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

The Berkeley Beacon

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

The Berkeley Beacon

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

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 / 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...

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...

President Joe Biden

Biden needs to live up to his campaign promises

By Editorial Board / March 4, 2021

Joe Biden took office just over a month ago, and we’re already disappointed. At a time when millions of Americans are facing illness and job insecurity,...

Op-Ed: Restitution is needed for students affected by government shutdown

Op-Ed: Restitution is needed for students affected by government shutdown

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer / January 16, 2019

The United States is experiencing its longest government shutdown in history—three weeks and counting. Many of us are not directly affected but the disruption...

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,...

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 20, 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...