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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Going home for the holidays is a privilege

Going home for the holidays is a privilege

By Margarita Ivanova
December 2, 2021

This Thanksgiving, following a pandemic, many of my peers and I were able to experience the warm feeling of being able to go home and take in a semblance of normalcy. For me, that meant spending time with...

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

Five ways to get into the Thanksgiving spirit

By Rachel Hackam
November 17, 2021

Halloween has come and gone.Now it’s time to start preparing for the next holiday—Thanksgiving.  For college students, the infamous turkey day is often seen as a much-needed break from classes...

A sign on the window of Emersons coronavirus testing site at Tufts Medical Center.

Emerson to require students to test negative before return to campus from Thanksgiving break

By Vivi Smilgius, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2021

All students will have to provide Emerson with proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to their return to campus from Thanksgiving break, and take another test within three days of arriving, college officials...

A worker dispensing salt along the Washington and Boylston Street intersection.

11 ways to celebrate the holiday season COVID-free

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
December 22, 2020

Decorating, family time, movies, shopping, and holiday food are just a few hallmarks of the holiday season. But in a normal year, no one has to account for a global pandemic while mapping out their December...

You don’t have to validate someone else’s content that you may find inconsistent with your political values over the dinner table. Instead, just use holiday time to get together with family members and relax.

How to avoid the hostile political talk at the dinner table this holiday season

By Carlota Cano
November 23, 2020

As the fall semester slowly comes to its end, many students across the country are preparing to return home for Thanksgiving. This year has been a whirlwind, and let’s face it: we all need and deserve...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson community weighs in on the holidays, the president-elect, and new COVID-19 vaccine developments

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Sophia Boyce, and Drew Ascione
November 18, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor talks to the community about the recent advances in effectiveness of multiple COVID-19 vaccines. Sophia Boyce fields student's opinions...

Cameron Arendt (left) with his brother, Ryan.

For vulnerable families, return home escalates virus anxieties

By Dana Gerber and Lily Schutt
October 29, 2020

Every year, Nicole Watkins’ grandmother brings a special sweet potato casserole dish and a cranberry mix to Thanksgiving dinner in her Irvine, California home. Sitting around the table to eat with the...

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