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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Kappa Gamma Chi spring 2021 new member education class.

Emerson fraternities and sororities pledge institutional reimagining

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
April 8, 2021

Emerson’s Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations are facing an internal reckoning as they seek to “reimagine” themselves to make recruitment processes more inclusive, hold themselves accountable...

SGA at a Fall 2019 Joint Session meeting.

Student Government Association approves two appeals

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 16, 2021

The Student Government Association approved nearly $5,000 in appeals from Sigma Pi Theta and Emcomm, in Friday’s student assembly meeting.  Sigma Pi Theta requested $3,184, $1,500 of the funds will...

Megan Quirk sets up a plastic pumpkin basket outside a Colonial dorm in preparation for Halloween.

A Halloween without tricks or treats: How students are celebrating this year

By Lucia Thorne, Layout Editor
October 14, 2020

The pandemic is making it trickier to get treats. Every year, the night of Oct. 31 normally calls for costume contests, frat parties, and trick-or-treating. But with the COVID-19 pandemic raging on,...

Members of Kappa Gamma Chi opted out of recruitment this semester.

Fraternity and Sorority Life navigate the semester under COVID-19 regulations

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 6, 2020

Fall is typically the peak semester for fraternity and sorority life on campus, who usually welcome a new member class through recruitment events. But this year, as yet another consequence of the COVID-19...

An SGA meeting. Photo credit: Yongze Wang

FAB approves over $4,500 in appeal requests

By Charlie McKenna
February 28, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board, in a meeting that lasted approximately 15 minutes, voted Thursday to approve a spring annual budget request from Theyta, an on-campus multicultural organization for gender...

FAB delayed appointed new voting members and delayed an appeal at their Thursday meeting Photo credit: Yongze Wang

FAB appoints new members, declines to vote on appeal

By Charlie Mckenna
February 23, 2020

The Financial Advisory Board voted at their weekly meeting Thursday to appoint two new voting members and delayed a vote on a $2,900 appeal request from Sigma Pi Theta after Sigma failed to provide specific...

Graphic by Ally Rzesa - Berkeley Beacon Staff

Events on campus: March 24 – 29

By Katiana Hoefle
March 24, 2019

Many students and organizations host events at Emerson and broadcast them on EmConnect’s event page and fliers on bulletin boards around campus. The Beacon’s Living Arts section went through the events...

Aside from the Greek life myth of “paying for friends,” critics also misconstrue sororities as being exclusive. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Why joining a sorority is not ‘paying for friends’

By Megan Ellis
February 13, 2019

I decided to join Sigma Pi Theta, a social sorority, during my first semester at Emerson. Before returning home for winter break, I finished the new member education process and couldn’t wait to share...

Rebecca Johnson is the marketing chair of Sigma Pi Theta, which will be holding its annual HerStory month this March. Photo: Brooke Northrup / Berkeley Beacon.

Sorority to celebrate month of femininity

By Natalie Busch
January 29, 2018

Rebecca Johnson, Sigma’s marketing chair, said HerStory is a gender-inclusive event open to anyone who identifies with the word femininity.   “Obviously [HerStory] itself is centered around...

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