Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The sun sets over Boston Common as viewed from the newsroom of The Berkeley Beacon in the campus center at 172 Tremont St. on March 12, 2021.

It’s hell, but it’s worth it: The Beacon on The Beacon

By The Editorial Staff
February 3, 2022

With The Beacon celebrating its 75th anniversary, we wanted to share our thoughts on the paper. This paper has given us a lot. It has given us a fucked sleep schedule, unrelenting stress, a love for 172...

A 1967 edition of The Berkeley Beacon, the oldest in the organizations office.

‘It’s a gateway drug’: The Beacon celebrates its 75th anniversary

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
February 1, 2022

Seventy-five years of The Berkeley Beacon.  The Beacon has been Emerson’s only student-run independent newspaper since its first edition of Feb. 1, 1947. It has continuously published print editions...

The Berkeley Beacon office in Emersons 172 Tremont St. building.

SGA passes legislation condemning The Beacon over instances of racism, discrimination

By Andrew Brinker and Frankie Rowley
December 18, 2020

The Student Government Association unanimously passed legislation in their Dec. 8 meeting condemning The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson’s student newspaper, over instances of racism, ableism, and internal...

Former Editor-in-Chief Chris Van Buskirk in front of a very legendary establishment.

After 1,033 days, an editor says farewell

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
June 30, 2020

It was a Tuesday around 6:50 p.m. when shots rang out across Boston Common. Students were told to shelter in place several minutes later but a young reporter had managed to barrel down nine flights...

Photo credit: Ally Rzesa

How student journalism saved me during the COVID-19 crisis

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 20, 2020

On Friday, March 13, Emerson College announced it would close its residence halls, effectively kicking us all out of our dorms. Across campus, students cried, raided The Max, and frantically texted their...

Chris Van Buskirk, Editor, The Berkeley Beacon

Letter from the Editor: The world is changing

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
March 13, 2020

The view from the third floor of 172 Tremont St. may not look different from only a week ago but the tone and anxiety permeating Boston is tangible.  Excuse the cliche, but one could cut through the...

Letter: Elections Shenanigans unacceptable

Letter: Elections Shenanigans unacceptable

By Brad Dye
March 9, 2020

Brad Dye graduated from Emerson College in 2006 and served as the Student Government Association's elections commissioner for three years.  As the person who served as SGA Elections Commissioner for...

The exterior of the Kasteel Well castle

Expanded reporting from the Castle with new Kasteel Well vertical

By Katie Redefer and Lara Hill
February 24, 2020
Editors Katie Redefer and Lara Hill introduce their reasoning for establishing a new Kasteel Well vertical focused on student reporting at the castle program.
Letter: Response to “Emerson Special Olympics Event Draws Hundreds”

Letter: Response to “Emerson Special Olympics Event Draws Hundreds”

January 25, 2020

If you would like to send a letter to The Beacon please email letters@berkeleybeacon.com. Letters for print must be sent by Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST and not exceed 200 words.  As a member of the disabled...

Graphic by Christine Park.

The stigma of moving on from non-monogamous relationships

By Jacob Seitz, Staff Writer
January 15, 2020

A few weeks ago, I received a text from a friend. “My man you know I love you,” she began. “But you just got out of a serious long term long-distance relationship. I know you are infatuated with...

Editor of The Beacon Chris Van Buskirk.

Letter from the Editor: Incredible journalism isn’t the only thing to be proud of this semester

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
December 15, 2019
Editor-in-Chief Chris Van Buskirk reflects on the fall 2019 semester, the accomplishments and failures of The Berkeley Beacon, and looks forward to holiday break and spring 2020.
Marlboro College President speaks to News Editor Parker Purifoy.

Beacon announces partnership with Vermont newspaper

By Diana Bravo, Copyeditor/Photographer
November 21, 2019

The Berkeley Beacon announced a wire service partnership with an independent Vermont newspaper in a statement Wednesday. The Beacon is partnering with The Commons, an independent Windham County, Vermont-based...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Hollis update, Garbanzo, and OHRE

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Hollis update, Garbanzo, and OHRE

October 9, 2019

Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the sixth episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Daniel Hollis, Hong Kong, Clery Report, Workday

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: Daniel Hollis, Hong Kong, Clery Report, Workday

October 2, 2019

Berkeley Beacon editors went live on WECB Wednesday with the second episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of...

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: RA Contracts, Fee Amendment, Boylston Street Construction Update

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour: RA Contracts, Fee Amendment, Boylston Street Construction Update

September 30, 2019

The Berkeley Beacon hosted the inaugural episode of The Berkeley Beacon News Hour Monday—a morning radio program dedicated to discussing both campus and city news with a splice of music in between.  The...

Editor of The Beacon Chris Van Buskirk.

Letter from the Editor: Ushering in a new era for The Berkeley Beacon

By Chris Van Buskirk, Contributing Reporter
September 4, 2019

As another school year begins, I want to take a moment to address some changes both in our paper and on campus.  Little Building finally opened and Boylston Street is finally clear of scaffolding—something...

EDITORIAL: What we’ve accomplished and what we can improve

EDITORIAL: What we’ve accomplished and what we can improve

By Editorial Board
December 6, 2018

At issue: Our fall 2018 semester Our take: We’re proud of our advancements, and we strive to do better. Last semester, we tried something new. For the first time,The Berkeley Beacon restructured...

EDITORIAL: Moving forward one issue at a time

EDITORIAL: Moving forward one issue at a time

By Editorial Board
September 6, 2018

At issue: Editorials are our perspective of campus news. Our take: Give us a chance, we’re students too. A new semester means a new editorial board. This year we’re proud to announce that our...

Charlesgate Confidential will be released on Sept. 18. Photo courtesy of Scott Von Doviak.

Beacon alum draws up art heist mystery

By Ally Rzesa
April 4, 2018

On March 17, 1990, art thieves slashed 13 paintings from the walls of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Although the paintings were never recovered, Scott Von Doviak ‘89 wrote a novel about a...

Watch: March For Our Lives Feature Video

March 26, 2018

The Berkeley Beacon video team followed Emerson senior Matt Mogavero as he helped plan March For Our Lives Boston, a protest for gun control and legislation attended by around 50,000 people.

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