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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Little Building and Walker Building in snow.

‘So many people are fighting for their lives getting this job’: Emerson students weigh in on RA decisions

By Mike McHugh
April 6, 2022

After the college announced its hirings for resident assistants last month, a select group of students was afforded the opportunity to serve in the role next year—while many others were left in uncertain...

In our subsequent suite meeting, our resident assistant said that tension within suites reaches its peak around the year’s halfway point. / Photo by Emily Oliver

Op-ed: Combating roommate resentment

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
January 28, 2019

In an effort to be bold going into college, I decided to ditch the Facebook groups and opt for a random roommate assignment for my first semester at Emerson. It was impossible for me to believe that connecting...

Resident Assistants leave Cannabis Scent notices under dorm room doors after pinpointing the smell of marijuana on a residence hall floor. Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

New procedure to deal with cannabis on-campus

By Anissa Gardizy
October 18, 2018

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct updated the way Resident Assistants handle incidents involving the smell of cannabis in room(s) by adding a Cannabis Scent Notice to standard procedure....

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