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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

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10 songs for hopeless romantics on Valentine’s Day

By Dionna Santucci
February 14, 2022

Hopeless romantics tend to get a bad rap in romance media, as billions of dollars have been made off the portrayals of starry-eyed individuals being screwed over by their love-blind naivety. Books, films,...

WILLOW performing her new album.

11 years later, I’m still whipping my hair to Willow

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
October 21, 2021

In 2011, I vividly remember using my iPod touch voice memos to record WILLOW’s “21st Century Girl” off YouTube. I’d repeatedly replay it, singing along while on my trampoline. Now, 10 years later,...

Squitch is touring nationwide starting this May. / Photo courtesy of Charlie Debevoise

Student band enters the Boston DIY scene

By Emily Mason
February 19, 2018

“Fruit punk”—a more lighthearted offshoot of punk music—is band Squitch’s genre of choice. Freshman Emma Spooner started Squitch her senior year of high school, and now the trio is working on...

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

By Joseph Green
February 14, 2018

Winter is not a good time of year for my mental health. It happens like clockwork every February—the rejuvenation I get from seeing my family and friends over the holiday fades, and soon depression and...

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