Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Evan Allen and Brendan McCarthy working on the “Blind Spot” investigation

Alums part of Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize winning team credit Emerson for success

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor, Business Managing Editor
July 6, 2021

When Brendan McCarthy and Evan Allen graduated from Emerson, almost a decade apart, there was no way they could’ve known they would find themselves part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative team...

Children with pursuits that aren’t conventionally academic should not be discouraged from pursuing what they love. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Abandoning creative pursuits in the name of success

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
September 24, 2019

I started playing the piano and taking painting and drawing classes outside of school at age nine. In eighth grade, I studied art history for the first time and aced my final exam on Italian Renaissance...

I began measuring my accomplishments and successes against those around me and associating my intelligence, my creativity, and even my appearance with my ability to be the best at everything right away.

Just keep swimming: coping with others’ success

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
February 14, 2018

Growing up, everyone told me I was a “gifted” child. My GPA and standardized test scores deemed me capable of changing the world. I could write novels, run for office, or find the cure for cancer...

The strange nature of success

By Madelene Nieman
December 7, 2017

This issue marks my last week at the Beacon. Once I submit my thesis next week I will also experience my last week as an undergraduate student. It’s been a busy three and a half years at Emerson, between...

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