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Celebrate your partner all year round

Celebrate your partner all year round

By MacKenzie Zwillman, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 14, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. It’s Valentine’s...

Illustration Rachel Choi

How to be okay with being single

By Riley Nemes, Beacon Correspondent
Published February 14, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Have you ever...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Hate Valentine’s? Give books a chance

By Ella Duggan, Assistant Opinion Editor
Published February 14, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. I hate Valentine’s...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Guide to a successful single Valentine’s Day

By Merritt Hughes, Co-Opinion Editor
Published February 7, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. We’re a...

Valentines Day.

‘Sweet’ and ‘romantic’: Valentine’s Day takes shape at Emerson

By Anastasia Petridis
Published February 23, 2023

Love was in the air last Tuesday as Emerson students donned their pink and red clothing for Valentine’s Day, many eager to enjoy the day with their friends...

Somebody I Used to Know challenges every idea of love as we know it

‘Somebody I Used to Know’ challenges every idea of love as we know it

By Sophia Pargas, Living Arts Editor
Published February 15, 2023

In the romantic comedy genre, the concept of authentic on-screen love seems to be lost for good. Rom-coms have become oversaturated with cliché plots...

Photo: Lucia Thorne

10 songs for hopeless romantics on Valentine’s Day

By Dionna Santucci
Published February 14, 2022

Hopeless romantics tend to get a bad rap in romance media, as billions of dollars have been made off the portrayals of starry-eyed individuals being screwed...

Letter to the Editor: A Blue Valentine’s Day at Emerson

Letter to the Editor: A Blue Valentine’s Day at Emerson

By The Emerson Staff Union Bargaining Team
Published February 14, 2022

It is easy to love Emerson. Talented students, brilliant faculty, committed staff: great people. We see individuals learn and grow on our campus, but we...

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

By Mariyam Quaisar, Deputy Living Arts Editor
Published February 10, 2021

February 14 is fast approaching, and the love-filled day stirs up quite a few emotions. Luckily for you, The Beacon has a number of movie suggestions for...

SEIU members hold up Valentines cards inviting staff members to an event on Feb. 14. Tivara Tanudjaja

Emerson Staff Union Hosts Valentine’s Meet and Greet

By Melissa Rosales
Published February 24, 2020

On this week’s episode of The Beacon, we speak with the Emerson Staff Union, with producer Melissa Rosales, Christopher Wilson, a union member from the...

Parkland, two years later

Parkland, two years later

By Robbie Shinder
Published February 14, 2020

Every year, Feb. 14 represents a day of love. Valentine's Day. But this year, and for every year of the rest of their lives, many people will not celebrate...

SEIU members hold up Valentines cards inviting staff members to an event on Feb. 14. Tivara Tanudjaja

Emerson Staff Union begins first targeted organizing effort

By Dana Gerber
Published February 8, 2020

The Emerson Staff Union passed out nearly 60 handwritten invitations to a Valentine’s Day meet-and-greet event to staff members in non-unionized...

EDITORIAL: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

EDITORIAL: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

By Editorial Board
Published February 13, 2019

At Issue: The impact of Valentine’s Day in college Our Take: Show love to everyone in your life As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we should remind...

There were outpourings of love from around the world shortly after the Parkland tragedy, such as a nationwide movement against gun violence. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: One year after Parkland, how to love on a day of hate

By Robbie Shinder
Published February 13, 2019

My grandfather sent me a card every Valentine’s Day, but he always crossed out “Valentine’s” and wrote “LOVE” instead. So, my card on Feb....

Lydia Albonesi is bringing Survivor Love Letter, a campaign inspired by the #MeToo movement, to Emerson. Photo: Brooke Northup / Beacon Correspondent

Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

By Grace Griffin
Published February 14, 2018

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, Lydia Albonesi brought Survivor Love Letter—a social media campaign where participants write love letters to survivors...

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

By Joseph Green
Published February 14, 2018

Winter is not a good time of year for my mental health. It happens like clockwork every February—the rejuvenation I get from seeing my family and friends...

Because of the inherent commercialization, we tend to forget that Valentine’s Day can be a great chance to celebrate healthy relationships (romantic or platonic) and engage in self care.

Practicing self-love and accountability ahead of Valentine’s Day

By Kayla LaRosa
Published February 11, 2018

In my senior year of high school, my AP English teacher told us to write the perfect Valentine’s Day rant. We were assigned to choose an aspect...

Boston has many fun things to do for Valentines Day. Illustration: Laura King / Beacon Staff

Fall in love with these sweet suggestions for Valentine’s Day

By Ian Sloan
Published February 8, 2018

Valentine’s Day arrives this Wednesday, and there are plenty of fun events in the Boston area to partake in with or without a significant other: 1)...

Don’t feel pressured by the love in the air

By Editorial Board
Published February 8, 2018

At issue: It’s almost Valentine’s Day Our take: Don’t set yourself up for disappointment Couples wander through the dirty snowbanks of Boston...

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