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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

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Aftermath of Hamas attack hits close to home for Jewish students with family in Israel

By Margaux Jubin, Staff Writer
November 1, 2023

Opinions expressed in Beacon Op-Eds are not necessarily shared by the entire staff. It is the responsibility of Opinion editors to elevate each individual’s...

An attendee of the Peace in Process event tests out a virtual reality adaptation of sand play therapy.

Peace in Process helps gun violence survivors heal

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
December 15, 2022

With gun violence an ever-looming presence in America, the Engagement Lab at Emerson College is attempting to transform the healing process for survivors...

Students plan for Thanksgiving break without meal plans

Students plan for Thanksgiving break without meal plans

By Nia Harmon, Podcast Editor
November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving break is a much-deserved period of rest for students, faculty, and staff following the midterm season.  However, college life presents...

Students weigh in on academic environment, health before Thanksgiving break

Students weigh in on academic environment, health before Thanksgiving break

By Jonathan Yao, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

As Emerson students approach Thanksgiving break, they anticipate both the challenges of the coming winter months as well as their own plans. Sophomore...

Sample laundry detergent sheet and informational flyer about Generation Conscious.

SGA introduces free, eco-friendly laundry detergent to campus

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
October 15, 2022

Loud music and purple balloons filled the Little Building lobby Friday afternoon as Emerson’s Student Government Association promoted the upcoming arrival...

The entrance to Emersons Walker Building on Boylston St.

New iVisitor system used for guest registration in academic buildings

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
October 5, 2022

Emerson announced students can register guests for academic buildings using the new iVisitor Guest Registration system—a process different from the guest...

Photo of four girls smiling in dresses

From the castle to Boston: What happens to home when you’re abroad?

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief
October 5, 2022

As I stared out at the descending Miami skyline on my first flight back to Boston since December 2022, unease rumbled in my ribcage like the engine of...

Emerson students having classes.

Nearly three years coming: Emerson’s return to a pre-pandemic classroom

By Roe Medovoi-Klotz
September 26, 2022

As Emerson begins its fall semester, students are returning to campus with fewer COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are no longer mandatory in classrooms and...

Jacob Warman at his first pop-up event.

Struggles and successes of student entrepreneurs

By Adri Pray and Ryan Forgosh
September 21, 2022

Between attending classes and working jobs to support their businesses, student entrepreneurs face a multitude of challenges.  Jacob Warman’s passion...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

‘I can’t comprehend how much money I’m paying’: Students react to tuition raise for academic year

By Olivia LeDuc, News Editor
September 14, 2022

When Emerson announced it was raising tuition for the 2022-23 academic year, sophomore visual media arts major Elle Mako wondered how she would pay for...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

Emerson College Students’ Union holds second meeting, formulates long-term objectives

By Ashlyn Wang, Photo Editor
September 13, 2022

The Emerson College Students' Union held its second general meeting on Sunday to formulate strategies for the union's programs, services, and long-term...

The Little Building residence hall.

First years share first impressions of Emerson

By Hannah Nguyen, Managing Editor
September 7, 2022

No masks, no Zoom, no COVID-19 restrictions—the class of 2026’s first semester doesn’t look all that different from the beginning of high school.  While...

Emersons testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

New COVID-19 policies ‘fared well’ over the summer, set to continue this fall

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant News Editor
September 7, 2022

As the fall semester begins, students return to an Emerson with the most relaxed COVID-19 policies since the start of the pandemic. Following a shift...

Visitor Center of Emerson College.

Emerson discontinues Winter Term, releases community equity action plan

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
May 8, 2022

Emerson released an update to students, faculty and staff Friday morning concerning the college’s community equity action plan. The plan outlines the...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

‘I just really fear getting COVID’: students report anxiety with updated COVID policies

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant News Editor
April 20, 2022

COVID-19 precautions have enveloped Emerson’s campus since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Masks in classrooms, mandatory weekly COVID tests, and...

The sign outside of the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Emerson community weighs in with their thoughts on Ukraine

Sophomore visual and media arts major Yujun Liu gets texts from his friend in Ukraine, who updates him on the war he is experiencing firsthand. “He...

Places They Call Home photo practicum in the Huret and Spector Gallery in the Tufte Building.

Fall 2021 photo practicum ‘Places They Call Home’ captures an array of student experiences

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2021

Upon walking into the Huret and Spector Gallery on the sixth floor of the Tufte Building this week, one is greeted by a professional, vibrant, and emotional...

Students stories highlight the importance of mental health

Students’ stories highlight the importance of mental health

By Margarita Ivanova
October 12, 2021

TW: This article mentions depression, anxiety, and suicide  *Name changed for privacy As we reflect on this past suicide prevention month, it’s...

Elly Bryant and Olivienne Redding at their volunteer shift holding “kindness flower” made in the art studio for guests.

Emerson students embrace St. Francis House volunteer work

By Maeve Lawler, Kasteel Well Bureau Chief
October 7, 2021

Three Emerson students participated in the college’s orientation volunteer event at St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for those experiencing...

Emerson Stages production of The Late Wedding marked the return of live theater on Emersons campus.

Live theater returns with production of “The Late Wedding”

By Sophia Pargas, Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2021

After 559 days of closed curtains and empty theaters, Emerson Stage kicked off its fall season with a production of “The Late Wedding,” a play about...

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