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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

A view of Emersons campus buildings from the Boylston St. sidewalk.

BRE highlights several priority areas in Strategic Report

By Adri Pray, Content Managing Editor
October 24, 2022

On Monday, Interim President William Gilligan announced Beyond Racial Equity completed Emerson’s Strategic Review as part of its commitment to infuse equity, action, and social justice values across...

Anna Feder at the Bright Lights Film Series in 2019.

Bright Lights Film Series releases their fall 2021 program

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor In Chief
September 21, 2021

The college’s Bright Lights Film Series announced their fall 2021 lineup on Sept. 7, featuring 12 documentary films that highlight social justice issues.  The series is curated by VMA Professor Anna...

True social justice at a college cannot be brought about without its students. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Students of color, others are speaking for us

By Isha Marathe
February 20, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2018, I walked into a meeting about institutional racism at Emerson College and was surprised to see I was the only student of color in the room. The meeting was led by Sylvia Spears, vice...

Freshman TJ Coste holding volunteer contact sheets to canvass for question three. -
Photo by Erin Nolan / Beacon Staff

LGBTQ+ students advocate ‘yes’ for Question 3

By Annika Hom
October 31, 2018

While canvassing Massachusetts' ballot Question 3, freshman TJ Coste encountered a woman who feared using a bathroom stall next to someone with male genitalia. Coste responded by sharing their experience...

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