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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

Why college students should buy plants

Why college students should buy plants

April 1, 2024
College can be a rough transition period for a lot of new freshmen—myself included—especially if you are a plane ride away from home.
Pulitzer-winning photojournalist, Kent State shooting survivor John Filo discusses modern journalism

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist, Kent State shooting survivor John Filo discusses modern journalism

April 20, 2023

A little more than half a century after the 1970 massacre at Kent State University, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist John Paul Filo feels that...

The first cohort of students graduated from MCI-Concord Sept. 27

Emerson Prison Initiative graduates first cohort of students

October 5, 2022

On Mondays, Robb Eason’s entry to his classroom looks a little bit different than usual. Instead of entering Walker or Tufte building and tapping...

The flyer for Colorful Peace.

Student short film ‘Colorful Peace’ uses color to shed light on mental health struggles

October 14, 2021

First year visual media arts student Seyf Naman’s new short film, “Colorful Peace,” received the Spirit Award at the Shawna Shea Film Festival in...

Juliet Norman - Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Strapped for Cash: Sacrificing a college experience to pay my tuition

November 20, 2019

Last week, my digital journalism professor stopped me after class and asked to talk to me.  I instantly was seized with worry—was I in trouble? Had...

Junior Alison Qu (center) said many other Boston colleges, such as Boston University, have their own Chinese student theater groups and Qu decided Emerson needed their own. - Photo by Xinyi Tu - Beacon Staff

Emerson Chuang Stage founders hope to break down cultural barriers

April 9, 2019

Every day for the past four months, 27 Chinese students at Emerson spent several hours working to create their own student-run play, If I were not me. Junior...

Melanie Curry - Graphic By Ally Rzesa for The Berkeley Beacon.

Person of Color Column: Black History Month deserves a school-wide celebration

February 27, 2019

I was sitting in an Uber with my friend Sydnie when my driver started telling us about his childhood in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His story didn’t particularly...

Sophomore David Potashnik and junior Benjamin Zieper created The Big Ugly Show in their dorms and now holds performances at Democracy Brewery.
Photo by Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

Student comedians bring stand-up from dorm to bar

January 16, 2019

During the first week of last semester, junior Benjamin Zieper and sophomore David Potashnik crammed student comedians into a small dorm room to practice...

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: Building a bridge of empathy between student and teacher

November 29, 2018

Before the fourth grade, math was my favorite subject. I enjoyed my math classes and always participated actively. However, this all changed when a new...

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