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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

Rotch Field standoff ends with armed suspect in custody

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
October 20, 2021

Police arrested a male suspect at Emerson’s Rotch Field on Tuesday evening, after an hours-long standoff closed the South End athletic grounds as well as much of the surrounding neighborhood. The...

Ríos and his stuffed penguin Melvin in quarantine.

Student-athlete in quarantine day four: the day I thought I lost my sense of smell

By José Ríos
April 7, 2021

Tuesday was day four of my isolation, or, as I like to call it, just a full week before I am scheduled to leave Paramount. I was sent to Paramount for isolation on Saturday after testing positive. Emerson...

Senior midfielder Kelli Mark runs with the ball.

Women’s lacrosse loses 16-1 against Wheaton

By Christopher Williams, Sports Editor
March 28, 2021

The women’s lacrosse team recorded its second loss of the season in a 16-1 defeat against Wheaton College in a conference matchup at Nordin Field in Norton, Massachusetts on Saturday. First-year attacker...

An ECPD patrol vehicle.

Incident Journal: Graffiti found on Emerson College athletic facility

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
March 10, 2021

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. Wednesday, March 3 ECPD...

Senior Creighton Dorfman started in 57 of the 66 games he played in as a Lion. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Men’s soccer ends season with first NEWMAC win

By Aaron J. Miller, Print Editor
November 2, 2019

Men's soccer senior Creighton Dorfman said the moment he walked off Rotch Field for the final time in his career will be one he will remember forever. “Signing off one last time with a win in the...

Sophomore Grace Cosgrove (second from left) and freshman Sage Stack (right) battle Wheaton defenders for the ball on Oct. 15. Rachel Culver / Beacon Staff

Women’s soccer freshmen dominate mid-season

By Ethan McDowell
October 16, 2019

With the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference tournament fast approaching, the women’s soccer team is preparing to make another playoff push. Going into the 2019 season, the Lions...

Kallista Leonardos (left) and Alena Jones (right) were named team captains for the 2019 season. Photos by Olivia Strauss / Beacon Correspondent

Seniors Leonardos, Jones announced as softball captains

By Jake Peter
March 15, 2019

The softball team chose senior catcher Kallista Leonardos and senior shortstop Alena Jones as team captains for the 2019 season. Head coach Phil McElroy said the coaching staff focuses on selecting...

Sophomore mens soccer goalkeeper David Kemp said the old turf affected the teams playing style. Photo by Anissa Gardizy / Beacon Staff

Old turf prompts $1 million Rotch Field renovations

By Anissa Gardizy
November 29, 2018

Emerson spent around $1 million on renovations to Rotch Field this summer, according to a college official. The college paid for the project through an annual budget called “Renewal” that allocated...

The softball diamond on Rotch Field now has dugouts for both teams. Photo: Kyle Bray/Beacon Staff.

Turf, locker rooms upgraded at Rotch Field

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
September 5, 2018

Rotch Field—Emerson’s home venue for soccer, lacrosse, and softball—underwent renovations to improve the facility over the summer. The renovations include a replacement of the field’s turf...

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