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A Georgia lawn with signs for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, both running in Georgias two runoff Senate races.

Georgian students strive to flip the Senate

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
January 5, 2021

Over 1,000 miles from the Boston campus, some of Emerson’s 47 Georgian students are vying to send two Democratic hopefuls to the Senate on Tuesday, which would give President-elect Joseph R. Biden total...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

Six candidates to run for SGA academic senate and class council seats

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
November 18, 2020

The Student Government Association’s fall 2020 elections will feature six candidates running to bolster the ranks of an organization that has struggled to make forward progress under its newly established...

Hundreds of protestors listen to leaders outside the Boston Public Library Wednesday night in preparation for the presidential Election result.

Peaceful Boston demonstrations condemn Trump efforts against vote counting

By Andrew Brinker and Camilo Fonseca
November 5, 2020

Just one day removed from the culmination of a historically divisive presidential campaign cycle, demonstrators took to the streets of Boston, demanding the proper execution of the country’s vote...

An SGA meeting at the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

Almost four hundred students elect 13 SGA candidates for next fall

By Charlie McKenna
May 8, 2020

The Student Government Association released its spring general election results Monday, revealing an extremely close race for the organization’s executive presidency with self-described LGBTQ+ activist...


SGA expands senate and class council positions ahead of spring 2020 elections

By Charlie McKenna
April 18, 2020

The Student Government Association restructured the way the organization conducts business within its class councils and academic senate ahead of the upcoming spring 2020 elections by expanding the number...

Reporters crowd Rep. Joseph Kennedy after he announced his bid for U.S. Senate. Jakob Menendez / Beacon Staff

Rep. Joseph Kennedy kicks off bid for U.S. Senate

By Parker Purifoy, Emerson '21
September 21, 2019

Democratic Rep. Joseph Kennedy III announced his primary challenge to Senator Edward Markey on Saturday, surrounded by a small group of family, friends, and supporters in the East Boston Social Center. “I’m...

Michael Rulli 91 won a seat in the Ohio State Senate as a Republican candidate. Courtesy of the Ohio Senate

Emerson alumnus Michael Rulli reflects on Ohio senate seat win

By Stefania Lugli
February 6, 2019

Michael Rulli ‘91 sat in his new state house office in Columbus, Ohio wearing an Emerson sweatshirt on his second day as a state senator. On Jan. 8, the grocery store operations director, ex-bassist...

Sophomore wins rare runoff election for WLP senator

Sophomore wins rare runoff election for WLP senator

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
December 2, 2018

Sophomore Anthony Rodriguez won the position of the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Student Government Association Senatorial seat after a rare initial tie.   The draw triggered a runoff election...

EDITORIAL: Not just speaking out, but showing up

EDITORIAL: Not just speaking out, but showing up

By Editorial Board
October 4, 2018

At issue: Organizing a rapid response to overwhelming events. Our take: Let’s maintain this momentum. Last Thursday, the nation watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Nominee Brett...

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