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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

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Emerson College’s only independent, student-run newspaper since 1947

The Berkeley Beacon

Professors should highlight the services at ECAPS at the beginning of the semester. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Professors should emphasize ECAPS on day one

By Isabella Pelletiere
September 20, 2018

I felt confused and lonely after I missed a week of class due to suicidal thoughts. When I explained my situation to the counselors at Emerson Counseling...

Absences due to periods should not negatively affect a student’s grade. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Honesty is the best policy for periods

By Katie Schmidt
September 16, 2018

One morning last spring, I was lying in bed, feeling drained and dizzy, with an excessive amount of lower abdominal pain. It was the second day of my period....

The Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services Office in the Union Bank Building.

ECAPS overwhelmed by student demand

By Maya Gacina
April 5, 2018

Freshman Lia Kim applied to Emerson in part because she heard the campus had less stigma around mental health. She said her family is Korean-American,...

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