by new 20-foot-long mural in Piano Row

By Campbell Parish
November 4, 2020

If you take a peek inside Emerson’s Quiet Room on the second floor of Piano Row, a new 20-foot mural in honor of the late Congressman and Civil Rights Movement leader John Lewis stands tall. Emerson...

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...

The Piano Row bulletin board that was the subject of vandalism remained bare as of Wednesday night.

Vandalism strikes Piano Row for the second time

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
February 19, 2020

A bulletin board on the 13th floor of Piano Row celebrating Black History Month was vandalized on Feb. 9, according to an email from Residence Director Shen de Leon. The board was defaced with derogatory...


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...

Photo credit: Gege Tan

Security cameras installed in Max over security concerns

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
February 4, 2020
The college and Bon Appétit partnered to install three additional security cameras in the Max over winter break.
Incident Journal: Offensive graffiti found in Piano Row and Little Building

Incident Journal: Offensive graffiti found in Piano Row and Little Building

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
January 29, 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. 20 ECPD and Boston...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

SGA condemns swastikas in Piano Row stairwell

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
January 23, 2020

The Student Government Association, in a statement released Thursday morning, condemned antisemitic graffiti found in the stairwells of Piano Row this week.SGA says it hopes the administration will not...


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...

Members of the Portland Trail Blazers climb out of a Piano Row elevator. Photo by @meyersleonard11/Twitter

NBA team stuck in campus elevator for 30 minutes

By Anissa Gardizy
February 26, 2019

An elevator near the gym in the Piano Row residence hall trapped seven players from the NBA Portland Trail Blazers for approximately 30 minutes on Tuesday, according to a team official. Players involved...

The colleges greenhouse gas emissions saw an uptick after the reopening of the Little Building.

College hopes to earn LEED certification for Little Building

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
February 7, 2019

The college hopes to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council to make the Little Building environmentally friendly, according to a college...

Katrina Chappie Chaput has worked as an RA in the Colonial dorm and at the Kasteel Well campus. Photo by Grayson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

RA applications decrease despite high demand

By Flora Li
February 6, 2019

The number of resident assistant applicants dropped by approximately 10.5 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year, despite the demand for RAs increasing because of the opening of the Little Building. Colonial...

The eight-person suites were part of a two-year plan to house first-year students while the 101-year-old Little Building underwent renovations. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Piano Row six-person suites return Fall 2019

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
December 6, 2018

The college will convert all eight-person suites in the Piano Row residence hall back to six-person suites as of summer 2019, to follow the completion of the Little Building. The eight-person suites...

Colonial Resident Director Michael Barcelo with his 9-year-old Plott hound mix, Benson.

Who let the dogs out? Your Residence Directors

By Ziqi Wang
November 28, 2018

Benson sits in the lobby of the Colonial residence hall with his tail wagging as he eagerly waits for students to enter and say hello. He isn't an average resident of Colonial—he plays a different...

Marketing Communications Specialist Anders Croft said more professional development events will occur later in the year. Tivara Tandujaja / Beacon Correspondent

Board of Advisors host Industry Insider Workshops

By Emily Roberts
October 28, 2018

The Office of Career Development kicked off a series of professional advancement workshops in collaboration with the Board of Advisors aimed at helping students gain knowledge about their field from industry...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

Emerson kicks off ‘Adventures in Ethics’ lecture series

By Kaitlyn Mettetal
October 5, 2018

Emerson commenced its fifth iteration of “Adventures in Ethics,” a series of lectures centered around concurrent philosophical topics, with this year’s discussions focusing on sex and power. Students...

Social spaces should cover the bases

By Kam Burns
November 29, 2017

It’s a typical Monday morning and I’m getting work done in the CoLab before my class in a couple hours. With coffee in hand, a fully charged laptop, and a lengthy study playlist, I’m ready to get...

Common room conversion causes commotion

By Olivia Carey
September 28, 2017

Unbeknownst to students who applied in the spring to live in the Piano Row residence hall, in-suite living rooms in the dorm  were recently converted into additional bedrooms—replacing common space...

The Emerson Food Cam is located in the lobby of Piano Row.

Emerson Food Cam to alleviate college waste issue

By Allison Hagan
September 13, 2017

Sustainability Coordinator Amy Elvidge’s newest solution to food waste on campus is a community space where students can send photos of small quantities of extra food for the Emerson community to...

Load More Stories

Comments (0)

The Berkeley Beacon intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Berkeley Beacon requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
All The Berkeley Beacon Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest