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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Students applaud Biden marijuana pardons

Students applaud Biden marijuana pardons

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant News Editor
November 9, 2022

Last month, President Joe Biden pardoned thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession at the federal level. Emerson students and experts alike believe the pardon moves toward repairing the harmful...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

‘I just really fear getting COVID’: students report anxiety with updated COVID policies

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant News Editor
April 20, 2022

COVID-19 precautions have enveloped Emerson’s campus since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Masks in classrooms, mandatory weekly COVID tests, and designated isolation spaces for COVID-positive students...

Emersons COVID-19 testing center at the corner of Kneeland Street and Harrison Ave.

Emerson admin strengthen COVID-19 testing enforcement amid rising statewide cases

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
October 29, 2020

More than eight weeks into the fall semester, Emerson administrators are cracking down on the weekly coronavirus testing requirement for students taking hybrid classes.  A new automatic testing compliance...

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Maintaining student activism surrounding Title IX

By Editorial Board
September 4, 2019

Emerson College has a long, complicated—and, at times, bleak—history with incidents of sexual misconduct and Title IX, the federal civil rights law that regulates gender-based discrimination and harassment...

What choice are parents left with if they or their child suffers from a minor sickness that continues past the mandated 12 weeks in Emerson’s current policy? / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Parental leave policies don’t support families’ needs

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
March 27, 2019

Teary-eyed and six months pregnant, Emerson program manager Nicole Martignetti held her belly gently. After quietly shutting her office door, she recalled returning to work after her 12-week maternity...

One of DeVos’ proposed changes would enable schools to raise their standard of evidence in sexual assault cases. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Proposed Title IX changes may affect college policies if passed

By Belen Dumont, News Editor
January 16, 2019

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos introduced changes to the federal Title IX policy in November 2018 that would alter or reverse guidelines established under former President Barack Obama’s administration....

Professors should highlight the services at ECAPS at the beginning of the semester. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Professors should emphasize ECAPS on day one

By Isabella Pelletiere
September 20, 2018

I felt confused and lonely after I missed a week of class due to suicidal thoughts. When I explained my situation to the counselors at Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services, they sent me to the...

Absences due to periods should not negatively affect a student’s grade. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Honesty is the best policy for periods

By Katie Schmidt
September 16, 2018

One morning last spring, I was lying in bed, feeling drained and dizzy, with an excessive amount of lower abdominal pain. It was the second day of my period. As I began an email to my professor that explained...

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