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10 songs for hopeless romantics on Valentine’s Day

By Dionna Santucci
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 over by their love-blind naivety. Books, films,...

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

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

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 also see them stifled. We see them burn out and...

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

Seventeen Valentine’s Day movies for every emotion

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
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 you to watch for each emotion you might be feeling...

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, Podcast Producer
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 journalism department, and Dennis Levine, Emerson...

Parkland, two years later

Parkland, two years later

By Robbie Shinder
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 love and instead mourn the deaths caused by this...

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, News Editor
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 departments on Friday in an effort to recruit more...

EDITORIAL: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

EDITORIAL: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

By Editorial Board
February 14, 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 ourselves of the importance of compassion in...

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
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. 14 always read “Happy LOVE Day.” Every year 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, Copy Editor
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 of sexual assault—to Emerson for Valentine’s...

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

By Joseph Green
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 over the holiday fades, and soon depression and...

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
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 of Valentine’s Day that made our blood boil and...

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
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) Xs and Os (with an Emphasis on the Ex’s) Wednesday,...

Don’t feel pressured by the love in the air

By Editorial Board
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 Common toward the Frog Pond, where they hold hands...

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