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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

FIREs Truck of Shame advertising its 2022 Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression list around Emersons campus.

Emerson placed on FIRE’s ‘Top Ten Worst Colleges for Free Expression’ 2022 list

By Adri Pray and Frankie Rowley
Published February 10, 2022

An educational advocacy group named Emerson as one of the “worst colleges for free expression,” rooted in its accusation that the college “censored”...

FIRE, working with Emersons chapter of TPUSA, hired a truck with the phrase Emerson Kinda Sus to circle Emersons Boston campus.

Turning Point USA responds to suspension with ‘Kinda Sus’ ad campaign

By Vivi Smilgius and Adri Pray
Published January 27, 2022

Months after being accused of propagating anti-Chinese rhetoric, Emerson’s chapter of Turning Point USA has mounted an advertising campaign targeting...

Turning Point USAs booth in the 2 Boylston Place alley.

College lifts suspension on conservative group

By Frankie Rowley
Published November 18, 2021

Emerson lifted a suspension of the college’s Turning Point USA chapter this month, allowing the conservative organization to resume on-campus activities...

Turning Point USAs booth in the 2 Boylston Place alley.

Turning Point event sparks Sinophobia controversy on campus

By Luna Theus, Marcus Cocova and Keshav Vinod
Published October 9, 2021

The Emerson chapter of Turning Point USA was suspended by the college after the conservative organization passed out controversial stickers that many students...

Junior Camilo Vilaplana created an Emerson chapter of Turning Point USA, a national nonprofit conservative organization. Beacon Archive.

Turning Point invites conservative speaker to campus

By Parker Purifoy
Published November 4, 2019

Emerson’s Turning Point USA chapter plans to host conservative organizer Gabriel Nadales to give a speech on Nov. 20, according to the organization’s...

The Straight Pride Parade will begin at Copley Square and head towards the college on Boylston Street. Anissa Gardizy/Beacon Staff

Straight Pride Parade Passing Emerson on Move-In Weekend

By Jacob Seitz
Published August 22, 2019

President Pelton released a statement on Wednesday, August 28. Read the most recent coverage here.  President M. Lee Pelton plans to release a statement...

Emersons Chapter of Turning Point USA President Camilo Vilaplana Emerson College Republicans President Allison Payne both said they valued free speech on campus. Beacon Archives

Republican org leaders praise free speech executive order

By Jacob Seitz
Published April 3, 2019

Republican student organization leaders believe an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on March 21 will improve the political climate at the...

Sophomore Allison Payne assumed the first vice chair position of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans. Photo by Madison Goldberg / Beacon Correspondent

College Republicans chapter expands conservative voice on campus

By Sydney Richelieu
Published February 12, 2019

Sophomore Allison Payne started an Emerson chapter of College Republicans, a national group, at the beginning of the spring 2019 semester to give representation...

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