Emerson College's student newspaper

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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

From top left to bottom right: Emerson alumni Sam Crimmins, André Archimbaud, Gaby Dunn, Dustin Straube, Steven Rowley and Kasey Fielding. / courtesy

Safe spaces, section 8 and student loan debt: Emerson alums say they (mostly) don’t regret the financial risk

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2022

For many freshly graduated Emersonians, monthly loan payments are a harsh awakening to the real world of work—or lack thereof—as creatives. While movements toward student loan debt relief have alleviated...

Students organize against tuition rises and other inequalities this fall

Students organize against tuition rises and other inequalities this fall

By Abigail Lee , Magazine Editor
August 30, 2022

On April 1, Dylan Young, a then first-year visual media arts major, attended a student protest in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway. About 50 students gathered that Friday afternoon, a small but loud assembly...

President-elect Joe Biden.

President Biden to cancel $10,000 in student debt for qualifying Americans

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
August 25, 2022

President Biden announced on Wednesday a plan to relieve $10,000 in student loan debt for low-to-middle income borrowers and extended the pause on student loan payments to Dec. 31, 2022. The announcement...

A Spring 2020 Student Government Association meeting. Photo by Yongze Wang.

SGA backs student debt cancellation movement

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
December 1, 2021

The Student Government Association moved to join over 75 colleges across the country in signing a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday calling for the cancellation of...

Sen. Cory Booker campaigned at a Fenway bar on Monday. Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Booker talks gun control, student debt at Fenway campaign event

By Tomas Gonzalez, Staff Writer/Photographer
October 23, 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_wp_text]Sen. Cory Booker outlined his policies on restricting guns, prioritizing health care, and tackling student debt at an event on Monday. The presidential candidate held...

Residing in close proximity with a handful of students rarely makes for a problem-free living environment, but the frustration that builds up in these living situations hinders us from living a healthy life and forming positive relationships.  / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Merit-based aid helps the privileged, need-based aid helps all

By Ian Mandt
December 6, 2018

Ian Mandt is the executive treasurer for the Student Government Association.  In order to pay for his daughter’s semester at Emerson Los Angeles, Chloe Warfford’s father used his retirement funds....

Senior Christopher Rogers plans to join the military after graduation to pay off student loans - Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Students resort to military to pay off debt

By Caroline Broderick
September 19, 2018

Senior Christopher Rogers chose Emerson to create a career out of journalism. Now, with over $100,000 in student debt, Rogers will join the military after graduation for its student loan forgiveness programs. Each...

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